Archive for the ‘Baking’ Category



2011 DIY Valentine’s Day Brownie Bags

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

*UPDATE: Download the latest version of the bag here. Enjoy and happy early Valentine’s Day to all!

Out of all the posts featured here on T&T, my Valentine Treat Bags have been by far the most popular. I know that many of you have been awaiting the updated 2011 version so without further ado, here they are!

Instructions are included in the PDF and if you need bags, I sell them in my Etsy shop. The bags are available in Craft and White along with the the Glassine Liner Bags to help maintain freshness for perishables and protect the paper from oil stains.

Just download the file and print directly onto the paper bag using a color ink jet printer. For more detailed instructions and other printing suggestions visit my previous post here. Once you’ve made the bags, fill with heart shaped brownies cut with a cookie cutter. Have fun!



Dying for Donuts!

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Last weeks post about Ladurée reminded me of these mini donuts I bookmarked a few weeks back on Such Pretty Things. I’ve never attempted to make dounuts myself; partly because I’m afraid of boiling oil but mostly because I fear I’d eat them all in one sitting! These, however, seem like something I could manage. And since they’re baked, if I do eat them all by myself, it would only be half as bad.

Thanks to Jessica for posting her inspiring images! She says they are not only super easy to make but incredibly delicious as well. I can’t wait to give these a try, and I’ll be sure to post about them when I do. Have any of you made donuts, was it worth the effort? I’d love to know what you think!



Mini Gingerbread Tea House

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

What better way to sweeten your tea or coffee during the winter than with a miniature gingerbread house! Megan, of Not Martha, documented her process and managed to make a simple template with instructions which you can find here.

I adore her use of sugar sprinkles for snow and how the houses add the sweetest decoration to a simple cup! If you’ve got some down time over the next few days, this is a must try!



An Apple For Teacher

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010


I thought I had just about seen it all when it comes to cupcakes but that was until I saw these little darlings! Coco Cake made these apple cupcakes for the wedding of a teacher and they look absolutely scrumptious. Check out their blog post for more pictures and details!

P.S. Don’t forget to get your vote in the the Better Homes & Gardens mask contest. You can vote daily and I could really use the help!



They Draw and Cook

Friday, August 20th, 2010

I was so delighted to discover They Draw and Cook recently! It’s a clever site that posts a new illustrated recipe everyday from artists all around the world. The recipes vary in their complexity but if you love art and enjoy to cook, this is a great read for everyday. Cheers!

Pictured above from top: Extra Ice Tea by Elizaveta Makurina, Banana Bread by Eliane Mancera, Fruit Cake by Julia Gyshina