Archive for the ‘Baking’ Category



Wallpaper Cookies & Confections

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I bookmarked this awhile back and haven’t been able to stop thinking about these wallpaper inspired cookies from Miette. I can’t even imagine the time it goes into making one of these but I am beyond impressed. It just goes to show that inspiration can come from anywhere, and in this case the result is just delicious!

Speaking of delish, check out some of these other mouth-watering confections from Miette… wow! All available for purchase on their site.

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Baby Shower In Blue: Part II

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

For Part II of a Baby Shower In Blue I wanted to share some more details. With the help of my husband, we made a four-tiered white cake with lemon curd filling and a lemon butter cream frosting. For the topper, I ordered some blank nesting dolls and hand painted them to match the illustrations from the invites. It took some trial and error in painting, but I think the final result turned out pretty well.

Each seat at the table had a crossword puzzle based on Allison and Ryan and words related to pregnancy and parenthood. The game was a great way to get people mingling and having fun. To add a bit of whimsy to the table, old fashioned grey and white striped straws adorned each glass. Lastly, for favors, I made little sewn envelopes based on these by Rebecca Thuss. I put wrapped shortbread cookies inside and sealed with a baby pin. Be sure to check back tomorrow; I’ll be sharing the How-To for the fabric favor envelopes!



Taste The Rainbow!

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Yesterday’s post featuring that adorable striped sweater from Anthropologie reminded me of a picture I had saved a bit ago from Whisk Kid. How amazing is this rainbow cake?! Having just recently attempted to make a tiered cake myself, I know what an incredible challenge all those layers can be, so I’m doubly impressed. What I still can’t wrap my brain around is that frosting! How did she manage to make it so darn smooth?! The colors are equally as impressive and bright – wowza! Now if only I could get a taste through the screen…

Get the recipe and full instructions on Whisk Kid here.



Sweet Things

Friday, May 14th, 2010

These have to be some of the most adorable recipe cards around! Christy, of The Petite Press, calls this series “Cool Friends” and I have to agree that they are indeed pretty cool. I just can’t get enough of those seriously sweet (pun definitely intended) miniature frozen treats!

These cards are letterpressed and the set of 20 come personalized for only $20 – such a steal! You can get your own set through her shop and see more of Christy’s lovely work on her blog; The Petite Press.



Well Branded: Brown

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

This charming identity and set of stamps a for Brown, a confectionary in Bogotá. I love how the combination of the kraft paper and rich stamped artwork make these delightful packages feel both rustic and classy without trying too hard. The whole effect is simply delicious!

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