Graduation Order – May 2014

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So there’s been a lot of graduations recently, high school, college, kindergarten. You name it, their graduating! So for a sassy college graduate, I made sugar cookies, hot pick with black accents. “Congrats” “2014” “A” all over the cookies! The cookies turned out great, and I had fun making them! I also made egg-less, strawberry cupcakes to go along with them! hot pink, green, and black were the colors of choice. For the cupcakes I added a few small fondant flowers on top of them, along with a couple of edible crystals in the middle of the flowers. The entire order turned out really cute, and all the colors went well together! 

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Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

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Easter Cookies – April 2014

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For Easter this year, I made some delicious sugar cookies! These were technically the first decorated batch of sugar cookies I’ve made, I used color flow icing. It was interesting using that kind of icing, but for my first batch I was pretty happy with how they turned out! 

 

 

Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

50th anniversary cake

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This past week, I was commissioned to bake a 50th anniversary cake, and cookies, for a couple celebrating the golden years! They requested a strawberry cake, and white frosting. I baked two sheet cakes, and carved a “5” and “0” out of them, this was my first carved cake, and it turned out pretty well! I covered them both in satin ice fondant, and used butter-cream to make flowers, which this was also my first attempt to make flowers, I was very pleased with how those turned out as well. For the cookies, I used a sugar cookie recipe, and decorated them in frosting, and edible heart glitter. 

This was my first commissioned cake order since we moved closer to the city. I am very thankful for the opportunity and I can only hope the couple was pleased whenever they saw it! 50 years of love is always such a beautiful thing to be able to celebrate, and I was so very lucky to be able to help them celebrate that. 

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Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

 

Melted Snowmen (and women) cookies – Christmas 2013

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So, for Christmas I made a new, and improved batch of melted snowmen, and women cookies. The cookie, is a simple, made from scratch sugar cookie mix, with the classic white cookie frosting. I used new techniques that I’ve slowly began to pick up with all of my new baking/decorating experiments. These are always fun to make, and there’s really no wrong way to make these! For one of the snowmen I did put a little yellow snow on him, just because I thought it was funny. “Don’t eat the yellow snow!” is one of the oldest, and well known sayings/advice we give to children. I baked these for my holiday potluck at work, and I think they enjoyed them. (: 

I used fondant for the scarves, gloves, and carrot noses. I used a toothpick and food dye for the arms, and buttons. I used a gourmet food writer for the eyes, mouths, and any eyelashes needed.  

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their holidays, I know I enjoyed mine! 

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Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

My very first commissioned order!

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This past February I received my very first order! 2 dozen mini cupcakes, and 3 different cookies styles. The cupcakes were chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. All with different icing, and toppings, as well as design. The cookie styles were, “You melt my heart cookies” with a semi-melted heart marshmallow on top. “Half and Half” heart cookies, red frosting on one side, white on the other, and I used a toothpick to intertwine the two. The last, “Half dipped heart cookies” were you simply dip half of the cookie in melted chocolate. It was a blast, and she was very pleased. Not to mention I bought all the ingredients and baked, and decorated them all within less then 2 days. That includes the packaging and presentation. I was very happy with my work 🙂 Not to mention, extremely grateful for the opportunity!

Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

Hello!

Hello,

    My name is Chelsea, and I love to bake. It makes my hearts smile 🙂 I’ve been baking for a couple of years now, and I have no form of schooling for it yet. I believe that if you put your heart, and soul into whatever you love to do, you can make beautiful things. I’m an extremely creative person, who likes to draw, and paint and I’d love to translate that into baked goods. I mainly learn through trial and error, with the things I create. I decided to start a blog so people can follow my journey as I learn new techniques, and recipes. Hoping I can make someone smile, and inspire them along the way. 

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