Ice Cream Theme Birthday

12″ x 18″ 2 Layer Sheet Cake

Rice Krispie Treat Sundae Bites

Balloons filled with water, then frozen. Used as ice for the kids cooler

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Paper Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone Decorations
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Butterflies, Dragonflies, & Poppies Stained Glass Cake

Red, White, & Blue Birthday Cake

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Let Them Eat Cake!

Let Them Eat Cake! Cookie Favors for a Marie Antoinette Themed Party.

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unDiagnosed by Randy Beal Book Release Party Cake

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Italian Easter Bread Recipe

 Italian Easter Bread

 2.25 tsp instant yeast

pinch of salt
2 eggs, beaten
1.25 cups milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour
1 egg, beaten with 1 tsp water
6 Easter Eggs
Decorative edible sprinkles

Combine melted butter with milk and heat til just warm. In your mixer bowl combine the yeast, salt, sugar, 2 eggs. Using your dough hook mix these until well incorporated then add warm milk/butter and combine. Once all is combined add the flour until the dough is not too sticky. Knead the dough until smooth and place in greased bowl. Cover and place in warm area to rise until double in size.

Punch down the dough, divide it into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into long strands about 12-14 inches long. Take two strands and twist. Pinch both ends then form a loop and pinch ends together. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let rise til double in size, about another hour.

Once loaves are risen, paint with egg wash, add the sprinkles and place an easter egg in the center, making sure to push it down for an indention. You do not need to hard boil the eggs before, they will cook in the oven with the bread. Just be careful when coloring and placing them.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until the tops are a golden brown.

These make great gifts too! Put in a cello bag, tie a pretty bow around it and give to your Easter guests as a take home treat. I’d advise you to replace the real egg with a plastic egg for this, real eggs, though cooked will go bad after a bit.

Published in: on April 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Anisette Cookie Recipe

A delicious cookie that is easy to make. It is a staple on Italian cookie trays!

Anisette Cookies


Ingredients 
1cup butter, softened
3/4 cups sugar

1 teaspoon anise extract

1 teaspoon lemon extract

3 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg


Glaze Ingredients
1 cup powdered sugar milk

colored sprinkles


Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Beat together butter and sugar until creamy.  Add anise & lemon extracts, beat some more until fully incorporated.  Add the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Mix until almost powdery.  add the egg and mix on low until a nice dough forms on the paddle.  Form into 1″ balls and place on un-greased cookie sheet about 1″ apart.  Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for about 15 minutes then glaze.


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Feel Lucky with Shortycake Creations!

2012 St. Patrick’s Holiday

Shamrock Cookie Favors  
3 sizes: 
Small: 24 for $30
Regular (pictured): 12 for $30
Extra Large: 6 for $30
Shipping: $10/1st item, $3.50 each additional (to same ship to address)


Mardi Gras Goodies

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My favorites of 2011

All of my work is custom and made to order. Sometimes I’ll be working on something and not “feel” and extra “lo non so cosa” about it, but others, I look back and beam, “Yes, I really like this”. So here are a few of MY favorite pieces of work from 2011.

Favorite Cookies
The customer was having a Fiesta Themed Holiday Party.
Nothing says fiesta like a snowman in a sombrero 
I do ALOT of onesie cookies but these by far are my favorite. 
My hands still hurt from the lacing detailing on these, but they were for a 90th Birthday!
I feel honored to have been part of her celebration with these cookies!
Favorite Cupcake
I actually started watching Olivia after this order, with my daughter of course. ;-)

Favorite Cake
This cake’s detailing is from her invitation. It is just a happy cake all around


Published in: on February 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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