Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy V-day! I hope you got to spend today with the one you love. If you're unattached: love yourself, and live it up.

The Artist has got to be the BEST husband ever. We usually don't have a big whoop to do on Valentine's Day. We met on FEbruary 7th, so usually celebrate our love sometime in between. But this year we celebrated V-day on V-day, and he cooked for me! He does cook from time to time, but today, he went all out!

Teriyaki Chicken Wings....

Shrimp Kebabs....

Rib-eye Steaks....

Garlic Mashed Potatoes...

and Broccoli... (we needed something green)

And it was all absolutely delicious. Completely from scratch (he even roasted garlic). With no help from me. I was quite impressed.

But, what is Valentine's Day without a little bit of chocolate? Or a few strawberries? OK,...a lot of chocolate. And Nutella. And strawberries. And almonds.

I introduce to you my favorite new cake: Chocolate with Nutella Buttercream!!! (Sorry, red velvet) Coated in sliced almonds, and topped with the biggest strawberries I've ever seen (This is only a 6" round cake, BTW)

They were so big, I couldn't help but dip them in chocolate too!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Who Needs Flowers?

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I just had to show off these super cute, super easy cookie creations! Yesterday, I had a cookie demo at Michael's. Valentine's cookies was the theme, and to drum up business for future classes, I decided to feature a cookie blossom. What, you ask, is a cookie blossom? Well, keep reading....

First, there are sugar cookies baked onto sticks...

Naked cookies aren't exactly blog worthy, sooo....we had to get all dressed up. CUTE.

Wrapped and ready to go...

Tucked into a cute V-Day bucket.

If you're in the Atlanta area and want to learn how to make these yourself, I will be holding a two session cookie blossom class in late March. Send an email ( to get on the mailing list for more details.

Friday, February 5, 2010's been awhile

WOW. Well, a belated Happy New Year to everyone! I just realized today that I haven't posted in a while. I didn't realize that I hadn't posted since Thanksgiving. I haven't had a whole lot of time, but here a few photos to get you up to date:

Another shot of Thanksgiving's Red Vevlvet Cake, featuring a basketweave design on top.

And, making their debut appearance on my blog.....(drumroll, please).... COOKIES! Even better, CHRISTMAS Cookies. I made these for a Wilton Cookie Exchange Demo. My first time really doing color flow work, but I think they were quite cute. If you're into cute cookies, check out my new fave sweets blog: Bakeat350.

Here's another rendition of the Oreo Cookies and Cream Cake. This is the first cake (or first anything, actually) that I ever made for my inlaws. It was my contribution to the New Year's Eve festivities. After The Artist, his brother and his dad got to it, half was gone before anyone else even saw it! I also made a chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting to take to The Artist's Grandma's house for New Year's Day. She gave everyone a chance to get a slice. BUT, after a polite amount of time had passed, she hid what was left in the back of the fridge! Must have been good..hee hee.

That's it for now, but I'll be back soon. Valentine's cookies are in the oven as I type! Stay tuned.

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