Friday, December 27, 2013

Great deal on Christmas Cookie Cutters at Walmart

Go check out the clearanced Christmas merchandise at your local Walmart! I found a great deal on cookie cutters, down the Christmas aisle!  They had lots more clearanced cookie cutters, but this is what I chose to buy!

Note: I purchased the cookie cutters on Friday, December 27th!

I got the Star and Christmas ornament cookie cutters for .37 cents each!

And I got the Santa, Stocking, and House cookie cutter for $1.44. (I already had the stocking, but it was worth it for the Santa and the House cookie cutter).

Thanks for visiting!

And have fun shopping for cookie cutters!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa Hat Cupcake Cake

Here's a new Christmas cupcake arrangement! A Santa Hat!!

 Cupcake flavors: Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting.

 The best part is - these are Quick, fun, cute and easy to make!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Home made Cream Horn recipe and tutorial!

I love Cream Horns! So I decided to make them myself! It turns out, they are super easy to make and absolutely delicious!


Frozen puff pastry dough (in the freezer section)

Special Equipment:
Cream horn molds (also called Lady Locks)

This picture shows how tall the cream horn molds are compared to tip 1M and a tip 1.

Cream Horn Filling Ingredients:

1 lb powdered sugar
1 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
1/4 cup boiling water

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a blender for about 5 minutes.

Absolutely delicious cream filling! It would also be a great donut filling!

So here goes...

1. Thaw your pastry dough for about 30 minutes.

2. Roll your pastry dough out on a floured surface.

3. Grab your pizza cutter and cut your pastry dough into strips about 1" wide.

4. Grab your cream horn mold and start wrapping the rolled dough around the pastry horn. Make sure they overlap.

5. Lay them on a cookie sheet.

6. Bake at 400 F for about 12 minutes. Remove the cream horns from the mold while they are hot.

7. Let them cool and then fill them with cream and dust with powdered sugar!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pink Giraffe Baby Shower Cake (Instructions for how to make flat royal images included).

Here's a cake I made for a baby shower a couple of months ago.

It turned out cute; however, the picture isn't great. I ran out of time and just snapped the picture in the box. I figure any picture is better than no picture, right?

Want to know how to make the giraffe out of royal icing? Scroll down, the instructions are right there!

Here's the baby shower invitation that we matched the cake to!

How to make the giraffe out of Royal Icing:

1. Find a picture of the image that you want to reproduce in royal icing.
2. Print the picture and then cut it out. (If you are making several you might want to print and cut several out). I made 4 giraffes and only one survived. They are VERY easy to break!
3. Get a cookie sheet out and lay the image flat on the cookie sheet. 
4. Rip off a piece of wax paper and lay it over the image. You will be able to see the image through the wax paper.
5. Pipe the outline of the image onto the wax paper and let it dry. Fill the outline in with the color of your choice and then add the details.
6. When it has dried, it will literally slide right off the paper. You won't even have to try to get it off. (If you have to try to pick it off, it's not dry).

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hello Kitty Cake Pops

There's not a whole to stay about these! They are simply cute Hello Kitty Cake Pops, alternating with pink sprinkled cake pops!

Here's the tutorial I found!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

Delicious chocolate chip pumpkin bread for breakfast, dessert, or anytime! And it's perfect for the Thanksgiving season! 

Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yields: 2- 3 loaves


3 cups white sugar
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Begin by preheating the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour your 9x5 bread pans.
2. Combine the following ingredients: sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, and eggs and then beat until well combined. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Pour the dry ingredients into the pumpkin batter and mix until smooth.
3. Add your chocolate chips or nuts at this time.
4. Bake your loaves for 1 hour. Test the bread to make sure it's done. Cool the bread on a cookie rack.

This recipe was adapted from All Recipes.
View the original recipe here.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 Holiday Give Away: Christmas Light Cookie Cutter

Hello everyone! To get into the holiday spirit, I have decided to do several give a ways this season! The first give away is a brand new, super cute, Christmas cookie cutter. It's a little Christmas lightbulb! However, you could turn it upside down and make a super cute snowman face. The bulb part would be the snowman face and the "electrical part" could be the snowman hat! And I think you could even make bowling pins out of it too! (It's too bad that I didn't buy one for myself. I guess I'll have to go back and get another one).

The Rules: To be entered to win, simply sign up to follow our blog; one winner will be chosen from our blog followers. The winner will be announced on Black Friday - Friday, November 29, 2013. Please make sure to check back so that we can get the winner's shipping information! 

Go all the way to the bottom of our blog to sign up to follow us!

 Stay tuned for more holiday giveaways! 
Thanks for visiting! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mustaches, Ties, and Little Boy Baby Showers

Mustache and tie cookies for a little boys baby shower! Thanks to Megan Cusic for taking the artsy photograph!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

What can you do if you can't find a Ninja Turtle Cookie Cutter?

 (Updated: 1-23-14)   Here is the website that sells TMNT cookie cutters. Just click the link and you can buy your cookie cutter! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookie Cutters

So if you still want other ideas about what to do for TMNT cookies,  here are they are.

It has come to my attention that you can't get that Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle cookie cutter from WarpZone anymore. And so, I thought I would post some pictures of cookies that you can make  without a TMNT cookie cutter. Hope this helps! I found all of these cookies on Pinterest - plus, they are all being sold by people on Etsy, so you could always order them on Etsy as well! I'm posting the links to their cookies as well.

This lady is using other cookie cutters to get this effect. I'm thinking that you could use a balloon cookie cutter and turn it sideways, and have the balloon tails be the TMNT mask tails. Or you could possibly use a fish cookie cutter and turn it on its side for the same effect.

This picture does show the TMNT cookie cutter that I used, but it also shows the pizza, numbers,  and sewer cover cookies that you could make.

You could ice your square cookie, cut out the Ninja Turtle face on paper, and then trace that image onto the white iced cookie. Or you could pin prink the outside edge with a pin onto the iced cookie.

Good luck!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Teenage Mutant Ninja Cookie Tutorial

I bought the cookie cutter from WarpZone. Here's a direct link to the TMNT cookie cutter that goes along with this tutorial. TMNT cookie cutter

Well, it's finally here! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Cookie Tutorial that I have been meaning to post for about a month. First we moved, and then we had to move again. (And moving two times in two weeks, just really wore me out). I'm starting to get some energy back and so here is the tutorial that I know some of you have been waiting for. Enjoy!

 Here are all the Americolor gel colors that I used on my cookies. The color on the bottom row, in the middle, is pink.

I decided to break off the tail of the mask. I knew that it would break off in the cookie bags. So I decided to go without. Although, they are super cute with the tail.

To get started, outline the face, the mask, and the eyes.

 Now outline the mouth in black. 

Choose your color for the mask and fill the mask in. 

You are ready to flood your cookie with green royal icing. After that, fill in the white for the eyes. Remember to let the white dry for several hours. Then fill in the black for the eyes. And don't forget to add a little black mark under the eyes and to the side. That mark is important because it helps define the turtles face.

So I decided that I didn't like the mouth that I put on the turtles earlier, so I filled the mouth in with green and just did my own little mouth. It doesn't look quite as ninja turtley, but that's ok. They served their purpose well in Kindergarten.

Yummy cookies for yummy kids!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cake & Candy Supply Store Directory in the U.S.

Have you ever noticed that it's hard to find Cake Supply stores in your area? I don't really know why that is - but it's true. It's always hard to find a cake supply shop. Over the years, and in my travels, I found lots of amazing cake shops! And so I have decided to start a Cake & Cake Supply Store Directory, listed by State! IF YOU HAVE A STORE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO ADD TO THE LIST, PLEASE SUPPLY THE FOLLOWING INFO: Name of store, Phone number, Address of Store, as well as a web address if the store has one and store hours. So here we go!


Louise's Cakes & Things
1694 Montgomery Highway
Hoover, Alabama 35216

Helms Cake Supply
966 S. Park Ave
Dothan, AL 36301


Sweet Life Cake and Candy Supply


Cake Art Party Store
3744 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084

Party Shop og Gainsville
300 Pearl Nix Parkway
Gainesville, GA 30501


Ba's Kitchen Konnection
416 N. Main Street
Evansville, Indiana 47711
Open: Tuesday - Friday: 9-5 pm
Saturday: 9-3 pm

Mrs. B's Sweet Supplies
6124 W. 25th Street
Speedway, IN 46224
Open: Monday-Friday: 9:30-6 pm
Saturday: 9:30-2:30 pm


Bryant's Cake and Candy Supplies
7105 Fegenbush Lane
Louisville, KY 40228
Open: Monday - Friday: 8-6:30 pm
Saturday: 8-5 pm

Louisville Cake and Candy Supply
7317 St. Andrews Church Rd.
Louisville, KY 40214
Open: Tuesday - Friday: 10-6:30 pm
Saturday: 10-2 pm

Maysville Cake and Candy Supply
2 East 3rd Street
Maysville, KY 41056


Virginia's Cake Supplies
4311 L. Theriot Rd.
New Iberia, Louisiana 70560


Annapolis Cake and Candy Supply
2133 Defense Hwy. Suite 2
Crofton, Maryland

Cake and Wedding Cottage
Belair Beltway Plaza
7670 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236

Kake Kraft Korner
7219 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard  
Glen Burnie, MD 21061-2705 

The Little Bitts Shop
11244 Triangle Lane
Wheaton, MD 20902


Karen Ann's Supplies
11553 Gravois Rd. St.
Louis, MO 63126
Open: Monday - Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5

Toots' Cake and Candy Supplies
1915 North Bell East
Belleville, IL 62221
Open: Monday - Thursday: 10-6
Friday: 10-7
Saturday: 9-2

North Carolina

Cake Supplies 4 U

North Carolina Paper Company
114 West Main Street
Clayton NC, 27520
Open: Monday - Friday:  8-5
Saturday: 9-12 pm


Cincinnati Cake and Candy Supplies
1785 East Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-7
Saturday: 9-4


Sweet Wise
2416 Music Valley Drive Suite 155
Nashville, TN 37214

Goodies Cake Decorating and Candy Making Supplies
151 North Main Street 
Spanish Fork, UT 84660 US


Baker's Kitchen
3503 Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA 23236
804-745- 0441
Open: Tuesday-Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed

5520 Hempstead Way
Springfield, VA 22151

Cake Candy Craft Supplies, Inc
Briarwood Business Center
18478 Forest Road, Suite 12
Forest VA 24551
Open:  Monday - Friday 10- 6
Saturday (September - April) 10-2

Fran's Cake and Candy Supplies
10927 Main St Fairfax, VA 22030
Sunday and Monday: Closed Tues,
Wed, Fri, Sat: 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m
Thurs: 10:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m

Party Cakes 'n Things
1352 Fordham Dr. Ste. 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
757- 420-5628
Open: Monday - Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 9-3

Simply Sweet
4413 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Open: Monday-Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-4

West Virginia

Celebrations Etc.
518 D. Street
Charleston, WV 25303

290 E Main St # C
Milton, WV 25541

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Amelia Carbine will be sculpting a Spooky Halloween cake LIVE! TODAY ONLY!!!

You can find the rest of the details here on her website! (Sorry the link won't work directly - but just type it in and it will work). It starts at 1:30 am EST time TODAY!!! This should be GREAT!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spa Cake

Girls will be girls! And what girl doesn't want to have a spa slumber party? Well, here is a cake that we made to help Lucy celebrate her 10th birthday! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tomorrow is my son's last day of school (because we are moving). So we made these cute labels to put on some chocolate as a little farewell.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookies (Tutorial to come later).

Hello everyone! My son had his birthday - and so here are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cookies that I made for him to take to school!

You can buy the TMNT cookie cutter that I used at this link. TMNT cookie cutter

I also made a TMNT cookie tutorial as well. So I will post that soon! (Probably next week as we are moving this weekend and life is crazy at the moment).

Monday, October 7, 2013

Football cake!

Happy Birthday to a 7 year old football fan! Now that is starting early!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Cake!

Celebrating a birthday! My daughter turned 1 (although, this happened a year ago).
The cupcake base is made out of chocolate and the swirl part of the cake is made out of fondant.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Perry the Platypus Smash Cake

Well, a birthday wouldn't be complete without a smash cake! 
(See our previous post for the Perry the Platypus cookies).

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Perry the Platypus Cookie Tutorial

First I would like to thank Heather's Cookie Creations! I loved her Perry the Platypus cookies and decided to recreate one of her cookies. And in doing so, I made a tutorial for others to follow as well. So here goes...
The finished product! I thought you should see what you are getting into!
Start with a plain cookie! I didn't want to hand cut all the cookies, so I used an Easter egg cutter.
Outline the cookie cutter with a foodsafe marker. For the legs, I used a clean thumbtack to scratch the image into the cookie. The marker lines were too thick.
Outline the marker with royal icing.
Add the tail line, other eye, feet lines, and the mouth line.
Add perry's royal icing color.
Add yellow royal icing to the beak, tail, and feet. Add hair and tail pattern in black royal icing.
Add white for the eyes and then black for the eyeballs later. And you are done!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sofia the First Cookies

Here are some Sofia the First cookies! They are made with fondant and royal icing. Thanks for looking!