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Bouquet of Cookies!

I’m having fun learning some new (for me) icing and cookie recipes. Yesterday, I experimented with vanilla cupcakes and vanilla buttercream icing. Those cupcakes went to my mother and her neighbours for a taste test.

Today, I experimented with sugar cookies and royal icing. I even tried my hand at creating cookie pops and arranging a cookie bouquet!

Cookie pops cooling...

Cookie pops cooling…

Decorated pops, drying before arranging...

Decorated pops, drying before arranging…

The finished bouquet!

The finished bouquet!


We gave these to our favourite dog people at The Little Doghouse – cookies are “human friendly but not dog friendly”. If you have a small dog and haven’t checked out TLDH, you should!



Butter… Lots of Butter(Cream) and Cupcakes

I’m experimenting with some cupcake and cookie recipes for my mother’s upcoming 80th birthday. Also experimenting with decorating. The cupcake decorating experiments today went marvellously thanks to Wilton tips #125 and 102, and a marvellous buttercream recipe. For now, I will reveal some of the cupcake pictures. Much of the experiment is still under wraps, to be revealed in August during birthday month. Suffice to say that an edible bouquet will be the end result.