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Spring Fondant Cupcake Toppers {tutorial}

I made these cupcake toppers for Courtney, over on her wonderful blog Sweet C’s Design.  Originally, I made them for Easter, but since there’s flowers and other spring-y things on it, I thought I’d post them here too.  They are super easy to make and the best thing about it is that you can make them months ahead of time.  (They will save if stored properly–more on that later.)

To make the toppers, you need the following items:

-fondant (I like the brand Satin Ice, because it actually tastes good—and stored properly, it will last 6+ months) Continue reading

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Black and White Cupcakes

I hope you had a fantastic Easter.  I’m not one to get all caught up in the bunny and eggs, (to me, it’s about Jesus), but I couldn’t resist attending our church’s Easter egg hunt, especially now that Matthew is old enough to know a bit of what’s going on, you know, being all of 21 months.  It was a little bit of a hectic Saturday morning and it wasn’t until we got to the church parking lot that I realized we completely forgot to get some sort of basket for him.

So, we thought we were being creative by putting the eggs he found in the hood of his sweatshirt.

It worked for all of a few seconds, until he would bend down to pick up more eggs off the ground and they would all come tumbling over his head.  Actually, it was kind-of funny, but Eric and I decided that holding onto the eggs for him was a little better idea.  In the end, it didn’t matter, because Matthew had fun with or without eggs, and that was all that mattered. Continue reading

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Easter Cupcake Fondant Toppers {tutorial}

I’m super excited to be doing a guest post over at Sweet C’s Design.  If you’d like to learn how to make these simple fondant toppers, then head on over!

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Peanut Butter Bars

Each year in my Easter basket, my parents would put in these delicious peanut butter Easter eggs.  There were only a few, and I desperately tried to make them last, but I always ate them first because they were my favorite.  (Yeah, saving the best for last is over-rated.)  I even tried to barter with my sisters so I could get more, but it never worked, because these eggs were their favorite too.  My youngest sister, Noelle, was a pro at saving the best for last, because she would save these eggs far into the summer.  She used them to get what she wanted from us–you know, trading amnesty or something like that.  However, only my middle sister Robyn would trade with her, and it stopped one year when she noticed the chocolate started to turn grey.  (My guess is that Noelle forgot about that one many years ago, and it was probably Halloween candy and not these eggs.  She usually traded what she knew we would want, not what she liked.)

My grandmother is in from out-of-town, and last night, the whole family, (including my sister and brother-in-law), had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed time together.  I made these peanut butter bars for dessert.  Taking one bite of this rich, decadent dessert reminded me of those Easter eggs of long ago.  The second best part about this dessert is that it is the easiest thing I have made.  It was in the fridge hardening up in less than 30 minutes.  And my mom, grandma, sister, and I had to snitch a bit an hour later.  You know, to make sure it was good enough to share with the boys.   Continue reading

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Easter Sugar Cookie Class

Well, it’s a little early for Easter, but I wanted to share a class with you that I am teaching at the end of March.  That way, if you do take the class, you can have enough time to make the cookies on your own, in time for Easter.

Just a few side notes.  One, it will be in the Portland area, so you’ll have to be within driving distance of the city.  Two, not only will you learn some techniques, like baking the sugar cookies and tips with royal icing, but you get to take home the cookies you decorated.  I love classes where you get to eat your project. :)  You don’t need to bring anything, all tools will be provided.

This will be the only Easter post for a little while, as I have some great desserts to share with you regarding St. Patrick’s Day.  I’d love to have you join me!   xoxo

Easter Sugar Cookie Class

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Easter Sugar Cookies

It’s been such a busy week, I am sorry that I haven’t posted in a while.  At work on Monday, I had two co-workers ask if I could make Easter sugar cookies.  One wanted a dozen polka-dotted eggs for their office aides, (I work in a high school), and the other wanted two dozen variety cookies to fill her children’s Easter baskets and adorn her Easter table.  So what did I do?  After I panicked a bit, (I haven’t had this large of a cookie order before), I called my mom to see if she could watch Matthew Wednesday morning while I worked.  Moms are great to have around.  And grandmas are even better. 

I was already planning on making Easter cookies for my family, so I combined my two paid orders with my gifts to my family and decorated five dozen cookies.  By Wednesday night I had sore muscles in my right arm I didn’t even know I had.  Needless to say, piping cookies doesn’t use the same muscles as writing.  Anyway, I am really glad how they turned out, and was especially pleased with the bunny faces, as I thought those were going to be the hardest to do.  They were more fun to decorate than I thought!

These pictures were taken at night, (as I had to deliver the cookies Thursday morning), so they are a little yellow.

Here are all five dozen drying on my kitchen counter.  It’s a good thing yesterday was the last day of my cleanse, (see previous post), otherwise I would have been tempted to eat a few.

These pictures are cookies for my family.  Surprise family if you’re reading this!  You’ll get to eat this yummy goodness on Sunday.

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