Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sugar Cookie Minis

This is what I've been up to the past year. Well, not these cookies specifically, but rather cookies in general. lol I discovered this obsession with making sugar cookies, which is so funny because, up until last December, I've never been able to so much as bake a sugar cookie, much less decorate one. It's thanks to my former daughter-in-law that I've been able to enjoy this new hobby, though. While visiting our oldest granddaughter shortly before Christmas last year, I was lamenting the fact that I've never been capable of making my own cookies at Christmas, even though sugar cookies are my absolute favorite treat around the holidays. My d-i-l told me she could show me how to do it and, despite my doubts, she did! A few simple tips and I was on my way. These are some minis I made this year to take to my boys in Texas and to some family members in Oklahoma. I put a quarter in one of the pictures to indicate actual size. I'm gearing up to make some moustache cookies to take to my favorite tattoo shop out in Texas, too. I'm getting the rest of my grandchildren's names added to my leg while we're out there for the holidays and I've decided to sweeten my artist up a bit. Maybe I'll get an even better deal than he normally gives me. LOL (You don't hear many grannys making plans quite like that, eh? ha) 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Nothing Stays the Same!

So I got a wild hair and decided to start blogging again and....WOW!!! What the heck has happened to Blogger? It's going to take me weeks to figure this out. So many changes. But I reckon I should find the time to figure this out, eh? I'll see what I can do about re-educating myself here and I'll get back to 'ya...if I'm successful, that is. lol

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rose Cakes

I've discovered a new hobby lately...cake decorating. It's so much fun to do! The hardest part is teaching myself NOT to eat the product! lol These are pictures of my "rose cakes". The first one I did was for my son's wedding.
 Then I did this one.
Next I branched out and decided to start making my own homemade buttercream (I'd been using store bought buttercream from Sam's up to this point).
Then I decided to try adding something different so I made this one and put cherry pie filling in the middle and on top.

Heaven help me not to get as big as a house with this new hobby! Buttercream ranks right up there with chocolate in my book - HARD NOT TO EAT!! :)