Friday, December 28, 2012

Ring in the New Year

With a New Recipe from me!!
Pink champagne cake
With some unusual ingredients
For a succulent sweet cake!

1/2 c butter salted
1/2 c milk
2 eggs
6 oz of yogurt ( Greek or vanilla)
3 cups flat pink champagne ( reduced later to 1 cup)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder

Pre heat oven to 375 while you reduce champagne to one cup. You get about 12 reg sized cupcakes one large loaf or mini cakes. For cupcakes 25 mins will do, for a loaf about 50 minutes and mini cakes about 12 minutes.

Cream soft butter sugar and eggs, add milk, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix well. Combine flour and baking powder. Add all together except for cooling reduced champagne. Once slightly cooled you will have about one cup add in intervals stirring well each time util all champagne is combined. 1 drop of food coloring if desired.

Once baked they will be golden on top. Try not to devour it all!

Finishing touches:
A powdered sugar glaze with a lil reserved reduced champagne. Drizzle.
Add a tablespoon of the reserve to buttercream.
Add fine white or dark chips.
Set with raspberries or chocolate covered strawberries.
Sprinkle before you bake with sparkling sugar, pink white and red.

*Remember since it has been reduced all of the alcohol has been cooked off and is safe for that special momma to be or little tummies ;)


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holy and Holly Days

I've tried to quiet myself, within the bustle of excitement for forty busy toes. Twirling on candy cane dreams and reindeer wishes; they are the reason for my season of joy. The idea of compiling what I am blessed with is a daunting task as a plethora of blessings unfold themselves to me daily. Wether it is a healthy giggle from across the room, a quietly sleeping still potty training ;) toddler or the ability to cook a clean & nourishing meal for my family, I am blessed.

With that I wish to you and all you hold dear, the gift of feeling loved and blessed through out the year. May the little things take a big place in our hearts as we are gracious daily. Love & Light on your Holy & Holly Days from my family to yours!
Merry Christmas

Bencaos de luz e de amor um de Todos os Meus amigos Brasileiros e Família. Feliz Natal!

Here are some of my fun Christmas creations!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Easy Red Velvet Cookies!

How are you celebrating 12-21-12? We are having a pajama party, crafts and of course cookie decorating! If you are a red velvet fan do I have a sneaky recipe for you!
1box red velvet cake mix
1/4 cup milk
Mix the top 3 add flour to make a rollable dough ( add milk a tsp at a time if too dry)
Roll out, cut with cutters bake at 350 for 9 mins!


P.S. use parchment paper for easy release!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Nutcracker Flitters

What can I say,... The sounds of the Christmas have been dancing in my head beckoning my soul to embrace the season,.. Season of toe shoes and tutus that is! All 3 of my beautiful daughters had the amazing opportunity to audition for the Nutcracker Ballet. Between the 3, they got 4 parts and I am elated to watch them in a week. After long rehearsals with many hours tallied I felt great desire to express congratulations and positive vibes to the little dancers. So I baked and glittered some toe shoe cookies for them. Enjoy ;)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

French for a day

To celebrate my amazing daughter's 8th birthday, we decided to have a Tea Party. Not just any tea party, rather a French Tea Party at the fanciest place I could think of.
I worked nights and nap times to create lasting memories for my daughters and their guests! Invitations in French translated into English. Hand painted and personalized cups. French hairpieces adorned with feathers jewels and flowers.

Plans of treats danced in my head,...

We had Eiffel Tower Shortbread cookies, chocolate covered spoons, dark chocolate truffles, hand shaped tea sugars and the most amazing tea cookies you may ever taste. Of course we had special cupcakes to sing with. A dark chocolate cake with a marshmallow buttercream and candy clay flowers. A dark chocolate cake with a double dark ganache adorned with a candy clay rose. We had lavender honey vanilla tea cakes to marry our strawberry tea from France. I proudly catered the entire event, and it was amazing! A BIG Thank You to all of our guests,our photographer and The Moss Mansion.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ninjago! Lego ninja cookies

These speak for themselves! Super tiny and all boy the Lego ninjago cookie n cupcakes are supppper fuuuunn

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Central

With all of the fun comes special requests. I love special requests! It makes me stretch myself further than before! Here are a few creations over the last week. I have monsters, werewolves, vampires, and mummies. Scrolled pumpkins and candy corn. Sassy shoes to match that witch hat! Of course some spider webs to add a lil' yuck! ;)
It doesn't matter how you celebrate Halloween as long as you bring a good treat ;) Cheers!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Top Banana

When you are top banana, you are on top of the world. It just so happens my baby boo was top banana in kindergarten and I made these for her to take in to share during her special week ;) yay for kindergarten!!!

Rylie's Pandas

For a super sweet kid,.. And her rockin' mama love you all! Happy birthday sweetheart!

Soccer Fun!

For the team! Perfect for the last game & tasty too!

French Macaroons

For the French Tea Party,... Ooh la la!

Birthday Treat for the Teacher

I personally love remembering our phenomenal educators! Their birthday ( if u can figure it out before hand) is an extra special time to show your appreciation! This extraordinary kindergarten teacher loves monkeys, so that is what she got!! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

La La Loopsy

These were FUN!!!! For a special gal! After 2lbs of butter and 3lbs of powdered sugar,... Loopsys' came alive!

Ram Jam Cake

This was a donated gift certificate for my children's amazing school. It was redeemed for the ram jam. This was made with the winner, per her design. Turned out great!

Butterflies for Kopelli

Short and sweet,.. Just like these birthday cookies!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Anything is your pleasure!

Wether it may be cookies, cupcakes, cake-pops, truffles, unique desserts, handmade suckers or natural & organic baked delights,... Your vision will become my creation! The possibilities are endless!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spiderman, I can!

Cookie N' Cupcake has evolved! I got the opportunity to make these for a 4 yr olds birthday! This was a "no raw dairy" order. Red velvet cake a creme frosting and of course the shortbread cookie! Happy Birthday Lukas!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Little lady luck

A super six year old celebration complete with brown and purple horseshoes!! Happy happy day! ;)

Birthday Boy!

So many cupcakes so little time. What is a 3yr old boy to do,.. Choose? Super Why, Geo (team Umizoomi) or Caillou? Well my little boy didn't have to! So I made all 3!!! Happy happy happy birthday to my sweet little man!

Mighty Muffins

So you might have noticed I am seeking innovative ways to create healthy yet yummy baked goodness. This delight is no different! Made with organic yogurt, vanilla lemon juice & zest, milk, and eggs. You once again have a healthy alternative! Lemon poppy seed muffins, YUM!

Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Nothing so moist and sweet in a all natural way,.. Has tasted soooo good. So good in fact, I cannot for the life of me keep them around! Made with all natural and organic ingredients,.. These babies have only 93 calories per serving and are packed with heavenly goodness,.. Like amino acids and omega 3's ;)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012