Chocolate Drizzled Cookie Bars

Do you guys remember these fun Birthday Cake Cookie Bars?! I sure haven't been able to forget them, ever since I made them last year I've been wanting to try out a chocolate version, and I finally got the chance! They are just as fun and easy as the originals, but I can't decide which one is more yummy. I mean birthday cake...chocolate it's like picking a kid. I just can't do it! To get ... [ read more... ]

Birthday Cake Monkey Bread

Today my sweet, no longer baby girls, turned four. Four years since we welcomed two four pound little ladies into the world. Four years since the double the diapers, double the bows, double the pink, and double the cuteness began. Which means, no more toddlers for us, we've officially moved on to all "big girls" and only one thing comes to mind. Hallelujah, oh happy day, we survived! And that ... [ read more... ]

High Hat Birthday Cake Cupcakes

A few months ago I finally got the courage to attempt some high hat cupcakes. While cupcakes dipped in chocolate sound amazing, something about taking the time to create a beautiful cupcake and then turning it upside down and dipping it in hot chocolate, just seemed terrifying to me. Much to my surprise it was way easier then it seemed, and the cupcakes were such a hit! I was pretty much hooked on ... [ read more... ]

Birthday Cake Oreo Truffles

A few weeks ago I was strolling through Wal-Mart looking at some new cake decorating items when I noticed they had several new brands of cake making goodies on the shelves. One of which included some new melting chocolate in flavors! Finding products you love to use in fun new flavors is kinda like Christmas for bakers, I might have done a little happy dance right there in the aisle...and that was ... [ read more... ]

Easy School Spirit Cupcakes

With our oldest now in school it's hard not to start thinking about all the treats I'll be baking for her. Bake sales, PTO meetings, class room parties...the list goes on. A few weeks ago this all came to a reality as she brought home a PTO meeting invitation and her very first fundraiser. Luckily our move date was prior to the fundraiser so she couldn't participate, she was devastated- I was ... [ read more... ]

Baked Chocolate Donuts

It's Monday, how about a some donuts and a little chit chat...shall we? I'm not sure I've ever been so happy to say it's Monday. Today is the start of a week that's going to be pretty crazy/exciting/happy/busy around here. To start- the hubs comes home this week! He's at the very end of a long job change (within the ARMY) and has been gone for the last four months. We get him back very soon. No ... [ read more... ]

Sprinkle Rimmed Glasses

Today I have a quick little tutorial for you guys - how to rim glasses with sprinkles! As you guys know...I love to rim glasses with sprinkles in some of my dessert photography. It gives a cute little prop that easily coordinates with the shot. But of course they aren't just for photography I love using simple sprinkle rims to spruce up party tables! Not to mention my kids will drink an entire ... [ read more... ]

Decorating Cookies 101

Hey there! Previously, I shared with you guys all about royal icing Royal Icing 101, today we're moving on to the fun stuff...welcome to Decorating Cookies 101! As I explained yesterday, I love decorating sugar cookies but I like to keep it simple cause let's face it (unless you're a professional cookier)...ain't nobody got time for that. ;) So in this post I'm going to break it down step by step ... [ read more... ]