Christmas M&M tree

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I hope everyone had a warm and wonderful Christmas weekend!  The holidays are always a busy baking season.  I'm sure you had your hands full rolling, icing, and baking sweet treats.  This year I made an assortment of white chocolate bark with almonds and cranberries, peanut butter blossom cookies, and millionaire shortbread bars.  To top it all off, I made a simple yet festive cake that my friend's daughter so kindly helped me decorate.  A three tier vanilla cake covered in green buttercream, decorated with colorful m&ms for lights, and a gumpaste star.  A quick, simple, and kid-friendly idea for your holiday table!  

Flower Pot Cake

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

There are a handful of edible flowers in the world like hibiscus, pansies, gardenias and roses...but hydrangeas are not among them.  Hydrangeas are actually considered moderately toxic. The best way to eat any flower in my opinion is a sugar flower, of course with chocolate cake crumbs acting as dirt and an orange fondant clay pot!

This flower pot was a small individual sized cake made for a friend who is an avid gardener.  I thought it would be an appropriate way to show appreciation for her hobby while celebrating her birthday.