Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness!

You can’t miss it… Pink is everywhere! I’m sure each and everyone one of us knows someone who has battled breast cancer. For me it is my mother-in-law. I’ll never forget the day my husband and I were told. My father-in-law said to my husband, “your mom is going in for surgery today”. They had known for some time, but decided not to tell anyone, as they didn’t want us all to be worried. I admire my mother-in-law’s strength and courage throughout her mastectomy, treatments, and  checkups. She a survivor going now on her thirteenth clear year.

Show your support through organizations like the American Cancer Society, Cancer Centers, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Many organizations are hosting events all month long!

Directions for the treats below can be found on Country Kitchen SweetArt’s website.

Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes
Breast Cancer Awareness Cupcakes
Breast Cancer Awareness Chocolate Suckers

Breast Cancer Awareness Chocolate Suckers

Breast Cancer Awareness Cookies
Breast Cancer Awareness Cookies


Halloween Dessert and Treats Party

Our basement was just recently finished, so we decided to have a fall party. Luckily the rainy weather cleared in time to give us a beautiful night for a cookout. We served hot dogs and chili, and then had lots of sweets!

Caramel Corn, Peanut Butter Balls, Ghost Truffles, and Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Sugar Cookies and Mint Cookies, Skeleton Truffles, Milk Chocolate Nut Truffles, Caramels

Skeleton Truffles, Milk Chocolate Nut Truffles, Homemade Caramels

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing and Fondant Crow Decoration

Casket, Skeleton, and Crow Fondant and Buttercream Iced Sugar Cookies
Peanut Butter Balls and Tart and Tangy Ghost Truffles
Skeleton Face Truffles and Milk Chocolate Nut Truffles

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Each family was given a goodie bag to take home. The bag consisted of more of the same treats that were on the dessert spread.

Goodie Bags

4 piece Halloween Truffle Box

"Potion" box of homemade caramels

Bag of Caramel Corn and Test Tube of Sixlets

It’s a little morbid, but I turned my kids into Halloween characters using adobe photoshop and framed them in a gothic frame.

Isaac as a rotting kid

Sydney as a Vampire

Cupcake Birthday Party Theme

Sydney is turning 12! This year has been a huge year for Syd! She started 6th grade -middle school! We’ve moved, so all of her friends are at a different school.  She is having a slumber party with a few of her close friends. She and I both love cupcakes, so we decided on a cupcake theme.  I made several special treats for the party. The instructions for all of these projects can be found on Country Kitchen SweetArt’s website. We planned on having her slumber party over labor day weekend, then she came down with pnemonia!  The treats are frozen and ready for her rescheduled party.  Leslie, my sister, helped Sydney make necklaces for all her friends. Each necklace had a cupcake picture and a little copper charm with their name. They turned out SO cute!

Sample of the Cupcake Necklaces

Go Carroll High School Cross Country!

Carroll Cross Country Running Shoe Cookies

My twins, Isaac and Austin have started their freshman year of high school. They love running cross country and track. Carroll has a large cross country team with over 60 kids. These cookies were made for each runner along with an encouraging note for the upcoming race.

Sydney’s Eleventh Birthday Party

Peace was the theme Syd chose for her eleventh birthday.  That lucky girl had 3 birthday parties; one with her friends, one with relatives, and one with just our family.  It was also Lily’s (the puppy we gave my dad for Christmas last year)  first birthday.   This cake was my favorite from Sydney’s parties.  The cake will be featured in my Hand Modeling book (coming in 2011 — if all goes as planned!)  The peace sign on top the cake is made out of chocolate using a silicone peace cake pan.

Sydney’s Tenth Birthday Party

My daughter, Sydney, decided on a Movie theme birthday party this year.  She wanted cupcakes, and I needed some inspiration!  I did a search for movie theme cupcakes on google and saw some adorable cupcakes made with marshmallows to look like popcorn.  The popcorn was then sprayed with yellow edible food color spray.  I decided to coordinate these with some soda cupcakes.    The soda lid is fondant.  The soda straw is a mini pretzel stick wrapped with fruit leather.   I created the cupcake wraps with Photoshop.  They were super easy cupcakes to create!