It’s a Girl: Baby Shower Cookies

What does the colour pink, rocking horse shaped cookie cutters, lots of sugar, and an exhausted Amber have in common?

I’ve already shared about the five dozen pink cupcakes I made last weekend, but along with those cupcakes were five dozen baby-themed sugar cookies. Once again, I was given the freedom to create whatever my heart desired, as long as they were pink! Anything and everything baby-themed is already adorable, but everything pink on top of that? I couldn’t wait to get started!

I have had this Wilton cookie cutter set for some time, but it was my first time making some of the shapes. The polka-dotted onesies ended up being my favourite cookies–they were probably the quickest to make and turned out the cutest. By the time I was finished, I felt as if a pink icing bomb had exploded in my kitchen. There was pink every where I looked (including my hair).

I wish the family of this soon-to-be little girl many congratulations. I know she will be showered with as much love and “pink” as these cookies were showered with icing (if not more!). Many blessings in the beautiful years ahead!

Happy Weekend, everybody!

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Pretty in Pink: Cupcakes Galore!

This past weekend I had a huge baking order. Probably my largest yet. Thankfully, the order allowed me to choose all the flavors and decorations of the cupcakes and cookies, as long as they were pink. These are the cupcakes I came up with…totally pink and very flowery!

From left to right, the flavors were Strawberry Shortcake (Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling and Vanilla Buttercream), White Chocolate Raspberry (Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Ganache Filling and White Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream), London Fog (Earl Grey Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream), and Chocolate (Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream).

Happy Friday, friends!

Root Root Root for the Home Team

You know the summer is coming to an end when baseball playoffs start. I made these baseball sugar cookies for my brother’s team. Unfortunately they lost their game so I’m sure some of the members would have preferred to throw the cookie rather than eat it. But they were pretty good sports and are gearing up to play again on Sunday.

Boy, am I ever going to miss cheering them on when it’s over. Happy last (official) day of summer, everybody!

Kick-Off to Autumn: Peach Cobbler Cupcakes

Friday’s are my baking day. School has started full swing again, but luckily I’ve worked my schedule to score Friday off. I do have an online course so technically Friday’s are reserved as “homework day”, but I think it’s fair to let a bit of baking happen as well. I mean, I need something to get me through all that studying, right?

Last Friday, I had lemon blueberry loaf on my radar. When I went to the local farmer’s market to pick up some blueberries, I came across a basket of large, juicy peaches. I couldn’t resist. After baking the loaf, I impulsively started these cupcakes. I baked a basic spice cake recipe into cupcakes, filled each with sweet fresh peach filling, and topped them off with a couple dabs of peach-cinnamon buttercream. The result was the perfect treat to carry us in to Autumn–Peach Cobbler Cupcakes.

Are you starting to enjoy the delicious flavours of Fall? Or are you still holding off for a little while longer?

Happy Autumn!