“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Cookies

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Have you ever read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books or even seen the movies? They’re geared towards a younger audience, as the story follows the experiences of a scrawny middle-schooler named Greg Heffley, but I can’t deny that even my friends and I had a few chuckles when we watched the films.

When I was asked to make “wimpy kid” cookies for a boy’s birthday party, I was incredibly excited. These cookies were such a pleasure to make. I made four dozen in total–two dozen with the cartoon version of Greg Heffley, one dozen reciting the “ZOO-WEE MAMA!” line, and another dozen that read “Happy Birthday”. It was definitely a treat to work with this fun and playful theme!

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Thanks for the order, Andrea! I hope that Evan had a wonderful birthday party!

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Girls Night In Cookies

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I’ve been getting quite a few cookie orders these past few weeks. As much as I dread the winter months, it’s nice to be moving on beyond Christmas. I can’t deny that by the time Christmas rolled around I was ready to throw down the bags of red and green icing and ditch the gingerbread. So I have been appreciating all of these new orders that allow a broader range of colours, shapes, and experimentation. Especially when hearts are involved.

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I absolutely love flowers. The technique used to make these silver flowers is one of my favourites. Although it takes quite a bit of time to do, it results in a very classy looking cookie. The coral pink was done at the request of the client, but I think it adds a pop of excitement and fun to the cookies.

I’m so happy to be able to do orders like these that allow a little bit of creative freedom. That’s just what I need at such a boring and drab time of year.

Have a great week, everyone!

Snickerdoodlin’

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I have been doing lots of recipe testing around here lately. I’m finally getting things in order to start up my business. It’s scary. It’s exciting. It’s busy. And it’s certainly tasty (sometimes overwhelmingly tasty–there’s only so many treats you can eat before you feel utterly ill). But through it all, I’m just trusting that what is meant to happen will happen.

The snickerdoodles are helping with that.

Holy, Cupcakes!

I’ve been on quite the cupcake kick these past couple of weeks. Something about making cupcakes is just so appealing. Maybe it’s the endless flavour combinations. Maybe it’s the fact that they take a total of ten seconds to decorate. Maybe it’s because they make a delicious afternoon (or morning, or evening, or midnight) snack. Maybe it’s just because I wanted to use my cute new cupcake carrier as much as possible. Whatever the reason, endless cupcakes have been coming out of nowhere and have been going straight into my stomach. I think it’s about time they take a little seat on the back burner for a while.

I just wanted to share a few photos of some of the cupcakes that have been contributing to my daily sugar high these past couple of days.

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These are Irish Cream Cupcakes. They are a fluffy chocolate cupcake filled with Bailey’s-chocolate ganache filling and topped with a Bailey’s coffee buttercream. These cupcakes are rich and chocolatey but don’t weigh heavy in your stomach when you eat them. The chocolate cupcakes are really light and fluffy but are nice and sweet due to the ganache filling.

These cupcakes were inspired by a holiday tradition. My family loves sipping Bailey’s infused hot drinks around the holidays. From hot chocolate to coffee, Bailey’s Irish Cream adds a delicious (and exclusively “adult”) flavour to some of winter’s finest drinks. Yum.

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These are Triple Salted Caramel Cupcakes. This recipe was one of the first cupcake recipes I had ever tried, making me fall in love with cupcake baking. The brown sugar-based cupcakes are infused with a caramel filling and topped with a generous swirl of salted caramel buttercream. I also sprinkled them with some toffee bits. The recipe can be found by visiting Sprinkle Bakes blog.

These cupcakes are so sweet but are so nicely balanced by the saltiness of the caramel and buttercream. Sweet and salty are one of my favourite combinations! These are definitely a favourite around here (after all, I have made them twice now!).

I hope you are all having an incredibly wonderful (and cupcake-filled) first week of January!