For my sisters birthday , I had to get creative with her birthday cake. She’s not a huge fan of cake or chocolate, but she LOVES cookies. I found this amazing cookie recipe. I modified the recipe by cutting the sugar down by 1/4 cup and adding white chocolate chips. I used three cookies and fondant to create this little cookie cupcake for my sister :)
I don’t claim to be a master chef, but I do love sharing a good recipe when I find one! These chewy chocolaty cookies were a huge hit with my friends & family, and they have lasted for days! I followed this recipe, with the following modifications.
- I cut the sugar down by 1/4 cup. I could probably cut it down by a full half cup next time. They’re very sweet, which is not necessarily a bad thing!
- I used 1/2 semisweet chocolate chips & 1/2 white chocolate chips.
- I chilled my dough for about 30 minutes before rolling them into balls and sticking them in the oven. Without this step, I never would have been able to make 45 perfectly even cookies.
Today, some friends, my mom, sister and I went to a cupcake class at Bakersville in Mississauga. Groupon had accidentally booked us for the wrong class, so I had yet another encounter with fondant. Though we were looking forward to working with icing, we had a great time, and thanks to Groupon, the deal was absolutely fantastic! Here are some of the cupcakes we made :)
For our New Years Eve party, my sister and I baked and decorated a simple vanilla cake with icing and fondant. We modified the recipe slightly by adding a pinch of salt and increasing the milk to 3/4 cup. The cake was a huge hit, and the party was awesome after a week of sickness :)
I wish all of you a very very happy 2013, filled with family, friends, and fortune :)
These Sugar Cookies really have become a Christmas favourite. My sister and I followed the recipe to a T, except we had added one less egg (The last time I made these cookies, the dough was a bit too liquid, this time it was perfect). I know the recipe calls for an hour of refrigeration, but we wrapped it tightly in wax paper & cling wrap, and refrigerated the dough overnight.
We baked three batches, one for my sisters office, one for a secret Santa, and one for my closest friend (Who finished the entire batch of cookies in a day!). I got a really cute Christmas cookie box from Walmart to put the cookies in for the Secret Santa gift :) We barely had any cookies left for us, so we will definitely be baking more of these over the next couple of weeks.
A coworker found a great Groupon for a cake decorating lesson at Sugar Tiers in Markham. We had a great time cutting the cake, icing it, and decorating with Fondant :) My friends and I also had a great time eating the cake ;). These workshops book very fast, so if you do find a free spot for their workshop, you should all try it out!