This past week I had the privilege of baking cookies and cupcakes for a very special bunch... of cats. I donated cookies and cupcakes to a fundraiser to benefit Happy Endings No Kill Cat Shelter. This fundraising event was a private screening of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. I was asked to create pirate-themed sweets for a Bake Sale being held in conjunction with the movie. This is the largest cookie order I have done in quite some time and I was thrilled to be able to create these for such a wonderful cause.
I have not decorated anywhere near the amount of cookies I had been used to since I last posted. It's been pretty busy here. but although my piping bags have taken a backseat, my oven has not. And now I'd like to introduce the primary cause of my blog hiatus, Myles.
Myles was born in June 2010 and just turned 9 months old. He is quickly becoming my second set of hands in the kitchen. I've got a few quick pictures from this past year or so to share for now...
1 8-oz package cream cheese
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. almond extract
3 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Both batches of cookies were decorated with Royal Icing.
Special Birthday cookies for a wonderful friend! Thick Cut Outs with Royal Icing. These were a blast to make! I don't know what came over me... the ideas were just pouring out! The Zebra Print is my favorite, of course... Can't wait to use that again!
And what 21st Birthday would be complete without a few martinis?... & some hot pink nail polish.... :-)