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Who doesn’t love a cookie? We had a blast creating these baby shower cookies. A bib, a onesie, and a duck make a nice trio. Run and royal icing transform simple cookie cutters and patterns to well known images. We tried a new product with this batch of cookies, CK Products Royal & Picture Icing. It is a lovely product that is quick to mix, set, and very enjoyable to use. The outlines set up quickly and the run can be altered as needed without breaking down into an unusable mixture. Another benefit was a simple one package creation that didn’t require multiple bags of sugar and additions. When you don’t have the time and need a product that you can go to for success, we highly recommend it.

Yummy cookies for the new parents.

 White baby onesie outfit with pacifier candy.

 

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This cake is covered in chocolate. It is soft and pliable like fondant, but don’t be mistaken, it is pure chocolate. The cake is chocolate too. The flowers and leaves are fondant. This cake came out of a “hmm, can I do this?” moment. It was very delicious and not overly sweet.

Chocolate Tiered Dreams

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We created this retirement cake based on an old piano book we use for our player piano. It is sweet little song and it seemed appropriate for someone who finally could take some time to travel but her co-workers didn’t want to be too far behind. A Song for the Road

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This cake was one of the first ones we made. Covering a square cake in fondant is tricky and takes more time than a round cake. Making decorations out of fondant is fun and it is great to hear people ask how in the world you can make a bow or flower out of the stuff!

An Edible Package

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This was a baby shower cake we created for a couple expecting a boy. They requested “blue” coloring which we applied to the cake booties. Yes, the booties are cake, completely edible, adding additional cake pieces. We placed royal icing flowers along the border and piped in some leaves. We filled the booties with candy pacifiers and placed a decorative bracelet on the cake for a finishing touch. The icing dots are an example of how a little extra touch can make a difference on the overall look of the cake. The dots created a texture that resembled a quilt or blanket.

When you make a cake that utilizes little drop flowers or candy features you can offer the remaining items as favors or as substitutions. Drop flowers make great additions to a tea party. Want a littler sugar added to your drink? Why not use a beautiful flower. The days of dainty sugar cubes and tea parties don’t have to regulated to a thing of the past. These additions that become a part of a bakers every day world can really brighten up an event or make someone’s day.

Baby Shower Cake

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This is a picture of a cake we just created for a Dallas Cowboy fan. The sugarpaste figurine is wearing a football jersey with the number “8” on the shoulders and “Aikman” painted on the back. We included a sugarpaste couch, football, cup of coffee, and a bowl of cheesy snacks. The cake is covered in a marbelized fondant with buttercream beads surrounding it.

We had a lot of fun making this cake and the topper rests atop a tv entertainment center now. I’m curious to how long it will last.

Dallas Fan Cake

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