Everyone has their favorites and this is mine...favorite cookie to make that is! I loved decorating these adorable elephants for our annual Diwali celebration. Adorning them with a little glitter, some Indian designs and lots of royal icing embellishments was just part of the fun. Watching people excited to see and eat them...priceless!
Diwali is signified by family, fireworks, food and a celebration like no other. Diyas are placed at every entrance to the house which makes them a significant part of this celebration and the reason for these cookies.
You don't always need special cookies cutters for special occasions, just a little creativity can go a long way as you can see with the Diwali diya tutorial I've posted below.
“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Creating a unified first birthday cake for two individuals can be a tricky task but not when you find the perfect theme! The mom of these twins knew right away she wanted Thing 1 and Thing 2 and after perusing Pinterest and putting together some ideas, we decided upon this cake.
The hat is 6 layers of vanilla cake with Swiss meringue buttercream frosting. The cat is chocolate cake covered in molding chocolate and the base cake is chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling. The smash cakes are airy, light vanilla cakes filled and covered with Swiss meringue frosting and fondant embellishments.
I had no clue about this doll when I got a request to make a birthday cake with a Lalaloopsy theme. The story is that this collections of dolls comes to life once they are stitched together.
The four-year old birthday girl loves Crumbs. She's the doll who loves to bake, I love that! I molded her entirely out of fondant and I used spaghetti to give her the straight lines in her legs and arms.
I can't decide who is going to love her more, the birthday girl or me?!