Holiday Cakes and Cookies Archives

Packing Baked Goods for the Holidays

Packing Baked Goods for the Holidays

I've always thought that one of the best things to send someone as a holiday present are homemade baked goods. Baked goods can be made cheaply, be delightful surprises for their recipients, and have a personal touch that buying something pre-packaged from the store lacks. But you can be the best baker in the world, and ...

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Mother’s Day Cake Ideas

Mother's Day Cake Ideas

Here is a little inspiration for your mother's day cake. What is better than a cake for this special occasion. Make a cake of any size or shape. Use fondant, buttercream, ganache, pearl dust, pre-made decorations or any other final touches that you would like. Take a look at the photos to personalize your ...

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St Patrick’s Day Cakes

St Patrick's Day Cakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day friends! Looking for some great cake ideas to impress your Irish friends. Green and white are St Patrick's day signature colors and open up some great possibilities for your cake. Remember it is all about fun. Go green! If you like one of the pictures above follow these links to ...

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Valentine’s Day Cake Ideas

Valentine's Day Cake Ideas

Searching through the many superb baker blogs out there I found some great Valentine's cake recipes that I would like to share. It is amazing the amount of bloggers out there sharing their ideas and recipes. Being a true chocoholic I just love Valentine's day. See what great recipes I found. This is only a small ...

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More Cookie Swap Recipes

More Cookie Swap Recipes

Cookie swap continues... I generally use six to seven cookie recipes for my cookie swap.  Each person brings: Ingredients to make one cookie batch Containers to bring cookies home Some equipment if needed - baking pans, silpat mats, decorating supplies I usually provide the sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and eggs. Today I will showcase two new recipes.  One ...

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Cookie Swap Recipes

Cookie Swap Recipes

For years while I owned my Inn I would offer a cookie swap class each holiday season. Six people would gather in my kitchen and we would each back a batch of cookies and at the end of the night we would swap the cookies. Each person would go home with six or more different ...

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Fall Pumpkin Recipes – Part II

Fall Pumpkin Recipes - Part II

I love the fall season but it really  has been a rough week.  Hurricane Sandy has been a sobering reminder about Mother Nature.  I never thought the power would be out as long as it was.  Nothing is worse than being cold.  And trying to get gas for our cars and generator has been a ...

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Fall Pumpkin Recipes – Part I

Fall Pumpkin Recipes - Part I

The smell of spice and pumpkin makes Fall one of my favorite times of the year. As a former innkeeper I've tangled with hundreds of pumpkin recipes. Some were great, but some were flops, never to be seen by any guest. I would like to share some of my favorites with you. On the top of ...

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Spooky cakes

Spooky cakes

There is nothing like a spooky cake to set the Halloween mood. Check out a few of these spooky Halloween cakes and some even have how to instructions. http://storify.com/wswanliz/spooky-cakes

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Halloween Cake Decorating Ideas

Halloween Cake Decorating Ideas

The weather is turning cold, fall has arrived and it is almost time to decorate Halloween cakes. I was never the creative kid with the great costume. Halloween to me was about all that candy and beautiful Halloween cakes. I have gathered some great pictures to give you some halloween cake ideas.

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Mother’s Day Cake Ideas

Mother's Day Cake Ideas

If you are looking for some great Mother’s Day cake decorating ideas take a look at my collection of Mother’s Day Cakes. I searched the web and picked some great Mother’s Day pictures. After you browse the Mother’s day cake pictures take a look at the videos on how to make a cake for Mother’s Day.

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Decorated Easter Cakes

Decorated Easter Cakes

Easter is almost upon us and I’ve found some great Easter Cakes. There is nothing like a lovely decorated Easter Cake to brighten up the day!

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