This past weekend, I had the pleasure of making wedding cupcakes for a friend of mine and her new husband. Now, I was a little anxious about making these cupcakes because, although I’ve made cupcakes for a wedding before, this bride wasn’t going to have a huge wedding cake in addition to the cupcakes. There was a smaller cake topper but other than that, these cupcakes were it. Needless to say, I wanted them to be perfect.
Perfect blank canvasses to work on.
The final product
I truly loved how these turned out and if the comments I heard while I was setting up was any indication, the happy couple did too.
Like I said back in April, wedding season is upon us. The past few weeks, I’ve been busy working on some wedding treats for my cousin and his lovely new wife. They were pretty open to whatever idea I came up with and wanted the cookies to be a surprise. The only catch – that I stick within their colour scheme. Fine by me. Here’s what I created:
Bride and Groom cookies
Plenty of hearts for the big day…
…and of course, cupcakes are a must!
As an adult, we don’t often have themes for our birthday parties. It usually only involves a couple phone calls, a dinner reservation, and a cake. I was lucky enough to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday party with a “Sex and the City” theme. It was amazing! So elaborate with every detail in check, including fashion-themed cookies that even Carrie Bradshaw would love.
Note: with a few minor tweaks and additions, these would make great bachelorette party treats!
…and what better way to celebrate than cookies?
I’ve received a lot of requests lately for wedding themed treats which are always fun to make since I’m a huge girly girl and anything with loads of pink in it makes me happy.
Recently I was asked to make some cookies for a future bride to give to her bridesmaids. Honestly, is there a better way to ask your best girls to stand by your side on your big day?
Recently I received the largest order to date – 150 cupcakes, individually packaged, all topped with a logo. Needless to say, I was very busy, frantically baking in my little kitchen. It looked like a scene from a movie, flour all over the place, ingredients covering all countertops and tables. My little kitchen is not equipped for such orders but I made do. In the end, they turned out great! And I was able to used a new technique I learned using edible images. They looked so cool!
Thanks so much for the support, Toronto Rehab! I hope you enjoyed them!
Angry Bird cookies have been my most frequently requested cookie design. This past weekend was probably the 4th time I’ve made them in 6 months! And while they are fun to make, the details in the characters makes it quite the task to take on. Most people would not be so particular about the cookies, but the perfectionist in me just needs to get the details just right.
Even though the thought of making another angry bird cookie makes me cringe, I make them anyway because in the end, they’re always such a hit…and I’m always pretty proud of the outcome.
So in honour of the countless Angry Bird cookies I have made, I thought I’d share them with you here:
Recently, I tried my hand at making Ninja Turtle Cookies. I hope these are the new frequently requested cookies!
I know Valentine’s Day has passed but it’s never to late to spread a little love. And blog about this years treats.
This year, I was asked to make some tasty Valentine’s Day cookies with two different themes. One was a more traditional “hearts” theme with some fashionable shoes thrown into the mix.
The other theme was a very sweet “My day is better when I talk to you” theme.
Both were really fun to make!
I was also asked to make some Valentine’s Day cupcakes. There was no theme discussed. I only promised to make the nice and “Valentine-y”.
I had bought a few Valentine’s themed food stamps that I had not yet put to use so I decided to bust them out and make some “robot-love” cupcakes.
So fun to be able to get creative with the Valentine’s Day theme! In my opinion, you should spread the love year round but it’s nice to have a day dedicated to it!
Merry Christmas, everyone! Just wanted to share some recent Christmas cookies I’ve made for the holidays. Enjoy!
Traditional Christmas Cookies
Winter Wonderland Cookies
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I can’t believe it’s the end of August already. More than that, I can’t believe Baked for Good has been up and running for almost nine months now. I’m so grateful for the support that Baked for Good has been receiving. It’s really been quite overwhelming.
Since it’s been a while since my last post, I thought I’d share some pictures of what I’ve been up to since the last post.
I was asked by a friend to create these 21st Birthday Cookies for a young fashionista. Since I’m a total girly girl at heart, these cookies were so fun to make!
Next up, I was asked to make “Good Luck” cookies with no specific directions as to how the customer wanted them to look. I tried to look up ideas online and came across a bunch of images of horseshoe cookies or shamrocks. They looked great but had too much of a St. Patty’s day vibe. I came up with these “Good Luck” Stars and they were a hit!
I had a little bit of dough left and some extra icing to decorate so I had a little fun and created these little guys:
My aunt gifted me with a set of 30+ cookies cutters, most of which I have yet to use. I was dying to find an occasion to use these cute little elephants but when it comes to sugar cookies, do you really need an occasion? My answer is always NO, especially with a cookie this cute.
These little onesies made their way all the way to California to congratulate my cousin and his wife on their new baby.
Lastly, I found the recipe for these Maple Chocolate Chip Pancake Cupcakes on one of the blogs I visit regularly, www.kevinandamanda.com. I tried to resist them but this is proof that resistance is futile. I couldn’t get them out of my head and in the end, they were as good as I imagined.
It’s been a busy summer for me and I’ve been quite slack in updating this website but I thought I would post a little about what I’ve been creating lately.
I’ve received quite a variety of cookies order ranging from baptism cookies to zombie cookies to Canada Day cookies.
Baptism Cookies for my lovely niece
Guns for taking out those zombies
Celebrating the birth of our country
Looks good, eh?
In addition to these delicious cookies above, I was also asked to create Blue Velvet Blue Butterfly Cupcakes for a bridal shower. I said yes without hesitation only to later ask myself, “What the heck is Blue Velvet??” It turns out they’re as easy to make as Red Velvet Cupcakes and, done right, look equally cute. To the recipient of these lovely cupcakes, I hope you enjoy them!
What do you guys think?