Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

Wow! Have I really not blogged since Valentines Day? Things have been busy around here! Besides keeping up with my almost 15 month old I hosted a baby shower and went to a bachelorette party. 

My very good friend Whitney and I threw a baby shower for a friend who we met in our neighborhood. Whitney and I being the bakers we are went all out! 

Whitney created a beautiful vanilla cake layered with raspberry cream cheese frosting and lemon curd, and then covered the cake in fondant. It was nothing short of amazing!!!!!

Whitney also made vanilla cupcakes to accompany the cake and I made chocolate. 

For the party favors I made sugar and chocolate cookies and packaged each one in a bag for every guest to take home.

Last weekend I attended a bachelorette party for a friend of mine from high school. She is moving this weekend to Paris with her fiance for 3 years so we needed to do the party before she left. The wedding will be at the end of summer in Aspen which I am WAY looking forward to. My friends are always commenting on my baking photos so I wanted to make them some special treats since they all live in Houston and haven't tasted any of my creations. 

I made lingerie sugar cookies since we threw her a lingerie shower the night before. I didn't have a "butt" cookie cutter so I used a dog bone and cut off the straight part. They turned out pretty good for my first try. I made bras, thongs, briefs, and regular panties. As much as I enjoy making sugar cookies I don't think I'll be making more any time soon! It took me 4 hours just to decorate them!

And since I loved Whitney's cake soooo much I wanted to bake cupcakes just like it! She was so kind to let me have her leftover lemon curd and borrow some raspberry jam. I put a squirt of lemon curd in the middle of each cupcake before icing them with the raspberry cream cheese frosting. They turned out beautifully!

Ok! No more baking posts for a while! I'm taking a break from sugar!


  1. I totally LOVED the lingerie cookies Jenn!! Thanks so much xoxo

  2. Wow, your cupcakes are beautiful and look delicious. What recipe did you use for the cupcakes?