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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Thanksgiving is here! Here are a few cookies I've been making for this special time of year.  I re-designed my turkey from last year and like him so much better, he's a cute little guy :)  Last year's turkey reminded me more of a duck!

Gold Acorn Cookies

Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving and I am sure most of you will be enjoying the wonderful food that we are blessed with on this holiday. I know my children and husband are looking forward to it, better go and brine the turkey!

Bagged and ready for delivery!

Happy Cooking and Baking tomorrow!

Sugar & Spice, Hannah ~

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Autumn Cookie Collection

Autumn Cookie Collection
 Baking in the Autumn is wonderful.  It warms the house on those cool days (which actually I don't get too many being in Florida) and fills it with a wonderful aroma. I love this time of year.

So while it's perfect weather I've been working on my Autumn Cookie Collection.  The colours have a warm feeling to them and I totally feel like I'm walking through the woods on a nippy morning when I look at them.
Fall Leaf Cookies

I dusted the leaves with petal dust and love the effect it gave them.  The veins were piped on and then I sprinkled disco dust on them.  They were very easy to make and the result is great.
Acorn Cookies

I also dusted the acorns and although they look great I think I will have to rethink it as the Royal Icing seemed to absorb the petal dust around the edges. Perhaps I'll have to invest in an airbrush for next year!!

I decided to try out Sugarbelle's design for the pumpkins.  They were so simple and I love the look of them.  Callye does some amazing work, you can find her at and also on Facebook (SugarBelle's) If you like making cookies and thought mine were good, go check out Callye's work!

Enjoy this season and all the wonderful things it brings.

Sugar & Spice, Hannah~

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cupcake Designs by Lindy Smith

 Here are a few cupcakes I've been making the last couple of weeks.  Very opposite in design and flavour, but nevertheless they were both very fun to make!

These designs are not my own.  I found them from a book I have called "Bake Me I'm Yours... Celebration Cupcakes" by Lindy Smith.  She has amazing designs and great recipes.  I highly recommend her books.

Milk Chocolate Cupcake with Whiskey Buttercream!

I have never made Pumpkin Cupcakes before and so I thought it would be fun to do some experimenting.  I found a Martha Stewart recipe and after "tweaking" it a little ended up with an amazingly moist cupcake.  (I am sure the original recipe of Martha's would have turned out just as good, I just prefer to mix things in a more traditional way and use ingredients I am familiar with)

Pumpkin Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

It's almost time for turkey and lots and lots of pumpkin, hopefully I'll be in full swing of things in the coming days!!

Sugar & Spice, Hannah ~