Christmas Cookies

I can no longer send a plate of Christmas cookies to my husband’s office because one of his colleagues will eat ALL the communal food before 10AM. Since I still want to send the rest of the people Christmas cookies, I decided to send everyone a personal cookie pack.
2015 Christmas Packages (4)

Everyone got a couple of sugar cookies (one with their initial), a couple of oatmeal cookies and a couple of chocolate chip cookies. The husband and I spent an hour wrapping all the packages.
2015 Christmas Packages (1)

I made slightly bigger packages for my assistants and some friends.
2015 Christmas Packages (2)

This is a package for people at my office.
2015 Christmas Packages (3)

I may have baked a few hundred cookies. I definitely used 5lbs of butter.
2015 Christmas Packages (5)

Frankenstein Cake

I had some left-over sheet cake, so I made a quick Frankenstein Cake for my husband’s office. The cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting colored green. The decorations are candy melts. The bolts are marshmallows dipped in chocolate.

Frankenstein Cake

Kidney Cake

My colleague had kidney stones, so I made him a kidney cake. Because you can’t eat a get well soon card.

Kidney Cake 1

It is a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting that I died red. I put chocolate stones inside it to represent the kidney stones.

Kidney Cake 2

Kidney Cake 3

Whole 30

This summer I tried to do the Whole 30. It was not as hard as the Internet says it was – but it was very time consuming. I motivated myself to do it by trying to make my plates as colorful as possible.

Whole30_1

Whole30_2

Whole30_3

Top Gun Cake

Top Gun Day is randomly celebrated on May 13th every year. This year, I decided to make a cake to commemorate this day since it is my husband’s favorite movie of all time. The ideas are great, but the execution and the photography didn’t match up.

At first glance, it may not look like an obvious Top Gun cake to you, but that  just means that you haven’t watched the movie enough times. The check represents a line from the movie. I had the idea for the check, the payee and the signature and the husband came up with the rest of the numbers on it. I’ll leave it to you to figure out what they mean. When you cut open the cake, there are supposed to be two airplanes dog fighting.

Top Gun Cake 1

It is a chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting. The check (or cheque) on top is white fondant that I tried to write on with some food pens. I was so focused on not smudging things that I miss-spelled Maverick.

Top Gun Cake 2