Happy Chanukkah!

Happy Chanukkah!

These cookies were made for a big family party, so we made about 100 of them so there would be plenty to go around, especially because they’re pretty tiny. 

I love the sparkle from the edible glitter, even though it makes a big mess and sticks to you like glue. I’ll probably be finding it all over my face for the next week!

They were a big hit, but I made a few too many and have a ton of leftovers.

These pretty silver dragees (the little silver sugar balls) can’t be found in California, so I bring them with me from Boston.

They were a bit rushed so some aren’t as perfect as I would have liked, but I’m still really happy with how these came out and no one but me cares about the tiny details anyways. 

Most importantly, they were delicious!

Sesame Street Cookies

I LOVE THESE COOKIES! They’re covered completely in glitter. Really, what can go wrong?
I made these Sesame Street cookies for a second birthday party. They were due the day after another huge project, so I got started early and made royal icing transfers a few days ahead of time so I would be able to take my time and make them as perfect as possible.
First, I traced the shapes with black royal icing onto wax paper. I used a picture underneath the wax paper so I could follow the lines.
Flood with icing on one section, dump on the glitter, and wait a few hours for the icing to dry.
 Don’t you love edible glitter?
Brush the excess off (I use a makeup brush designated for food, not cosmetics) and fill in the rest of the colors

I tie my pastry bags with twist ties so I can put them down and not worry about them exploding and making a big mess.

When they’re dry, you can just peel them off the wax paper.
Flood a cookie with any color icing and, while the icing is still wet, plop the decoration on top.

There was a little bit of bleeding because of the intense black and because they sat for a few days, but I love how they came out.

The glitter gets everywhere, but it’s worth it.

How can you resist?

Western cookies: Cowboy and Cowgirl hat and boot cookies!

Cowboy Hats and Cowboy Boots

I made cookies. They look like cowboy boots and cowboy hats and have edible glitter and gold luster dust all over them. What more can you possibly want?

Oh yeah. And I made 100 of them.

The cowboy hats were so much fun because I got to make each one a bit different and I love the sparkly gold detailing.

The cowboy boots, however, were quite a bit trickier and took FOREVER. Notice the gold spur and the clunky heel?

But they’re cute, so it was all worth it.

Indiana Jones Ark of the Covenant Cake and Sankara Stone Cake Pops

Dun dun dun dun, dun dun dun. Dun dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun dun! A friend and I threw an extravagant Indiana Jones movie marathon complete with arts and crafts, activities, decorations, and of course themed dessert. Think paper mache boulders, blacks curtains and cobwebs everywhere, make your own duct tape whips, DIY Holy Grails, fruit punch with rubber snakes,  and a red jello blob with a “heart” inside for a dramatic kali mah reenactment. We watched all 3 movies (number 4 just doesn’t count) and it was beautiful. Being the brilliant person I am, I deleted all the pictures from my camera without realizing that they were never uploaded. Uggh! Fortunately, my friends took great pictures of my desserts so I still have something nice to show you. 
 

The Ark of the Covenant cake! With red velvet insides and creamy vanilla frosting, this cake was very, very rich. I decorated it with chocolate jewels covered in luster dust and edible glitter.

The panels on the side are hand piped and made of white chocolate covered in luster dust. The little pears are edible white sugar pearls that I rolled in gold luster dust. While finishing this cake while I was sick at 1 am, I dropped the entire 8 ounce bottle of pearls on the floor. A month later, I’m still finding them EVERYWHERE!

My frind made the beautiful topper using foam board, spray paint, and a sharpie.

Ohh, shiny…

Cutting the cake.

And I made sankara stone cake pops. Easy to make, even easier to eat, and oh so cute!