Anxious Scone

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He’s anxious because he knows that he’s delicious.

Macarons!

I made macarons today for the first time. Having never made them or even tasted one before I was a little worried they wouldn’t turn out. But they did! I used Sprinklebakes recipe. It was easy to follow and fun to make.

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Cake!

I just took these little tea cakes out of the oven.

The recipe was quite intensive, what with grinding and toasting almonds and browning butter and such. So I’m a little disappointed they didn’t turn out right. They’re not bad, just a little chewier than they should be. Probably over mixed.

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Now this cake:

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This cake was delicious! I whipped it up quick for a friends farewell party. It went over very well.

Valentine Heart Cookies

Valentine cookies for my loved ones. Sugar and gingerbread cookies decorated with icing sugar.

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Chocolate hearts

These are much, much tastier!!! Callebaut milk chocolate shell and white chocolate ganache filling. Delicious!!

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Owl cookies part 2

It seems like people are liking the cookies that I posted yesterday, so am going to show you how I made them.

Since I did not have an owl cutter, I used a the foot portion of a stocking shaped cutter to make the shape I needed. I cut one, then flipped the cookie dough cutout and cut it again.

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Reading Sweet Sugar Belle’s blog really inspired me to not only make cookies as Christmas gifts, but to be creative with my cookie cutters. Take a look at her blog for some amazing cookies and inspiration.

After cutting the owls out, I used a small heart cutter to mark the face area, making sure not to cut through the dough.

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After baking and cooling. I used ivory royal icing to fill in the face area. I dropped in royal icing eyes that I had previously made.

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I didn’t take photos of the next steps, so I will just explain.

I then used brown icing to make the wings. When the face and wings were dry, I filled in the body with a lighter brown. While it was still wet, I used the darker brown to make three lines across the chest. Then using a toothpick I dragged lines through the icing starting from below the three brown lines.
To finish I used orange icing to make the beak and toes.

And there you have owls!

I also made some mushrooms and acorns to include in the gift boxes.

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Cupcakes!

These are some chocolate cupcakes I made last week to congratulate my new boss. They were very yummy!

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