Wednesday, July 28, 2010

a new blog series and something sweet

...In My Kitchen...

I've been cooking and baking a lot lately so I thought I would start a new series on my blog, dedicated to sharing recipes and such. I'm not sure if I'll be very consistent or if it will even be a weekly thing, but I'll do my best!

This is my kitchen! Please excuse the ugly beer bottles on the top of the fridge and the all around clutter!


One of my very best friends at work celebrated her birthday earlier this week. I knew I had to make something special for her, so I went with sugar cookies! I used The Cookie Queen's [aka Pink Martinis and Pearls] sugar cookie and royal icing recipes. I also used one of my favorite cookie cutters...a cupcake, of course!

For this particular cookie, I also needed red food coloring, colored sprinkles, and red skittles, in addition to the recipe ingredients. After baking the cookies, I made a batch of royal icing and separated it into 4 containers - one for thick white icing to outline the "frosting" of the cupcake, one for thin white icing to fill the frosting, one for thick pink icing to outline the base of the cupcake, and one for the thin pink icing to fill the base. Once the pink portion dried, I added some vertical lines to symbolize the cupcake liner.

I would say that this time around, my experience was much better than the last time I made decorated sugar cookies.




I packaged the cookies up in these cute little treat boxes I found at Cost Plus World Market. The box was originally for cupcakes and came with an insert, but I just omitted that part. I can't find the boxes online, but it was such a good find. I recommend that if you bake a lot of treats to go check out your Cost Plus soon. They were 50% off so it was around $2.99 for 3 boxes!!


What do you think?

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And now to continue with the cupcake theme...a Giveaway!



cupcake cookie cutters

cupcake spatula

orange-swirl cupcake liners

If you'd like to enter, please leave a comment on this post. It can say anything. Leave it by next Wednesday :)

60 comments:

Aly said...

Ben does the same thing! He puts the beer bottles on top of the fridge, drives me nuts!

MissRamyaP said...

love this blog! how did you make the icing look so neat?

Lucky in Love said...

Those cookies are seriously amazing! Great job :)

capperson said...

I love the cookies! They are sooo pretty and look proffessional!!

I love anything Cupcake :)

Jess said...

Ive been baking A LOT lately too! I love baking stuff!

zentmrs said...

Those cookies are so CUTE! Great job!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Those cookies are so pretty! They look like something you would find in an upscale bakery. I don't know how you got the icing to look so perfect.

Brittany said...

You are so talented, Angela!

These would all make the perfect gift for my best friend (who has a birthday in August)! She makes some amazing cupcakes, as well! =.)

Have a great day!

Becky said...

Those cupcakes look great girl! How did you get your icing so straight on there? They look perfect! Looking forward to many more recipes :)

Lauren said...

i am in LOVE with those cookies! i want to make them now! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw, your cookies turned out so good! I thought they were one's you bought :) I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Trish said...

Sweetheart, you are amazingly talented! While I am a pretty good cook, I can't bake to save my life! You could totally start up a little baking side business, those are so professional :)

What a precious giveaway, I am obsessed with those cupcake liners! xoxox

Belle on Heels said...

so, so cute! you could have your own bakery!

Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

OH my gosh! Soooo ridiculously cute! I can't even get over it!

KatiePerk said...

Wow! Those turned out awesome! you are too cute!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Love the cookies. How do you do that frosting so good?

Brandi said...

Those cookie are too cute and they look delish.

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, so cute!! They look professional! You need to give a tutorial!

Jenni said...

Oh my goodness those are DARLING!!! Now I want to go baking!!!!

Tina said...

These cookies are so stinking cute --- I would love to be entered in your giveaway --- what fun!

Annie said...

I am SO impressed with your cookies!! They are too cute to eat!! :)

The Ramblings of a Thirtysomething Wife said...

Such cute cookies! I *heart* cupcakes!

PreppyBumpkin said...

Precious cookies & giveaway!

Pink Martini said...

Absolutely adorable!! Did you enter my cutter give-away this week? I haven't made cupcake design cookies yet but these are so cute you've made me want to! Love the packaging idea too!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I can't believe you made those cookies! They are ADORABLE!!!!!
Love the giveaway items!

KellyV said...

Those cookies are amazing! The goodies in the giveaway would be perfect for my upcoming birthday :)

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

The cookies look amazing! Also great giveaway. I would love to win!

Krista said...

Ooo! I'd love to win that cupcake cookie cutter! You did such a great job on those cookies! One of your In the Kitchen posts should be about how you decorate your sugar cookies to look so professional. I know you said one thick, one thin, etc, but I need more help than that!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

yay for cupcakes and your super sweet giveaway! hope i win! xoxo

Henley on the Horn said...

Wow! I couldn't make such pretty cookies if I TRIED!

Politics and Pearls said...

You are the Best! They totally look like designer cookies. I am inspired by your thoughtfulness. :)

flip flops and pearls said...

Send me some!! Those look awesome!!

Come see me at my new, I have PUBLIC one finally! lol

xxoo

CT Cupcake said...

your cookies look amazing! love all the goodies too. I am well known among my social circle for my love of baking and threw myself self a cupcake themed birthday party!

Michelle said...

What sweet cupcake cookies!!!

I seriously need to know your secret because I'm really, really bad at baking/decorating cookies.

olivetto said...

Wow! Those look great! Mine always look weird... :)

Mrs. Jansson said...

Those are too danger cute! What talent you have. I'm looking forward to your new series & getting ideas from you. Love, Mrs Jansson

Juliana said...

You are so very talented!! Love this post!

Michelle said...

The cupcake cookies are cute, and you did a much better job that I could even attempt!

Angela said...

The cupcake cookies you made are seriously adorable, and right up my alley :)

Day Old News said...

Um, if I ever run into you in LA, I will be the person begging for decorating lessons! You have mad skillz!

abi said...

I love cupcakes! And your cookies are so cute.

Christina said...

what a cute giveaway!

Pink Peonies & Pearls said...

ummm those cookies look professionally made, oh my goodness!

Elizabeth @ A Classic Pearl said...

How do you make the icing so perfect? They look bakery-worthy!

Jules said...

Angela, I have to say that you have outdone yourself with these cookies. They are too cute for words and the box that you packaged them in really buttons things up and makes it gift ready. I honestly think you could and should open your own Etsy shop. I can almost taste the sugar from here :)

This giveaway is so cute. Please count me in. I love anything cupcake related.

Mr. and Mrs. B said...

your cookies look great! I'd hire you to make some for me in a heart beat!

Shoshanah said...

Your cookies are so cute! I'm so impressed that you made them since they look so professional. Of course if I wound up with that cupcake cookie cutter mine would look nothing like yours.

Laur said...

How adorable!!!! I love your cookies!!! and am your newest follower!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness...I love cupcakes and would these little additions to my kitchen.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Polish and Pearls said...

Yum, they look amazing!!!

Princess Aurora said...

My goal this winter is to learn how to ice and flood cookies :) I am very excited!!! Yours are darling!!!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh... your cookies are 110% perfect and CUTE. You're so talented!

Carole said...

You did a beautiful job decorating and packaging those cookies. Brava!

I'm so glad that I found your blog; I'm a new follower. I love the cupcake papers--they're adorable.

Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Rachel said...

What an awesome giveaway! and your cookies look incredible!

BroncoMom said...

Such a sweet lil giveaway.
Please add my name to your list of wanna be winners!
BroncoMom.is.ann@gmail.com
Thanks Ms. Sweet Tea!!

Susannah said...

You are going to DIE when you see the pics of my hot mess cupcake sugar cookies-I should have hired YOU!

Muffy said...

OMG. Those cookies look AMAZING!!!!! Seriously professional. I would die if I won this giveaway. Consider me entered! HA!

Kate said...

Those cookies are too pretty to eat! Seriously. You need to open your own bakery!

Katie said...

These cupcakes are adorable!!! You did SUCH a good job!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Those cookies look so good! I'm lousy at making cookies, I have to bribe my fiends to make them for me at holiday time!

 
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