Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fondant Dog Cake Toppers

Last month, I was contacted by a nice woman who was in a major cake dilemma. She had ordered a cake for her father's 70th birthday party from a bakery. Just one week before the party, the bakery told her that they would not have time to make the fondant dogs she had ordered for the top of the cake. So she went online and found my post about the fondant dog I made for another cake. The other problem was that the party was in southern Maryland, I am in Pennsylvania, and she was flying from Michigan. She contacted me to see if I could make these dogs and ship them to Maryland for the party that week. I did some research and found that fondant decorations could be shipped if packaged properly, so I agreed to help her out--but it was the first time I ever tried to ship fondant.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Brunch - Cinnamon Buns

Brunch is my favorite meal, and what is a brunch without cinnamon buns? I make these for our Christmas morning brunch and this year I also made them for Easter brunch. Everyone loves this recipe and it makes a great leftover too. 
And you can NOT beat the smell that fills your house when these cinnamon buns are baking! Of course that was also torture when Laurie made them for Easter which of course happened to be during Passover...but she was nice enough to make an extra batch for me to enjoy the following week too.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Almond Macaroons with Orange Buttercream Filling

The last (and my personal favorite) macaroon that I made this year for Passover was an almond macaroon with an orange buttercream filling dipped in semi-sweet chocolate. I think the almond, orange, and chocolate combination was wonderful and surprisingly light. These were also the first cookies to be finished in our house, way before Passover ended.