Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SWAMPED


I placed an ad in the newspaper for cookie bouquets
for Valentine's Day, and guess what? People are
ordering them! Today is baking day just for the
cookie part, then they get laid out and the fun
begins. I think I already feel a hand cramp
coming on...


Someone calling himself a "coconut pie connoisseur"
called me for a coconut cream pie. He called later and
left me a message on my phone:

Good job--it was perfect--I thought sure you
would make it too sweet.

I think there is a compliment in there somewhere...



My favorite cakes to make, baby showers! Especially when
they let me have fun with the design. This was a carrot
cake with cream cheese icing and fondant flowers.



Another fun one. I actually traded this cake
for fresh shrimp. The birthday couple are
commercial fishermen and I surprised them
with a mini painting of their boat on sugarpaste.
What fun to see their faces when I delivered
the cake--and the shrimp were delicious!


I also delivered a wedding cake before this
one, but I was in such a hurry I didn't get
to take a picture of it. They loved it and
gave me a hefty tip, so I was happy too!



A new cookie recipe I tried out for a customer. These are
called Cappuccino Flats, made with coffee, cinnamon
and chocolate, then dipped in chocolate. Oh boy were
they good! Not real sweet and full of flavor that I
am sure would get better by the next day. I will
definitely be making these again.



The beginning of the Valentine's cookies orders...
now what was I saying about hand cramps? Each one
is individually piped, then bagged and tied. I can't
wait to start delivering these fun gifts to people in
town--their surprised reactions are priceless!



Check this out...the sun was going down and cast an
orange glow over the top of the mountain, then the
clouds moved in over the top of it. Gorgeous!




7 comments:

Niki said...

You are one busy lady :)
But everything looks so delicious. I'd love to have that cookie recipe, I like not toooo sweet.
blessings,
Niki

Anonymous said...

I love your decorating. All the cakes and cookies look yummy!

Cindy Wright
Tennessee

Corisa said...

Love the details on those cookies, WOW

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Niki--as soon as I have a chance I will post the recipe for the cookies--it is surprisingly easy.

Cindy--thank you for the compliment and thanks for visiting my blog, I am glad you are here!

Cori--thanks! Too bad you aren't here to help me decorate :-)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

such cake cookie talent... and my hands cramped in sympathy as soon as i saw the table full of goodies!
LOVE ... am speechless with the beauty of the sun set! you do without a doubt live in one of the MOST beautiful places in the world.

Jane said...

I hope it's the Cappuccino cookies you're going to post the recipe for! They look and sound YUMMY!

Mary said...

You have been a busy girl! Everything you made looks yummy. I LOVE the baby shower cake! We have 39 days until the big wedding, and so we are busy in Texas too. Wish you were here - lol!