Cookies for the Year of the Horse in 2014, never have the opportunity to share here in my blog. Enjoy them.
One of the first times I used shadows to enhance the details in the horse face. I use black gel color mixed with a little bit of alcohol (tequila, vodka, even lemon extract works) and apply it with a fine brush.
Wet on wet technique for the flowers in the lanterns, all the gold details were brush with luster dust also mix with alcohol.
More Chinese cookies! I’m not sure but is probably the color combination that attract me to Chinese symbols and today I will show you how I make these staple of Chinese culture the Koi fish that represent Harmony and Happiness and is tied to the Ying Yang symbol.
I bake conchas for the first time and they turn out delicious. From all bread I made lately these mini conchas are at the top, they turn out soft, spongy, not too sweet and with a really nice flavor . Conchas (Spanish for sea shell) is a traditional sweet bread from Mexico with a sea shell shaped topping. Forgive me but mine are shaped with hearts because were for my kids Valentine’s Day celebration.
Conchas are one of Mexican’s favorite treats consumed as breakfast or for merienda (late supper) with coffee or a hot chocolate. Mmmmm . . .
Hope everybody already finished all your Christmas preparations and shopping, so you can have time to make these pretty mini birdhouse cookie pops. I bet you also will have time to make this super easy snowy cookie pop stand to display them.
I won the most recent Cake Central inspirational Challenge! The theme was Birdhouses and you can see the images included in the inspirational board here. My entry included a big gingerbread Birdhouse, some medium, and tiny little one as cupcake topper and pops. Also decorated cookies.
The best part is that my creations will be feature in Cake Central Magazine
Let me share with you the steps to create the big bird house.
I’m already in the Christmas spirit thanks to JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa! My family enjoyed their spectacular JW Illumination holiday light show where hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights are choreographed to joyful holiday music as part of the resort’s outdoor wonderland. I haven’t started baking this year’s Christmas treats yet so I will share a special treat we got and pictures of our visit to the JW Marriott; just to cheer up your Holiday spirit !.
This is a special Holiday cookie with the resort logo imprinted in milk chocolate. Not only did the cookie look amazing but it was delicious!
Let me share all the details from our incredible evening in the JW Marriot.
Picture courtesy of JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort &Spa
Tinsel the JW Elf was our host. My kids love her! If you want to meet her, Tinsel will be visiting the Village Shopping Center’s Toy’s for Tots event on Dec. 14th
Picture courtesy of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort &Spa
On this special time of the year Cake Central invited all its members to join its Autumn Quilt Inspiration Challenge, and my cookies place as a runner up
All entries must be inspired by the designs and colors included in this Autumn Quilt Inspiration – Pinterest board.
More fall cookies – Scarecrows and fall wreaths!!
For the big scarecrows I use a witch face cookie cutter from a Wilton Halloween set and for the wreath cookies I use a Christmas Wreath cutter and the same technique that I use for my 3-D fall Tree cookie last year. Actually this set is also from last year cookies.
As you can see in the next picture I also use mini cutters in combination with the Christmas Wreath, I use a mini skull cutter upside down for the scarecrow.
Two months ago I had my cake club annual event called Day of Sharing and the theme was “Born in the U.S.A.” This was the post card for publicity and the cake is mine!!
I made this cookies for the event but they are perfect as 4th of July cookies.
I didn’t plan to make any cookies for Easter but my dear friend Path called to request some. I usually decide in advance what shapes, cutter or color scheme I’m going to use but she needed the cookies for the next day, so I just use roses for inspiration.