3D Autum Tree cookie tutorial – Guia de como hacer un galleta Arbol de otoño en 3D

Fall finally found south Texas !! I live in San Antonio and until last week we were still wearing our summer clothes. Halloween was over and Thanksgiving was around the corner but I wasn’t in the holidays mood at all. Then suddenly cold weather kick in and now . . . Fall tree-m5cake 1

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I’m back with the Day of the Dead celebration!!!! ya regrese . . . no estaba muerta andaba de parranda Dia de Muertos

I spend months crying because all my 2012 posts get lost. One day at the end of June they just disappear and to add to the drama the back up I supposedly had . . . didn’t work. This blog is my hobby but still is a lot of work and time that get lost. I finally stop my lament because my followers in Facebook keep growing even though I’m not posting anything new since this happen. Thank you to all of you !!!!!.  So to close that horrible episode in my blogging life I will re post in the near future some of the cakes and cookies that get lost (you can still find all the pictures on my flickr account), but for now let’s celebrate “El Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead) . This is a celebration that really get close to my heart when I moved away from my hometown in Mexico. Is a beautiful tradition that honor our love ones that left before us . . .

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Happy Chinese New Year 2012 ! – Feliz Año Nuevo Chino 2012

Happy Chinese New Year 2012 !!!  Last year I make an amazing collection of cookies for the celebration of the Chinese New Year that you can find here part1, here part 2 and here part 3. The picture is at the end of this post. Was amazing not only because it was beautiful but because I make a lot of their traditional symbols and also share with you their meaning. All this bla, bla, bla is just to tell you that I couldn’t came up with any new ideas so I limit myself just to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar’s symbol for 2012 “The Dragon”. Feliz Año Nuevo Chino 2012 !! El año pasado hice una espectacular coleccion de galletas (modestia aparte) para la celebracion del Año Nuevo que pueden encontrar aqui la 1ra parte, aqui la 2da parte y aqui la 3ra parte. Puse la foto de esas galletas al final de este articulo. Era espectacular no solo porque quedaron hermosas sino porque hice muchos de los simbolos tradicionales que usan durante esta celebracion y aparte les comparti sus significados. Pero bueno todo este bla, bla, bla  es solamente para confesar que no se me ocurrieron nuevas ideas, asi que me limite solamente al simbolo para el 2012 del Calendario Zodical Chino “El Dragon”

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“The Dragon” is the mightiest and most favored of the 12 zodiac signs.

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Happy New Year 2012 !!! Feliz Año Nuevo 2012

I have many things to be thankful for but the the number one is my family. I believe family is the most powerful fuel for your soul and  the best medicine when things are not as good as you would like them to be.

So from the bottom of my heart I wish you and your family the best for this New Year 2012 !!!

Tengo muchas cosas por las cuales estar agradecida pero la numero uno es mi familia. Creo firmemente que la familia es la energia mas poderosa para tu alma y la mejor medicina cuando las cosas no estan tan bien como desearias.

Asi que desde el fondo de mi corazon les deseo a ustedes y a sus familias lo mejor para este Año Nuevo 2012 !!!

 

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Merry Christmas – Feliz Navidad

Merry Christmas and blessings to all of you that follow my blog. 2011 has been a wonderful year but for me it just went too fast. My last post was for Thanksgiving and after that I got really busy and  suddenly we are on our way to a New Year. In between the holidays, I manage to make this Christmas cookies. Feliz Navidad a todos ustedes que siguen mi blog. 2011 ha sido un año maravilloso pero para mi simplemente se fue demasiado rapido. Mi ultimo articulo fue para Thanksgiving despues de eso estuve bastante ocupada y de repente ya estamos en camino a un Año Nuevo. En el transcurso me las arregle para hacer estas galletas Navideñas.

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Classic Christmas shapes

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Happy Thanksgiving cookies – Galletas Dia de Accion de Gracias

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving celebration, had a lot of family and friends visiting you and had a lot of shopping (if that is what you like).

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I had a lot of ideas for Thanksgiving cookies these year but got sick for a whole week and couldn’t bake at all.

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I was in a rush to make these last week for my son’s teachers and friends at school.

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Day of the Dead: Catrina cake and Calaveritas cookies – Dia de los Muertos Pastel de La Catrina y galletas de Calaverita

Today we celebrate el Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. Is a very important celebration because we remember and honor family or friends that are already enjoying heaven. Most people visit the cemeteries where their loved ones are buried and decorate their graves with ofrendas or altars that are rich in symbols and are a welcoming gesture for the souls that will be visiting during the festivity. The altars or offerings can also be built in their homes. Because I live far away from my family I just make these cake and cookies to celebrate my Mexican traditions and to share them with all of you.

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Skulls sugar cookies

I was in the supermarket the other day and saw another costumer with one reusable groceries bag with a skulls design that screamed “I want to be a cookie”. I try to get a mental picture of all the details but with 3 little kids around me it was almost impossible. So I head to the cashier’s area to get one just to find out that the bag was from the previous Halloween season and was not available anymore. Since then I have those cookies . . . I mean that design spinning in my head. Luckily for me, in a school event last week, a lady had the same bag and this time I have pen and paper to capture it. I was so excited and get everything ready in no time to start decorating them just to realize that I didn’t like how my 2 first attempts turn out.  So I ended up decorating them with anything and everything that came to my mind and this is the end result

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Witch fingers cookies – Galletas Dedos de Bruja

Maybe is not the most original recipe for some,  but for me was so exciting to tray it for the first time. So here you have them Witch fingers cookies. Tal vez no sea la receta mas original para algunos, pero yo estaba toda emocionada de hacerlos por primera vez. Asi que aqui estan mis galletas Dedos de Bruja

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