Vampire Cookies – Galletas de vampiros

Halloween Season finally arrived to my blog !!! I don’t know why but since school started I just don’t have time to decorate anything to present you. Anyway last Monday was my cake club monthly meeting and we had our Halloween party, so I make these Vampire’s inspired  cookies and some others that I will show you later. La temporada de Halloween finalmente llego a mi pagina !! No se ni porque pero desde que el ciclo escolar empezo simplemente no he tenido tiempo de decorar nada que les pueda presentar. Bueno pero el pasado lunes fue mi junta mensual del club de pasteleros y tuvimos nuestra celebracion de Halloween, asi que hice estas galletas inspiradas en vampiros y otras mas que luego les mostrare

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My favorite was the Vampire face which I get from a bell cookie cutter with some little trim (on the top) and attachments (for the ears and cape). Mi favorita es la cara del vampiro para la cual use un cortador de campana con unos peque#os cortes (en la parte de arriba) y unos plegantes (para las orejas y el cuello de la capa).

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4th of July stain glass cookies – total disaster / Galletas para celebrar el Dia de la Independencia – desastre total

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I was so excited yesterday baking cookies to decorate them with 4th of July theme but things didn’t go well since the beginning, these are the final cookies and in my next post I will show you how to make stained glass cookies; but for now just let me share my frustration . . . . hahahahahahaha Estaba super emocionada ayer horneando galletas para decorarlas para el dia 4th de Julio que se festeja la Independencia de los Estados Unidos pero las cosas no fueron bien desde el pincipio, estas son las galletas finales y en el proximo articulo les mostrare como se hacen estas galletas de caramelo macizo; por ahora solo dejenme compartirles mi frustacion . . . jajajajajajaja

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these are only around 40% of the total I decorated last night (that is the only time I have to work in this hobby). The rest were total lost after my little son (21months old) climb to a chair to grab the baking sheet I had on the kitchen counter with all the cookies.  I probably look like this when I found out. Estas son alrededor del 40% del total de galletas que decore anoche (es a la unica hora que puedo trabajar en este hobby). El resto de las galletas fueron perdida total despues de que mi hijo peuqeño se subio a una silla y agaro la charola que tenia en la cocina con todas las galletas que se estaban secando. Probablemente asi me veia cuando descubri lo sucedido.

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Roses and Butterflies Bridal Shower – Rosas y Mariposas Despedida de Soltera

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I didn’t make anything special to commemorate the Royal Weeding but I think this post is appropriate for the occasion. No hice nada especial para celebrar la Boda Real pero creo que este articulo es apropiado para la ocasion.

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My mini-roses resemble a little bit the English Roses that are going to be use in abundance in the cake and floral arrangements in Prince William and Kate’s wedding. Mis mini-rosas se parecen un poco a la variedad de Rosa Inglesa que usaran abundantemente en el pastel y los arreglos florales de la boda del Principe William y Kate.

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Easter Bunnies and Chicks cookies – Galletas de Pascua Conejos y Pollitas

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I’m the official baker on my son’s preschool class so these are my cookies for their Easter’s party. Soy la pastelera oficial del salon del Jardin de Niños de mi hijo, asi que estas son las galletas que les hice para su fiesta de Pascua.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Small Treats – Pequeños postres de la Virgen de Guadalupe

I can’t believe time goes by so fast, is already a week since my last post with all my “Our Lady of Guadalupe” cakes were I promise to share other treats that I have prepared to complement those cakes. I was really busy this week but here they are as an example of how versatile a theme can be :
No puedo creer como el tiempo pasa volando, ya ha pasado mas de una semana desde mi ultima publicacion con todos los pasteles de la Virgen de Guadalupe donde les prometi que les compartiria todos los otros postres pequeños que he preparado para complementar esos pasteles. Estuve muy ocupada durante la semana pero aqui se las presento como ejemplo de cual versatil un motivo puede ser:

First DECORATED SUGAR COOKIES with royal icing, recipes here and here. 3 different styles – just face, whole body and standing cookie with fondant roses. Primero GALLETAS DE AZUCAR DECORADAS con merengue royal si quieren la recetas estan aqui y aca. 3 estilos diferentes -solo la carita, el cuerpo completo y una galleta vertical con flores de fondant.
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Spring Butterflies stained glass cookies – Mariposas de Primavera

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We are so close to Spring  that I can already feel it. So I went ahead and got a butterfly cookie cutter to start celebrating. Estamos tan cerca de la Primavera que ya casi puedo sentirla, por lo que me adelante y me fui a comprar un cortador de galletas en forma de mariposa para empezar a celebrar.
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This is what I came up with, a set of stained glass sugar cookies decorated with royal icing. I really like how stained glass cookies look and my kids really love to eat them. Esto es lo que se me ocurrio, una coleccion de galletas de azucar con caramelo macizo detalladas con merengue royal. Realmente me gusta mucho como lucen las galletas con ventanal de caramelo y a mis hijos les encanta comerselas.
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Heart Cookie contest in Haniela’s Blog

Sorry I haven’t post anything new lately but I got post-Holiday’s depression . . .hahahaha . . . just kidding, what I really don’t like and make me feel a little bit down is the crazy cold weather we have had in San Antonio for the last couple of weeks.  Anyway, what brings me back the inspiration is a “Heart’s Decorated Cookie Contest” that Haniela’s – Food & Fotography is hosting in her blog. For those that don’t know her, all her recipes and how to do’s are amazing.  The contests is all about hearts that Haniela said is the most recognized shape in the world (for those wondering cross and crescent follow it). Your entry should have a “heart” shape included and you are allowed to use any edible decoration.

Una disculpa porque no he publicado nada nuevo ultimamente pero es que me dio depresion post-fiestas decembrinas . . . jajajajaja . . . solo bromeaba, lo que relmente no me gusta y me tenia medio apachurrada es el loco clima tan frio que hemos tenido en San Antonio en las ultimas semanas. Pero bueno lo que me devolvio la inspiracion es el “concurso de galletas decoradas en forma de Corazon” que Haniela’s – Food & Fotography esta organizando en su blog. Para los que no la conocen, dejenme decirles que todas sus recetas e la informacion  que comparte es realmente espectacular. El concurso se trata de “Corazones” que Haniela comenta es el simbolo mas reconocido en el mundo (para los curiosos los simbolos que le siguen son la cruz y la luna). Para participar tu galleta debe tener incluida una figura de corazon y puedes usar cualquier tipo de decoracion que sea comestible.

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Royal Icing recipe – Merengue Royal

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I know . . . I know . . . Holiday Season is over but I wanted to show you the rest of my 2010 royal icing decorated cookies !!!!!  they are really pretty don’t you think? Well if you like them you should try to make them for your next holiday or special event.

 

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For all the Christmas’ season I use the same sugar cookie recipe . For the royal icing,  I been searching a lot of recipes and almost all of them have the same ingredients. The only difference is that you can make it using meringue powder or egg whites. I have tried both and the one with egg whites taste a little better however you have to use it fast. Here’s the recipe that I use with meringue powder .

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Santa is here !!! Cake

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This was the only cake I prepared during the Holiday Season. The cake was vanilla flavor, I filled it with a delicious fresh strawberry mousse and covered with Swiss meringue. On top of that I covered and decorate it with Marshmallow Fondant and some sugar paste and royal icing accents.
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The cake was a request from a friend that wanted something really special for one of her good friend. The cake travel all the way to Houston and I heard that they really like it. Yeesss. !!!

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Happy New Year 2011 !!!

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I been kind of busy but wanted to send you my best wishes for this New Year .

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I’m very excited for all that this year may bring and hope you are too. Happy 2011!!

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He estado un poco ocupada pero queria mandarles mis mejores deseos para este Año Nuevo.

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Estoy muy entusiasmada por todo lo que este año traera consigo y espero que ustedes tambien lo esten.  Feliz 2011!!!

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