It's amazing what a few quick, super easy, gumpaste flowers can do for any baked good. I'm talking homemade OR store-bought.
You can whip up a ton of them very quickly. You can do them weeks ahead of time, or at the last minute. Knowing how to make these cute little flowers is a great skill to have in your party-planning toolbox.
I told you I was having fun developing different biscotti recipies! I was having iced coffee, and wanted something with a more summery flavor, and hit upon the idea of a strawberries and cream kind of twist on biscotti.
Strawberries and Cream Biscotti Recipe:
I've been on a bit of a biscotti kick, having fun, coming up with new flavors and recipes. It all started with my favorite cranberry pistachio biscotti recipe, and has taken on a life of its own at this point. The ideas keep coming.
Every My Little Pony birthday party needs rainbows. Obviously. Especially on the birthday cake.
The Viking shield cookies weren't the only thing I made for Frog Prince Paperie's How to Train Your Dragon party. I also got to make these incredibly cool, amazingly awesome edible viking helmet cupcake toppers! (I'm too proud of how these turned out to be modest here).
Have you seen the AMAZING How to Train Your Dragon party by Frog Prince Paperie? It's beautiful, it's clever, and I wish I'd been invited!
(Photo Credit: Frog Prince Paperie)
I've made plenty of sugar cookies that look like flowers, using my flower-shaped cookie cutters, but I wanted to play with a cookie design that went past the borders of the cookie itself. Why should I have to color within the lines?
This is the result. These little guys are so easy to make, but they just make me happy.
If you have a graduate in your family, you're probably awfully busy right now. Not a whole lot of time for whipping up elaborate treats, which is why I kept everything really simple for Colleen's graduation party.
Including these chocolate graduation caps, which took only seconds to put together.
I'm not the biggest fan of icing. I usually scrape most of mine off if I'm eating cake or cupcakes. So I LOVE the trend of Naked Cakes.
And as an added bonus, they're incredibly easy to make! No decorating skill required!
Looking for a fast, easy, super cute, and NO BAKE treat to add to a spread for your graduate? How about these easy diploma scroll cookies?
I love baking all sorts of treats, and I'm sure you could make your own tuile cookies to make these completely homemade, but sometimes you just need an easy win. That's what I was going for here.