Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies to Die For!

I totally forgot gift for the kids teachers this year. I've been super busy starting my business and it just kinda slipped my mind. So the kids and I whipped up some chocolate chip cookies last minute and decorated some gift bags.

This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, it's from my old beat up Betty Crocker cookbook. They are perfect. Soft on the inside and firm on the outside. They taste like the best homemade chocolate cookies ever. If there is one thing I have perfected it is these cookies! Here's the recipe:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375.
Beat sugars, butter, egg and vanilla.
Mix flour, baking soda and salt together in a separate bowl.
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and stir until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips, dough will be quite stiff.
Drop large rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Cake For a Princess

I am still working on the lime green and purple cake, cupcakes and party outfit. I wanted to share a photo of the cake from my own princess' party. Georgina who was turning 3 requested a black and white polka dot cake with pink flowers. Quite the order!
I made it 3 tiers, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, with vanilla butercream, and fondant. There was about 50 people at the party and there was still lots of cake left over.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wedding cakes are lots of work!

Last night Mark and I decorated a wedding cake for a friend of his. He arrived with Dolly at 830 and we finished the cake at 1230. It turned out perfectly. Vanilla pound cake with a creamy caramel filling, vanilla butter cream and vanilla fondant. Mark who used to be a baker did some beautiful free hand  piping on the side.

I also picked up some green and purple supplies for the  princess party  photo shoot. I am hoping to get everything finished this week so we can take photos this weekend.

I also uploaded new cupcake liners into the store. Check them out!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Princess Party Prep

Working with Mark on a cake tonight for a wedding, and I am in the planning stages for a princess party photo shoot. Going to Essential Packaging today, to get some cake boxes and to pick up a few things for the princess party. That store makes my head spin, so many cool boxes and bags, and ribbon and paper.

I got started on my online store yesterday, very exciting. Working on the layout and look and feel. I added over 60 different cupcake liners, all different designs and colors. Today I will add cake board and drums. Kinda boring but a necessity for any cake decorator.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sprinkles and Trinkets Blog Launch

Welcome everyone to the Sprinkles and Trinkets Blog. Here you will find information and updates on Sprinkles and Trinkets Cake and Party Supply.

About Sprinkles and Trinkets

Our retail local, and online store, Sprinkles and Trinkets Cake and Party Supply, sells cake/cupcake-decorating supplies and goodie bag/favor bag items and party supplies. Our store has everything needed to create the perfect cake or cupcakes for a party, event or occasion. We also sell goodie bag and favor supplies, and party supplies for these events.

Our small retail store features unique goodie bag items that are educational, eco-friendly, and hard to find.  We specialize in "Party Outfitting" creating beautiful coordinating party appeal from tables dressing, to center pieces and favor/swag/goodie bags.

Our Mission
To be a welcoming, fun, creative environment where memorable parties and events are dreamed, and planned.  

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