Thursday, March 17, 2016

Celebrating St-Patricks Day with an edible rainbow

Rainbow desserts are so popular what better occasion to make one than on St-Patricks day. 

I've been meaning to test out the following products and thought this would be the perfect occasion.



Here is the complete step-by-step video tutorial to create these adorable Rainbow Whoopie Pies yourself.


This is the buttercream that I used to fill the mini whoopee pies.




Ingredients Whoopie Pies

1 c unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½ c sugar
3 large eggs
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
4 ½ c unbleached all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp salt
1 Tbs baking powder
1 ¼ c milk

instructions
  1. For the whoopie pies: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray cake pan with baking spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs & vanilla, until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder.Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.Mix until just combined.
  4. Drop by scoopfuls (I use an ice-cream scoop) onto prepared baking sheets, leaving a few inches between cookie dough.Bake until the tops are springy and just barely dry, 7-11 minutes depending on the size.Watch carefully to keep from browning.Cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Thanks for stopping by, 

Marlyn





Monday, March 14, 2016

My 2016 Easter Collection

Hello everyone,

I've added all my Easter projects to this post to make things easier for you, I hope you enjoy them.

Crackle Easter Eggs, this is this years hit so far.


Next I have these pretty cookies embellished with a chocolate disc.


You'll find the cookie kit here

Next I made these adorable Minion Easter Eggs cookie which were a collaboration with my good friend Haniela's (Pixelated Minions)






Here is the template to recreate my minion egg cookies.


I love these easy Easter egg cookies embellished with a simple bow, I made these cookies last year but due to some technical issues I didn't get to publish the video. You can see the Easter party by clicking here.



I'm not sure exactly how I come up with my crazy ideas but I think you might enjoy this cookie experiment where I use a pottery technique to make some Easter egg cookies.




Last cookie project for today these easy cut-out Easter egg cookies.




I hope you enjoyed my Easter collection and I'll see you next time.

Marlyn


How to make Jake and the Neverland Pirates Cake & Cookies

I am working with my friend Zoe for todays project, she create the most awesome cake toppers & I made the cookies.




I decided to make Skully cookies since he's perfect for both boys & girls.


Here is the template for the cookie project, just print it to the size you want your cookies.



 Thanks so much for stopping by,

Marlyn

How to get a crackle finish on your cookies

After some experimentation I've come up with an easy and edible way to achieve a crackle finish on the surface of your cookies.


This above video inspired the following cookie experiment.


I hope these videos have gotten your create juices flowing, thanks for stopping by.

Marlyn


Buttercream Olaf Slab Cake Tutorial

Follow my easy step-by-step tutorial to recreate this charming Frozen inspired cake design.


Also watch my buttercream recipe video.



You can find Olaf templates by doing a google image search "Olaf Coloring page"

Thanks for stopping by,

Marlyn

Custom Character Pancakes Hack

For today's project I came up with a cheat to create those fancy character pancakes, learn how by watching my easy to follow video.



Here is the template should you wish to recreate my version.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marlyn

My 2016 Valentine's Day Collection

Here are this years Valentine's projects all in one place to make your life easier.

This simple heart cookie is a perfect beginner decorating project, accented with pre-made bows.


This year I decided to try cake pops for the first time ever, I was very pleased with the results.


Next I pulled out a cutter I got a few years back and made a tattoo inspired heart design.


I tested some cute cupcake liners for this cupcake project.


My last Valentine's project some giant chocolate chip cookies decorated with some chocolate ganache.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my "Love" inspired treats.

Marlyn

Monday, March 7, 2016

Layered Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I picked up this fun cake pan at my local Marshall's store and thought it would be the perfect Valentine's treat for my husband.


I created a step-by-step video for you to see exactly how I did it.



Carrot cake recipe

Sift together

230g/2cups flour
230g/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon

4 eggs
225 ml vegetable oil

450 g/3cups finely shredded carrots

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until everything is well combined.

Baking in a 350 F oven until done,  insert a toothpick if it comes out clean your cake is done. I'm not giving an exact time since this varies depending of cake pan size. (approx. 15-20 min for these pans & cupcakes)

Icing recipe

243 grams - 1 package of cream cheese
226 grams - 1/2 pound unsalted butter
131 grams - unsalted bakers margarine
Total should be 600 grams

1 - 2 tbsp light corn syrup
1 tsp of vanilla

Whip together and then add 750 grams of powdered sugar and whip again until light & fluffy.

I hope you enjoyed the video and I'll see you next time,

Marlyn

Pink Polka Dot Dress Cookies for Valentine's day

Today I'll be decorating a pretty dress cookie,, you can see exactly how I did it by watching my step-by-step tutorial.



The cutter used can be purchased below

 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time,

Marlyn

Making Cupcake Madeleine Cookies

Today I'm trying a recipe for the first time, Madeleine cookie were a favourite of mine as a child but I've never attempted them myself. I was looking at the cake pan and found they looked like cupcakes and so I've decided to decorate them to look like exactly that. You can watch the detailed step-by-step tutorial by clicking the video:


Recipe for Lemon Madeleines

Ingredients

3/4 cups (180 ml) all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp (1ml) baking powder

1/4 tsp (1ml) salt

2 eggs

1/2 (125 ml) sugar

zest of 1 lemon

1/2 cup (125ml) unsalted, melted & cooled room temperature

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees

Preparation

Zest the lemon and set aside
Sift your dry ingredients flour, baking powder & salt
Whisk in a separate bowl the eggs, sugar, lemon zest
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine once mixed pour in the butter and mix again until well combined.

Place batter in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or 5-10 minutes in the freezer
Prepare your cake pan I used cooking spray but you can use more melted butter (you can dust in flour if pan tents to stick)

Fill each cavity 3/4  up with the batter (I used a cookie scoop).
Bake for 8 - 12 minutes (depending on your oven and how big your Madeleine's are)
Once baked remove from pan and set on a cooling rack.
The batter will keep uncooked for 3 - 4 days in the refrigerator, Madeleines are best when eaten the day they are baked

I hope you give these easy & delicious cookies a try, see you next time.

Marlyn

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Yoda One For Me

I'm always trying to come up with inventive ideas for my cookies and with the huge success of the recent launch of the Star Wars movie I thought I'd incorporate that theme in a Valentines project.

You'll find the complete step-by-step instruction in this video:


Here is the template should you wish to recreate the design yourself:






Pink Party Box

I was lucky enough to receive this wonderful pre-assembled party kit from Eden Celebrations


You can watch me open the party kit in this video as well as create a beautiful party display using the kit.



Here is the tutorial for the cookies featured on the final dessert table.


Thanks to Elena Roussakis for help styling the party and for the gorgeous photos.


Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Glaze Icing

I switched things up for Valentine's day this year by making some doughnuts instead of cookies, watch the complete step-by-step tutorial to see how I did it.



I baked them in a heart shaped pan which you can purchase here.



Kung Fu Panda Dessert Network Collaboration

Welcome to my portion of the collaboration where I'll be sharing how to recreate the main character from the Kung Fu Panda Movie "Po" in cookie form.


Should you wish to recreate the cookie yourself here is the template
Here are the other Kung Fu Panda inspired tutorials from our collaboration