when some friends of ours found out they were having a second baby and asked if i would make the gender reveal cake, i jumped at the chance. they were just having a little zoom/facetime reveal with family, so it was just going to be a six inch cake for them and their toddler, the […]
easter cakery (a story of excess).
ok. so.anna and i decided to attempt one or more carrot cakes made from scratch for easter weekend. we found a recipe we liked and got started on cake number one (but made enough carrot shreds for a second round). i busted out the easter sprinkles to make it really festive and a lovely carrot […]
jude’s 49+1 cake.
this will be my shortest post in YEARS.my friend jude is 50. i will refrain from commentary about how it seems impossible that my peers are turning such ages. her husband asked if i could make a cake. it was a tight squeeze, because we were leaving for a spring break trip the next day. […]
february and all of it’s non essential happenings.
february came and went without too much fanfare requiring a separate post. i had a cake that almost ended me. and an epic hike with a good girl. and i made a teddy bear. and, as you’ll see in this post, there really wasn’t much else going on in february at all. anna hasn’t really […]
december of ’22 miscellany.
aaaaaand. here’s my obligatory post about the in between moments of the last month of the year twenty twenty two anno domini. firstly, anna’s basketball season continued on. the games are not all that exciting to watch. a lot of turnovers, jump balls, and fouling. not a lot of scoring. and anna doesn’t play much, […]
reluctant christmas cookie mayhem.
i won’t lie. i had very little christmas spirit this year. it was just really blah around here. and that trickled into my baking motivation. i knew at the bare minimum, though, i had to make cut out cookies to be decorated by the fam. hazel, who did not lack in christmas spirit was glad […]
attempts at favorite aunt status. thanksgiving cookie edition.
in a desperate bid to win the designation as holden’s favorite aunt, i packed an arsenal of cookie decorating supplies for our trip to batavia for thanksgiving. my mom babysits him every monday, so i hyped him up for a full day of baking and decorating and he was all in. my diabolical plan for […]
mobile halloween cookie decorating
as we were preparing for our long weekend in blowing rock, i had the bright idea that it might be fun to decorate cookies, as an alternative activity to staring at our phones at all weekend. hazel helped me bake up a bunch of sugar cookies in a variety of halloween shapes and i carefully […]
boring old august.
aside from our 10 day trip to western new york, august was pretty uneventful. leading up to the trip, we were getting ready for it. and when we got back, we moved into back to school mode. nothing very exciting, so proceed at your own risk (of boredom). firstly, in baking related news, anna has […]
annababy’s cookie cake teacher gifts.
if you follow along on my blog at all, you’ll know that anna has been making cookie cakes for a little business venture lately. you’ll also know that she has loved her first year in public school and REALLY loves her teachers. so, for an end of year gift, she wanted to make them each […]