Thursday, September 30, 2010

Brownie Bits with Raspberry Buttercream

Aren't these the cutest little things you've ever seen?!  They're just the perfect little bit size treats!  I was inspired to make these after my friend, Danielle, brought some delicious little brownie bites to work on Wednesday.  I added some chocolate chips to my favorite brownie recipe and then topped them off with raspberry buttercream frosting.  The raspberry on top added the perfect tart contrast.  And of course, I have to thank my padre for the cute round biscuit cutters that made these treats the perfect size and shape.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

This weekend I will be walking 60 miles...20 miles for 3 days in a row.  I will be sleeping in a pink tent in the middle of a sea of 1,500 other pink tents.  I will be wearing nothing but pink shorts, a pink shirt, pink leg warmers, pink sunglasses, and a pink boa (Thanks, Dad!).  I can't wait!!!  The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is an amazing event!  It is so inspiring to join with so many other people who are willing to do so much to put an end to breast cancer.  My teammates have done an amazing job fundraising and preparing and I wanted to do something fun for them, so guess what?  I made cookies!

I tried a few different versions of the ribbon.  I like the one in the top left corner the best, so I think I'll probably stick with that version next time.  At the end of the first day of walking, I'm going to give each member of my team a bag of cookies as a congratulations for knocking out that first day of walking.

Team Child Thank You's

I was asked to make some cookies for the non-profit I worked at last summer, TeamChild.  The staff attorney there had an opportunity to meet with some members of the local community and wanted a unique...and yummy...way to thank them for their time.  Jujubee's Bakery to the rescue!  As you can see below, I added the TeamChild logo to a second tag to add a little flair.  Each little box has three sugar cookies in it...aren't they cute?!

Happy Birthday, Amy!

On Monday, HOPE School, a non-profit pre-school for children with hearing loss, celebrated their wonderful teacher's birthday!  For the big event, I whipped up some scrumptious chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Check out these cute little kiddos!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lakeside Picnic

I made these cookies a couple of months ago for a picnic that my grams and gramps were attending.  I finally remembered to ask my mom for the picture from her camera, so I'm only now getting around to posting it!

The Whole Wide World

These sugar cookies were a treat for our first Mission Possible recruitment meeting.  I think it's pretty clear what they are when you look at them as a group, but the continents aren't really distinguishable if you look at them too closely!
The 2010 MP team in front of a mural we painted in Lepaera, Honduras.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cookies for Grammie!

What's the best thing to do when you have some extra cookies?  Give them to your biggest fan!  In my case, that would be my Grammie!  Doesn't the box look cute with the pink crinkle paper inside?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

BBQ Cupcakes!

No the cupcakes aren't barbecue flavored, I just made them for a barbecue.  I had pretty short notice for these puppies, so I whipped out the old classic - vanilla on vanilla.  I think the bright pink frosting adds a nice pop though!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Plumeria for Mission Possible

Thank You and Good Luck!

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I just finished this batch of cookies for my friend, Lauren, who wanted to send a gift to a former professor from the University of Washington.  This professor was kind enough to help her get her wonderful new job as an activities coordinator at the University of Oregon.  Lauren's former professor has also just started a new job at Wheaton College, so she also wanted to send him a dozen cookies for good luck. Lauren let me pick the design so I went with circles (because they're easy to ship) and my classic swirls and plaids (because I know Lauren loves 'em). For the colors I went with UW purple and gold and Wheaton College blue and orange.