Thursday, December 18, 2008

OBG: Round 5 Roundup

Here is our Operation: Baking Gals
Team Ugly AngelRound 5 Roundup

Jennifer ~ Alaska
Ginger Cookies w/ Lime Glaze
Sugar Cookies
Seasoned Oyster Crackers + TONS of extras
including some holiday decorations!!!

Anna S.
Oatmeal Molasses Chocolate Chip Bars

Julie S. ~ Hawaii
Black Forest Crinkle Cookies with Cherries plus lots of extra goodies!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Still Sick...

Ugh...still sick here. It's been over a week. Never have I been so run down and blah feeling. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow, so hopefully I'll find out what's going on with me. We are flying back home in a couple days for Christmas, so I hope to be on the mend by then... I hate flying enough as it is, so flying when I feel like this will totally suck.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

TWD - Down in the Dumps

I've let you all down again this week. After a crazy last week of baking for our squadron Christmas Party, and two birthday parties in one weekend, one being my own baby girls', I am exhausted!!!

I think my body is giving up on me and sending very obvious hints that it's time for a few days off. I still need to bake for my Operation Baking Gals Marine and get his package sent off. At least I have until the 18th for that.

I was supposed to go to our Officer Spouses Christmas Coffee tonight, but my husband is flying late, and left me at home with the three kiddos. So, with early bedtimes, taking them along with me was pretty much out of the question. It would have been a lost cause. I was really looking forward to the ornament exchange, goodie raffles, ugly christmas sweaters we all were to wear, and just getting out and being with the gals.

I haven't done much Christmas shopping, and we are flying home at the end of next week to be with family. I need this time to relax and recover. This holiday season has really snuck up on me! I plan to take a nice hot shower, and then relax in bed and browse all the TWDers blogs. I can't wait to see all the pretty sugar cookies!

*Besides, I have my own sugar cookie recipe I have to stay loyal to!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Birthdays Galore!

My baby girl turned 1 year old yesterday. We had some friends over for a "Ladybug" party! Instead of making a big birthday cake, I made ladybug cupcakes.

And for the birthday girl, I made a #1 ladybug themed smash cake!
Aren't smash cakes fun?
I even wrapped up some of my yummy sugar cookies shaped as ladybugs for guest favors!
One other thing I made, was the cake balls. I had so much cake scraps from all the baking I've done this past week, that it was time for some cake balls. So I poured some Amaretto coffee creamer in a bowl of cake scraps, scooped them into balls and froze them. Dipped them in red chocolate, then sprinkled them with mini chocolate chips. They somewhat resembled ladybugs, or atleast carried out the theme! They sure didn't last long!

The day before, I made another Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake for a friend's son's birthday. He is turning 2! I made a matching #2 smash cake for him, but have lost that picture?!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Squadron Christmas Party Cakes

Our squadron is having a big Christmas party today for all the Marines and their families. I helped coordinate the door prizes and the cake walk, so here are the cakes I made for that. Several other spouses are bringing cakes...I can't wait to see them all! I had fun decorating....I got to use some pans I haven't used yet.

3D Snowman
(I found a clear plastic tube container to box him up, and used a small wooden dowel through the lid to hold it in place for transport)

Christmas Tree


6 inch round Holly Cake

And 3 containers of cupcakes!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Yikes! Is it Tuesday already?!

Sorry TWD-ers, this week really got away from me. I would have loved to try these yummy looking cookies out, but I have a big week ahead of me!

Stay tuned for tons of Christmas Cakes I'll be baking for our squadron christmas party, and a couple birthday party treats! My daughter is turning 1, and I have big plans for this weekend!!!