Friday, November 19, 2010

 I was just visiting one my favorite websites, fancyflours.com , and found a great how-to for making these corn on the cob sugar cookies. How adorable! You could wrap these in a clear cellophane bag, tie a bow around them, and give them as favors at your Thanksgiving party.
Go to http://www.fancyflours.com/site/corn-cob-sugar-cookies.html to find the directions to make these cookies.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fall is in the air!!

Fall is definitely in the air!! It has been in the 60's and 70's here in Austin, and it feels great!!
When I think of fall, I think of Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite holidays! I love getting together with family and friends to eat amazing food and enjoy each other's company without all the chaos of giving and getting presents. 
I wanted to post a few fall desserts I've made just to get you in the mood for the season!

First up, almond petit-fours with fondant cut-out turkeys. Gobble Gobble!


These are also almond petit-fours with fondant pumpkins, cornucopias, and leaves.


Here is a fall-themed anniversary cake I made for a friend. It has gumpaste tulips in fall colors. It was a chocolate cake, filled with chocolate ganache and chocolate buttercream. Yum!



And, of course, the turkey! Yes, I made this many many years ago, back when I didn't know much about cake decorating...but I just had to post this picture for my Thanksgiving-themed blog! 
The little legs look too cute to eat!

I plan to make yummy miniature desserts for my family Thanksgiving meal next week.  I'll be sure to post pictures of them!
Happy Fall everyone!