Sunday, September 19, 2010

Giants Cookies

After my last post I just simply had to come up with a reason to try those sugar cookies with royal icing.  What better reason than the "Manning-Bowl" today.  So I made sugar cookies with Martha Stewart's recipe.

And baked them . . . 

And then I frosted them . . . 

A close up.  I LOVE it. 

And don't forget the footballs . . . we must have them.

Not to mention the Jerseys.  Complete with player names.  Yes, I got a little carried away . . . 

I just couldn't resist.  It took a long time, but was totally worth it.  If you'd like to see how they are done, go to Brown Eyed Baker's site, she gives a tutorial.

And in case you are wondering how they taste . . . ask my husband.  I think he's eaten half of them already and they've only been done for a day.

Happy Caking!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Football and Cake Pops

Yesterday was the kick off for football season. As most of you know, my husband and I (and even our little girl) are HUGE NY Giants fans. :) Unfortunately, due to a busy weekend, I was unable to stop and make specific Giants desserts, so I went for the non-baked, football snack. They are like less chewy, chocolate rice crispy treats with laces! Ah, just too cute. They are not what I would pick exclusively for my chocolate snack but they are a tad irresistible. . . .Find the recipe on My only suggestion is to refrigerate them after they cool since they still have a tendency to fall apart.

Next week (or this week rather) I am going to tackle sugar cookies with royal icing in the shape of . . . you guessed it! FOOTBALL ITEMS! (Hey, any excuse to bake right?) Then I am simply dying to try Cake Pops. If any of you haven't heard of this amazing dessert head over to and check out her marvelous creations. They are simply stunning and I can imagine taste amazing. :) Her book is going to be published this fall, which I have to say is going to be a "must buy" for me. KUDOS BAKERELLA!

And, in case you are starting to get a hankering for fall-centered desserts, head out to your local grocery store, walmart, target . . . and pick up this book. Its $4.99 and is FILLED with amazing recipes (including cake pops) that seem simply and completely in line with the season. Completely worth your money as each recipe is printed on a card and can easily be inserted into your recipe book. I have about 5 of them I want to try . . .