My Artwork (made with flour and sugar)

Some of you may be reading this blog because you know me in “real life” (Thank you for your support!), some of you may “know” me from Flickr (Thank you too!!), some of you may have found me from the link on My life My loves (Thanks Sharnel!), and there are those of you who have arrived here in other ways (I’m SO glad you’re here!).  I have so many fun things planned for this blog, most of which involve pretty things, and sweet things!  Most of you who know me in “real life” or from Flickr are already pretty familiar with the sweet things I’ve been making (constantly!) over the past couple years. The vast majority of the things I bake are for friends and family.  I bake for holidays, birthdays, pot lucks, just for fun, or to learn or practice a new technique.  For those of you who may not be familiar with my Flickr page I thought you might enjoy a little overview of the things I love to make. To see all my Flickr photos you can click on the rotating photos in the right column of the blog, but today I’ll just share a few of my favorites. 
  ~Cookies~
With unlimited design options, cookies make beautiful gifts, favors or holiday treats. Although a beautifully decorated cookie can be a bit time consuming to produce, the results reward your hard work. Cookies also have the advantage over many baked goods that they can be made several days in advance, and are easy to transport.

~Cupcakes~
Cupcakes are one of my favorite things to bake (and eat!).  Everyone loves cupcakes, and they are welcome gifts for most any occasion, or no occasion at all.
 

~Cakes~
This is an area I’m still really growing in.  It usually takes me about 2 weeks of stress and planning, and then 2 or 3 days of baking and decorating to produce a special cake. I don’t have plans to devote many posts to special occasion cakes (like below), but I’m sure we will be making some delicious (and still beautiful) cakes that would be appropriate for a dinner party or casual birthday.   
Now the purpose of this little “show and tell” today is not just for display.  I hope and plan that in future blog posts I’ll be sharing with you lots of recipes, tips and techniques as well as supply resources. So although today is mostly “show and tell”, I’m hoping to peak your interest enough for you to dust off your mixer, and make plans to come back and bake with me.
For those of you who have no intention of using or owning a Kitchen Aid mixer, or ever spending a whole evening hunched over a table of cookies using toothpicks and tweezers to place sprinkles in the perfect position (those are the times my husband walks in the room and laughs at his “crazy” wife!), that’s ok! I’d love for you to stick around and maybe just gather a few ideas, some simple (yet still impressive) recipes, or maybe some pretty party ideas.
So, however you got here, I’m really so thrilled to be on this new adventure with you. I’d love for you to become a follower of the blog, or leave a comment so I know you were here. Feel free to let me know the kinds of pretty things you’d love to see in future posts.
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22 Responses to “My Artwork (made with flour and sugar)”

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    HappyJacki — March 16, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I'm only just getting started in the baking world but I love your beautiful blog. It is so inspiring. Makes me want to run to the kitchen! Thank you for your pictures, they bring a smile to my heart. And I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for you to post recipes and baking tips!

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    Haniela — March 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Hi Glory!
    I love the title of this post.
    This is a wonderful collection of your glorious sweets.
    You know I have been enjoying your flickr photos and now there is more to come on your blog. Can't wait to see the party pics.
    xoxo.

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    Digella — March 16, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    When I received my Kitchen Aid as a gift I needed to learn to use it. And I DID!
    I love your cakes / photos / posts and have come to you via Sharnel. I just wish there was more time in my day for blogging and finding blogs (like yours) but alas – there is only so much time in the day to work, bake and look after a family.
    Looking foward to following your baking travels and have added you to my blog rolls I love!

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    Digella — March 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Glory, Couldnt find a link to email you! re my post http://digella.blogspot.com/2010/03/cupcakes.html

    It was soooo much fun! And Sharnels house is AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL. She is one fun and tallented lady. I am 4th from the right. Thanks for getting in touch.
    Digella

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    Michelle — March 17, 2010 at 6:13 am

    I don't even remember how I found your blog, but I love it! You are so talented. Everything you bake looks perfect!!

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    Amy and Family — March 17, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Since I have known you I have always been a "follower" and I plan to keep that up… can't wait to steal more ideas from you.

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    Brownieville Girl — March 18, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Wow Glory, everything looks fantastic, I particularly love the sheep cookies … how sweet!

    You have a true talent, looking forward to checking up on your blog regularly

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    Anonymous — March 18, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I am so excited to find your blog! I have your flickr pics bookmarked and gaze at them in amazement. You are so talented! Thank you for sharing- you totally inspire me! I am cookie baker, picture taker and baby mama who would love to read your baking tips and recipes. :)

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    Nikki — March 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    You're so talented! I love that strawberry shortcake cake. It looks too awesome to cut into and eat!

    Your cookie decorating ability amazes me as well. Everything looks so clean & perfect.

    Can you please share your sugar cookie recipe? I've tried recipes in the past that don't give the cookie the crisp edges like yours have. I'm looking for a new recipe!

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    Glory — March 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks ladies for the wonderful comments! I will definately be sharing lots of recipes in future posts, including my sugar cookie recipe, and decorating techniques. (I expect to be posting the sugar cookie recipe within the next month or two- with several other recipes, parties and beautiful things between now and then!).

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    Limar — March 20, 2010 at 3:16 am

    I love to bake too, but I'm nowhere near your talent :) But I love all the ideas I'm getting here. I will be back :)

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    Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com — March 20, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Morning! Just found you today thru Flickr! Love what ya got going here, gonna add to roll!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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    Stephanie — March 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I am just getting started, with baking and blogging! I have been wandering around blog to blog looking for some inspiration, and your blog has it! It is beautiful and I will for sure follow it and can't wait to test those tips and recipes!

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    Torie Jayne — March 21, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Oh! You have the prettiest cookies and cakes, I am in love with the strawberry shortcake one! Have a sweet day!

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    Katrina — March 29, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I love your creations but also the photos you have of them. I find it very frustrating to put many hours over several days into making a cake only to record it so poorly. If you ever get the chance, a post about taking a good photo of cakes/cookies would be most appreciated. Either way I will be tuning in regularly to see what you've been up to. Just about to try your sugar cookie recipe!

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    D@nielle — April 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I've had so many of your pretty treats marked as favourites on flickr so was happy to find your blog. Can't wait to discover your tricks & recipes (love how smooth your swirls look on the cupcakes) so I'm definately a follower and will try to comment every now and then ;)

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    Yael — June 14, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Hi Glory! I don't even remember how I got to your blog, but I am soooo glad I did! Your work is absolutely magnificent and I hope you don't mind me using some of your fabulous ideas. Looking forward to more pictures, how-to's and recipes.(especially one for the fudge mint brownies!)

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    Ali Cakes Cupcakery — July 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I think it is a wonderful thing to follow a dream and see it come to fruition. You have a wonderful gift and thank you for sharing it with us all.

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    Anonymous — July 12, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!what an amazing page!1!! id love to know how to make all those beautiful cup cake toppers-those flowers are amazing! and i cant wait to try out the hydrandas !!!!!!!!
    thanx a mill!!!!!! keep doing your great stuff……

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    Kate M — July 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Hi Glory! I've been checking out your blog for a few months now and I love everything you post in here! The perfect pictures, the recipes, tips, the stories and even your thoughts. Thanks for sharing all these, you are an inspiration. Being a mom and a wife plus having a full time job, I too find it very difficult to find the time to do the thing I discovered I am very passionate about, which is baking and cake decorating. Reading your posts helps in getting my creative juices going. I have yet to try some of your wonderful cookie designs and recipes, I plan to do that soon! Thanks again for sharing everything Glory, looking forward to more! Oh and I would love to see some tips on how to edit pictures and make them flawless like yours! :)

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    Anonymous — June 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Hello Glory: This is my first visit to your blog, and I really enjoyed everything on it. Congratulations, you're really very talented. I will keep visiting it. Thank you for so much inspiration.

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    fathima — July 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Just saw the lollipop and candy shaped biscuits. Amazing. Truly, a work of art. Thats the only way to describe your baking.
    The swirls on these biscuits have something that glitters on them. What exactly did you use?

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