Celebrating the Sweetness of 2011!

As we all look forward to the beautiful potential of a new year, it’s nice to pause and look back at 2011 to remember the work we’ve done, the goals attained, and the memories made.  Of course Glorious Treats is just one part of my life, but it is a very big part.  Baking, and creating beautiful things is my passion and I love being able to share my joy with you! 
Looking back, I’m realizing why this year went to fast… I was busy!  In addition to doing my best to take care of our home (with lots of help from my amazing husband), I’ve homeschooled my oldest daughter (2nd grade), and chased around my pre-schooler all the while! 
Early in the year I had the opportunity to attend a taping of the Oprah show (thanks Sharnel!!), and to close the year I fulfilled a longtime dream and was included in a segment on the Martha Stewart Show!  And along the way this year I made some wonderful new friends!  I met lots of wonderful bloggers at the Wilton Blogger’s Workshop, then met in person many long time “Cookie friends” this past fall at Cookie Camp.
In between doing dishes, 2nd grade math and flying around the country, I made a lot of cupcakes… and cookies… and treats!  In fact, in 2011 I’ve posted the nice round number of 100 blog posts! 
Here are a few of my favorites (and hopefully yours too!) of 2011…

 Pink Ombre Cake
I think my oven must have been on for 600 hours this year!  And lets not even think about how many bags of powdered sugar I went through!
I’d love to hear which posts were your favorites.  What would you love to see more of in 2012?
Wishing you all a safe, happy and sweet New Year! 


  1. Happy New Year Gloria!

    I too love everything you do. Thanks for sharing! I've made your rainbow jello, amongst your many other recipes, and love it.

    Have a wonderful year ahead! 🙂

  2. I'm totally hooked – I love every single thing about your blog and I've learned so much from you! Your ombre cake was stunning and I must have read that post about 25 times. Your vanilla cupcakes were amazing, I've made them (mini-cupcakes) at least a dozen times and each time they've been a hit.
    For 2012..I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I have every single decorating tip there is, maybe do a post about the different uses of standard decorating tips.
    Here's looking forward to another fantastic year!

  3. Oh Glory! You are gifted! I know you'll continue to flourish in 2012. God has blessed you richly!

  4. All of your treats are so unbelievably pretty! I want one of everything!!

  5. I landed on your blog running on pinterest. It's really beautiful. Congratulations andd happy new year!

  6. Everything looks so delicious and wonderfully decorated. You are one talented woman!

  7. Happy New Year! Your blog never ceases to make me smile. You have two of my favorite things: beauty and sweets! Thank you!

  8. What gorgeousness! Just scrolling down, I was thinking "sheesh" and "wow" the whole way. 🙂

  9. Hi!
    It's impossible to choose a favourite, your work is beautifull, perfect and tastefull.

    All the best for you and your family 🙂

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