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.

22 comments

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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……

  3. 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.

  4. 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!)

  5. 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 😉

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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!

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

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

  10. 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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