Sunday, January 30, 2011

Welcome and Wii Party!!!

Welcome to my new blog! My name is Charity and I love all things sweet and wonderful. I am a home baker that likes to dabble in making gourmet chocolates, cupcakes, cookies, candy and more!!! I hope you will follow my blog as I create sweet treats that hopefully are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate.

So last night my hubby Kevin and I went to a Wii party thrown by our friends Ryan and Angela. As a surprise we made these awesome cookies and cupcakes. I was inspired by pictures I saw online, so please don't credit me with the ideas.

The cupcake toppers are made with fondant....soooo easy! The Wii remotes are a delicious butter cookie recipe from Martha Stewart then covered in royal icing. I used food-safe markers to add the details on the remote buttons.

I got this cookie pop idea from Grey Grey Designs. They were so fun to make and so easy that I let my 4th grade neighbor Ava help. We used a star cookie cutter for the stars. For the mushrooms, I drew a template and Ava cut them out with a small paring knife. I certainly need to improve my icing skills, but I was pretty happy with the results.

These cuties are from the book "Hello Cupcake". We made them a little differently by topping them with cake balls instead of the donuts called for in the recipe. Kevin wanted to make these for a work potluck that was unfortunately cancelled due to the huge snow storm we had this week. Lucky us that we got to take them to the Wii Party instead. If I had known I would have made them blue to match the penguins in the Super Mario Wii game. We had trouble finding the right type of cookies to use for the wings, so they are more kike penguin busts! Next time I'll try making the wings from chocolate candy melts...

Now I'm off to clean the kitchen so I can make more yummy goodies :-)~