Boots and Barbecue

My kids’ school is having their annual auction/fundraiser this weekend.  I’m donating cookies and the theme is “Boots & BBQ”.

I hope the bandana print and denim pockets in school colors will be a hit (the final tray was about 10 times this size)!

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1st Communion

A dear friend’s son had his first communion this past weekend.  She wanted cookies to fill glassine bags (sort of waxy/moderately opaque) as favors, and then I owed this special someone a cake from a previous contest 🙂

We worked together on colors and design and landed on some beautiful monogrammed cookies and then the guest of honor himself designed an awesome ombre ruffle cake.  The inside was strawberry shortcake inspired: dense and moist vanilla sponge cake with fresh macerated strawberries and fresh whipped cream in layers.  The outside was a swiss meringue vanilla/white chocolate buttercream.  Although I only snacked on the remnants in my destroyed work space, I’m assured it was to die for 🙂