Yearly Archives: 2015

Sugar Cookies with Strawberries ‘n Creme Frosting with Raspberry Dust

These recipes have been posted before, but never together, making this combo a double-threat. Two days ago, I made 9 dozen of these for a friends’ wedding and I added a little raspberry dust to kick up the tart factor.

Originally, I made this strawberry frosting when I developed the recipe for this cake. It’s rich, and amazing. The sugar cookie dough is also my favorite –super soft, as long as you don’t overbake them and keep the thickness at 1/2″. Enjoy!

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Cole’s 2nd Birthday Ball Party

Recently, we celebrated Cole’s 2nd birthday with a ball-themed party because the boy is obsessed with any sport involving a ball. We served homemade J-Dawgs (we use J-Dawg sauce, Kirkland all-beef dogs, and Shirley’s buns), cupcakes with gumballs, and a peaches-n-cream almond cake, surrounded by gumballs and old-fashioned balloon cake picks.

Cole ended up breaking out with a fever so we didn’t do as many activities as planned, but I had a ball pit (in a blow-up swimming pool) and balloons everywhere with foam noodles (cut in half) to be swords or bats to hit the balloons around the park.

I made surprise balls for the children (a la Jordan Ferney) that included little toys, balls, dinosaurs, bracelets, stickers and tattoos. -They were the hit of the party, for sure.

Can’t believe our little baby is already 2!

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