The past few weeks have been very busy with orders for holiday cupcakes. Here are a few samples:
For the staff at the Chesterfield Department of Juvenile Justice. White Almond Sour Cream cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream. Snowflakes piped with royal icing and finished with silver sprinkles in the center. Stars of fondant and painted with silver lustre dust.
Finally, some personal projects. I planned to make both of these cookies for my cooking club. There's a little theme here, which might lead one to believe that I need to go to rehab :) Both cookies are based on some of my fave adult beverages..a Mojito cookie and an Eggnog Cheesecake bar. Yum! I did end up taking the Mojito cookies to my club, but remembered at the last minute that the girls in the my club don't like eggnog! Oh well, more for us at home!
The Mojito cookies are basically a shortbread recipe, infused with lime juice, zest and real mint. I think they are really good, although I would add a tiny bit of mint extract or more mint leaves next time to heighten the taste of that ingredient. Maybe a sugar glaze with lime juice and mint extract would do the trick.