Marriage Isn’t For You

Great post. It is so true. It’s a great reminder of what love, marriage and family truly is.

Seth Adam Smith

Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.

Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.

I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. 🙂 I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.

Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralyzing fear. Was I ready? Was I making the right choice? Was Kim the right person to marry? Would she make me happy?

Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my dad.

Perhaps each…

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Cookie Glaze

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Happy baking!

Puppy/Disney Princess Birthday Party, Part 2

Sorry to all of you that got notified of this post before I ever got to write it! My fault! 🙂

Today I would like to share with you all the princess cookies and Disney princess cake that I made for Little Miss. I think these sugar cookies were the best I have even made or even eaten! As I mentioned in yesterdays post, I put buttercream frosting on the the cookie, then my homemade marshmallow fondant and then lined them with a glaze. I love the way the glaze came out. You will see on the high heel, or as Little Miss called them, “glass slipper” cookies, the glaze was very shiny. I really wanted to share the recipe with you all today, but, now I can’t find where I saved it. I promise to share it with you all once I find the recipe.

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Top of the cake

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Side view of the cake. Disney Princess Edible Cake Border Decoration can be found on Amazon.com.

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The crown, 4, and CLAIRE are all printed out of my marshmallow fondant using my Cricut Cake printer/cutter. More on this new toy on an upcoming post. In the meantime, check them out on Amazon.com. This looks like the one I have. 

I don’t want to let you all go without sharing at least one recipe that I used, so I am sharing 2!  Little Miss’ cake was a chocolate chocolate chip cake. It was soooo good. You can find the recipe by visiting Christy. I am not really a fan of chocolate cake but this one has to be the best one out there! She also shares her buttercream frosting recipe. I did not use her’s though.  Thank you Christy for sharing this with the world!

The other recipe I wanted to share is the one for the sugar roll out cookies. I used the recipe from the back of a Wilton cookie cutter package. It is as follows:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon Wilton Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon Wilton Imitation Almond Extract

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and extracts. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle. Use desired cookie cutters. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 8-11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

I found that I had to keep adding more flour to my dough because it was too sticky.

Thank you for letting me share my kids birthday cakes and cookies with you.

Happy baking!