the gregarious homebody

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Handsome Husband Eats His Own Shorts

they're boxers!

HH got his Valentine present today and it did not disappoint. The cookies, from A Dozen Eggs, are ADORABLE and delicious. In fact, they taste as good as mine (and that's a real compliment from me!). I almost never order baked stuff because usually I look at something and say to myself, I could do that so why pay? But these cookies are delicious and impeccably decorated and packaged. It's amazing that their handmade because they're so perfect. I could never decorate with such detail and care. Laura is careful, creative, and, as a bonus, a really cool person with a great spirit. SO, I'm hoping everyone who reads this goes to her website and orders lots!

I thought I'd also post some of my own food porn. This is S's birthday cake from Sky High:Irresistable Triple-Layer Cakes by Alisa Huntsman. His favorite donut flavor is Boston Cream Pie so I thought he'd like the real thing for his birthday. The cake is a classic sponge and rose beautifully but didn't have a ton of flavor. I think next time I'll add a little more salt and a lot more vanilla. The pastry cream was fabulous and so was the chocolate glaze, although I think I'll make 1 1/2 times the recipe for it next time. I keep saying "next time" so I guess it's worth trying again if for no other reason than it was be-yoo-tiful. I love a high cake.

And here's an example of my stellar cookie decorating. I made these for M's Twilight-themed birthday party. Cute, right? What this picture doesn't capture, however, is the icing sliding off into the goodie bags because I was too impatient to let it dry completely. See what I mean about me leaving these things to the professionals?

And, just for fun, here's one of "M's" gifts. HH questioned who it was really for

because I am a pervy almost middle-aged woman.


adozeneggs said...

Thanks so much for the link!! Soo glad you liked the cookies.
I'm finding that iced sugar cookies are like pizza. Everyone has a particular type that they like, crunchy, cakey, nasty. I like crunchy, so I hope you don't mind that our cookies are crunchy.
You see, I'm all paranoid when anyone eats our cookies 'cause some new pain in my ass complained that they were "hard" and didn't taste "home made" today! The fun never ends!
The cake looks yummy, wish I could have some!

jen said...

People are so annoying which is why I think, in my next life, I will stick to dogs and cats, with very few exceptions.

adozeneggs said...

I agree, sometimes I think it would be more fun to clean dog and cat poo than deal with people.
And your probably not half a jaded as I am.

drollgirl said...

your cookies are adorable!!! and your sponge cake is so pretty (even tho sponge cake normally makes me gag -- sorry!).

jen said...

Thanks! The only food that makes me gag is beef heart and liver.

Bridget said...

Oh, I love those Twilight cookies...and the way you photographed the treat bags in the dark! (I just started Twilight last night...reliving my teen years, I guess!)

I learned about drying cookies overnight the hard way, too! Live and learn! LOL!

PS...found you through A Dozen Eggs.

jen said...

I wish I could say the darkness was on purpose! I just hate flash.

So glad you found me!

And ignore the eye-rolling people will give you about reading Twilight. I think it's fun to relive the teenage years without actually going back (no WAY).

Mrs. Limestone said...

Those cookies? Genius!!


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