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.