Thursday, June 23, 2011

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My First Official Order!

I am so beyond excited to post this. I have sold cookies to friends before, but this is the first time that I have been asked to bake something for an event by someone who is an acquaintance and hasn't been subjected to me shoving sweets at her all the time. I was asked to make vanilla cupcakes and mini apple pies. I used my favorite vanilla recipe and my new favorite buttercream recipe for the cupcakes and the cupcakes were decorated with gum paste flowers bought from Etsy seller tinydiesel.
The mini apple pies were a slight variation from the apple pie pops I made for Cati's birthday. The variation? No stick! I also made the pie crust this time and, oh my, it was so easy! I always thought I hated making pie crusts but I guess the truth is that I hadn't found the right recipe. I bet you're curious now! I used this Crisco recipe and let me just tell you that it was flaky and buttery. Yum!
Thankfully, Cati was a good baby while I spent most of the day in the kitchen. I used to wonder why I had so many bowls, two sets of measuring cups, and three sets of measuring spoons. Now I know why: so I can give them to Cati to play with while I bake! It's amazing how entertaining those things are.

Special thanks to Jackie for hiring me. I hope the sweets taste better than they look!

1 comment:

mscromer said...

Those look so did an outstanding job on those....and the apple pie. Thank you. Shirley (tinydiesel)