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Just for Kix: Flower Chocolate Cake Cups

Oh so pretty for spring: Make chocolate cake in a jar with real flower toppers. Learn how HERE at Kix Cereal. Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected by copyright, I do allow (and encourage) you to share ONE photograph with credit to “the decorated cookie” and link to […]



roundup from the archives: 22 SPRING treats and sweets

While patches of snow still cover the ground here in Washington DC, it’s time to post the roundup from the archives anyway. Maybe that will encourage the birds to come back. Though I not so secretly don’t mind that the groundhog saw his shadow. I like winter. It’s quieter and cozier. Although the amount of […]



easiest ever flower cupcake toppers

So I made cupcakes for my friend’s daughter’s sixth birthday, and I wanted to dress them up with something. First the now-six year old wanted mermaids. Then maybe Superwoman. Then costumes? I don’t know what I’d have done for that last one. Then she didn’t care. So a 70 percent-off-fake-flower sale at Michaels decided for […]



family portrait cookies and other cookie gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Followers may notice my recent obsession with these portrait cookies. I started with this gift for my niece. The next year I made these favors for her art-themed birthday party. And now, portrait cookies for my mom for Mother’s Day. This is my mom.   This is my brother and his family.   This is […]



royal icing flowers on field-of-grass cupcakes

This is another one of those “whipped up with leftover icing” things. I’m not crazy about my piped designs, for which I blame my kids. Ugh, they always need stuff like dinner and formula. Point being, I really did whip these up. Too quickly. I may revisit the flower thing the next time I have […]