2011 Sweet Cuppin Cakes Juried Contests is Coming! There will be 12 contests and 60 chosen Jury Members Original jury contest retro artwork can be seen at Sugar and Meringue Blog.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Powdered Sugar Glaze

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened (I like this best)
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla, if desired (Neilsen Massey)
Food color, if desired

Combine powdered sugar, water, butter, corn syrup and vanilla in small bowl; mix until powdered sugar is moistened. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional water, if necessary, to reach desired spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

Glaze cooled cookies. Let stand until hardened (6 hours or overnight).

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My (GGDDizzy2) cookie recipe for the cookie contest!

My (GGDDizzy2) cookie recipe for the cookie contest! They are super soft and have a nice almond flavor!

1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 ½ t. almond extract
1 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
2 ½ c. sifted flour
Directions:Cream butter. Add powdered sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt and flour. Chill dough until firm. Roll to ¼” thickness on well-floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 min. Cookies should not brown. Frost and decorate when cool. Yields ~40 cookies.

Thanks!!  Julia

Friday, November 12, 2010

We have another sponsor

Guess what anyone pondering the cookie contest we are having online, we have another sponsor for this contest and it is our wonderful Louise from Cake Journal dot com! This should motivate to get your cookie groove on!!! I was going to tell you what the prize was, but I decided a prize is like a gift and a gift is a surprise so .... you have to wait. In the meantime if you visit our Louise that is a gift all upon it's own. The contest is easy, don't bake? Well make fimo cookies then! We want to see art! You still have to send in a recipe though Good luck everyone!

If you are interested in being a sponsor for our contests be it a small $5.00 prize or anything larger please do let me know as we love our sponsors! acupcakery at yahoo dot com

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cookie Contest Entry with recipe Enjoy!

Roll-Out Cookie Recipe

Source: http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Roll-Out-Cookie-Recipe


Makes: About 3 dozen cookies.


Preheat oven to 400°F. In mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg 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 approximately 12 in. wide and 1/8 in. thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
Recipe may be doubled.

People seem to like it.

Thanks so much!!!

Cassandra Sakamoto (aka: Cup-e-Cake Gang)

Thank you for your submission it is fantastic!

Bridget Edwards Our Guest Judge for the Cookie Contest

Jul 04, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
You may or may not have noticed a little button my Bridget's sidebar that says "TLC Cake Crew." Well, TLC (yes,the channel of Cake Boss and Stacy & Clinton) asked Bridget the cookie queen, to be one of about 20 bloggers in their Cake Crew. ...
The reason I have put this here is because it will give you a chance to "see Bridget" in action and well it is an awesome recipe and video! You will see why I adore her and value her as a guest judge!

So this pic is from Bridget's Blog and it is here so I can get you to drool over her recipe and go check out her video for TLC You will be glad you did!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cookie Contest for all Artists! We need you and your creative spirits

Hiya on this marvelous daylight savings time day! It gives you an extra hour to make cookies! With the holidays coming, it doesn't hurt to have a few cookies tucked away starting now. Most cookies will freeze gorgeously for up to 3 months. My boys got creative using cookie cutters but then changing the intent of the design, they had a blast. These are just dipped in a wash of confectioners sugar and milk with a tad of almond flavour and then detailed with royal frosting as you would not want to do a whole cookie with that, it is not so appealing in taste. Should you use royal frosting for all of the cookie use an infusion or an extract to flavour the icing and to thin it for the "fill" method. Bridget teaches all of that in her wonderful tutorials below.
Our recipe:
Vanilla sugar cookies:
Makes around 25-30 medium sized cookies.

100 grams sugar and
100 grams of confectioners sugar (powdered)
2 large eggs.
1 tbsp of vanilla and 4 drops almond or lemon extract
(450 grams) of all-purpose flour, sifted.
(200 grams) of unsalted butter, diced.
50 grams of flour for rolling.
First you:
In a bowl or in the kitchen mixer with paddle attachment, mix the two types of sugar, vanilla and the egg. Add the flour and the butter and keep mixing just until the dough comes together.
Then you:
Knead the dough lightly by hand on your flour dusted kitchen counter and wrap it well in cling film and put it in a plastic bag. Chill the dough for 2 hours.
Baking and rolling:
Depending on the size of cookie bake them from 15-20 mins. You want them to be light golden brown without being raw in the middle
Hint: Roll cookie dough using rolling guides from PME they are called "spacers" They are available through Amazon

Go have a fab cookie day and would love to see YOUR work HERE
Upload your photos in our album and win Contest open until Dec 10th 2010