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.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winners of the Cookie Contest

Well it is official and the winners of the cookie contest have been selected! bridget sent over an email to me today and let me know who won! YAY! Below are the cookies and who won them. All prizes will be sent out right after the Christmas rush so nothing gets lost in the mail I imagine this will be January 4th so bare with us on that! Everyone did a fantastic job and I have never seen such a festival of gorgeous cookies, please continue to upload your photos here =o)



runner up:


Kids: (the Pumpkin potato head...2nd row...Cate)


Please email me your mailing address to lyndsay{@}acupcakery.com
Also all participants can email me their email addie for a participation certificate
Please send us a photo of you and your prize so we can post that in the new year 
We look forward to seeing more of your sugar art and will announce our next contest very soon!

Happy Baking!
♥Bridget and Lyndsay =o) 

Bake at 350...    Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sugar Cookies by Tish from Dreme Cake Artistry and Paula Deen

Sugar Cookie Recipe used for the Cookies made by Tish from Dreme Cake Artistry

I have entered some cookies into your contest (the 3d wedding dresses and other designs), and would like to submit a recipe that I use. It is a recipe from Food Network that aired on Paula Deen's Show. Wedding Dresses by Tish at Dreme Cake Artistry. Here it is below:


  • 2 1/3 cups plus 2 tablespoons (11-ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks; 6-ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (4-ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Beat until the dough just comes together, being careful not to over mix.
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Place the ball of dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll out to 1/4-inch thick. Keeping the dough in the parchment, transfer to a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut out the cookies in the desired shapes and place on a half-sheet pan lined with parchment paper or an un-greased nonstick cookie sheet, at least 1-inch apart. Transfer to the freezer and chill for at least 15 minutes or until they are firm.
Bake until the cookies are light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Let cookies cool completely on the sheets before decorating.

Best Sugar Cookies from Julie

I received this recipe from an online friend and I love it! All my sugar cookies are from this recipe. So are my linzer cookies, filled with lemon curd... Oh yeah...

Best Sugar Cookies

2 c. sugar
2 c. butter
3 eggs
1 tsp. lemon extract
Cream above together, then add:
1 tsp. salt
6 c. flour – add only enough of the flour to the creamed mixture to handle the dough (I use between 5 and 5-1/2 cups) without being tough. Chill dough about an hour. Roll cookies out on floured board and cut with cookie cutters. Bake 8-10 minutes.

Decorate with royal icing or buttercream.

It does make a big batch and yes, you can freeze the dough. I do it every year for holiday cookies. Just thaw it in the fridge a day or two before baking and you’re good to go.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Cookie Contest to close at Midnight tonight

Hey everyone, it seemed like forever ago we announced our cookie contest and here all of a sudden time is up =o) Thanks to everyone who entered and thanks for all the fabulous recipes that will be posted here over the weekend. A winner will be announced by Bridget over at her blog and here so make sure to visit both. We have three tiers so good luck to everyone. Also a huge thank you to our sponsors for this contest! Another contest is in the making for January called ICE so check back for details ... Good luck to you all and Happy Safe Holidays

All participants will receive a certificate of merit so please email me your home addie when time permits. These will be mailed in January.