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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pie for the Pary

My daughter is having a Halloween party so I thought I'd make her friends some yummy meat pie. But… with the price of meat these days…

She is hosting a Tim Burton movie-watching party tomorrow night and dressing as Mrs. Lovett from Sweeny Todd. She has been sewing her costume for weeks!

These are the "Demon Barber of Fleet Street" cupcakes I made for her. They're Blood Red Velvet (of course).

I know… this is twisted and disturbing… but sooo much fun!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

They're coming to take me away Ha Ha!

Yes… I'm feeling a bit crazy right now. I'm busy getting stuff ready for a craft show I have coming up in a couple of weeks and going to my kids' school events etc. So… my posting here at Sugar and Meringue has been a bit weak lately. But, I've got some things coming up that I can't wait to show you.

Next week– Probably the Worst Pies in Kearney – BEWARE … these pies are not for the squimish

Mid-November- I'll start my holiday baking. I can't wait to share pics of my holiday cookies with you and I can't wait to see what you're baking. I'm thinking of doing another "cookie" blog/flickr exchange thing like I did for national sugar cookie day. I'll post details later and I'm open to suggestions.

December- We'll see what there's time for!

January– The long awaited interviews will begin. I've already sent some interview questions off to a very nice baker in California. She's too busy to respond right now but promises that she will after the holidays. I can't wait to hear how she got her baking business off the ground.

For now… here's what I'm planning to order sometime soon for my holiday baking. Silver Stick Dragees, Multicolor Dragees and Sparkling Silver Metallic Sugar from Fancy Flours.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Baking" with My Boy - Candy Corn + Peanuts + packaging

Okay… I guess stirring up some candy corn and peanuts isn't exactly baking, but it is a fun treat for a kid to put together and package up for their friends.

Really… I just wanted to try out my new Xyron sticker maker. I thought my son might get a kick out of making some stickers, but honestly…he wasn't the least bit interested. (Guess he had better things to do!) So I made stickers and packaged up the candy corn myself. Surely there are other kids out there who would find it fun to punch out some cute paper and run it through the sticker maker machine!?