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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Going to the Bar

Happy Valentines Day!

I just realized this is post #50! I also just realized that I started this blog on the lucky date of 7/07/07 (I wasn't thinking about that at the time!). It was March of last year that I started posting here on a more regular basis so that's what I'm considering my "blogiversary".

I'm celebrating by going to the bar!

Okay… it's a cheesy play on words. I'm talking about brownies and bar cookies.

The last time I went shopping for cake decorating supplies, I noticed that Wilton has a line of products out for making fancy brownies. They've had similar cupcake kits and the like out for a while. It made me wonder…

Are brownies the new cupcakes?

Naaah… I don't think so. I love brownies but they just don't have the same appeal as cupcakes. I can't imagine brownie printed fabrics and paper and other decorative things.

Never the less… I wanted to see what I could come up with to make brownies and bars more interesting and, in the end, I fell back on the standard practice of stenciling them. I was happy that I figured out how to color powdered sugar. You can't really see it in the picture, but I made some pink powdered sugar to sift over the letter stencils. I just stirred in some red powdered food coloring. It worked great!


Pamela said...

ok, you have to be kidding...those brownies look amazing. I wish i was the kiddie at the BAR in your kitchen. belissimo! pamela www.frenchknots.blogspot.com

Celestial Charms said...

I just love brownies. Yours look great and the stenciling is a great idea...never thought of doing that.

Kitschen Pink said...

I don't need my brownies to be interesting.... but I bet these looked so good that even I might pause for a second before ..gulp! all gone! t.x

momof2gr8kids said...

I love looking at you blog.. the photos make me soo happy.. and what a bunch of FUN ideas!! you are the best.. I have been so busy I have forgotten to check flickr.. and your blog.. more often!!! hugs!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Stenciled brownies - a most inspired idea!!

boylerpf said...

Oh I could definitely go for anything that you have posted! Talk about yummy!!

MerryB Events said...

That cupcake brownie beats a regular old cupcake in my eyes anyday!

Kristin said...

Hi Emily...I have had too many things that are more important than blooging too...but I stopped in to see your blog and it is as cute as ever. I love your valentine creations and your polka dot cake. Hope all is well!
X0, Kristin