Monday, October 18, 2010

My Grandson's 1st Birthday!!!

Yesterday was my Grandson Paxton's 1st Birthday party!! It was a fun celebration and of course I have to share all the sweets we made for his party.

I have a very talented team of decorators that do the party cakes at the bakery, but for his birthday, this Grandma couldn't let anyone else do the cake. 

This was his smash cake...

A close-up of some of the details on the cake.

The cutest cookies to go with the theme!

And, some cupcakes too!

The dessert table...

Happy 1st Birthday Paxton!!!

Love, Grandma

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I love making pies...

One of the best equipment purchases I have made is our pie crust forming machine. We make our pie dough from mix or ready-made crust is ever good enough.  We mix the dough and let it rest in the refrigerator over night. Then each dough ball is put in a pan and placed on the machine. At the pull of a lever it presses out a perfect crust.  The crusts are filled and for our fruit pies, a top crust is added. We seal with a crimper (shown below), but I like a hand pinched edge. So after a few pinches, it's ready for the oven. Beautiful! 


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rockin' the Roundhouse at WSU

We had a great time last night at Wichita State's Rockin' the Roundhouse, the annual fundraiser for the athletic department.  If you haven't been before it is where you get to walk around and sample lots of different foods from various Wichita restaurants. 
We sampled our pies, cut-out cookies, drop cookies and our new cupcakes.

The cupcakes got rave reviews. We served lots of different flavors.

And, I think my girls had a good time too!