Saturday, December 23, 2017

{Queen Bee} Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2017 has been such a great year filled with lots of baking, decorating, and party planning. I thank all of my readers and customers for your love and support of my small business. I look forward to all of the baking and decorating 2018 will bring!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Friday, December 22, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Run Run Run, as fast as you can, because these Gingerbread cupcakes are so delicious!

My good friend is a December baby and every year she request gingerbread man cookies....and every year I am just so swamped with cookie orders that I can't seem to find time to make them for her. So this year, I decided that instead of cookies, I would make cupcakes! Boy was she surprised and quite delighted when I brought her these gingerbread cupcakes topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and adorned with a chocolate gingerbread man.
They were so tasty, that not one of these little guys were able to get away. These are the perfect December treat!

Monday, December 18, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Peppermint Bark Chocolate Covered Oreo Snowflakes

This time of year many people can't wait to get their hands on peppermint bark. I mean, what a great combination....chocolate with peppermint, it is absolutely delicious. So I took a traditional holiday dessert (and personal favorite) and added a little something extra....an Oreo! Making them into large and mini snowflakes was just the perfect touch for creating a festive holiday treat. I just love having the option of eating a bite size goodie or indulging in something on the larger side. They also look so pretty placed on a platter. These little snowflakes would make a great pairing with a hot cup of coffee or hot cocoa. What sweet gifts these would make! What goodies are you whipping up this holiday?!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

Just like the song goes, "brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things"! These are indeed a few of my favorite things. I absolutely love taking my cookie creations and packaging them up in these cute little boxes ready for gifting!
These are my large boxes that hold 4-5 sugar cookies depending on the size of cookie. As you may notice, one of my customers asked for 5 cookies so I included a smaller sized candy cane with my north pole characters....they have a nice layered cookie look. My other customer ordered 4 cookies....these lay nicely and feature the cookies without any stacking. Both look so cute!
My other way of packing isn't in a brown box at all, but an assortment of cookies on a platter. These aren't intended for gifting, but instead look great featured on a table at a holiday party or gathering.
Whether it be in a box, on a tray, or just individually, these cookies are the sweetest gifts to give for the holidays!

Friday, December 15, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Jolly Wishes from the North Pole Collection

Christmas time always excites me because I get to create COOKIES! The only problem is trying to narrow down my designs....I can never choose, I always want to make everything! So this year I narrowed down my designs to four important characters from the North Pole....Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and an elf. But I couldn't do this collection without including some festive cookies to compliment each character.
Santa needs his mitten when he is out delivering presents to the children. Mrs. Claus isn't complete without her tray full of gingerbread man cookies. Rudolph has a red nose that shines so bright like a Christmas light. And of course what elf doesn't like candy canes....as Buddy the elf says, Elves live off of the 4 main food groups: Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corn, and Syrup!

This collection brings a smile to my face and hopefully to the many people who receive them this Christmas.

Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and the Elf send Jolly Wishes from the North Pole!  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Christmas Cookie Kits

As you probably know, this time of year is super crazy busy with shopping for presents, decorating, holiday parties, looking at lights, shopping for presents, and of course more shopping for presents. Therefore I thought that this year, I would help all the busy mom and dads who want to do all the fun holiday stuff with their kids, but may not have all the time to do it all. Thus, I created cookie kits! All that is needed are kids (and/or adults) to decorate them. So no shopping for ingredients, baking (or cleaning up after baking)....just the fun stuff!
The kits were filled with a dozen large (4-5 inch) sugar cookies in three different shapes: gingerbread men, trees, and candy canes. Also included in the kit were buttercream frosting in three different shades (red, green, and white) and of course three different kinds of sprinkles. I also added a few mini plastic cups with lids to hold the sprinkles or to store any leftovers, a knife to spread the buttercream, and extra piping bags in case someone got extra motivated to try different size and shapes of tips (or to store leftover frosting).
 
Everything was nicely placed in these boxes with instructions on care and use of the kit. Lots of fun with little hassle! Look for more cookie kits to come in the near future! Also, these are perfect if you are having a birthday party and are looking for a fun activity to do with the little ones!

Happy cookie decorating to all! Tis' the Season!



Thursday, November 23, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Pumpkin Cupcakes Perfect for Fall

What is the Fall without pumpkin flavored goodies?! For Thanksgiving I thought it would be perfect to create pumpkin cupcakes with a light and fluffy cream cheese frosting. Even better, this year my daughter assisted me in the kitchen and we had so much fun measuring and mixing. This time of year is about family and what a perfect opportunity to be together and create such great memories.
To decorate the cupcakes, I created chocolate leaves brushed with a little gold luster. These were also taste tested by my daughter, and she gave a giant thumbs up!
Wishing you and your family and very blessed and happy thanksgiving filled with many special and sweet memories!