ydney was looking through Alan Dunn’s, Christmas Cakes (A perfect gift for any cake enthusiast) when she came across a cake of the most adorable snowman. She insisted we create a snowman cake of are own. Alan Dunn’s cake inspired Sydney and I to design our own version. I knew the cake…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on December 19, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments
I am going through a fresh cranberry phase, Sydney and I have been finding ways to develop recipes that incorporate cranberries; putting them in stollens, brioche pockets, cookies, and a cranberry white chocolate cake. I believe we have started a new family holiday dessert tradition. This…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on December 6, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments
The day after Thanksgiving our family’s tradition is put up the trees and decorate them and the whole house while waiting for Sydney’s favorite holiday tart, an almond cream tart. The recipe has been handed down from my great great grandmother, through the years I am sure each generation has changed…Continue
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Piping with royal icing can be lots of fun, especially with some extra tips and tricks on piping in general and piping lines. Watch a video on how to pipe lines with royal icing and have fun decorating with…Continue
Added by Sweetopia - Marian on December 21, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments
Stockberry Studio's Etsy shop 40% OFF Everything 3 day SALE!!! Tuesday, December 20th - Thursday, December 22nd. USECODE DEC2011. Please visit Stockberry Studio's shop for more…Continue
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I spent the whole day with my daughter making dozens of goat's milk and oatmeal soaps for gifts. I scented the green with a buttery peppermint fragrance and the pink soaps with a rose vanilla. We wrapped them up pretty and they are ready to go. Each year I give all the nurses in my husbands clinic handmade soaps,bath bombs and other goodies and they love it! It's a joy to make for them because I know how…Continue
The days of winter become shorter and shorter, actually we do not lose hours, but daylight. For a photographer natural lighting is optimum, however it is not always available when you need to photograph. How do photographers make up for the lack of daylight? Our answer is studio lighting;…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on December 18, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments
Got a few bits of your favorite wrapping paper that are too small to wrap with, but too cute to toss? Whip up one of these cuties in under 5 minutes, and you’ll have the perfect ornament, the perfect embellishment for a gift, the perfect little something extra, dash of…Continue
Like I said in my last post, it's crunch time! This project is super easy (you can get it done in under 15 minutes), super inexpensive (most…Continue
Added by Nikki McGonigal on December 8, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments
Sydney and I are blessed with a plethora of readers, some who have enjoyed sharing family stories, and treasured family recipes. A week or so ago a regular reader, Carolyn K surprised us with her family’s traditional pecan pie. Carolyn wrote how once a year she throws cation and self-control to the wind, and…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on December 6, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments
It seems I become nostalgic every year, luckily Sydney has embraced our family tradition. During the time between Thanksgiving and New Years we bake a plethora of cookies, cakes, pie, and pavlovas. Cranberry cake has joined the Noto tradition in 2001; Christmas that year was particularly special and…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on December 2, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments
The original Almond Apple Pie was not decorated with almond pasty dough; I realized I had unevenness after I placed the dough in the…Continue
Seven years ago, while were living in New Jersey, Sydney and I were tossing ideas off one another for a dessert to start the Christmas season. Sydney, of course wanted the dessert to have almond flavor, and I had about 9 extra apples left from Thanksgiving, with those two ingredients in hand Fancy Almond…Continue
Added by Bobbie Noto on November 30, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments
I can't believe how fast this holiday season crept up this year. Two weeks ago it was 60 degrees and today we are having a snow storm. This week on my blog is Christmas Tree week. I have some free downloadable Christmas Tree tags and some soap tutorials to enjoy featuring Christmas Trees. Next featured week is Sweet Treats Week, I'm sure that will be my…Continue
Added by Christine Rodriguez on November 29, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments
Hi there :-)
Here I go again with a little DIY post. This time I have two different easy but so lovely things to show you!
How to make a bunting for a cake, same for the backdrop happy birthday garland and glittered candle jars the easy way.
These jars would be great for christmas, I would take red or green glitter instead of violet but that's all a matter of taste :-)
Do I hear sleigh bells? My 3 year old sure does. EVERYTHING is about the ever-fast approaching Christmas and so my inspiration for the colors of this children’s cowl are santa, candy canes, and my favorite scandinavian designs I remember from my own childhood.
I crocheted the cowl in bamboo wool yarn. Haven’t used it yet? It’s a MUST for kids (although you will end up making something for yourself also, I can gaurentee it) because it holds the…Continue
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I recently posted about the birthday party where we used gold and violet as the color scheme. And I thought it would be neat to have the sweet treats in the same colors - this way it would all fit together perfectly.
So today I will write about all the Cake Pops, Cupcake Pops and…
Just like with any other holiday: It's coming so fast! Before you know it you have so much stuff on your to-do list that you get very stressed-out and this, at least for me, is no fun at all.
So I thought to post my Christmas Snowman Cake Pops now instead of in December.
When I make my baking plans for holidays, I usually look stuff up 1 or 2 months early and start planning what to bake, what to cook, how to decorate my place etc.
And when I recently thought of making…
Added by niner on November 10, 2011 at 4:08am — No Comments