Saturday, August 29, 2009

you saw it here first

Just call me Semi-Homemade with Shannon Cox. Go ahead. Do it.

Martha Stewart would not approve, but Sandra Lee would! She is one of my least-favorite Food Network Stars, but I still watch her occasionally and take her tips on using store-bought products to make life easier! Yesterday I made sugar cookies from "scratch" but used Betty Crocker icing on top. Shame on me. I know.

Normally I like to save things as a surprise. Okay. I lie. I don't. I hate surprises, and I can't keep secrets. So you're seeing it all here first. All 3 of you who read this blog and will be attending our party. I live on the wild side. I know!


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Although did get creative with my big, bad self and mess with food coloring to create different colors of icing. Then I made my own piping bag. I ended up with a little bit of cookie dough batter left, so I made some stars. Which are kind of patriotic. The emblem is edible, so don't worry! The stars on the side are edible as well.

Oh, and in case you've been hiding under a rock, the cake is a 3-layered red velvet cake. So our cake is red, white, and blue.

I'm just bleeding patriotism, aren't I?

Can't wait for tomorrow. I am so excited!



Note: Mark is an electrician. So those are light bulb cookies. No one gets it. Not even my own dad. Please get it and humor me. Thanks.


8 comments:

  1. I get it!

    I also can't wait to take a big yummy slice of the cake tomorrow! Red velvet is my favorite. I know secretly you made it with me in mind. ;]

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  2. Aww, you're so creative!! Great job on everything..wish I could try it all! hehe :)

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  3. Great pictures! You did a wonderful job on all of it...very creative! Love it! Hope you all have a great party tomorrow filled with great friends, family, and lots of yummy eating!!

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  4. I totally get the lightbulbs. :) I love it! So so cute!!

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  5. I think the lightbulb cookies are one of the "brightest" ideas you've had!!! =D LOVE them!!! And we can't wait to see you guys tomorrow- so excited for you!!

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