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Construction Cookie Template

I was asked this week to make some construction themed cookies for a little mans birthday party, so as usual, I made doe-eyes at my graphic designer husband so he would agree to make me a template. I'm willing to share, so you can download your free copy here: Cookie Shapes - Construction. To make… Continue reading Construction Cookie Template

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Gluten Free Cookies & Feelings

I've been homeschooling since my daughter was in grade 3, but we always knew that the day would come when she'd be ready to go back to a classroom. This past August, we were presented with the opportunity for her to attend a private school in the fall, and she could hardly contain her excitement… Continue reading Gluten Free Cookies & Feelings

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Edible Cookie Paint

I love those cookies on Pinterest, with their perfectly smooth icing, crisp lines, and almost unreal piping. They look amazing. But they're not me. Not a bit. Polished. Smooth. Crisp. These aren't words usually applied to my stuff. My decorating is best described as either "Wow! That worked out!" or "Well, I tried". No in… Continue reading Edible Cookie Paint

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Sweet Orange Butter Cake

Once upon a time I was seized by cravings for lemon loaf, but it was about 11pm and I had no lemons.  I had oranges.  There were probably more than a few years of experiments, with a lot of tasty successes, but in the end I settled on a specific favourite. Sweet Orange Butter Cake. … Continue reading Sweet Orange Butter Cake

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DIY Sprinkles and Funfetti 

Canada Day is almost here, so I'm trying to think more "red & white" when it comes to baking. Sprinkles and funfetti are an easy and fun way to add to holiday cakes or cupcakes, except for one problem...  I think they taste gross, and I'm not alone in that.  I always figured I had… Continue reading DIY Sprinkles and Funfetti