The Hobbyholic

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Cake Week January 29, 2012

Filed under: Cake Decorating — thehobbyholic @ 5:35 pm

Okay it wasn’t this week. Cake week was last week. I had 3 cakes and 4 doz cupcakes to make. Took a week to recover but here are the pictures.

Baby Shower Cake

Baby Block Cake and Cupcakes

Birthday Cake

Train Cake

Cake Decorating Class Cake

Basket of Yarn Cake


Orange Creamsicle Cookies January 28, 2012

Filed under: Baking — thehobbyholic @ 8:50 pm

After a long hiatus I am going to start blogging again. Or at least that is the plan.

I came across a recipe for Orange Creamsicle Cookies that I couldn’t resist. They had to be made. I’m not usually a fan of white chocolate but the combination was a nice change.

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

From The Girl Who Ate Everything Blog (her picture is MUCH better!)

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange zest (for me that was the zest of 2 oranges)
2 cups Guitard Choc-Au-Lait Vanilla Chips (I used Ghirardelli white chips)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in orange zest and chips.

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Do not flatten cookies; it will make them dry. Bake 8 Р10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Do not overcook! Cookies will be plump. Cool for several minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.