Friday, June 6, 2008

The Baby Shower Cookies

We had a baby shower for Sara at work who's due two days before my sister-in-law and is walking around looking like she's ready to drop at any moment, or potentially beat the crap out of the next kid who pisses her off with nine days left in the school year.

I made these cookies from store-bought dough (which is why they expanded oddly) and the amazing, new cookie cutter section at Sur La Table. There were originally bottles, bears, carriages and rattles, but the rattles came out looking beyond phallic and were not fit for public consumption in the least.

The New House Cake

My friends Kim and Rob just bought a house in Medway. Supposedly that's somewhere south of Boston, though, to be completely honest, I'm not 100% sure it a. really exists and b. is in Massachusetts. All I know is you have to go on rte 109 for a long time and there are horses on rte 109, maybe cows as well.

Anyway, they bought this house so I made them a "Congratulations on your new house!!!" cake. The cake looks nothing like the real house, but the picket fence seemed necessary. The shingles are made out of chocolate bar pieces, which is extremely clever (if I do say so myself).

The best part was all the people walking by who said congratulations when we were waiting for our table at the restaurant and that now the entire restaurant staff loves me because we left them the leftovers. The worst part was that everyone I know seems to get really cranky when they haven't eaten and it's impossible to get a table in the Boston area because the Celtics are in a playoff game and we like places where they serve beer and have TV's. I'll just say that the roof was gone long before the rest of the cake...