Spinach Baked Donuts w/Lime Zest Glaze ðŸ˜‹

With the help of Snapchat & Flipogram, I can share my #rainyday #spinach #donuts w/ #lime #glaze Recipe by Ai Made it for You 😋 ​

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Happy Fridays! ​

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Baby Boy Bow Ties ðŸ’™

Baby Boy Bow Tie Baby Shower 💙

Modeling Chocolate Bow Ties – silicone mold from Lollicakes by Ella



Personal Best- Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

I’m always taking requests for baked goods from my coworkers at my full time job & last week’s request was for Lemon Poppy Seed Scones!

I’ve never made or eaten a LPS scone but I was more than willing to try! I checked out several LPS scone recipes just to try to determine how much lemon & poppy seed to use.
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Baking in a Bosch!

Lemon Poppy Seed SconeS

Cooling!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Scones with Lemon & Poppy Seed Glaze!

These were so delish! I really think these were the best scones I’ve made to date! The base recipe is my regular scone recipe but the perfect amount of fresh organic lemon zest & juice in the scone itself along with a little butter in the glaze that cut the strong tang of the freshly squeezed lemon juice was perfect!

I brought them to the office & they were all gone before you could blink an eye!

Happy baking everyone!

Debi Haba

Princess Cupcake Dress Cake

At the request of a friend and former coworker, I was asked to create something special that I had never made before…

A Princess Cupcake Dress Cake!

Does that sound right? Or maybe it’s a Princess Dress Cake out of Cupcakes? No, that sounds funny and awkward. Umm, Princess Dress Cupcake Cake! Oh, I dunno! Whatever you call it, I said I’d make it!

The cupcake dress cake was for Bonnie’s granddaughter Cali’s fifth birthday and it needed to be purple! Well, I LOVE purple, so that made it just that much more fun to create!

I did a little research and used the Disney character,
Sophia the First’s , dress for inspiration!

I wasn’t sure what size cake board to use so I searched the old reliable resource, YouTube! I got several ideas but finally settled on a full sheet cake board for a 40 cupcake dress cake! I needed to provide enough cupcakes for a 30 person party (kids and grown ups) so 40 seemed perfect!

With all kinds of new cupcake cake creating knowledge and my special order shopping list, I was off to the Little Bitts Shop! After I bought my full cake board, VIOLET AmeriColor Food Coloring and a roll of silver cake board foil, I had to make a stop at my local grocery store for a bag of OREO COOKIES!!!

The birthday girl wanted Oreo cookie cupcakes! Now, if you follow Bailey’s Baker Girl on FaceBook, you have seen my white cake Oreo Cookie cupcakes IMG_1080.JPGIMG_1081.JPG

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I didn’t have time to order purple cupcake liners from my supplier, Sweets and Treats Boutique, so I improvised. I used my in stock pink and white horizontal striped for the inner liner then a dark blue for the outer liner. When the cupcakes came out of the oven, the liners looked GREAT together!

So, the cupcakes (with an entire bag of chopped up oreo cookies in a doubled recipe of white cake batter) are done and cooled! I made my special Bob’s Icing (which I named after my cake decorating instructor, Bob Schilke’s recipe) while the cupcakes were cooling, adding in the amazingly vibrant violet food coloring! So now I’m ready to create the cake!

Starting on the bottom, I arranged 7 cupcakes across, then 6 and I built the dress up from there! Referring to Sophia the First’s purple dress,

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When it was done, there was a beautiful cupcake dress cake fit for a five year old princess named, Cali!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Princess Cali

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Debi Haba
Owner/Baker
Bailey’s Baker Girlâ„¢

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

11 easy steps to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake by Bailey’s Baker Girl

Watch the video Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake on YouTube!

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Step 1 – Make little chocolate chip cookies the size of a quarter – I make my favorite homemade recipe but store bought ready made dough or even mini chips ahoy will work!

Step 2 – Place a cookie in the cupcake liners

Step 3 – Make your favorite chocolate cake recipe

Step 4 – Put about half the cake batter in a 16″ piping bag. I use the disposable Wilton bags. Cut a small opening (1/8″-1/4″) in the end of the bag.

Step 5 – Pipe a layer of cake batter over the cookie

Step 6 – Place another cookie on top of the cake batter

Step 7 -Add another layer with the remainder of cake the batter.

Step 8 – Place the cupcakes in a 350° F pre heated oven for 18-23 minutes (I set my Bosch oven to convection bake @ 325° F for 19 minutes)

Step 9 – remove cupcakes from the oven & allow to cool completely. I set the cupcake tons on the cold stove top for 5 minutes then, using a off set spatula, I carefully remove the baked cupcakes from the tins & place them on a cooling rack until completely cool.

Step 10 – collect your decorating equipment & icing. I made vanilla buttercream and chocolate butter cream but you can buy store bought icing. I used a 12″ Wilton disposable piping bag for the icing. I used a Wilton 2D tip for the rose swirl with the vanilla buttercream icing & Wilton 17 tip for the little chocolate buttercream icing star on the top of the cookie cupcake topper

Step 11 – Decorate!! 😋

For lots of awesome cake & icing recipes, check out my Pinterest

Debi Haba
Owner/Baker
Bailey’s Baker Girlâ„¢

Workout for the Cure & a Cupcake!

Supporting “Workout for the Cure!” What an awesome fundraising idea for such an important cause! Hats off to Sport and Health, Melissa Bennett and her staff!

48 Lemon Pink Lemonade Mascarpone Cupcakes w/Pink Lemonande Cream Cheese Icing & Pink Taffy Breast Cancer Ribbon Toppers donated to my good friend Melissa Bennett of South Frederick Sport and Health Gym to raise money for breast cancer charities!

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Be Calm Workout for the Cure and Eat Cupcakes💗

Debi
Owner/Baker
Bailey’s Baker Girl

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Do they taste okay, Cali?

I was invited by a friend (the hostess) to a jewelry party. It was a cancer research fundraiser, a charity which I wholeheartedly support.

I made 32 cute Easter themed cake pops to donate…

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and these amazing lemon mascarpone cupcakes decorated in an Easter theme!

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I had never made the lemon mascarpone cupcakes before. In fact, I didn’t even know what mascarpone was until I went to the Common Market Organic Coop! You see, serving this beautifully delightful dessert would be no big deal for most bakers because they would just taste, bake & taste! Not me! I’m “dieting” for the USBF Battle of York Figure Competition in June, so sweet ANY is out! That made me a little nervous presenting the untested (by me) cupcakes to potential clients. On the other hand, I do trust the Lizzy Mae of My Cup of Cakes recipes. Plus, the cupcake batter and the cupcakes in the oven smelled DEVINE!!

Okay, moving along…

Now I’m at Becky Fisher Cookie Lee Jewelry Consultant’s fundraiser at the home of Dana R., nervously watching the guests as they survey the hors d’oeuvres and desserts. All the guests commented on how beautiful the cupcakes looked & how cute the cake pops were in their little display board!Easter Cake Pops

The first person to pick up the Lemon Mascarpone cupcake was this adorable 9 year old girl, Cali C., who was there with her mother, Deanna C., a childhood friend of hostess.

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As Cali peeled the paper back from the bright amazingly decorated cupcake, I was thinking to myself, “Oh Nooooo, she’s 9! It’s lemon mascarwhatever! She’s gonna spit it out!! Ugh!” I couldn’t look at her because I would have totally stared! I was holding my breath! I took a quick glance back as Cali carefully took a bite with her fork!

As I looked away, then back again, *gasp* Cali gave her review! She liked it!!! She like the Lemon Mascarpone Cupcake!! Hooray!!! All is good with the world!!

After that resounding success, I was no longer worried if the grown up ladies would like the cupcakes. I relaxed and began to mingle with my cup of coffee in hand.

A little later, Cali came up to me and told me that she really liked my cupcakes. We had a nice long chat. She told me that she liked the cake pops, too. There were 4 different flavor cake pops, a different taste for each character/design of cake pop. From that, I learned that Cali’s favorite flavors were chocolate cookie dough and cookies and cream!

In honor of my new friend, Cali, I am working on two new flavor cake pops… you guessed it, chocolate cookie dough and cookies and cream! I hope to have them ready for review by May 2013, just in time for the Farmers Market!

Several days after the party, the hostess, Dana R., forwarded a picture text from Cali (via her mom’s cell phone) for me. This is what Cali sent me…..

cupcake happiness

Thank you, Cali! I hope to see you soon!

Stay tuned for more adventures in baking by Baileys Baker Girl!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Leave a comment or send me an email to baileysbakergirl@yahoo.com ! I’d love to hear from you!

Debi Haba

COOKIES

Cookies

Yesterday was one of my days off work. I was relaxing on the couch after finishing my housework and I decided to read my Wilton’s 2011 catalog that my cake decorating instructor at the Little Bitts Shop had given me on Tuesday night during class.

Such a cool catalog. I felt like a little kid looking at the Toys R Us catalog! I really wanted to practice the “flooding” technique w/royal icing, I so flipped through the catalog to the recipe section. I found a “Roll-Out Cookies” recipe and decided to give them a try.

I gathered all the ingredients and began my all day adventure in baking/decorating.

Although the dough seemed a little crumbly, it still worked well. This recipe read NOT to refrigerate as I would normally do when making sugar cookies. It is very similar to the sugar cookie recipe but I followed the instructions as directed.

The next step was to divide the dough into two equal halves and roll out each dough ball on a floured surface! LOVE my baking mat!

As you can see in the ingredients picture, I selected my metal leaf cookie cutter but the rest of the cookie cutters were plastic shapes of a football helmet, football, a large circle, a small circle and a flower shape. I had a small star but I forgot to use it.

I decided to cut out the leaves first. I wanted to practice the “wet on wet” (This is a rated G blog! LOL) technique with the royal icing. I imaged a colorful brown yellow and red leaf.

I had seen cookies made using two shapes stacked on top of each other to create a more complex shaped cookie so I cut out small circles to make as centers for my flowers. I cut out a helmet and a football to place on top of larger cookie circles. I was having fun! Obviously, I am easily amused! Ha!

I set my convection oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and baked the first batch for 4 minutes! PUUUUUURFECT!

So, after I baked and cooled the cookies, I decorated them. Using royal icing and Americolor  food coloring, I created fall leaves, smiling flowers and football cookies!

I was so happy with the results, I am going to make more this weekend! I loved the leaves! And btw, the cookies tasted YUMMY!!

#happydance!

If you are interested in a “How to” blog describing the “flooding” and “wet on wet” royal icing cookie decorating technique, leave a comment to let me know!

You can find us at Bailey’s Baker Girl on Facebook and on Twitter @BaileysBakerGrl

Enjoy!

Debi

Owner/Baker

Bailey’s Baker Girl

So, this is kinda a funny story

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Ok, so this is kinda a funny story…

While I was dieting for my “Figure” completion National Physique Committee NPC Maryland this year, I was watching a ridiculous amount of “food porn” on The Food Network, TLC and The Travel Channel . I started watching amateur “How To” videos on YouTubeâ„¢ of baking, decorating cakes, etc., to pass the time while on the treadmill (doing 1 hour of cardio twice a day, everyday). When just watching the shows weren’t enough, I started baking. I discovered I LOVED to bake!

In my free time, I made the colored breads, ice cream cone cup cakes, cookies and I found CAKE POPS! I gave all the foods I baked away because I couldn’t eat them! Not even a bite! When my friends and relatives gave me positive feedback, I decided I wanted to start a baking business as a second career, transitioning out of my government job after 24 years!

I asked my good friend, Kathy, who was my partner for years when we were Robbery Detectives, to join me!! Her work ethic and discipline is equal to mine. We work so well together, I could never find a better business partner!

So everything began to fall into place. I’m learning how to be a good businesswoman, baker & entrepreneur! Kathy and I are taking cake decorating classes & are planning to continue our training in baking and business courses!

I have an amazing circle of friends (to include YOU) who support me! I am sooooo lucky. This endeavor may take years to build into a profitable business but I’m ready for the challenge!

I met the owners/bakers of Georgetown Cupcake, Sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, last week. When I asked them if they could give new baking business owners any advise, they both enthusiastically said, “Go for it! The hours are long & it may get rough, but it’s all worth it!” So when I think that, maybe, I am have bitten off a little more than I can chew, (no pun intended) I think about what Katherine and Sophie, of Georgetown Cupcakes said, and I leave my doubts behind!

Long story, just beginning,

Debi Haba
Owner/Baker
Bailey’s Baker Girlâ„¢