Wednesday, April 16, 2014

KITCHEN NOTES

First I want to say a word or two of gratitude to all my customers and clients, and to those who have supported, encouraged and indulged me.   I am always amazed when my foods sell out so quickly. I have never taken that for granted and I never shall.  So I thank you.

Omission

During yesterday's sale I mistakenly omitted the listing for the macaroon set.  It was brought to my attention within the first half an hour, however in the interest of fairness I decided not to randomly list them after the fact.  I will be including them instead with next month's foods on the 15th of May.   I truly apologize if the omission had you baffled or annoyed, or both.  It was obviously not my intent to exclude them.







Speaking of  May......my theme for the upcoming month is going to be Sunday Brunch.  That translates loosely into some fancy- and some not so fancy breakfast fare.  There will be the requisite old favorites as well as some new items mixed in.   I will have a menu list posted around the first of May.

Teresa

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

FINAL MENU LIST FOR APRIL 15TH

I think a trip to the bakery is a bit like going to Disney World, or even visiting grandma's house.  One can't help but get drawn in, smile and linger, with that warm welcome feeling wrapping about the senses.   
I wanted so much to create a little bakery scene this month for the dolls, in much the same way that I did last February with my candy shop scene.  But I decided to save my energies for other "in the works" projects. Truthfully I have a lot of "in the works" projects hanging about that I need to get a move on.   But who doesn't? 

Below is the final menu list for April 15th.  As always, items will be available in my Etsy shop on a first come first served basis at 12:00 noon EST.  Quantities that will be available are in parenthesis, followed by the prices.  



cinnamon rolls set of two  (4)    7.00








chocolate frosted brownies set of three (7)    6.50




peanut butter cup pie set of two  (3)    8.00



french macarons set of twelve  (5)  15.50

set of twelve includes two each of:
pink 
tangerine
chocolate
lavender
creme
mint




doughnuts set of four  (11)     14.00

set includes one each of:
glazed twist
pink frosted with sprinkles
jelly with powdered sugar
chocolate iced creme filled





rainbow cake with sprinkles and two slices  (1)   29.00





rainbow cake slices set of two  (3)    9.50




pink frosted vanilla confetti party cake with two slices (1)     28.00





chocolate cake with vanilla icing and two slices ( 1)  26.00





vanilla butter cake with chocolate icing and sprinkles with two slices  (1)  27.00



tea party cookie assortment  (5)  28.00

set includes:

four chocolate dipped madelines with nuts
three flower shaped sugar cookies
eight cherry butter spritz
four heart shaped with dot sprinkles
four sugar coated butter cookies
three tuxedo frosted






frosted and sprinkled vanilla sugar cookie set of five  (8)  8.00








frosted gingersnaps set of five   (3) 7.00






peanut butter cookies set of five  (4)   6.00





bakery fresh cookie assortment  (1)   23.00
set includes:
three sugar cookies
three peanut butter cookies
four frosted and doted with sprinkles
five cherry butter spritz
three frosted gingersnaps





Danish butter cookie set of six (2)  8.00





chocolate frosted cream long john doughnuts set of two  (2)    7.50







cream horns set of three  (3)  12.50





bakery treat set of three (3)  14.00
set includes one each of:
cinnamon roll
chocolate cream long john doughnut
bear claw




carrot cake slices set of two  (2)   9.25









Cookies & cream Oreo pie slices set of two  (4)   8.00






classic cookies set  (2)  13.25

set includes:
three sugared butter cookies
three chocolate chip cookies
three frosted gingersnap cookies







chocolate raspberry torte cake (1)  15.00




If you have questions about any of the items always feel free to message me on Etsy or post here on my blog.  

Teresa

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Spring!

It's finally feeling a bit like springtime here along the shores of Lake Erie, so I am hoping it's not Mother Nature's cruel April fool's joke.   This month's theme, bakery treats, was inspired in part by my need for a sweet distraction from the cruddy weather that is the norm this time of year where I live, and by a friend's daughter, who requested a particular item on this month's menu.  

I am hoping to add just a few more late straggler items to the list, as per usual.  Quantities and prices with pics and descriptions will follow in the coming week.

MENU LIST FOR APRIL 


cinnamon rolls set of two
chocolate frosted brownies set of three
peanut butter cup pie set of two
macarons set of twelve
doughnuts set of four
rainbow cake with sprinkles and two slices
rainbow cake slices set of two
pink frosted vanilla confetti party cake with two slices
chocolate cake with vanilla icing and two slices
vanilla butter cake with chocolate icing and sprinkles with two slices
tea party cookie assortment
frosted and sprinkled vanilla sugar cookie set of five
spring sugar cookie cut outs set of five
decorated Easter egg cookies set of five
frosted gingersnaps set of five
peanut butter cookies set of five
bakery fresh cookie assortment 
Danish butter cookie set of six
chocolate frosted cream long john doughnuts set of two
cream horns set of three
bakery treat set of three
carrot cake slices set of two


Items will be available in my Etsy shop on the 15th of April at 12:00 noon, EST.  

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

KITCHEN NOTES

First I want to start out by saying that I wish I had more time to devote to my blog.  I know it must feel neglected at times, sitting quietly waiting in the corner for some attention.  Day to day it's just not the squeaky wheel.  

Hats off to those bloggers who can seemingly do it all.   I cannot.

For the upcoming month of April, my shop theme is going to be......

Bakery Treats and Sweets

Yes, I know, more sugary goodies.  My dolls love their pastries, cakes and pies.  So that's what's in store for April 15th. I will have a complete list up on my blog in the beginning of April.


HISTORICAL FOCUS


This past February I devoted the entire month to doing just foods for historical dolls. There were foods from the colonial era up the the 1970's.   It was incredibly fun to research and create, melding together ideas drawn from some of American Girl's historical book series and also from popular every day foods from each of the eras.   I have realized though, that one month wasn't enough. Not even close.  Each era and each doll truly need a fuller, more detailed focus.  So in the coming year I plan to do just that.
More details to follow soon.



AND THE AWARD GOES TO...


Recently I was doubly honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award by fellow friends and bloggers  Steampunk Addie  and Among the Dolls .
This award started in Germany a few years back for new bloggers- as a way to help promote their sites and just all around generate warm internet fuzzies, if such a thing exists.  In German, Liebster generally translates to dearest, most beloved, etc.

The rules:  post the award on your blog, answer the 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you, then nominate your favorite blogs.... asking them in turn a different set of 11 questions.


Here goes:

The questions for me....


  1. What is your favorite toy ever made?     Scrabble
  2. What is your favorite toy you ever had?    Barbies
  3. What is your favorite color?  red
  4. What is your favorite scent? jasmine blooming
  5. What is your favorite moving picture?    West Side Story
  6. If you could time travel, when and where?   beginning of the universe (if there was one at all)
  7. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who?   Abraham Lincoln
  8. What event in history would you change, and why?  The assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  I always wonder how this country might have evolved otherwise.  
  9. Are you a geek, or a nerd?   Geek
  10. What would be your superpower if you could choose? time travel
  11. What would be your supername be?  Teresa   ;) 

Blogs I am nominating:

Le Blog de Sabine et ses Amis


Questions for them.....and for anyone else reading this, feel free to answer!

1. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
2. What is the most frivolous thing you own?
3. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop lollipop?
4. What is your least favorite word?
5. Where do you wish you could be right now?
6.  Name one 20th century invention that will be obsolete within the next 20 years.
7.  Use one word to describe your favorite place.
8.  Why?
9.  What is your favorite time of the year?
10. What is the one skill you wish you had that seems to come naturally to some others?
11. Name the one person who has inspired you the most.

Thanks again ladies, for the nomination.




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

UPDATED MENU FOR MARCH

As always, items will be available in my Etsy shop on a first come first served basis at 12:00 noon EST. I list all new items on the 15th of each month.

Please note: Plates and dishes or serving pieces are not included unless specifically indicated otherwise.

Quantities that will be available are in parenthesis, followed by the prices.

Foods for March 15th....and away we go~


Grilled Cheese Lunch Set    (2)   20.00
-two grilled cheese halves cut lengthwise
-twelve golden fish crackers 
-cup of cherry-aid drink
-pear






Sub Sandwich Lunch Set  (3)  20.00
-ham & cheese sub sandwich
-twelve golden fish crackers
-apple
-cup of milk





Sub Sandwich Lunch Set (2)  20.00
-ham & cheese sub sandwich- end piece
-twelve golden fish crackers
-apple
-cup of milk




Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Lunch Set  (2)  22.00
-tomato soup in glass bowl
-two grilled cheese halves cut lengthwise
-twelve golden fish crackers
-cup of milk
-chocolate chip cookie





Molded Cherry Gelatin  (3)  14.00





Funfetti Pink Party Cake with Two Slices  (1)   28.00




Oreo Cake with Two Slices  (1)  31.00





Girl Scout Cookie Assortment  Set Of Ten  (20)   16.00




Danish Butter Cookie Assortment   (10)   8.50





Milk & Cookies For Two Set   (15)  14.00
-two Oreos
-two chocolate chip cookies
-two Nutter Butter cookies 
-two cups of milk








Pink Frosted & Sprinkled Brownies Set of Three (8)  7.50




Brownies in a Pan (pan included)  (1)   17.00

All brownies are removable from the pan.
Set comes with:

-metal pan
-nine rectangular individual brownies to serve
-one long "uncut" brownie




-plate is not included


Brownie Sundaes Set of Two   (4)  14.00







Chocolate Covered Gourmet Pretzels Set of Five  (5)   7.00






White Chocolate Pretzels with Dot Sprinkles Set of Six  (8)   9.50



Chocolate Pecan & Caramel Turtles Set of Three  (5)   13.00





Marshmallow Chicks Set of Three  (9)  8.50




Marshmallow Bunnies set of Three  (3)  8.50




White Chocolate Bunny Sets  (8) 7.00
-Mommy bunny
-two "baby" bunnies





Chocolate Bunny Sets   (9) 7.00
-Mommy bunny
-two "baby" bunnies





Whole Pizza  (2)    19.00



Pizza Slice Set of Two   (12)  4.75





Spring Candy Set  (10)  17.00

-two marshmallow bunnies
-fifteen gummy bears
-six gummy worms
-three chocolate baby bunnies





Chocolate Ganache Cake with Two Slices (1)  23.50





School of Twelve Swedish Fish (5)  6.00






Thanks for looking.  And if you have any questions or need clarification on any of the items, I am always happy to field queries.

Teresa