Cake and Cookies for a Future Guitar Hero

After my last bruschetta post, which I now realize was posted over a week ago–I have had absolutely no time for blogging/tweeting/facebooking since then, I received what I thought was a very funny comment from one of my friends, Karen (Karen, by the way, also has a blog, Karen Cooks, with oodles of mouthwatering recipes.)  Her comment was:

“Whaa???  No cute little cupcakes, no decorated sugar cookies, no cakes, muffins, breads… OMG I don’t know if I can handle bruschetta coming from Julie!  LOL”

This struck me as being funny because as I was posting the bruschetta recipe, I realized how out of place it was, especially among my posts from the past few months.  I almost didn’t post it at all–it just felt so….unsweet.  Cookies, cakes, muffins, cupcakes….bruschetta?  One of these things is not like the other! ♫ 

My first two hundred or so posts were really a mixed bag of recipes, offering a steady rotation of sweet and savory alike.  Lately, however, I’ve been gravitating towards the sugar bin.  This is partially due to my friend Stephanie and her seemingly never-ending stream of baby showers.  Yes, the IMG_0862 same Stephanie of Baby Onesie Cookie and Jenna Fischer Cake hook-up fame.  She’s kind of becoming a special guest star on my blog.  If I actually made any money off of this thing, I’d probably owe her 10% for inspiration.

Anyhow, Steph just had her second baby boy last month, and she is already hosting showers for other moms-to-be, currently at a rate of one per week.  As I’ve noted in the past, although I’m not a big fan of attending baby showers, I am more than willing to deliver the treats for the party (and then promptly leave.)  I’m not saying that to be mean, it’s just that with no kids I would likely flunk Baby Shower 101, and all of the games that go with it.  Providing the food is my contribution.

The shower that Steph threw this past week had a “Rock Star” theme, so I made sugar cookies in the shape of musical notes and guitars along with an electric guitar cake.  Such a fun project!  The surface of the cake was piped using a small open-star tip, which can become a little bit back-breaking, but it always looks very nice at the end.  For the “platter”, I just bought a square piece of wood at Lowe’s, which I covered with a musically-themed fabric.  Actually, I had Eric do this part.  Staple guns scare me.

The toughest part of the entire project was transporting a buttercream-covered cake in almost triple-digit Las Vegas heat.  As soon as I get into the car, I blast the air conditioner, which eventually ends up giving me one of those horrible warm weather cold.  I’m sure that Ace of Cakes has a handy refrigerated van for these types of predicaments.

So there you have it, Karen!  A very Julie-esque sweet post.  Sorry to tell you this, but my next post is savory.  I just made a really yummy pulled pork recipe this weekend, and it would be criminal not to share!


  1. Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy says

    That cake looks just beautiful and your cookies are too cute! No wonder everyone expects sweets from you. You do them so well!

  2. Karen says

    Now that’s more like it 😉 The cookies and cake are *so* cute! Well, Julie… I don’t think you can shock me anymore, so go ahead and throw in a savory every now and then, I’ll be fine :)

  3. Blond Duck says

    I love this! And I think you aced it!

    I know what you mean about out of place recipes. I’m considering putting up fried okra, but how Pondish is that?

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