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October 25, 2009

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Kathy D

Amanda,
Cheri Kromrey and I are just going oh my goodness... those are so good! Another WOW for you!

Amanda Rettke


Thank you so much!!!  You are TOO kind!!



sheri

absolutely adorable! You do have a knack for cakes! I have heard the marshmallow is better too. Yes, fondant is disgusting. I am a buttercream girl myself.

Michelle

See, this is why I need you for my bakery!! I know nothing about fondant or petite fours. These are probably something every bakery needs!!

Amanda

Wow! You did an amazing job! Those are super cute. We don't do Halloween in our house but I love, love, love the pumpkin ones.

CFMama

They are beautiful. Fondant though = GAG!

By the way I attempted sugar cookies today and I am pretty sure they are garbage, I will post some pics to facebook later. The problem is...CATS, next time I will cut the recipe in half so I can manage them easier and put them away, out of cats reach.

Liz

Those are super cute! I do have to admit the spider ones are creepy...I am scared of spiders to begin with, and we have giant (Well, they are giant to me) white ones here...so I had to shudder at your spider ones!

Ruth

Those are cute! I don't know what fondant is, so I guess I'll continue to just steer clear of it.

Amanda Rettke


You have giant white spiders?????  That is horrifying!!!



Sorry to have scared you! ;)



Blessings-

Amanda



Carrie @ MartinManor

OOOOh, so FUN! Alex is looking at this with me and he "Those look so delicious!" I said "I know!" He said, "Order some!" So are you starting a business...so we can order a dozen of those! Awesome job! {And, ewww, real white spiders! Someone really has those! Aah! Very creepy! We get the big black ones and I wack them with the nearest shoe...or make Dan get out of bed to kill it!}

Sarah

So cute! I've never tried petit fours...I've been on a cupcake kick lately. I've never actually had the plain fondant...only made the marshmallow. Which is okay....sort of taffy like, fluffy icing is better. I used the MMF on my youngest cake (http://allboyhomeschool.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-make-cake.html) and it turned out nicely. I like your spider webs one best....

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

I am so impressed! These look perfect!

He & Me + 3

Those are so cute. Where do you find the time? I swear you have more hours in the day then I do...you are so productive. Great job! I don't like bats or spiders either:)

Bethany

Cute. And I agree fondant does taste like poo. And it shouldn't. Pretty things should not taste nasty. I'll have to try and find the marshmallow version. It certainly must be better. I hope.

Stephanie

I love them! You are such the pastry chef. Awesome.

gianna

the bible says to think on things which are lovely, so you might as well think to make things beautiful even if the season isn't pretty! beautiful and so fun!

Jenney

Those look awesome! I hope none of my IRL friends read your blog because then they will NOT want to eat any party food at my house ever again. They will say "hey, that does not look like Martha Stewart Amanda made it!" I will be in shame...utter shame. On the bright side, I also hate fondant. I get a little depressed at weddings when the cake has been covered in it because I know I won't want to eat any. Anyway, those look very fun for Halloween...your kids are lucky to have a creative mommy.

Laura

Oh they are soooo cute!! I love the spiderweb ones the best! And yes, oreo cakesters are yummy! (Shame on them for even making them so good!) :)

Heidi

So I have to ask..what do you DO with all these goodies? I mean you can't eat them all...can you? They are too good to throw away! What about your Happy Birthday cookie cake and the pieces you didn't use?

Spill your secrets.

Tina Fisher

Are you kidding me? You are so a professional baker!

Actually, (that's a funny saying around our house) I was thinking that you should make cakes professionally! We have a local lady that makes cakes...she made all our baptism cakes....you could totally do stuff like that or like...just all the cakes you do!

Do you have business cards? You are already getting some great advertising in the blog/facebook world.

Make some serious DOUGH (he he he) doing it! I am serious! Get a name and make some money doing this (if you aren't already)!

Just my two cents because I think you're worth it!

justlori2day

STA-INK-IN CUTE!!!! I am not a fondant fan either, but they are dang cute! :) lo

Amanda Rettke


lol  I give away lots!!!  There is no way we can eat all that, and I dont like to give my kids any sugar!!!  So mostly I find someone who wouldn't mind taking them off my hands!!  Great question Heidi!



justlori2day

Oh, and Tina, I already ditto'd your statement in an email last week when a STATE FREAKING SENATOR asked for her information! I think she will make a name for herself, we just have to nudge a little! I told her to make cookie business cards!!! GO TINA!!!!!

Sarah Robbins

You could totally be a professional baker if you wanted to be! Actually, I thought you were, until five minutes ago when you said you weren't!

PS I love your little petit fours! They are adorable! I am also going to try to your rainbow cake recipe for a friend's birthday this week. I'm scared. But I will let you know how it goes!

Michelle

Sarah -

It's totally not hard at all, just really time consuming.

BigMamaCass

You are SOOOO awesome! I can't believe how awesome you are! Those are WAY better than the little squares on the link!!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High

I feel like I leave the same comment every time, but here it goes again...

I am so impressed! These look absolutely amazing!

BJ_Mama

I was going to suggest the Marshmallow fondant too....but someone beat me to it I see....
VERY CUTE!

Jen @ MaplenCornbread

Your petit fours are stunning! So perfect! I love your choice of decor for Halloween!

T

These are very cute. You did a great job! As for fondant, I too think it looks beautiful but tastes disgusting. Sad, isn't it?

I wonder if you could get the same clean look from using a royal icing that is a little runnier than usual. The icing you use on your sugar cookies (which are just darling and are inspiring me to take a stab at them) would work, no? Then they would be yummy to look at and eat.

Here are some funny and adorable cakes you should take a look at http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/ Just for the record, you would be in with the adorable ones in the second post as you scroll.

Did making the cakes taller work for the Happy Birthday cookies? If it does, I am so copying you for my son's birthday in December. I promise I will give you all the credit!

Amanda Rettke


lol, oh you are full of great ideas and sweetness!!! 



Thank you for even THINKING of me with that Cake wrecks post!! (Never thought I'd say that!)lol 



And making the cake taller/cookies shorter does make a difference... I totally think you should tackle it and make one for your son!!!  I would LOVE to see pictures!!  And I love to see creativity in others, so you would be inspiring ME!!



Have a blessed day my dear!

Amanda



Erica B.

Came across you from Amy Atlas and love your petit fours, very cute.

Erica B.

Thanks for the email...

You can view my blog at

http://dollfacedelights.blogspot.com/

Jessica

I love the little pumpkins. They remind me of Cinderella actually!

And I commend you for making spiders and other not-so-delicious things look yummy!

carma

Tastes like poo!! LOLOL I love how you mix in your honest opinion along with the delicacies.

I'm all for rabid bat petit fours though. You could make some sugary foam to put at the mouths!!!!

Jenny

Those are amazing! You are so talented! Yum...

Christy

I agree girl if you don't have business cards and aren't at least making things as a nice little side business, you need to! You're so talented and no doubt people would love to buy a special cake or cookies from you for their special occasion.

Cate O'Malley

omg, too adorable for words!

federica

wow che meraviglia!!! complimenti!

Susan

These are awesome!

And I know what you mean about the taste of fondant.

Blech!!!

Christina

So cute! And look Delish!

Genny

Those are too cute! The kids and I watch the Food Network show called Challenge and the show is always showing fondant for cakes. I've never used it at home and this post really made me want to. Fun, Amanda!

Lucy

these are fantastic! they really do look professional. i'm finishing up the wilton fondant course and my thoughts on fondant are: it's fun to work with, but you are right the taste is not so great - i have a MMF (marshmallow fondant) recipe i want to try out sometime too. keep up the great work - you are very inspirational!

Karen@SurvivingMotherhood

These are adorable. Of course!
What I want to know is, how do you have TIME to make all these cool things? You're amazing.

denise

amanda you are so, so, talented...you make "scary" beautiful...i love your visions, creativity, attention to detail, follow through, photos, descriptions...one day to taste these treats, too...

cookienurse

I thought you did a fantastic job! so pretty!

fairy_mi

ohhhhh those are sooo cute!
what a great job
very creative,
and the result is just adorable!

cakebrain

wow! so cool! I like how your hallowe'en treats look so pretty instead of ghoulish! yum!

Michelle M.

Those are incredible! It was definitely time for you to start a blog that focuses just on your creations. :)

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