Monday, September 29, 2008

My Baking Frenzy!

So I kind of went a little crazy with the baking... but at least a lot of people benefitted from my insanity. (The beneficiaries :) were: Greg, Blake, Haven and I, the families Greg and I home & visit teach, a few of our neighborhood friends, and everyone at Blake and Greg's work.  Yeah, between the cookies and cinnamon rolls we pretty much helped a lot of people increase their caloric intake tastefully.   Here's a sugar cookie "leaf wreath" with some caramel candy corn in the center.  I'd been craving Cheryl & Co. cookies... STAT.  So this was my solution.

WARNING: If you're pregnant, live in Utah (other than St. George), and you LOVE Cinnabon as much as I do... you're stuck.  Left helplessly empty-handed with nothing to quench your cinnamon roll hunger that only Cinnabon can fix.  So I attempted to make my own... fudged an amazing recipe I found, and made both plain and PUMPKIN CINNAMON rolls.  Greg isn't a huge fan of anything pumpkin... so I made both and I was very happy with the results.  I'm not going to lie... that's putting it modestly... they were amazing.   

They were ooey... gooey... and finger licking good.

For some of the families I brought cinnamon rolls to, there were more than would fit on a plate so I went to Michaels and bought some pastry boxes.  I love Autumn-izing things!  (which I'm sure I inherited from my season-loving Momma... and in case you're wondering the note below was smudged for reasons of confidentiality :)

He's gunna be SOOO MAD!  
He'll get over it in 20 years though, when we have this night to look back on.  He was so cute helping me make these.  The last helper I had make these was my cute niece Lexi at the cabin, although her enthusiasm wasn't matched, Greg did get pretty close.  
So here's my cute Baker-Boy!