I had hoped I would have time for a super fun Halloween side project this week, but I was super busy with regular orders. I was finally able to fill Andrea's blanket order request of the world's best Banana Bread (in loaf form this time) and dozens of whole wheat-oatmeal-raisin-toasted pecan-chocolate chip cookies - twice as yummy with fractionally less guilt! Also on my plate were some Halloween cake balls and some Bat & Ghost shaped cookies, which I iced lightly. I figured there would be enough sugar going around this weekend as it was. I decided to put together some baskets with the extras and some colouring books and holders full of crayons, markers and pencil crayons and sugar-free gum! I tried...
I also decided it would be fun to pass out some treats for the adults walking around with the trick or treaters this year. I made some mini vanilla cupcakes with French Vanilla icing (in the white cups) and Baileys icing in the red. It was pretty darn cold out, and I wasn't getting many takers (it was almost like they didn't want to take a treat from a stranger - odd) so I decided to bag the idea and keep my hands warm. The lucky people at work got the left overs on Monday.
I baked my first cookie at the age of 5, and have been in love ever since. The smiles on people's faces when they taste my creations is what keeps my passion alive!