Holiday Goodies

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I am busy, busy, busy trying to get ready for a big vacation to Florida (and yes, that includes lots of DISNEY WORLD!) and preparing some fabulous holiday cookies, cakes, and sweets for you before I go.

But in the meantime, here are some holiday cookies and cakes I would love to share!


These are one of my most favorite designs ever… those little leaves are just piped out royal icing!


A fun (and EASY) Christmas cake. You can so do this one.


My favorite surprise inside cake ever, the Faith Cake. I even did a tutorial!


And you really cant go wrong with the best ever sugar cookies and glaze icing.


And these cookies… well, let me just say.

They are perfect. They are delicate. They are satisfying. They must be eaten in groups of three.

Well. You may be able to eat just one.

I am incapable.


I even have some of these delightful treats… and I hear they are gluten free!!

I dont know that for sure. I am not quite sure I could define what gluten is if asked. But someone told me these were. And Ibelieveeverything I hear.

*True story, when writing this post I kept writing "glutton" free. I definitely would be interested in a glutton free cookie.


I will be back soon with lots of new recipes and designs for you! If you have any Christmas/Holiday goodies, yummy treats, amazing crafts, or glorious sweets, feel free to leave me a comment so I can check them out while driving across the United States.

Believe me. I will have lots of time while driving from Minnesota to Florida!




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  1. Lorraine says

    The nut rolls might be gluten free, as long as the caramel doesn’t have wheat. They look great, though! All the treats look beautiful. Although I wouldn’t torture myself by spending time cooking things I couldn’t actually try, myself. LOL

  2. Wenderly says

    Just lovely! And I adore you even more for highlighting the “reason for the season”…the faith cake is fabulous!
    P.S. I can’t ever eat just one either, 3’s are good, 3’s are real good! :)

  3. Bethany says

    You are driving? I’m not heading up to Fargo, the man the bought it from was headed south and met up with my parents. I’m bummed. I was hoping to meet you and Larua.
    I love to come over and look at the yummy stuff you post. The I love the little typo you fessed to. :) Since I can’t spell worth a darn, it made me laugh. Good to know there’s occasional company. At least you have preggo brain to blame it on.

  4. Heather says

    Love these Amanda! They are all so pretty and look delicious.
    Have fun at Disney! We just took our girls in October and it was so much fun! Your little ones are going to love it. Safe travels! Wow! Minnesota to Florida in a car too…I admire you! Have fun!

  5. Amy K says

    I certainly shouldn’t be surprised an these amazing creations of yours…AWESOME job as always. I’m positive I didn’t have this much drive when I was expecting any of my children!
    It’s a good thing we’re not neighbors, because I think I would be stalking your kitchen…:)
    I’ll have to get out my recipe for Bun Bar recipe to share with you. It’s the most requested of my family.
    Blessings and safe travels…

  6. says

    omg I love your holiday sugar cookie designs! ADORABLE! I can’t wait to make some cookies this year! Me and my little sissy are actually going to make some this week and I am definitely going to use yours as inspiration! And I’m sure they will turn out nothing like those beauties but we will try =) And also that christmas layer cake is amazing!!! can’t wait to try it! I made your rainbow layer cake for my mom for mothers day and it was a huge hit! there are pictures of it on my blog
    you ROCK!

  7. Jeri says

    Hope you’re having a wonderful trip. We love Disney:-). I’m doing sugar cookies this week with one of my friends & we are letting the kiddos decorate. I just finished all my Christmas fudge & Ginger cookies.
    My husband & I love looking at all your creations. We love the detailed simplicity & thought you put into every creation. You truly are a confection artist:-). Thanks for sharing!

  8. Heather says

    Inspired by your posts, I tried your sugar cookies and glaze icing for the first time last week. My colors are pale comparisons to yours. How are you getting that vivid Christmas red and green?

  9. Amy K says

    Better late than never I guess…BEWARE, they are incredibly rich…Enjoy!
    Bun Bars
    1 lg. pkg. chocolate chips
    1 lg. pkg. butterscotch chips
    18 oz. creamy peanut butter
    Melt the above ingredients together and pour half (reserve other half for later) of it into a jelly roll pan. Freeze until this first layer is firm.
    2/3 c. milk
    1 c. butter
    1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding
    2 lbs. powdered sugar
    Mix these ingredients together until smooth and spread over first layer. Refrigerate until 2nd layer is set.
    Mix reserved half of chocolate mixture with 1 lb. dry roasted peanuts; pour over 2nd layer. Refrigerate until set.
    Cut into small squares. Let set at room temperature for a short while before serving.

  10. Ydanis DeStasio says

    Wow! These are so adorable! What size tip do you use for your writing and what consistancy of icing. I’ve never been able to write neat with icing.

  11. JoAnne Carson-Loudenslager says

    I am a friend of Donna Spadaro in Florida. She wants me to friend you…says you have wonderful recipes.