Betty Boop

This past weekend it was my aunt’s 40th birthday party and I had the honor to be her cake (cupcakes) baker 🙂 it was so much fun doing these and they came out so cute. Her theme was Betty Boop so I made red velvet cupcake with creamcheese frosting with red (white chocolate) lips as the toppers and also baby cherry topped cheesecakes. I’ve posted some pictures below. So blessed to have a great aunt like her she is always doing so much for the family and she deserved this party so much.

Blessings!
Shania

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40 and still sexy!

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Cupcake Table

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Such Beauties and yummy too!

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Baby Cherry Topped Cheesecakes

 

Cherry Topped Baby Cheesecakes

Cherry Topped Baby Cheesecakes

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Muah!

Muah!

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Christmas – Super Hero Jesus

Hello everyone! So looks like Christmas is almost here, so exciting! I was meditating on the word while listening to worship from IHOPKC and this song that really made me just break down and think. It was Matt Gilman in the prayer room with Worship with the Word

“Ten thousands times ten thousand Angels singing “You’re the only One who is found Worthy ten thousand times ten thousand Angels sing this song…God you became a Man you took on flesh and your so beautiful…”

I can just picture all the millions of Angels in heaven rejoicing and saying “YES look for the only one found worthy has been born!” and then I can picture Mary there holding Jesus in her arms after birth and hear her soft whisper “Your so beautiful” like a mother says to her newborn child.

I sometimes can’t grasp how much God loves us that he let his only son become Flesh (Man) to rescue this world. He came in the most humble form, a baby…I just love Christmas so much, not only does it remind us to be so grateful to our Father for giving us such a gift of salvation, but just a reminder to continue even throughout the rest of the year to remember the “one” who is found worthy and what price he paid to leave his throne in heaven to come to be our Super Hero.

I can’t wait until he returns again as things around us on this earth continue to fall apart, it’s just a reminder that he will be back again just like a Super Hero. What better super hero than Jesus with eyes of Fire and riding on a cloud like seriously what hero do you know can do that? No one because not one is REAL, but see Jesus is real. He’s not a story book character he’s a real man (Fully Man/Fully God). We must continue to press in and cry out for his return even during this Christmas season we continue to pray and wait.

He came as a LAMB the first time but he will be back as a LION.

I pray you all have a Blessed Christmas!

 

I did two birthday cupcake orders and one cookie order for Christmas thought to share the photos…hope you like 🙂

Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Cookies

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Race Car Themed Cupcakes

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Chocolate Chip cookies all bundled up!

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Western Theme Cupcakes with little Lasso Rope Toppers I made. “Yee-Haw”

 

My Great Reward

Buenos Dia!

(Have to practice my Spanish…hehe!) you don’t use it, you lose it and to think it was my first language.

An elderly woman sat right next to me on the train today. The trains have been so crammed these days since Sandy the super storm strolled on through the metro area, but anyway let me not get side tracked here. Ok so she opens her devotional and begins to read Psalms 19 this stuck out at me this morning so I quickly made my way into work. I was eager to read it. There is something so rich and special with the Psalms! I love how David was so in love with God and how it shows so much in his writings. This is one thing I yearn for to have a heart like his and always want to go deeper and deeper to know God’s heart. So I’m here reading it and I started to think wow this chapter right here is a guide it tells us what to do to keep or reward. Our reward is Jesus and I took it as a guide for us to use to keep our reward that God the father has promised us. In Verses 7-9 it begins to list:

 Law of the LORD = perfect, converting the soul

Testimony of the LORD = sure, making wise the simple

Statues of the LORD = are right, rejoicing the heart

Commandments of the LORD = is pure, enlightening the eyes

Fear of the LORD = is clean, enduring forever

Judgments of the LORD = are true, and righteous altogether

 This is like a TO DO LIST what we need to DO so we get to see our GREAT REWARD. We are to desire these things more than anything, it says in Verse 10  10 “More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”

And then in Verse 11 there is our Father’s mercy warning us telling us to keep it and this is what will happen.11” Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.”

 This just made me really examine my heart more and I was like whoa God ok I need to lay myself down my wants and let God put what he wants in us all our desires that align up with his purpose, and then I feel a sudden whisper in my heart “Because it’s not about me in this end plan. Everything is for You Jesus everything I say, do, or want has to be for YOU”.

 As much as I want to do things on my own I need to realize that I cant’ do it all alone. I was not made that way. I want to grow more dependant on God and stop thinking that hey I can do this, I can get it all together all on my own. We need to realize that God made us to be in commune with Him and that’s why we were created to depend on him and He loves this he’s a father. What parent out there feels that sudden brick on their heart when you come to realize your little one is growing up so fast and suddenly thinks they don’t need your help anymore to get dressed, eat,…etc. It’s great to be independent but we need to remember that God is always there for us like a Father. He knows when and what you need even before you even think it so just let His will be done in your life because like he says in his word there will be a great reward.

 Verse 14 is the prayer that really clarified that whisper.

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in YOUR sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

 Now as a side subject here BAKING!  I received my matches for The Cookie Swap 2012″  this week and I’m so AMPed to get to share some of my cookies with new people throughout the US 🙂 Woo for Cookies! Holidays always make me crave cookies.

 Here are some pictures of cookies I’ve made in the past now I need to choose which ones to bake up.  Any suggestions? New recipes? Feel free to share. I love trying new things.

Pumpkin Snicerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Banana Chocolate Chips

Banana Chocolate Chips

Alfajores (Dulce de leche Sandwich Cookies)

Alfajores (Dulce de leche Sandwich Cookies)

Strawberry Jam Top cookies

Strawberry Jam Top cookies

I went to a baby shower this past weekend had so much FUN. It felt so good to be around women who really love God they are so down to earth I really do LOVE being around them! Since I have this love (addiction) for anything cupcakes I decided to make baby cupcakes made out of baby clothes. I found this on Pinterest a long time ago and have been waiting for the right moment to make them. It’s really so simple. Here’s the link to the blog I found the instructions on (http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2011/02/baby-onesie-cupcake-tutorial-and-sweet.html) I took a try at it and was successful woo!

Recipe Card

Samuel’s Recipe Card

Baby Cupcakes

Baby Cupcakes

Hope you Enjoy Samuel

Hope you Enjoy Samuel

Have a blessed day everyone, and joyous baking!

S H A N I A