The holidays are almost over and the year is winding down. I’ve certainly had more than my share of sweets the last several days. Too much even. What about you guys?
But extreme sugar overload hasn’t stopped me from being super excited to start a brand new year of baking. A year of sweets and smiles.
Before more baking begins, here’s a quick look back at a few of my favorite posts from 2013. Check out the links below if you missed any along the way.
Enjoy and here’s to a Happy New Yummy Year!
MINI DOUBLE-DECKER CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUT COOKIES
These were way too much fun to decorate. And double-decking them totally makes them look like real little doughnuts instead of cookies.
CONFETTI CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
These are just simple, fun cookies cuted up with confetti sprinkles and pastel M&M’s. They’ll make you smile with every bite.
BOO THE DOG AND GRUMPY CAT CAKE POPS
I can’t stand how cute these came out. I love Boo… but then Grumpy Cat’s frown steals my heart. So I had to include them both.
PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
Umm… Cookies. Cupcakes. Peanut Butter. Chocolate. These are a win all the way around.
HUMMINGBIRD CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
I’ve been wanting to make one of these cakes forever and it did not disappoint. Sometimes I forget how much I love cake because I make so many other mini treats throughout the year, but this one makes me want to bake more big layer cakes.
These glam bunnies might be my favorite easter-themed pops to date. So girlie and sweet.
CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER TRUFFLES
No-bake, bite-size yumminess. Yes and yes. And the coating possibilities make them so pretty.
These were crazy good. I had forgotten all about them until going back through these old posts, but now I think I need to make another batch pronto.
Individual sweet little snack bags with downloadable labels, too. Oh and just a warning – this stuff is super addictive, so if you plan on giving away as treats, make a second batch so there’s enough for you to nibble on, too.
These guys. Oh my gosh. They turned out so cute. You have to check out the other characters I made, too!
Okay… these are the easiest things ever. But can I just say, they might have made me smile the biggest when I was making them. Yes, I was completely giddy… like a little girl. These would be fun for a sleepover with different flavors and sprinkles to play with.
This picture says everything. Make this right now. Oh my gosh.
Little individual pies. I love how you can personalize these for people or label them for flavors by switching up the letters.
These fluffy frosting cloud cupcakes are smile inducing.
Chocolate, Marshmallows and graham crackers all baked up in a nice little brownie. No campfire required.
It’s hard to tell here, but these are miniature cupcakes. Decorating them is easy and you don’t even need a piping bag. Just a few different size sprinkles.
Okay, this one took a template and a little time to do, but the effect is awesome. Take a look at the XOXO version, too.
I think this might have been my favorite project from last year. It was so much fun making teeny-tiny play food cookies and then having the tiered stands work out like I had imagined. I’m like a kid sometimes when things all come together and I certainly felt like one making these sugar cookies.
These happy little guys will steal your heart. They are suited up and ready to party. Check out their appearance at this Humpty themed baby shower, too.
Well, that’s it for a little random sweetness from the past 12 months. Hope you enjoyed looking at these again or even for the first time.
I,m going to Bake you Hummingbird Cake The Frostings look so good i can taste it
Angie, Those little sugar cookie stands were some of your best sugar genius to date!! My college girl Avonlea, came home last valentine’s and we whipped up a kitchen full of them over two days (*a wonderful memory) They turned out fantastic and we were soooo proud. We went about delivering them and everyone said they were TOO PRETTY TO EAT! …we coined a new drop off line. “These are COOKIES! We baked them just for you to eat! So leave them on your desk for everyone to squeal over and then take a cell phone pic, pour some milk and ENJOY YOUR Yummy Treat :) <3 !! " xoxo thank you xoxoxox & a very deep curtsy to you
This is one awesome blog.Thanks Again. Want more.
The Sugar Cookie Dessert Stands were my ALL TIME FAVORITE, too! Love, love, love them so much!
Im just curious what you do with all your goodies? So you make and bake and bake and make some more. Certainly if you ate them all you would have keeled over ages ago . . . .You must have a HUGE group of friends . . . .?
I love those humpty dumpty cake pops. More Cupcake Julie, please!!!
I’ve started trying to eat healthier this month, which includes cutting way back on sugar, and this post is not helping! LOL I think my favorite is the Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich recipe! Have to try them sometime on a cheat day! Thanks!
I love all one.
It was definitely one sweet year for you! It was so awesome meeting you in 2013. I can’t wait to see what you do this year!
HAHAHA those Boo and Grumpy Cat cakepops are just too cute! Love them!
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Wow! You bring so much joy! I do hope you venture over to see us in Australia one of these days! Happy New Year! x
Cool! I am so looking forward to 2014. It’s going to be a great year!
Oh wow!! You’re amazingly talented. Look at how cute all of these things are from 2013. The indulgence of the peanut butter cookie chocolate cupcakes is intensely tempting. But I definitely think that the tiniest cookie cake stands have got to be the most impressive. I look forward to following you in 2014 :)
What a great year in review! Everything looked incredible. I am always in awe of your talent and inspired to try your amazing creations.
Thanks for being there and for being an inspiration to us. Happy New Year!
I remember the first day I came across your site about two months ago. I was looking for a chocolate & peanut butter cupcake recipe and apparently yours seemed more appealing to me. I’ve been looking through every single post/article you’ve posted since and let me tell you I don’t how I never found your site before. I love every single thing you posted. Thank you Bakerella.
Your cake pops, cookie stands, everything is just so pretty.
I look forward to your posts.
Sticky Toffee Pudding is my favorite dessert ever. And those Boo pops have my heart!! It was so great meeting you this year, Bakerella. Happy New Year! :)
Nothings better than looking through a fantastic (and yummy) year of baking and cooking. I loved the little treats an the teeny stand.
So much fun stuff! I love the little polar bears. THanks!
read every blog you have put out. thank you for all you have done
The Humpty Dumpty pops are amazing, and one of my favorite things you’ve ever done. But I love the cookie dessert stands. Those are probably my all time favs. Well done. And Happy New Year!
I love the cookie dessert stands. So clever!
I hope you and family had a good Christmas and I hope the New Year will be a happy, healthy and prosperous one.
No doubt about it. You had some great treats in 2013. I cannot wait for 2014.
Your recipes and photos are always so perfect. You have an amazing blog and I have been a fan for a few years. In fact, you are the reason I fell in love with blogging. Happy 2014!
OMG the cuteness and sweetness are too much :D
Now I remember all those cute posts… thanks for reminding me of all that sweetness! You are so imaginative in your baking. Thank you for such a sweet year!
i think i missed those confetti ones. So simple, but cute!
Thank you so much for all that you share, I have enjoyed your posts (the last seven years or so), and have made a few people quite happy with cake pops too . . . I hope that the coming year holds many wonderful memories for you.
I loved all one!!!
I remember most of these. Those donuts are one of my favorites. But they are all great.