Tag Archives: cupcakes

Gather ’round the fire!

2 Dec


December is here already? That explains why it’s getting so incredibly cold outside. But, with my oven cranking around the clock, it’s much warmer inside. Who needs a fireplace when I’ve got an oven at 350 degrees? Seriously, hardly anybody looks forward to this time of year. Goodbye fall, goodbye Halloween, goodbye Thanksgiving, hello Christmas. Wait…hello Christmas?!?! Oh, joy! Christmas is just around the corner! Do you know what that means? Or at least what that means to a baking addict such as myself? *sniff sniff* There are such glorious smells that fill the air this time of year; it can only be one of two things…

#1 – Gingerbread!

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread men are a staple this season. Lovingly laced with ginger, cloves, allspice and more, these 6-inch soldiers will protect you from the harsh conditions just beyond your doorstep. And it doesn’t hurt that they come complete with the classic three red buttons 🙂

…or maybe #2 – Peppermint!

peppermint mocha cupcake

The cool smell of peppermint reminds me of the cool winds swirling across my window. The red and white colors definitely keep with the sense of the Christmas season. Chocolate cupcakes infused with the intense flavor and intoxicating aroma of peppermint deserve to be topped with the ever-so-appropriate whipped topping (and red sanding sugar just to help set the mood). How awesome would it be to come in from the cold and cozy up to a warm mug of peppermint mocha cupcakes? Yum…

Boy, these two make an awesome pair. Although, separating them couldn’t hurt. Either way, they’re a delicious addition to any winter night and another sweet treat coming from my kitchen to yours. The bakery is always open. Want some? Just order (nellebellesconfections@gmail.com), it’s my pleasure 🙂

Stay warm out there!

Until next time, have a delicious day!

-NelleBelle

Christmas quickly approaches…

18 Dec

It’s almost Christmas…who knew! Seems like this time of year came out of nowhere and I’m just barely prepared. I certainly hope you guys are ready because I’m definitely not. Well, presents-wise, that is. As far as confections, I’ve always got something cooking (or should I say baking?) up in mind!

NelleBelle’s Confections is known for cupcakes from classic to creative, but what about cookies? Don’t you love cookies? Let’s be honest; everybody loves cookies.  What if cookies grew on trees? Better yet, what if trees were made of cookies?  What about a Christmas tree made of cookies!

I just couldn’t help myself on this one. It was so much fun to make and even more fun to eat! I was so excited when I came up with the idea that I seriously considered leaving work early just to go home and build it. Instead, I took the mature way out…and just planned my tree while at work. Genius!

The tree is simple: I used 4 star cookie cutters in ascending sizes and some colorful frosting. The cookies are sugar cookies zig-zagged from the largest cookie-star up into the smallest. My handy-dandy #16 star tip and some multi-colored buttercreme frosting added decoration to tips of randomly selected cookies and voila! NelleBelle’s Christmas Cookie-Tree was born! Toss a big star on top (so necessary) and sprinkle some green sanding sugar around for added holiday cheer.

This would be an excellent centerpiece for a holiday party at work, Christmas ceremony at church, or annual dinner with the family. It’s so easy and so delicious, you could make it yourself in almost no time! Or, you could focus on the joys of the season and order a custom-built tree from NelleBelle’s Confections! Personally, I think you should go with the second choice, but that’s just me 🙂

I wonder how cool it would be to have a green Christmas tree with red and white “ornaments”? Hmmmm…I think I sense another post coming soon…

Until next time, have a delicious day!

– NelleBelle

Hello World!

13 Sep

Welcome to the online world of Nelle Belle’s Confections! I’m just getting started with the site so bear with me. In the meantime, take a moment to scroll through the gallery of my work.

Enjoy!  : )

-Nelle Belle

Beach Scene
Orange Creamsicle
Ribbon In The Sky
Strawberry Lemonade
White Cake Chocolate Frosting