Monday, December 7, 2015
I've wanted to do nativity scene cookies for a long time, but it's a bit of a scary undertaking to make sure all the elements are properly done. This year I finally bit the bullet and made my own take on them. I did a grey gradient background with a slight sparkle, and a silhouette on top. I love how they turned out!
After having a great tattoo experience, I made a little something for my tattoo artist when I came back for touch-ups. The artist's nickname is Chubs and I made him these cookies. I got a little design help from Fred and Friends for the centre cookie and the anchor.
Monday, August 31, 2015
I was asked to make cookies for a Dr. Seuss themed first birthday party. It was a blast turning the pages of my favourite Seuss books into cookie form; The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and One Fish, Two Fish. My favourites were the green eggs and ham!
I was asked to make these lovely cookies for an engagement party. Lots of cookiers have done the "stickman proposal cookie" and I had fun doing them. Rather than adding the typical sugar pearl, I actually made a little tiny ring in my little stick man's hand.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
It's no secret to anyone in my life that I do not like excess junk. I don't like accumulating STUFF that just sits in my house without a purpose. So again with my mantra that cookies are personal, memorable, AND consumable gifts (especially for the teachers out there that get 16 "A+ Teacher!" mugs at the end of each school year), I make cookies for my kids' teachers. Lots of parents resort to gift cards, and I think those are great but lacking a personal touch. The cookies I make show the teachers in my life that I care enough to take the time to make them a personal gift, and that I also care about their need for less junk accumulation, haha. I have lots of orders for these at the end of each school year, and I really enjoy having fun with the designs. I made a lot of designs similar to last year's teacher cookies, but I also added these woodgrain rulers that I really enjoy the look of. Thanks for a great 2014/15 school year to all the teachers in our lives! See you in the fall!
Last year for my son's birthday I had a great time making blank Lego minifig cookies for the party guests to personalize with Wilton FoodWriter markers. This year, I did the same thing and they were met with the same reaction from the kids. SO much fun for everyone to unleash their creativity and at the same time have a tasty treat. I use these cookies as their party favours as well; they are consumable, they are tasty, they are something personal, and they fit the party theme. What's not to love about these little guys? I'm a huge believer in consumable gifts (or else I wouldn't be baking!), and my kids get WAY too much dollar store junk from parties that just end up in the garbage.
I really enjoy the simplicity and boldness of balloon cookies. They are great additions to the dessert table for birthdays or anniversaries. I did some light blue, platinum, and teal birthday cookies as well as some multi-coloured balloons for the twentieth anniversary of my favourite kitchen store in town!
Monday, March 9, 2015
Still working on a complete platter for an end result, but I was so eager to share what I've started on! I was asked this week to do up some owl cookies for a baby shower. I got some design help for simple owl cookies from Sugarbelle, and I decided to go a little more woodsy as well and added some wood grain cookies as well. I like these ones better than my previous wood grain cookies. It's always a work-in-progress.