Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I thought I could get a blog post done, since I'm sitting here waiting for wedding cakes to bake. The 16" square cake layers take about 70 minutes per layer, so I have some spare time. I could be folding laundry, but that's no fun!
I made these fun baseball cookies for the after-game treat. The client wanted them each to say the name of a player on the team, and she wanted an extra large cookie for each coach. I had to look up a picture of a baseball, I don't know what people did before Google images! I'm not much of a sports fan, and I wasn't sure what the laces looked like. Let me know what you think!
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 11:06 AM
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I made the tower cookie cutter myself (I've been doing that a lot lately), and used a tiara cookie cutter that I hadn't used before. I loved the dimension that the curly vines gave to the tower, and I hope I captured the charm of the movie. For the tiara, I piped the design with yellow frosting first, and after it hardened, I applied 2-3 coats of gold glaze. It's a new product for me, I've always used luster dust in the past, but this is so much better! I loved the bright yellow gold shimmer.
I just added this set to my Etsy shop, and I look forward to making it again!
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 3:06 AM
Sunday, September 18, 2011
First, let me apologize. I'm a terrible blogger. The worst. I will look at my blog, and realize it's been over a week since I've even thought about writing a new post. To be fair, I've been really busy. In the last 7 days, I have single-handedly cut, baked and frosted over 1000 cookies. The kids are back in school, and that helps me get my work done, but I have one little distraction at home. What am I supposed to do when I have such a cute distraction?
Have I mentioned he's a bit of a handful? Sorry - back to cookies! I had a client request a Dr. Seuss themed cake topper. Since I don't have as much luck working with fondant as I do with cookies, I asked if she would mind if I made the cake decorations out of cookies. She agreed, and I got to work! I wanted to make something special, something to match her adorable invitation.
I first frosted some scalloped round cookies in blue frosting with white dots to match the invitation background, and let the cookies completely dry. I then hand sketched the characters on the cookies, and piped on the details.
The number 2 shaped cookies were the party favors.
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 4:10 AM
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I made these cookies for a client in Alabama that I've worked with a number of times now. She was having a "Domestic Diva" bridal shower, and wanted some sassy shoes and purses to be her centerpiece and party favor. She gave me the image from her invitation, and I hand drew, then piped the design on a large message cookie.
I had so much fun making these, I made more than she requested! I have a bit of a thing for shoes (ask my husband), so it was fun to design my own, in a way.
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 3:31 PM
Thursday, September 8, 2011
It's that time of year again! Football! I was trying to sound excited about football, did it work? I've never been much of a fan of the sport, but I know a lot of other people are, and that means lots of parties! And lots of parties means lots of cookies! I made these for my sister-in-law as a surprise for her husband. He's a big 49er's fan, and he's having some friends over tonight to watch the opening game. They don't like the 49er's, so she thought it would be awesome to make them eat some sweet 49er's cookies! I already have another order for BYU themed football cookies, I wonder how many teams I will do before the season ends?
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 8:59 AM
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I was looking back and realized I only posted one picture of my Star Trek Collection. I have gotten a lot of interest in this set recently, so I thought I would tell a little more about it! I bought this set at the urging of my big sister, a life-long Trekkie. When the cutters arrived, I made sure she was sitting next to me making sure I got as many of the details right as possible. The cookie cutters were hand-crafted by a wonderful tinsmith on Etsy, I've purchased a few different cutters from him, and they are really nice! I added something new to the collection this week, bite size Star Trek Insignia cookies. I hope they hit the spot!
Posted by Jen Ducourant at 6:09 AM
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