Sunday, September 18, 2011

More Dr. Seuss Characters!

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.  

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Domestic Diva Collection

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.  

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's Football Season!!!

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?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Let's re-visit the Star Trek Cookies!

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!