Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Apple Collection

I used luster dust to re-create the brushed aluminum look of the MacBook. 
ICloud, white iPhone, and Apple logo

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Stargate Cookies!

Stargate sugar cookies
Zat gun

Teal'c symbol

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Scooby Dooby Doo!!!

I made these fun little cookies for a Scooby Doo themed party.  My client wanted a cookie for each character, and a party favor for each child.  I decided that a "Scooby Snack" shaped cookie would make a perfect party favor, and here's how they all turned out!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baseball Cookies!

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!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Tangled Cookie Collection

I closed my Etsy shop for a little over a week so I could get caught up with all of my orders and take a few days off to rest.  I finished a very busy week, filling my 20 sheet bakers' rack 3 times in 4 days!  That is 20 dozen cookies x 3 = insane amount of work!  I was looking forward to 4 days off, a time to rest and hang out with my kids and cook dinner for a change.  Instead, I got terribly sick the first day of my time off, and spent the rest of the time recovering.  And napping.  I'm feeling much better now, and I am so excited to get back to what I love to do!  I'll start this week with a post about some cute cookies I made for a client for her grand-daughters birthday party.  

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!

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.