August 30, 2014

First Communion Cookies

Since we're a only a little over a year away from another first communion, I thought it was worth getting these organized!

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Rosary cookies from LizyBBakes and SweetPudgyPanda

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How could I say no when Ben asked for white rock candy???? At least he knew to stay with the theme!

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So happy and relieved to be home for the party . . .

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A family friend's confirmation (2013) . . . all white confirmation cookies

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Sweet baby Drew’s baptism (2011) . . . simple cross cookie favors

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August 26, 2014

Super Hero Party

Last year’s Kindergarten boy poster party was a Super Hero day at the Park!  My job was to bring the Spiderman cookie favors and silverware wrapped in superhero bands.  For my non-St Peter friends, poster parties are fabulous fundraisers where families host and pay for parties for adults/kids and then families sign up and pay the school to attend. 

To make the cookies, I used a super simple SweetSugarbelle tutorial.  Only 3 icing colors, an egg cookie cutter and a handmade “Spiderman Eye Stencil” that now I can’t seem to find anywhere!!! 

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Next time I will have to let the black eye liner dry longer before filling with white so they don’t bleed.  Oh well – a work trip to Germany interfered with proper icing scheduling  Smile  Good thing I didn’t find out until I got back and it was too late to do anything but bag them up and head to the party!  Something tells me the Kindergarten boys all dressed up in Super Hero costume didn’t notice the black icing bleeding into the white!?!?

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Cameo Silhouette files:

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My very favorite little Super Hero . . .

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August 24, 2014

Back to School Cookies

Summer is officially over when I start making chalk board and crayon cookies! 
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Cookie platter all ready for the Back to School New Family party!
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2013 New Parent Party platter (light green/light blue icing):
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2013 Teacher Appreciation Lunch (regular sized cookies) with gold filled in crosses and lighter blue STP logos:
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May 2012: Nick’s preschool graduation was my first attempt at “school cookies”. 
Maybe the cutest preschool graduate ever . . .
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We made cookies bags to hold teacher gift cards . . .
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Cookie bags for all of Nick’s friends . . .
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August 16, 2014

Baseball Cookies

What happens when your sweet Kindergartener asks when you think you will be making “Cruncher’s Cookies” for his baseball team and then very gently reminds you that you’ve already made “Angels Cookies” TWICE (for big brother’s team) – yikes!?!  Of course, you make Crunchers cookies!

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I quickly told him that I was just getting ready to make them, but had not started yet because his end of year party wasn’t until next week (it's not really a lie if I make it true, right?).  I sent a quick email to the coach randomly asking to bring cookies to the bowling party and got out my planner and scheduled some late night Cruncher’s cookie baking.

Once the “cookie time” (generally after the boys go to bed) was scheduled, I still needed a “cookie plan” which in theory should have been super simple, given all the Angels Cookies I’ve apparently made!   As I sorted through the 100,000 pictures (yes, somehow it’s up to 100,000 already - which may be why our computer is struggling) that I now have on my hard drive to find the Angel cookies, I realized I might need to figure out a better way to organize cookie pictures if I'm ever going to have time to keep up this hobby.  So, now that the Crunchers cookies are done - - I am trying out this blog!

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Here are some of the other baseball cookies I found buried in our family pictures – some of the cookies aren’t the best, but I couldn’t resist the picture of the sweet little boys I make the cookies for    Smile

Fredbird party (2011) . . .

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2012 Angels baseball end of year party . . .

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2014 Angels baseball party . . .

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2014 trip to Milwaukee for the Cardinals/Brewers games . . .

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My little Cardinals tailgating with our Brewer friends in their Green Bay Packers tent, while sitting in Notre Dame chairs !?!?!?!?

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Next I need to organize all of my printouts . . . something tells me this won’t be my batch of Cardinal logo cookies with a house full of St Louis Cardinal loving boys!

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