December 21, 2015

neighbor christmas treats

When I saw this adorable idea on The Decorated Cookie blog, I knew we had to make these  snowman hot cocoa stirrers!  Now that the boys are getting older, I promised myself that we would make time for "neighbor gifts" from here on out. 



Instead of the wooden skewers, we used these cute striped lollipop sticks and tied them to a packet of hot cocoa!




Instead of melted chocolate, we used stiffer than normal glaze icing and it worked great!





Wilton pretzel bags fit perfectly!


Perfect project to do sitting by the fire, watching Christmas movies!


All sorted in a basket with our Christmas cards, ready to deliver to neighbor kids!










December 18, 2015

christmas holly wreath

A quick holly berry wreath for the work Christmas party . . .








thanksgiving turkey painting

I finally ordered a paint your own cookie stencil from the Cookie Countess and it worked great to make Montreal Cookie's Paint Your Own Cookie!!!!


Next time I will let the base icing dry much longer - it was super soft and got a little messed up by the stencil!  


I got out the airbrush gun to make the paint palette cookies and my little helper decide to airbrush his cookie!  Definitely worth taking time out to watch him.  








November 4, 2015

September 17, 2015

baby boy bow tie shower favor

I can post these now that the baby shower is underway!  I had so much fun making these for a friend who is a hosting a shower for her little sister's new baby boy!



A screenshot of the shower invited that inspired this set of cookie favors . . .


Challenge #1 was finding the perfect font!  The one I used was actually an image I found by searching "script baby words".  It might be my favorite font ever!  I just wish I could find out what it's called and use it for other name cookies.

I used a size 2 tip for the font.


Icing Colors
Gray - white icing with tiny bits of black icing added to it
Light Blue - white icing + navy blue
Medium Blue = navy blue (not dark enough), so I added black to get the final navy color



I may finally have figured out the best way to ice lots of cookies - bags of thicker icing with small tips  (all size 2 for outlining) and thinned flooding icing in my favorite icing bottles with bigger tips.



A shot of my Kopykake projecting my new polka dot stencil from the Cookie Countess . . . I can't believe I never tried putting a stencil in the Kopykake before!



Night #1 of icing . . . 





I used a Cookie Crazie technique to get some dimension to the bows - letting the sides dry completely before adding the center (the next day).


Lots of drying "boy bow ties" - I'm guess in pink/purple these would make adorable bows.



There is nothing I like better than dried and lined up cookies!  They are all ready to be bagged up into shower favors - can't wait to see the final result!  



UPDATED with actual shower pics . . .



August 19, 2015

coral and gold baptism

Baptism cookies for my good friend's little girl Frannie . . .


1st attempt at "coral" = 1:1 Red:Orange
It was way too orange . . .


Adding a little more red + white . . . almost matched the jar perfectly!










 
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