Monday, July 9, 2012

Pendant Cookie

Awhile back I found a pendant while playing around on Pinterest. Immediately I saw the cookie it could become...unfortunately there it sat...on my Pinterest board...bugging me...begging me to become a cookie. (If you are wondering yes, things can beg to be cookies.) Anyway the problem with this bit of inspiration was the fact that it required a lot of colors and techniques that I have never tried. It took a little while but finally I made it...not for anyone special, just for me.

This cookie would have been a bit much to free hand so I started with my yellow food writer. I traced a measuring spoon to draw the circles and free handed the rest. It was about now that I was really sad not to have a projector of sorts.

I used an ivory to outline the design. This is where the learning really took off. If you make your piping icing too thick piping a detailed design becomes much, much harder. I found the starting and stopping of the icing not to blend very well. It left little peaks which about drove me made. I chose to move on and just be proud of myself.

Tada! I loved doing this. I loved watching this cookie come to life.

Not too bad - I learned a lot and actually I love it!!

Have a Haunting Birthday

There is the cutest little boy that goes to my church. I guess I shouldn't call him little since he is 9, and little boys that age really don't appreciate it, but hey he is smaller than me. Any who - Alex has as birthday near Halloween and this year he asked me to make him a Halloween themed cake.

I took one of his favorite candies, Reeses Pieces, and after a quick chop added those to the center to make the filling.

 This darn skeleton did not want to sit up...if he wasn't already dead he was going to end up that way!

I used things/people that Alex liked to create the names for the tomb stones. The cookies were made gray using Wilton's Spray color.

The finished product...

Happy Birthday Alex!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Let it snow!

Christmas Day came and after the thrill and excitement of presents and Santa calmed down my four year old ended up at the window. He sadly declaired that it couldn't really be Christmas since there wasn't any snow. It broke my heart. I wanted to make it "officially" Christmas for my little guy but I don't have Mother Nature's direct number. :)

Unfortunately, it has taken weeks for us to get a real storm. While we were waiting for our snow to come I took matters into my own hands.

Snowflake cookies...
I made a simple dozen. They say that each and every snowflake is different, each a unique creation. I chose to follow that same design idea. Have you ever tried to design twelve snowflakes? I admit it was harder than I thought. In hind sight I should have Googled snowflakes but hey - you live and learn. Some I like more than others must the most important thing...

they were super tasty!

In case you were wondering we have finally have snow much to my baby's delight!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

It wore an itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny....

nope not a yellow poke-a-dot bikini :) After all it was for a teeny, tiny new little baby. I hated to take a picture on my cookie sheet but hey, I was a woman on a mission. The night before taking a dinner to a good friend of mine I decided she needed some new baby cookies....TADA!

I loved the way these turned out. Not too bad for my first set of onsies...I would love to make more. Who do I know that is going to have a baby? Any volunteers? You have the babies and I will lovingly make the cookies. :)

shapes shown above: onsie, mini onsies