Saturday, June 26, 2010

My daughters party

Most of the time I have customers tell me what type of cookie I need to make for their party so when my own daughters birthday rolled around I started thinking what we could make. I had so many ideas. She was having a bowling party but figured I could go bowling theme or birthday theme. I thought about it for a long time. I sketched out cookies and about a week ago I took out all the cookie cutters I thought would work. I had everything lined up and I took my daughter into my work room and said okay, here are the sketches, here are some of my ideas, and here are the cookie cutters that you can look at to get an idea of size and shape. Did I mention this is her 5th birthday? A little overkill I know, but she is super smart and I knew she could follow all this ridiculousness I had done. I had three tier birthday cakes, I had sketched out a bowling shirt that had her name and a bowling ball on the back, I had cupcake cookies, party hat cookies, initial cookies, you name it. She looks at everything for 5 seconds and says "I just want a purple bowling ball cookie". Now I am thinking, UM!... okay but that is just a 4 inch circle cutter with some added details. Look at the cornucopia of detailed designs I have for you. Yea, no! She picked the BOWLING BALL! All my hardwork and brainstorming went right out the window. She did decide to add a sparkly number 5 to the ball. I was thrilled to make them for her because it is what she wanted. It matched her theme and her number 1 criteria was size and this is a BIG cookie.

I was also able to make her cake. I saw a picture of this cake on a food blog (that I can not remember the name of to save my life) and I knew I had to make it. So I was able to make her cake this year as well and she loved it.

We just got back from her party and I think it was a success. Everyone loved the cookies and the cake was a hit too.

Bowling ball cookie favors designed by my 5 year old:

The cake I made for the party:

Friday, June 25, 2010

A little break

Well, after last week (595 cookies) I really needed a break from cookies. I gave myself one week with no cookies (other than for my daughter's birthday party) and I made it to Tuesday without feeling the need to decorate. HA!!
I am still enjoying my week off and I have only done a few cookies here and there. This week has been great. I created a few new designs for my store and I had no deadlines!! WIN WIN!
My favorite cookie this week is not my own design but one inspired by Karen of Karen's cookies. She sells baking supplies and usually includes pictures of cookies she designed using the cookie cutters she sells. I LOVED her gumball machine and had to make one of my own. It is so fun and I really love how it turned out. I am happy with all the cookies I made this week but that is hands down my favorite. Without further ado... a FEW of this weeks creations.

Giddy Up Cowboy

Will you marry me?

Baby Time!


Okay, so tell me your favorite from this weeks creations and any design you would like to see me try. Have a great weekend!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pear cookies and more

In my last post I mentioned doing pear cookies for dear family members. Well, they are done and being shipped tomorrow. I am very happy with them and can not wait to hear what Joe and Betty think.

I have also been busy with end of year school cookies...

I even did some Hungry Caterpillar fruit cookies for a little ones 1st birthday.

I have baked and decorated 595 cookies in the last 6 days. It has been CRAZY!! I will post more soon but wanted everyone to see what I have been up to.
Thanks for the orders!!!