Friday, September 28, 2012

Bee Cookies For A Friend and Abigail Too

My friend, Lori, asked me if I would make bee cookies for a get together of friends she was hosting. She even came over and "played cookies" with me. We always have such a good time together and chat the hours away all too quickly. 

 These bee cookies are HUGE and take quite a bit of time to decorate, but they are sooo cute! I had the cookie cutter custom made from Plastics in Print.

 These are Lori's friends. They had a fun girls weekend together.
and then there's my grandbaby, sweet little bee Abigail too
 and my beautiful baby, her mommy, Mellissa


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

SF Giants Are Going to the Play-Offs!

We are big SF Giants fans, I mean BIG SF Giants fans! My hubby goes to the baseball games often and I go when I can. My step-daughter is a huge Giants fan too. Well guess what! THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ARE GOING TO THE PLAY-OFFS! Yep, there are still a handful of games left to play, but we're already set. How exciting is that! So I've been making a lot of Giants baseball cookies lately and have more that I'll be making next week too.
My step-daughter, Sarah, jokes that her dad has a "man-crush" on Buster Posey. Hubby definitely thinks that Buster is the best thing since sliced bread. He can't stop talking about how awesome of a player he is and we're all really hoping he gets M.V.P. Want to hear something a little funny? Hubby calls our son Buster. Nick doesn't care for it much, but the truth of the matter is that they are really alike. They look alike and their demeanor - well, spot on. Super calm. Super professional.... all the time. Nick is definitely a lot like Buster Posey - well except for the whole baseball thing ;-) Nick is hockey, karate and electronics. But just look...
So like I said, I've been making a lot of Giants cookies lately and now our team is going to the play-offs and we're super excited around here.

I REALLY like the baseball buddy on the left, but my friends always ask for the one on the right to look like Wilson "Fear The Beard".

Lets GO GIANTS! Lets GO!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Michael Leaves for Boston College With Some Cookies

A bunch of my friends had boys that left for college last month. There were lots of graduation parties and lots of going away parties. My friend, Silvia, celebrated her son's next chapter - Boston College! What an incredible opportunity Michael will enjoy.

Silvia and I worked together as volunteers for our sons school the last couple years. She was always a sweetie with a big, welcoming smile. I'm sure that she is so happy for her son and his next chapter.

I started by baking a little more than 50 squares and outlining them with the BC logo.
 Then I made some burgundy/maroon colored glaze icing and filled the square leaving out the BC logo.
 Then I made some gold colored glaze icing and filled the BC logo. 
After I added the gold icing to each cookie, I added gold sanding sugar to make the BC logo sparkly.
 Here are all the BC cookies done
 Since the Boston College logo also has an Eagle, I decided to add Eagles separately instead of to the BC cookies.
So I baked about 50 Eagle cookies and then outlined them in the design that I wanted.
 I filled the brown part to the cookies and let that sit for a bit so the colors wouldn't bleed with the white on the eagles.
 Then I added the gold beak and the gold in the eyes. I added a candy dot to the eyes for the eyeball.
 The last step was to add the white on the Eagle head so that the other colors would be nice and dry.

I decided to bag them up together so each party guest received an eagle cookie and a BC cookie.

 Congratulations to Michael! We know you'll do fantastic at Boston College!

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