Tuesday, October 29, 2013

C is for Cookie

I have several "favorite" customers. No, I don't normally play favorites, but when a customer tells me that they just want my cookies and I can make whatever I want to make, they go on my favorite list :-) I have so much fun with "play" cookies, so when one of my favorites contacted me and said "it's me, Cookie Monster, I just want your cookies", I just KNEW what I had to make! And I had SO much fun with them! I didn't tell her what I was going to make, so it was a complete surprise.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Download Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
 I started by making a Cookie Monster cookie cutter. There are a few available, but they aren't as detailed as I would like or as large. You can get one like mine HERE
 I outlined the design
and flooded in the details

 Then I made a cookie cookie cutter with a nice size bite out of the cookie available HERE
 and outlined
I used the wet on wet technique to create the chocolate chips while the rest of the cookie icing was still wet.

 and you know if you're going to eat some yummy cookies, you need some milk to go along with them. Available HERE
 and an outline
While the white icing was still wet, I added a red heart candy to each milk carton and then after the white was all dry, I wrote MILK on each carton

Bagged and tagged. Download free printable tags HERE
 Lots of Cookie Monster cookies
 and then I bought Abigail a milk and cookie shirt because you know, I do that.
 and Abigail wore the milk & cookies outfit to her first dentist appointment.
Thank you Cookie Monster for the fun order!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nightmare Before Christmas Cookies

You know my "usual" cookies are bright and pretty and fun. Well this set was not like that. A friend asked me if I would make Nightmare Before Christmas cookies. I really don't know much about Nightmare Before Christmas. In fact, I think I walked out of the movie many years ago. I'm more of a pink and unicorns and rainbows kind of gal, you know ;-) But I really like this gal that asked me to make them. She is part of my cycling club. And in 2007 she did her first double century ride. Yes, that's 200 miles of cycling in a day. I remember it because it was a really hard ride for me. I had made a bunch of mistakes. I rode out with the fast boys, I didn't stop for lunch, I didn't hydrate enough. So at the second to last rest stop, I was laying on the concrete for 45 minutes trying to feel better and here came Sarah very excited to be close to finishing her first double and she was dancing a jig. Yes, dancing. After about 180 miles of cycling. How cute is that?! She has this big smile and infectious laugh and I figured if she could look like that on her first double century, then yes, I could at least finish.

Sarah told me that she just wants my cookies and if I couldn't do Nightmare Before Christmas, I could just do pumpkins or something. I love it when I get to just play and not have a strict plan to follow, so I decided to have some fun. I did some research on the characters of The Nightmare Before Christmas and I made some cookies and cookie cutters and then Sarah and her husband Scott, dressed up like the characters for a halloween party.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Download Free Halloween Printable Cookie Bag Toppers HERE

I started by making Jack. Available HERE

 and Sally available HERE

 and Oogey Boogey available HERE

 and Zero available HERE

 and I added a pumpkin with a nice leaf available HERE
and a jack-o-lantern available HERE

 and then I used a simple circle to make Jack's scary face

 Sarah was very happy with her cookies
 and then Sarah and her husband, Scott, dressed up as Jack & Sally for their halloween party!
 Thanks for the fun request Sarah!
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Something Special For Nicky - Kirby Cookies

My Nicky was in town this past week for his first vacation from college this school year. It's always hard to say goodbye, but we had a wonderful and relaxing time together. I blocked the week off on my schedule and didn't take any cookie orders so that I could just enjoy family time together. We played board games and watched a movie together and we went to the movies and also visited with family and friends. He is in the Engineering program studying Computer Science and loving it. He is doing really well and that makes it a little easier from missing him.

For Nick's 3rd birthday, my father bought him a Super Nintendo Entertainment System. THIRD birthday. So in other words, Nick has been the ultimate gaming nerd his whole life ;-) One of the many games he loves is Kirby, so I was excited to make him some Kirby cookies.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Download free printable cookie tags HERE
 Do you have a gaming nerd too? Kirby cookie cutter available HERE

Kirby doing that inhale thing that he does, available HERE

Kirby Walking available HERE

and the Kirby Logo available HERE

Nick and I made homemade oreo cookies together thanks to the yummy recipe from The Cookie Puzzle here
 and we played lots of games
and we even played a game with Nick's girlfriend while she's at her college
 Eddie has really missed Nick too
 I love this boy...
 Nick really liked his Kirby cookies
Missing my boy...

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