Monday, February 10, 2014

She Said Yes

I had a customer ask for wedding cake cookies. I didn't know her, but she was referred from a good customer so I fit her into my cookie schedule. Here's where it got interesting. She showed up to pick up her cookies and told me that she was a Bellarmine mom too. I said Wow! What a coincidence. But wait... then she said that she is also a University of Portland mom! What?! How do I not know this woman? I love little reminders that it really is a small world after all.

She asked me to make wedding cake cookies. So I started by making a 4-tier wedding cake cookie cutter. You can get one here in my Etsy shop.

Then I baked a bunch of large wedding cake cookies

I was excited to make just ONE icing color. The funny thing is that I didn't realize that I would be making 7 batches of that one icing color. I was getting a little sick of white and white and white... but I loved the lines, squirly and dots to decorate the pretty wedding cake cookies.

 After I flooded the cookies and let them dry, I added some royal icing flowers for decoration. It took A LOT of flowers and about 2am, I realized that I didn't have enough and needed to add some white flowers too. I love how they turned out.

 Lots of wedding cake cookies
 and then I bagged them all up with a pretty personalized tag

It was fun to meet a fellow Bell & UP mom!

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Broncos or Sea Hawks

Did you cheer for the Broncos or the Sea Hawks during the Super Bowl game last weekend? We cheered for the Broncos. I think most people from California cheered for the Broncos after the devastating loss of our 49ers the week before. I'll admit to knowing pretty close to nothing about football. And caring even less. Seriously. I happened to see the ending of the 49er game just because my bike ride got cut a little short. So given the chance, I would ride my bike over watching a football game. Or really doing pretty much anything else. But I do like our SF 49ers. What I don't really care for is hubby yelling at the television and the stress you can feel in the room. I'm not very interested in that! I don't understand the game, but from what I hear, there was some controversy and the 49ers shot themselves in the foot too. So we were out for the Super Bowl and suddenly became Broncos fans. Yep, that's how it works.

So I made some Broncos cookies. Now this you'll enjoy. I asked hubby what he was going to do for the Super Bowl. He said he was going to go over to his friend's house to watch the game. I said I would send cookies. I asked how many I should make. He knew I had a really busy week, so he said 6 cookies would be great. Completely do-able. So I stayed up til 2:30 am and I made 10 Broncos cookies. Then I got up early and went for a long bike ride. When I got home, hubby said he changed his mind and instead of going over to a friend's house, he invited 21 people over to OUR house for the Super Bowl. OH. Well that's interesting. I guess they can share 10 cookies.

So I started by making a Broncos cookie cutter. I decided to make him a bit thicker than the actual logo just to have a better sized cookie. You can get your own Bronco cookie cutter here in my Etsy shop
 Then I outlined my design. Now here's something funny. Getting a dark navy is not an easy thing. I have Americolor Navy food gel so I used that, but it wasn't dark enough. So I added more gel coloring. Looking back, I should have added a tad of black instead. But I didn't. So here I have Bronco cookies with a lot of navy blue food gel and you know what that means - yep, the people that ate them had purple teeth. Lessons learned.

 Hubby and our Super Bowl guests were very impressed by the cookies. So that's always a good thing. And they were easy to make too.
Too bad it wasn't our 49ers though.
Now hubby has no football and baseball hasn't started yet. Should I be worried? ;-)


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