Daily Archives: January 1, 2013

Goodbye 2012, Happy 2013!

Happy New Year friends!

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2012 was a really good year for this little blog. Thank you everyone who follows and reads and comments! You make me want to keep doing this day after day.

I’ve made a few personal blog goals for the coming year, and I can’t wait to share more treats and continue to learn and try new things.

I made the cookies above for our little New Years house party we went to. I used my new curly number cutters my mom bought me for Christmas:

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I created this color swatch to work from. I wanted bright fun colors, but something a little different than what I normally do.

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It was fun trying to get my icing to match colors I chose ahead of time.

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I iced the small tile cookies by pouring the icing over the cookie, like I did with these I Voted cookies. It might be my new favorite method of icing. It’s easy and I don’t have to outline and flood each one. I did the same with the numbers, but in white.

I thinned out the remaining icing and put just a tiny bit into a squeeze bottle. Then I squeezed it and let the color splatter all over the numbers. (Saw this technique on Sugarbelle’s blog here.) It was fun and came out so much better than I was even hoping!

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Once the splatter on the numbers dried, I planned on attaching them to a couple base cookies and then icing the bases. But…. I ran out of time. So I used hot glue. Sorry cookies. (Oh and I learned a tip from the cookie gals of Cookie Con. Place some bunched up cling wrap on the platter before stacking the cookies, and they won’t slide around. It worked great!)

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I stacked the tiles all around the base cookies, and they were ready for the party!

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I’m so ready for 2013, bring it on!

What goals or resolutions did you make for the New Year?!

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