I recently started a new job. It’s the main reason my posts have been less frequent and erratic. It was a good move for me and offers excellent growth potential and benefits… but I have been and will continue to be working long hours. Somehow I worked 40 hours a week and found time to make all of the treats you have seen over the last (almost) 2 years… now I am working a minimum of 50 hours a week and just can’t seem to keep this blog regular. My apologies friends and family, I hope to find my energy and niche again soon so that I can get back to my passion!
These cookies I made for one of my former coworkers. She was attending a tea and was put in charge of one of the many tables of 8 ladies. Each table was decorated differently, and my coworker’s theme was birds. She decorated the table in black, bright blue, and cream colors. The cookies were made to match!
My only previous experience with birds were these parrot cookies. With those, I had a cartoon character to go with, and I just incorporated ideas from real parrots to get the profile right. With these cookies, I had no image to start with, and couldn’t find a similar shaped cookie from which to draw inspiration. I struggled with the sketch but eventually landed on something that was doable. I was actually pretty happy with how they turned out.
7 responses to “Blue Bird Cookies for Tea”
Carrie – The cookies were a huge hit at the Strauss Festival of Elk Grove’s annual tea. My table, as you mentioned in your post, was with birds. And, I am proud to say, it won the Founders Award for elegance and sophistication. YEAH! Thank you so much for a beautiful job – everyone loved them – the ladies at my table as well as the other guests who checked it all out. Next time I will remember to get your cards to pass out. Again, thank you thank you thank you. Big Hugs, Erin
So pretty, as always! How do you get such a nice blue? I can never get a bright color like that!
thanks Ger! This one is a mix of Americolor Royal Blue and Wilton Sky Blue. The sky blue always brightens it up nicely!
Thanks Carrie– I’ll have to try it!
Carrie the cookies were amazing!!!
Congratulation on the new job Carrie. Wishing you much success and happiness with it. Don’t worry about keeping up with your blog posts, whenever you do find the time to bake and post, we will be here to stay in touch. Love your bird cookies.
Congrats on the new job! Very cute cookies 🙂