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My Little Pony Cookies

I still make things. Not as often, but I do. They just never seem to make it onto here.

I while back I made these My Little Pony Cookies. I was’t going to share them, but it’s been awhile now and I’m not feeling so self conscious about them anymore so I decided why not post them.

I don’t usually do characters (because they’re very hard) but I bought special cutter that indented a lot of the detail lines so I felt more comfortable taking on the challenge.

I like to outline in a dark color like this to create that “coloring book” feel. It also makes the images pop really well.

The hard part about filling in all of these little sections is they tend to crater. You can see this better in the next picture.

This is the finished product for this one. I wasn’t super happy with how they turned out, but I know I’m my harshest critic sometimes. I had a really rough time with the eyes. Is there a cookie character eye class I can attend? Ugh.

The next one was not as many tiny spaces to fill, but it had it’s own challenge.

This one has stripes in the tail, so I had to do a wet-on-wet technique.

Here’s the finished product. Again the eyes are rough and there is some cratering, but not too bad.

Thankfully I didn’t have to do too many ponies, because there were amazing rainbows to go with this set too. Can’t go wrong with a perfect rainbow! I pieced these together with a small flower cutter that I smooshed a little, and a couple circle cutters for the rainbow.

The birthday girl’s name went on the clouds.

I usuallly just google a bit and then “wing it” with my fonts. I like how this one turned out.

Little girls (and big girls) love sprinkles, so I rounded out the set with some rainbow sprinkled 4’s.

For the record, I’ve sworn off characters for now, they give me way too much anxiety. 😛

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Bowling Cookies

I made these cookies for Eli who turned 4 and had a bowling party.

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I made the balls swirled just like the real ones at the bowling alley. They ended up looking totally 3D which was awesome!

Piping a perfect circle for the ball turned out to be harder than I thought. Especially since only half of the circle matched up with the outside of the cookie. After doing a few (and making many fixes) I decided to trace a circle cutter onto the cookie with a food color marker. It worked FABULOUSLY and saved me so much time and aggravation!

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I filled in the ball as thinnly as I could with blue icing, then added the white to make the swirl.

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Then I used a toothpick to “mix” the white into the blue and make the swirly effect,

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For the red lines I used a thicker tip so that I could make wide flat lines on the pins.

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I just love the way they turned out!

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Pumpkin Smash Cake

Reese turns 1 right around Thanksgiving time, so her party was pumpkin themed!

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I got to make the smash cake!

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Poor Reese got burned on her candle while everyone was singing to her, so she was terrified of her cake from that point on.

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Mama had to cut it up to give her some, at which point all was again right with the world. 🙂

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Happy Birthday Reese!

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Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs

I made these for a good friend of mine for his birthday. He is sweets obsessed. Like, I couldn’t even get his wife to tell me what his favorite thing is, because he just likes everything! We work together, so naturally everyone at work got to enjoy them too.

The idea came from a fellow (local) blogger, Hayley. You may have heard of or seen her blog Domestic Rebel. She comes up with desserts you would see in your Candyland dreams. She is known for her brownie bombs, and they’ve been on my to-make list for awhile. They were the perfect treat for my sweet-a-holic friend.

Basically you start with a ball of cookie dough. I made my Pregnant Lady Cookie Dough (which is eggless), and added mini M&M’s. Freeze them so they’re nice and hard and cold.

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The next step is to make brownies. I used a regular fudgey brownie box mix.

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You cut the brownies, then smoosh them between your fingers…

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…then wrap the smooshed brownie around a frozen cookie dough ball. Keep smooshing until the whole ball is covered.

Next you dip the ball (which is now HUGE from the brownie) into chocolate.

I got all the way to this step before realizing I had no chocolate chips. Excuse me WHAT?! How does a baker run out of chocolate chips?

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I had some leftover candy melts on hand, so I decided to just use those instead. It actually worked out okay, they kinda looked like birthday balloons! I topped them with a little sprinkles, just to help hide any imperfections from using old candy melts.

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Because of the cookie dough, these need to be kept in the refrigerator.

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OMG these are yummy. I have this thing against chocolate (and brownies), so they were a little too rich for me to eat a whole one. Did I mention they were huge? My husband loved them, as did all of my coworkers. I think my brother (who is far away in the Navy) cried a little when he saw me post a picture of these. I will definitely have to make them for him when he comes home!

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Carter is 1

My little man turned 1 year old a couple weeks ago!

I didn’t go all out with the sweets cuz I had so many other things to get ready.

We had a pirate themed party.

Here are the cookies I made:

Pirate Cookies

I made funfetti cupcakes with bright blue buttercream frosting. Unfortunately no one remembered to take any pics.

And a personal little cake for my birthday boy. First time he’s had sugar and he LOVED it of course!

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I spent a ton of time making him a birthday board. I am a perfectionist and it was agonizing. Cookies are easier! Ha. But I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

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Happy 1st Birthday to my little man!

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Scooby Doo Cookies

This may be the most intimidating set of cookies I have ever agreed to do… but it turned out one of the best!

Matthew was having a Scooby Doo party and his mom Michelle surprised him with these matching cookies!

I made Scooby faces….

Scooby Snacks (bones) which topped the birthday cupcakes (I did not make the cupcakes; mom added them when she got home).

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…and Mystery Machines! These were tough and may have almost made me crazy, but all that goes out the window when they turn out so cute!

I’m so glad Michelle and Matthew loved their cookies. They’re definitely going to stick with me!

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Giants Birthday Cookies

Zach (who I made these cookies for last year) is now 7!

He wanted a Giants themed party, so I went to town with my baseball cutters.

I made the traditional baseballs and bats, as well as baseball hats for the first time.

Per tradition, I also made Z’s and 7’s in matching colors. Good thing it’s also Halloween season, I found these black and orange sprinkles that went perfectly with the Giants colors!

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The jersey cookie was made especially for Zach. As soon as I brought the cookies over, he wanted to eat it immediately! **Zach actually told me later that I spelled the last name wrong. Oops!**

I also made these awesome SF Giants colored bridges, since the “bridge” is such a huge part of San Francisco, whether it’s the Bay Bridge or the Golden Gate, or any of the others.

See that SF symbol up there? I have made them before, but this time I decided to freehand it.

I started with a basic thin line…

Then shaped around it until I had the right angles and edges!

Here are all of the cookies together, ready for the party!

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Girly First Birthday Cookies

I am so in love with these pink gems!

The designs were sent to me by the mama, she found them online. I just mimicked them with my own style of frosting/icing. And they turned out better than I expected!

The cake on the cake stand is identical to the cake ordered for the party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wine Cookies

 

My coworker asked me to make her some wine themed cookies for her friend’s birthday. I had all the cutters already, but I had not yet had the opportunity to use them!

I did 1/2 red wine and 1/2 white wine.

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The birthday girl’s name is Rose so I came up with things on the wine labels to go with her name. The first I did a little rose, one said “Rose’s Vine,” one said “B-Day Blend,” and one said “Red as a Rose.”

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Under the Sea 3’s

The little girl that got the Caillou cookies is now 3!

Her theme was The Little Mermaid, but I thought that Ariel and Flounder were a little out of my comfort zone… we came up with a cookie that is more my style, but would still coordinate well with the feel of the party.

All of the decorations were pink and purple, but I added some bubbles to go with the “under the sea” theme.

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