March 26, 2013 · 8:00 am
Last October I made treats for the dessert table for a friend’s Santa Cruz Beach Wedding. Unfortunately I was not able to make it to the wedding because it was out of town and during the week. Another friend who was in the wedding party delivered the goodies for me, but I forgot to take any photos before I handed them over. The wedding photos just came in, so I wanted to share the treats now!
I made 2 different flavors of mini cupcakes. The tiffany blue ones were bubblegum flavored (see here) and the pale yellow ones were lemonade flavored (see here).
Of course I also made cookies. The couple has a beloved boxer that actually took part in the ceremony and was in all the pictures. The bride asked for cookies of their pup, and this is what I came up with.
I had a hard time trying to get the facial features down, so I decided to stick to the basic outline and the coloring. (He has pale grey spots on his body.)
The wedding favors were classic S’more Pops (see here and here). I made simple little tags with the Bride and Groom’s name and their wedding date.
Thanks Katie for letting me use your pictures! Like I mentioned, I forgot to take photos of these treats… all photo credits go to Grandeur Photography.
April 6, 2012 · 8:48 am
I love Easter colors!
The butterflies are a new cutter I bought recently. Much cuter than the round-winged Wilton butterflies I had before.
I wanted to make only eggs, but my friends (who I do a cookie decorating party with) wanted other shapes too…)
I love sprinkles. It’s like glitter. Makes everything better.
The rest were done with stencils and Wilton color spray.
I icing them solid white…
Then layed out the stencil on top (sorry no picture)…
Then went outside because the color spray flies everywhere… and kept spraying until it got a nice dark color. Waited a few minutes, then removed the stencil to find these beauties!
I bought my stencil on Amazon. This paticular one can be found here.
And this is why my husband does not help me decorate…
…and yes there is a “base coat” of sprinkles under the icing…
March 13, 2012 · 8:00 am
I have been busy busy making sugar cookies lately. Like really busy.
Just thought I would share some pics rather than go into tons of detail about everything… enjoy!
Above are pictures of bridges and hard hats I made. I work at a bridge building company and some boy scouts came to visit to learn about engineering. These were their take-home treats! The hard hats are trimmed baseball hat cookies.
Above are some monkeys I did for a little boy’s first birthday party. Brown food coloring and I are not friends. That’s all I’m going to say about that.
The circles and onesies were for a baby shower. Too many boys I tell ya, we need some girls!
The California’s were for my husband to take to work. He works for a company that makes camping and tour reservations for national and state parks. California parks just opened yesterday for reservations so he thought these would be a good addition to their potluck. He also works as an intern for the state of CA a couple days a week, so he brought a couple in for his coworkers there.
These were for a surprise “baby is coming soon” party we had for a male coworker. They don’t know the sex yet and s/he is due in March, so we went with green!
Made these bunco cookies for my grandma. The little guys are so fun!
These cookies were for Cody’s Catholic confirmation. The silver crosses were iced first, sprayed with Wilton luster spray, then the rest of the cookie was iced.. Very carefully, haha.
There will be more cookies and other treats coming soon…
PS. I have been so busy that I didn’t have time to do St. Patty’s Day cookies. 😦
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Tagged as black, blue, bridge, bunco, buttercream, california, dice, green, hat, icing, lustre dust, onesie, sugar cookies, tiffany blue
February 8, 2012 · 8:52 am
My family loves going to crab feeds… we go to at least 3 a year.
I just recently learned that crab feeds are a Northern California thing. I had no idea that the rest of the world didn’t enjoy all-you-can-eat crab feasts like we do! I’m sorry people that live everywhere else… I feel very bad for you. A piece of my heart belongs to crab. ❤
One of the crab feeds my husband and I attend each year is put on by my mother-in-law’s church. They always have a silent auction as well as a live auction to raise money, and this year I decided to make some treats for them to auction off. (I thought it would be in the silent auction, but I was lucky enough to get my items auctioned off live. A little embarrassing because my husband’s grandpa kept trying to buy them, but I know it was out of love!)
The theme of this particular crab feed is “under the sea,” and there are cute decorations everywhere of not only crabs, but fish, frogs, and starfish. I made my cookies to match the theme.
I did shells with the same wet-on-wet technique I used here. Just do lines of icing right in the wet background…
Then trace a toothpick through to create swooshes. Technical term.
I also did some fun little bubbles…
Some bright fishes…
And some crabbies of course! So glad I decided to add sparkles to these guys. It really made them pop!
Here they all are, ready for the auction!
I also made a tray of cake pops. They’re not really anything special enough for their own post. I got a little crazy with the sparkles on these but I love how they turned out!
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Tagged as blue, buttercream, cake pops, crab, fish, icing, shell, sprinkles, sugar cookies, tiffany blue
October 27, 2011 · 5:27 pm
Katie is 3 and wanted a princess party!
What better dessert than matching princess cookies!?
and crowns with her very own name on them!
These were so fun, I love the girly colors!
Thank you to miss Katie for letting me make these for you 🙂
Birthday girl enjoying a cookie (a day early because she couldn’t wait!)
And older brother too of course!
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Tagged as buttercream, castle, crown, glass slipper, icing, pink, Princess, purple, shoe cookies, sugar cookies, tiffany blue
July 1, 2011 · 8:38 pm
I have been wanting to make this cookie for awhile now. It’s the idea I came up with for my “signature cookie.” How did I come up with it? Not sure really, all I know is I was sleeping. Yes I dream about cookies… and cakes… don’t judge me.
My husband said “I don’t get it” when I explained what it was going to be. So I made up an explanation for why it works as my signature cookie. So here it is:
I make cookies… & cakes… & cupcakes.. & strawberries…. & more!
Works, right? 🙂
In my dream it was a tiffany blue cookie with a white ampersand, but when it came time to make it I went with white because it’s the easiest to make and if I am going to be making these a lot I want them to be easy! The cutter I used I bought at an antique fair. I also just bought a biscuit/cookie cutter set that has one a tad bigger I might do next time. The little ones are cute though!
I want to take a minute to give MAJOR props to Sweet Sugar Belle for her icing color chart. There is no way I could have made this perfect tiffany blue, or any of the other colors I made last week without her chart! So thanks Sugar Belle!!