April 3, 2015 · 8:30 am
I have been doing cookies pretty much non-stop since Christmas. Soo I decided to go with an easy design for my Easter cookies.
I absolutely love how they turned out!
I outlined and iced all of them in plain white. This alone saved me so much time!
The bunnies I reoutlined once they were dry, and dipped in rainbow non-pareils.
I normally don’t like bunny cookies but this shape is so adorable and it’s only about 2 1/2 inches tall. Simple yet still festive and fun!
For the eggs I wanted a speckled look. I mixed food coloring with a few drops of lemon juice (normally I’d use vodka but I didn’t have any).
Then used a straight edge paintbrush and a toothpick to “flick” coloring all over the cookies.
I did both pink and blue and I’m kind of obsessed with how cute they are!
Hope everyone has an amazing Easter weekend!
March 7, 2014 · 8:00 am
I few weeks ago I got the opportunity to make some monogrammed cookies for a wedding. Simple, elegant, white on white.
Since I do all my piping by hand, I had to be extra careful with these to make sure the monograms were centered and all the same.
I practiced on one cookie over and over (wiping off in between) until I had my spacing right. Then I put little dots where all the key parts of the center W needed to go…
Then piped on the W, followed by the outer letters.
The cookies were going to sit next to the cake, so no individual wrapping was needed. This is fine, except I was worried about them getting smashed too much before wedding time. Then I was told they had to travel hundreds of miles away… Eek! Last minute I found these perfect boxes and some bubble wrap and packaged them all up safely. Worked out perfectly!
May 22, 2013 · 4:12 pm
A coworker asked me to make her proposal cookies based on this idea. Here are a couple more examples.)
I chose to go with a scalloped “lacey” edge.
The wedding color is UCLA blue (which is a very specific color according to my husband), so I used that for the flower in the girl’s hair.
The “diamond” is a white sugar pearl that I colored with silver lustre dust, because silver dragees are illegal here in California. 😦
These cookies were much harder and stress-evoking than I expected them to be. Black on white is always a challenge, but because the design was so basic, it really took effort to make steady lines and dots to make them look effortless.
I would love to see something like this again, but in color.
February 14, 2013 · 8:00 am
January 15, 2013 · 11:30 am
Sticking with the elegant theme of black and white, I made these Love and Wedding Cookies as the favors for a bridal shower.
I bought the Love cutter late last year and have been eager to use it ever since. I had a hard time figuring out the font to work with the shape, but I’m happy with how they turned out. I might tweak it a little next time.
The next cookies were packaged together. The mom of the bride-to-be asked for a dress cookie, but since I didn’t have a cutter for that, I came up with this idea. She fell in love with it and so did I!
Simple lines and details, but still elegant enough for a wedding (or shower in this case).
I am also linking up these cookies to Lilaloa‘s Colorless Challenge!
January 11, 2013 · 8:00 am
I have made lingerie cookies a couple times before. Once for Valentine’s Day last year, and again for a bridal shower last summer.
Since then I acquired a new corset cutter, so I had a new design to work with this time. It will take some practice playing with it, but I am pretty happy with the couple that I did.
I also used this opportunity to go for the Colorless Challenge proposed by Georganne of Lilaloa.
It was hard… you have no idea how bad I wanted to throw in some hot pink or bright blue!
December 5, 2012 · 8:00 am
These chocolate peanut butter cookies are decorated with all white vanilla buttercream. I just love the way the designs pop against the dark cookie!
I decorated each snowflake with a unique design.
I thought I would run out of ideas, but I just kept making them up as I went along.. my husband helped design a couple. (The bottom left snowflake in the pic above was partly his design.)
These are my personal favorites:
They even look cute all together…
Here is my buttercream recipe. It’s very easy and adaptable and perfect to top any cookie!
November 5, 2012 · 9:51 pm
Today is Election Day!
For some, it’s a day we just want to hurry up and pass because we’re so tired of the ads, the negativity, and the annoying friends on Facebook that don’t share the same views as you.
No matter what you stand for or who you darken that little circle for, what’s important to remember is that this day is about FREEDOM!
For some, just having the ability to vote is an honor. Many fought for that right so we need to take pride in it and exercise that right!
I always feel a sense of pride when I wear my “I Voted” sticker all day long. So I made it into a little cookie!
These cookies I decorated a little bit differently than normal. Mostly because I was lazy.
I also rolled the cookies thicker than normal to try a new technique. (I will get to that once I perfect it!)
Instead of outlining and filling these, I set the cookies on a cooling rack over a bowl and poured the icing over them, letting the excess drip down into the bowl. I had to tap a little and pop some air bubbles, but overall it was very fast and easy!
Normally I outline and detail in buttercream. Since I didn’t make many of these and didn’t need a lot of detail (and didn’t outline them) I decided to skip the buttercream all together and do the detailing in thick icing.
The blue didn’t turn out out great because it was a little too thin, but the red I got nice and thick and worked really well. Just killed my hand a bit. Hats off to the 100% glaze users, you have serious talent!!
I hope you took the time to vote today, no matter who or what it was for!