Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mickey Dressed Up for Halloween!

These *might* be the last set of Halloween cookies I make this month - October 31 will be here before we know it!  My cousin Barb loves Halloween so I made her some cookies and shipped them off earlier this week.  I took some photos of the packaging, but my camera kept losing power and didn't save all of the photos.  I can't wait for her to receive them so she can let me know how they traveled, since this was the first time I have shipped cookies.

I am so glad, though, that these photos did save, because these were my favorites - Mickey Mouse as a ghost and as a vampire!  They're not too scary....I did have to go online to find some guides on drawing Mickey Mouse....did you know there are two "M's" when you draw him?  The first M frames the top of his face, and the his tongue makes the second "M."  Do you see them in the vampire Mickey?  Cool, huh?

In case I don't get to post again before Halloween - have a safe and fun Halloween!   

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Boys of Fall

I was happy to give the football theme cookies another try.....I definitely like my work better this time.  Thanks so much to Erika for ordering these!  Hope your "boys of fall" and their team mates enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Friday, October 15, 2010

More Cowbell for #64!

It was fun making these cookies for my friend, Rhonda and her son, who is #64 for the Pirates.  If you would ever attend one of her son's football games, it wouldn't be hard to figure out which one was Rhonda....she's the one with the TWO cowbells and yelling at the top of her lungs!

Tonight when her voice is hoarse from all that yelling, she can have some cookies and savor the experience of watching her son, #64.  Go Pirates!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As you likely know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  And surely, if you're on Facebook, you've seen the updates about "where you like it." (On the back of the chair, by the way)......all of this in the name of spreading awareness about breast cancer, which if it saves a life, is totally worth it.

Another way to raise awareness is through awareness ribbons.  A few weeks ago I bought this ribbon cutter at Southbank Gift Company and had the opportunity this past week to test it out for a bake sale at my church.  

I'm planning on making some changes in my design, and also ordering a medium size and mini cutter (this one is about 5 inches tall).

I know pink ribbons, or posting "where I like it" doesn't stop breast cancer.  But if ribbons, or ribbon cookies, make even a little difference, count me in.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Halloween Minis and One Big Spider!

This past week I spent a lot of my evenings up to my elbows in sugar!  It's not an entirely bad place to be.  :-)

Here are some of the results that ended up at work and our church bake sale.
This spider web is an extra large cookie, and the spider isn't too small itself! Notice the glowing red eyes on that spider?

Yum - mini brownie bites!

First attempt at the skull and crossbones....

Candy corn, a sprinkled star, and a scaredy cat...

These were the cookies packaged up for the bake sale.  The toppers are available at Hobby Lobby and really make the difference in how the set looks.