Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Skulls and Crossbones Birthday

While every other cookie baker is posting their Thanksgiving turkeys....I'm working on skulls and crossbones!  Happy Birthday Devin and Trenton!  Hope you like your cookies - and thanks, Erika!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

These Cookies Were So Much Better in My Mind....

Have you ever had this idea for a cookie (or any other project) and in your head, it is the greatest thing?  You can just see how cool it will turn out, right?  Well, that's what I was thinking this week when I was working on my friend Cheryl's cookies.  Cheryl left the USA this summer for a year of teaching in the United Arab Emirates, and she's been telling me she has been wanting some sugar cookies.  So, in my mind I'm thinking about making her some ABC cookies.  For inspiration, I headed to my scrap booking paper stash, and I find a great paper that I think I could potentially replicate - after all it was just a series of circles and dots.

I did do a decent job of matching the colors when I was tinting my icing (the photos don't show the colors correctly), but that's about where the similarities to the paper end!  After my first botched attempt...I decided to just do dots.  Dots, dots, and more dots.  Sorry Cheryl, I really did have bigger aspirations to make these cookies "awesome" for you!

We boxed them up today and they should  be on the way to you soon.  I hope they make it there!  It's up to you whether you choose to share them with your students or not.  I hope these come to you in one piece and remind you of home.  We miss you!