Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Cookies

Some more of the many cookies from this Christmas! Enjoy!


Merry Fishmas!

A custom request for a young man who enjoys fishing and was taking a fishing trip to Florida.
In celebration of Dylan!  He will be undergoing a double lung transplant.....please pray for him that all goes well!


Custom Gingerbread People

A dear friend asked me to make these for some special people in her life.  Each gingerbread man/lady/child was personalized for the individual for whom it was made.






Deer Hunting Cookie Collection

Perfect for the guy in your life who has everything....especially when it comes to deer hunting! I mean really, how much camouflage stuff can they possibly need???  And what.....$24.95 for a 1 oz. bottle of DEER PEE????!!!!  Are you kidding me!!!!!  I think this is a better alternative.......





Snowflakes, Snowflakes, and more Snowflakes!

I guess it has something to do with this time of year!  Seems like everyone was wanting snowflakes!

   These were for a sweet little baby girl's  first birthday. 




Snowflakes in pink......

.....basic white and gingerbread.....
......and sparkly white with pearl accents.
These were featured in The White Library design blog by the fabulously talented Sandra Downie
http://www.thewhitelibrary.com/dessert-table-spotlights/our-new-years-eve-winter-wonderland-dessert-table-and-party-giveaway/



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Love From Texas

These were a custom request to match with an invitation for a Christmas party in.....you guessed it, Texas. I was asked to incorporate elements of the invitation into the cookie decoration.

This is the original invitation.

And this is the cookie I came up with, based on the design elements of the invitation.


Baby Showers

Wow! Has it been almost a month since my last post?!!  Time flies during the holidays!  Lots of pictures to share!  First, two sets of baby shower cookies.
These were for a little baby who will be named Hunter.  I just love the color scheme on this one!



This second set was for my neice, who is obviously having a little girl.  Once again, love the color combination on this one!  I think it's the fact that I love how brown pairs up so well with a multitude of colors.  I honestly think that brown has become the 'new black'. 
These little baby shoes were oh so fun to do!  I was inspired by the wonderful design of Johnna Philips of Polka-dot Zebra.  I've long admired her sweet little baby shoes, and finally had the chance to make them.  Aren't they just the sweetest little cookies? Here are Johnna's original designs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/polka-dotzebra/4009053162/in/gallery-41254198@N02-72157622989306162/ .



I'm lovin' that brown/green combo here!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turkey and Leaf Cookies

                               

These turned out to be one of my favorite cookies for the fall/Thanksgiving season.  A simple leaf shape, with marbling of 3 different fall colors, and a dusting of sanding sugar can transform that simple leaf into an elegant cookie worthy of having a place at a Thanksgiving table setting.  That's where these little beauties are headed.....right there alongside the star of the show, that perfectly roasted turkey. 
     Speaking of turkeys.......I had fun making these little gobblers.  I have 2 or 3 turkey cutters, but instead chose to make these out of a flower cutter.  Using the flower cutter allowed for more creativity in the design, and let me make them more whimsical.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Manly Birthday Bouquets

What do you get for that guy in your life, be it a dad, husband, brother, uncle, or boyfriend, when he already has enough hunting, fishing, and tool stuff?  How 'bout one of these.................  A Hunting/Fishing themed birthday bouquet!





Or, one of these........A Tool themed birthday bouquet.
                                                 


                                                       
Doesn't it seem a little more 'manly' to give him a 'Manly Themed' cookie bouquet instead of a real flower bouquet?  The skies the limit here too, ladies, any manly theme can be transformed into cookie form and arranged into a bouquet.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Cookies are Featured on The TOMKAT Studio blog!!

Remember those white and gold fluer de lis cookies on a stick I made a few weeks ago??
Check out where they ended up..............
 A gorgeous French country dessert buffet designed by Sandra Downie.  Her table, and MY COOKIES!!!, got featured on The TomKat Studio site.    Go check it out http://tomkatstudio.blogspot.com/2010/11/inspiration-french-country-fall-dessert.html

Those are my cookies right there.  Don't they look beautiful??

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bridal Shower Cookie Tray

Cookies for a bridal shower.....tray and close ups using a variety of techniques.



This was my first time trying a brush embroidery technique.  I was very pleased with the end result.


Just piping on this one.
                                     

I used a combination of stencilling, piping, and sanding sugar on these.

This one had a dusting of sanding sugar too.

After the basecoat dried on this one, I outlined and flooded the diamond shape in the middle, and added piping details.  It gives a bit more dimension to the cookie.
 This one was simple, basecoat, piping, and sanding sugar, (well not really simple, multi-stepped is more like it).  The sparkle doesn't show up too well in this photo, but it was a lovely touch to the whole tray of cookies. They kind of look like pieces of fudge!

And lastly......

A Saints Football Cookie Bouquet
This one was a donation for a holiday auction that raises funds for scholarships for local high school students.



Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Cookie Giveaway

This is the time of year that we reflect upon all of the things that make us thankful.  I am thankful for having a loving God who has so blessed me with a wonderful family; a loving husband and father to our 3 beautiful, healthy, boisterous kids; true and sincere friends; wonderful friends for my kids; an awesome loving, closeknit school for my kids with caring, compassionate, outstanding teachers and a spirit-filled, energetic principal to lead them; thankful that the oilspill has not had the detrimental effects on our coast like everyone had feared; thankful for the Saints FINALLY making it to the Superbowl, and still can't believe it, but winning it!!;  and finally thankful that He has given me gifts and talents that allow me to express my creativity while bringing a little bit of happiness to the world, one cookie at a time. 


As a way of giving back for all that I am blessed with, I am giving a lucky follower their choice of 1 Dozen Turkey Cookies or 1 Dozen Fall Leaf Cookies.  To enter, go to my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Galliano-LA/Rollin-in-Dough/115317691840424,  and  1. you MUST leave a comment telling what is the thing, or things,  that you are most thankful for this past year, and 2. 'Suggest to Friends' Rollin' in Dough's fb page to 5 friends. If you suggest to 10, you double your entry!!!  Just let me know in your comment that you suggested to 10 or more. Winner  will be announced on Nov. 19 so you can have your cookies for the big day!! Good Luck!!


Good Luck!!
 
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