Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Madison Turns "10"

My second child, and only daughter, Madison, just made 10.  In designing her birthday cookies, I wanted to represent those things that are very special to her.  She has a heart a mile wide when it comes to her love of  all things of the animal world.  She is always the one wanting to pick up strays, feed the homeless kitties and doggies, and willing to do whatever it is that God's little creatures may need.  I'm convinced that she is an offshoot of St. Francis of Assisi, and her mission in life is to take over where he left off!  Although we are the proud owners of 16 chickens, 10 cats, 5 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, 2 Nigerian dwarf goats, 1 dog, 1 fish, and 1 duck who thinks she is another chicken, I limited the "animal" portion of her cookie platter to cats and dogs.

Madison, being the middle child between two brothers, is far from the "dainty" "girly-girl" type.  She is more the "rough and tumble" "bull in a China shop" sort of child.  She has endless energy and is very high-spirited.  Soccer is her favorite sport.  It fits her personality and energy level quite well and she excells on the soccer field.  At the age of 9, she played on her brother's team of 11 and 12 year olds and never missed a beat!  She wasn't the least bit intimidated by boys two and three times her size!  That's where the soccer cookie fits in.  I designed this cookie from one that I saw somewhere on the net.  I wish I could remember where, so that I could give deserving credit!

Of course, I had to add some birthday themed cookies to the mix.

And flowers were added to round out the whole collection.

These are pictures of the whole collection.

Happy "10th" Birthday, Madison!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

That Most Famous Mouse

These were for Kyle's First Birthday!  I must admit that when I got this order I was a bit excited for two reasons.  First, it's always special when you're asked
to play a small part of such a big celebration as a baby turning 1.  What can be more special than a "First Birthday"?  Second, this was my first chance to make that "Famous Mouse"!  They were sooo much fun to make!  The big Mickey was made from a cookie cutter that I picked up on vacation last summer at Downtown Disney.  I knew I'd use it someday.  The smaller ears were two cutters that I made using one of those "Make Your Own Cookie Cutter" kits.  I have to say that I was really quite simple to do, and I was pleasantly surprised at the results and how well the cutters worked.  It sure beat having to cut all those ears by hand!  I found a Walt Disney font online and thought that would add a finishing touch to the whole platter. 

Happy First Birthday, Kyle!!!  Hope your big day is very special!  Thanks for letting me play a small part in your special celebration.

A Speedy Recovery Bouquet

This bouquet was made for someone recovering from knee surgery.

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