Thursday, March 13, 2014

Movie/Theater Theme Cookies

A set of cookies in celebration of a young lady becoming a teenager!  Her mom requested a set with a theater/movie theme.  This is what I came up with..........





I sure hope she approves of them.....cuz heaven knows how OPINIONATED today's teenagers are about ......EVERYTHING!  Especially teenage girls!!!  I speak from first hand experience.
My dearest, darling daughter became one this past summer, and holds nothing back when expressing her opinion on any and everything.







I refer to this as that 'movie thingy', but upon doing a google search learned that it is called a clapboard or clapper.  Who knew??  Thank you google!!




In the pre-tech days, one always noticed that these clapper things were written upon with chalk. I assume for ease of erasing and rewriting.  Now, they're digital.  I was going for the 'retro' look here, and used Wilton's white icing color painted on with a small paintbrush. It provided the effect I was looking for, but still remained tacky after a day of drying.  In the future, I'll be sure to try a white gel paste instead in hopes that it will dry


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Happy 13th Birthday, Ryonza!









Sunday, March 9, 2014

Jewelry Cookies

Back in November, I was asked to make cookies for the grand opening of Sorrelli Jewelry's

second retail location in Montclair, New Jersey.  I had free reign on cookie design with

the only stipulation being that it would be my interpretation of a piece of Sorrelli Jewelry.  

First of all, I'd never heard of Sorrelli.  After doing a search, OMG!!!!  Boy do they DO jewelry!!! 

Narrowing it down to 3 designs was exhaustive.  Their jewelry line is extensive and soooo 

beautiful!!  I decided to pick a pendant, an earring, and a brooch as inspiration.  Since

the grand opening was during the fall, I decided to use the rich, warm, earthy tones of fall.....my

FAVORITE time of year.

This is what I came up with:

The pendant cookie







The earring cookie







The brooch cookie (my fave)







If you're into jewelry, go have a look see at Sorrelli's website.  The collections, the colors, the styles, the sparkle, the designs.........definitely eye candy, my friends.






Friday, March 7, 2014

Butterflies, A Mustache, and Mardi Gras


What does one have to do with the other you may ask?

Nothing really, other than the fact that I used butterfly cutters  and a mustache cutter to make my Mardi Gras 2014 edition cookies.  

I know this post is coming after Fat Tuesday, but hey.....it's a new post!  And for me, that's quite an accomplishment.

So.....when looking for cutters for this year's cookies, I knew I wanted to add a lil' Cajun flair with the crawfish and alligator theme, but I also was looking for a different Mardi Gras mask.  Not wanting to hand cut, and disliking the mask cutter that I own because the dough always gets stuck and I hate having to deal with that, I did what Sugarbelle does and went looking through the collection to re-purpose a cutter into a mask.

Enter the butterfly and mustache cutters:





                       

This is how I re-purposed the 2 butterfly cutters to make a Mardi Gras mask:










The mustache cutter is pretty straightforward.......just flip it upside down and you have a mini Mardi Gras mask.



The finished products......





The whole collection of Mardi Gras cookies,  2014 edition:






And Mardi Gras 2014 Cajun style.......








             crawfish







                 alligators











     and some 'Throw me                somethin' crawfish.





Happy Mardi Gras!


Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ice Skating Cookies

Ice Skating for a National Championship


Blog:  "Hey? Who's that at the keyboard? Someone is actually uploading content here? Oh geez!  Can it be?  Finally???"

Me: "Yes, blog, it's me.  No excuses, no promises....just a post."  

**Mental note** I have a newfound abundance of  admiration for bloggers who post regularly! 

I AM NOT ONE OF THEM


Now, on to the post.........

Best of luck to the Miami of Ohio synchronized ice skating team (who knew? thought this was just in swimming) as they compete for their 10th consecutive national championship in a few days.





I used the girl cookie cutter designed by Karen of Karen's Cookies to make these little ice skating girls.  

Till next post.......eventually.......



 
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