November 28, 2011

Let it snow!

Thanksgiving is over and it's officially time for Christmas!  I've held off on Christmas cookies until now because I hate it when the stores start all of their Christmas hype in October.  There's nothing worse than going to Michael's 2 days before Halloween (to pick up things for a Halloween party) and finding everything replaced by Christmas stuff (true story, can you tell I'm bitter)! 

So anyway, enough ranting, here's the first sets of wintery (is that a word?) cookies.  All snow-themed!  There's a variety of snowflakes, hats, mittens, snowmen, and what my husband has officially deemed "snow heads".  More to come on the snow heads in a later post, but can you guess what cookie cutter was used for them in the mean time?  All packages are up on the website here, check them out!

November 22, 2011

Recent projects

Here's a quick catch up on some of the projects I've had recently:

This was a really cute order that was sent to a lawyer who just made partner at his firm.  Each family member got their own fall-themed cookie and they were sent along with a dozen chocolate sandwich cookies.

This order was for a dozen baptism cookies.  This set is also now available on the website :)

This was a last-minute baby shower order for 26 onesies, rattles, and baby footprints.  I love the name - Caylin!

And finally, a get well soon package with hearts, band-aids, and X's and O's.  Keep an eye out for a new get well soon page on the website!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  It will be time for some wintery-themed cookies when we get back from the holidays!

November 14, 2011

Star Wars

My father-in-law's birthday was a few weeks ago and I just couldn't let the opportunity pass without making him some Star Wars cookies.  It's only fair since he's the one who gave me the cutters!

Honestly, I've seen all of the Star Wars movies, but I'm really not much of an expert.  My husband had to write down what each one was so I could look up pictures on the internet (at first I thought Boba Fett's helmet was a hut ).  OK I'm not completely lame, I knew the obvious ones like Yoda and Darth Vader and the Storm Trooper, but I'm not much of a space ship kind of girl.  I must say though, I was very proud of myself this Halloween when Boba Fett showed up at my door and I knew who he was!

Keep reading for close ups of each cookie:

November 7, 2011

Social Networking Icons

A few weeks ago I had my biggest order to date - 500 Facebook, Linked in, and Twitter logo cookies.  Whew!  I think my hand has finally recuperated.

This is only a tiny fraction of them:

To make these cookies, I created a stencil for each logo (you can find stencil making kits at Michael's or any craft store).  The stencil was used to trace the logo onto the cookie with food coloring markers.  Then, I piped over the traced image and filled it in with thinned white icing.

For anyone who is thinking about scaling up their production, I've included some details below about length of time and number of batches that I needed.

November 3, 2011

Science cookies

I recently had a really fun request for some science-themed cookies.  Those of you who know me know that my "real" job is a scientist, so I was excited to make these!

The cookies were a gift for a Notre Dame lab to celebrate a grant that they were recently awarded.  Read more for descriptions of what these cookies actually are!

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