April's Cookie Theme

Baking By Cake_Princess Updated 30 Apr 2006 , 9:40pm by Kos

bbelias Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 5:08am
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I too FINALLY have two photos ready!!!!
Photo #1 is a bouquet of butterflies. I made butterflies because when I think of spring I think of the millions of butterflies that fly around while I am driving - and me driving like I am drunk simply because I don't want to hit any of them. Probably best for me to walk . . .
Photo #2 is my take on an Easter bouquet. Bunnies and Easter eggs in a basket. Not very original but I needed to put together something for an order, so I thought I would use it here as well.
If I am lucky I may be able add a third photo, but the month is rapidly winding down. We'll see how it goes.

Oops . . . I attached them backwards (photo #1 is actually photo#2) oh well, it's late icon_rolleyes.gif

SarahJane Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 5:59am
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Cute Idea you guys. Can't wait to see all the beautiful creations.

Kos Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 11:26am
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Great cookies bbelias! I love the colors. The butterfly on the right almost looks like it has the "peace" sign on it's wings! icon_biggrin.gif

I'd say "A-game" for sure! thumbs_up.gif


craftst3 Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 2:36pm
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Great job on all the cookies that you all have found the time to do. I am new to this and love seeing all the different things that I still have to learn. You are all very creative. I will attempt my first set of cookies this weekend using the cookie cutters and hopefully post by Monday.

JennT Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 5:01pm
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Ok...not super creative, but I was doing these anyway for my DS's kindergarten class as gifts. They turned out pretty good, so I thought I'd go ahead and post them here. (I have some others I plan to do next week sometime, as well.) I used some of the large crystal sparkly sugar...not sure I'll do that again, though...the crystals were almost too big. The eggs were a last minute addition, just so I'd have enough cookies...did 5 dozen...for classmates, teacher/teacher's children, school director, secretary, and DS's teacher from last year, which is his favorite teacher. Here they are separately and then packaged for giving. NFSC and Antonia74's icing...Thanks for looking! icon_biggrin.gif


KittisKakes Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 5:28pm
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I had to go buy a new memory stick for my camera - AAAARRRGH!!

Anyway, the first pic is supposed to be Spring Bonnets. I was happy with how they came out. The second pic was meant to be daffodils, but after I baked them, I realized they are supposed to have 6 petals and I didn't make any room for leaves. Oh well, now that I took the picture, DH and my daughter are ready to eat them!!

It's been a long time since I used cookie cutters to actually cut cookies!!!

Forgot to add that they are NFSC and Antonia's icing

Helendelk Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 5:32pm
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Ok those are awesome Kittikakes.... YOU WIN!!! Oh wait I'm not the judge so how bout a thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif Will that work?

All the other ones are great great as well! Good Job ALL!!

pinkopossum Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 5:33pm
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Wow, everyone is turning out some really great cookies! Awesome job Kitti, Jenn, bb!! thumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif

mcalhoun Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 5:47pm
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Here are my cookies - please keep in mind this is only my second attempt with them. But I have discovered making cookies is very relaxing! I used the No Fail cookies with Antonia's royal icing.

KittisKakes Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 6:16pm
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I forgot to give evrybody a BIG thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif . The cookies look great!
mcalhoun - it is relaxing! I made some for my 4 1/2 year old to decoarte with me. We had so much fun together!!!

Kos Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 6:30pm
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Originally Posted by mcalhoun

Here are my cookies - please keep in mind this is only my second attempt with them. But I have discovered making cookies is very relaxing! I used the No Fail cookies with Antonia's royal icing.

icon_confused.gif Now I know I'm doing something wrong. I get knots in my shoulders! icon_confused.gif

JennT- Wow! Such clean lines. Looks terrific! Love the carrots! The packaging is thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

KittisKakes - Love those bonnets! Really clever and awesome little borders!

mcalhoun Second time! icon_eek.gif Wow. Love the pastel colors on the butterfly...really beautiful.


Cake_Princess Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 8:41pm
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Wow, You guys are all doing such a great job on these cookies. Definately giving Antonia74 a run for her money and I am gonna have to bring my A-game and then some LOL... joking. But seriously you guys are really doing well so far with your cookies. Great job.

Kos, you tell me all the time how bad your cookies look. Nothing could be further from the truth. I love the gardening theme. Keep it up.

Bonjovibabe, way cool. I really love the bunny. Nice work with you cookies!!!

Slejdick, I love your eggs reminds me of fabrege eggs. The baskets are way cute too. Great job.

Zamode, get off strick and start baking. SLACKERRRRRRRRR

icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif And you're in the club. We all voted that you are still in icon_evil.gif

Bbelias, lol at driving like you are drunk to avoid the butterflies. Oh too funny. Great job on your cookie bouquets. I love them.

JennT, oh I love the cookies and the packaging is great too. Great idea. The bunny is cute. I think I have a thing for bunnies. My grandma had bunnies and I would sit and watch them all day.

KittisKakes, I love the spring bonnets. Awesome. Great job on your cookie.

Mcalhoun, you are doing great. Keep up the good work. I really love the butterfly cookie. The colors are great.

Great job everyone, you guys are doing some amazing work just for the fun of it. That shows dedication.

Kos Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 10:25pm
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Originally Posted by Cake_Princess

.... Great job everyone, you guys are doing some amazing work just for the fun of it. That shows dedication.

um...where are your cookies Cake_Princess ?? icon_razz.gif

waiting patiently,

disgruntled cookie decorator

Zamode---you still out protesting? thumbs_up.gif

Cake_Princess Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 10:47pm
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Originally Posted by Kos

Originally Posted by Cake_Princess

.... Great job everyone, you guys are doing some amazing work just for the fun of it. That shows dedication.

um...where are your cookies Cake_Princess ?? icon_razz.gif

waiting patiently,

disgruntled cookie decorator

Zamode---you still out protesting? thumbs_up.gif

Don;t rush genius... LOL... Actually, I have not yet decided what I will be doing. But I will be doing them next weekend. And why are you disgruntled?

Zamode has been jailed for trying to incite a cookie revolt. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.giftapedshut.gif

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Apr 2006 , 11:50pm
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Wow, all great cookies, amazing work! So much detail, you folks should all be proud, looks like everyone brought their "A" game!
Uh, hate to tell you but Zamode broke out and is doing double duty, I have her organizing another protest...re: changing the name of cake balls! She is pretty easy to please, she works for "nutting"!

Darra Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 12:06am
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i uploaded some cookies i made yesterday! check out my profile if you want to see the pics! icon_biggrin.gif

SquirrellyCakes Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 12:15am
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Darra, all your cookies are gorgeous, as is your other work, love your cupcakes too! Wow!
Hugs Squirrelly

Darra Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 12:36am
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thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

bonniebakes Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 1:09pm
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Wow! everyone's cookies look great! It's o much fun to see what everyone has come up with!

Kos, I really lvoe the gloves. I keep coming back to look at them!

Bonjovibabe - those bunny faces are so great. I love the fine lines on the whiskers (and on the tulips, too).

Slejdick - the eggs are wonderful! such intricate details!! Did you use a cookie cutter for the baskets?

Bbelias - I'd love to get a cookie basket like those!

JennT - what cute packaging idea! What lucky friends!

Kittiskakes - the bonnets and dafodils are great. I'll have to try a 3-d cookie sometime.

Mcalhoun - wow! that was only your 2nd attempt at cookies! I better watch out for you!

OK, so here goes... for some reason, I really only focused on the "april showers" part of the theme, and forgot all about spring! Here's my first picture for this month's theme. I made them 2 different ways, beacuse I wasn't sure what would end up looking better. If anyone has any thoughts on what they like/don't like about either of them, I'd love to hear.


notsoperfectcakes Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 1:15pm
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Thos DUCKS are SOOOOOOOOOOO Cute!!! I like the one on the right side when looking at them. But they are both cute! Wish I could do cookies that detailed.

KittisKakes Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 1:15pm
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I tried to think of a "shower" theme and just couldn't think of anything. These are too cute. Love the duckies!!!

Cake_Princess Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 6:10pm
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Bonnie those cookies are simply adorable. I love the duckies in their hats.

It's amazing how everyone can take the same theme and do so much with it. Simply amazing.

Kos Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 6:47pm
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bonniebakes- Those are the cutest cookies! Really clever and a great design. I just love them!! If I had to choose, I would pick the right cookie with the lighter puddles. Really cute! Perfect! What icing did you use??


SquirrellyCakes Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 7:29pm
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Love those April shower cookies, can almost hear them singing, "Singing in the rain", too darn cute, adorable!
hugs Squirrelly

bonniebakes Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 7:34pm
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Thank you! I had this idea in my head, but I wasn't sure how they would turn out. I was really pleased with how they turned out - they're pretty close to what I was thinking. I've never done a cookie with this intricate a design before.

Sorry, I forgot to mention the recipe - I used the no-fail sugar cookie dough and Antonia74's royal icing.

I decided to try something new, also. For the background light blue, I thinned out the icing (a lot) and then dipped the cookies in it. I'd never tried that before, but had read that some people do it. I definitely don't have the "wrist action" down yet, though, becuase it's really uneven. But it sure did use a lot less icing than I would have if I'd piped it all on.

Keep those cookies comin'! I can't wait to see more!!

jen1977 Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 7:56pm
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Bonnie...those ducks are precious! thumbs_up.gif

pinkopossum Posted 15 Apr 2006 , 8:16pm
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Love the ducks, bonnie. You did such a great job!

SquirrellyCakes Posted 16 Apr 2006 , 12:24am
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I really went "quackers" for those myself!
Hugs Squirrelly

Cake_Princess Posted 16 Apr 2006 , 5:00pm
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

I really went "quackers" for those myself!
Hugs Squirrelly

LOL... cutting it close to being a Quaker.

JennT Posted 16 Apr 2006 , 9:04pm
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Bonniebakes - those ducks are great! My 19 mo old daughter was sitting on my lap when I saw them and started jumping and saying 'Quack, Quack! Duck!" lol icon_lol.gif She LOVES ducks. I've saved that pic to my computer for future reference...just may have to try to do something like that for her one day!

Thanks everyone for the nice comments on my Easter cookies & the packaging! icon_biggrin.gif For some reason, packaging them up is the most fun part for me...lol.. icon_rolleyes.gif Every time I do cookies as gifts for people on a holiday, when I give it to them, they always ask where I got them...then when they see my biz info on the back of the tag/card they realize I made them, or I tell them I made them, and they tell me how special, how adorable, how sweet...lol. It's not so much that they're impressed that I made them, but that they feel special receiving them once they know that I personally made the cookies, etc. for them...it's nice to see that b/c that's what's intended... icon_wink.gif lol. And the orders that follow aren't too bad either... icon_razz.gificon_rolleyes.gif Just a little 'extra'! I gave these out at school on Thursday morning...since then I've gotten 3 orders for cookies and one that is both cookies and a cake!! thumbs_up.gif

I just want to say that everyone is putting such pretty cookies out there!! It's really nice to see everyone's different interpretations of a theme too. And the different techniques people use is great to see! thumbs_up.gif I have some cookies I plan on doing that are more 'related' to the theme of April Showers...just won't have time for about another week, it seems. icon_sad.gif I can't wait to see what gets posted between now & the end of the month...this is fun! icon_biggrin.gif

Ok...Helen....how long are ya gonna make us wait?? icon_razz.gif Come on girl....show us what'cha got!!! icon_lol.gif You know we're all wondering...LOL icon_razz.gificon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

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