August Cookie Theme

Baking By Cake_Princess Updated 1 Sep 2006 , 10:53am by bonniebakes

Cake_Princess Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 2:39pm
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August's Theme: Bugs

So remember, the group decided that all pictures must be new pictures (and new cookies). Meaning if you have a previous group of cookies already in your album (or in the forum) even if it depicts the theme you cannot use it. The idea of the monthly theme is to get our creative juices/new ideas flowing.

Use any medium to decorate your cookies. Fondant, royal icing, buttercream etc. The only stipulation is it has to be a medium used in cookie or cake decorating. So no play doh!!

Post pictures in this thread (Do not create a separate thread for your pics). Maximum of 3 pictures per person. You may however use graphics programs to create ONE collage of different pics/angles.

In your post please let us know which medium you used to decorate your Cookies. Also, if you could please let us know why you chose the design you did if the reason is not obvious. (For Example if the theme was Music and you made ghost cookies then let us know the connection. Ghost = Phantom and Phantom of the opera relates to music).

Have fun being creative. Look forward to seeing all your work.

Once again thank you all for showing more interest in this little project than I expected.

And before I forget to mention it, Bonniebakes has offered to help out with our little group. So feel free to ask her any questions as well.

Cake Princess

I may have forgotten to post this here but it was in the cookie club thread. Please do not post monthly theme cookies to your personal album or cookie Gallery until after the monthly theme has expired. The reason for this is, as a group we all decided each picture must be new and not previously uploaded to the Galleries. Seeing that we have no way of knowing when pictures were uploaded this will help to prevent any squabbles about people using previously uploaded pictures.

I do apologize for overlooking this detail. I forgot to post it here, I guess I just assumed everyone read the original Cookie Club thread.

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bonniebakes Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 2:56pm
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I had a feeling is was going to be bugs, so I saved a little dough from my beach cookies last week.

What better way to honor my 500th post and moving up a rank to a forum addict!

I promise I'll make more later this month, too. I already ahve a few other ideas I'd like to try.

Happy baking!!

babynewyear Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 3:03pm
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Aww cute. I think the lady bugs are my favorite. The details are great I love the million legs on the worms thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Samsgranny Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 3:32pm
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Oh Bonnie, these turned out wonderfully! Congrats on the 500th post! thumbs_up.gif

llee815 Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 4:07pm
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Those are so cute!! They gave me the idea to maybe make the Eric Carle bugs into cookies for my DD. She's his biggest fan!!

alip Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 7:49pm
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These are adorable! I especially love the ladybugs!

Here I am checking to see this month's theme and you already have your cookies baked, decorated, and posted! I better get to work!

petitesweet Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 8:50pm
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Congrats on your rank and I'm really impressed by your cookies. Love them!

bonniebakes Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 8:58pm
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THANKS everyone!!!!

I figured that since I procrastinated until the very last day of the month in July, I had better get started early in August!

cookieman Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 10:45pm
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Okay..I see already the competition is going to be fierce! icon_twisted.gif

I may not have my cookies ready until sometime next week. I need extra time to rethink my designs!!! Bonniebakes, your cookies are wonderful! thumbs_up.gif

Kos Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 11:29pm
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Originally Posted by llee815

...They gave me the idea to maybe make the Eric Carle bugs into cookies for my DD. She's his biggest fan!!

Hmmmm...maybe Miss Spider too... detective.gif

Bonnie, love those bugs! The caterpillar is too cute. I have not seen that cutter. I love the smiles on the lady bugs.

Better put my thinking cap on quick!


cookieman Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 11:31pm
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Miss Spider! Great idea. I actually made a Miss Spider cake a few years ago. I will post pics in the gallery section when I get a chance. I was very proud of it.

bonniebakes Posted 4 Aug 2006 , 11:37pm
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you guys will laugh at this...

I took my set of bug cutters out to make cookies (of course, I have so many cutters that I don't keep them in thier origianl packaging, but in plastic tubs, separated by general category) - took out the snails, butterflies, lady bugs, caterpillars, bees, and this other one that I wasn't sure what it was. So I made some of each kind and even when the cookies were baked, I still coudn't figure out what that other one was.... I even showed my husband. He says "it doesn't look like a bug to me" and I think what does he know?!?! Of course it's a bug of some kind!

Finally, finally, the next morning all of the sudden it occurs to me..... it was a bunch of grapes!!!

oops!! icon_redface.gif

Cake_Princess Posted 5 Aug 2006 , 12:06am
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Great job Bonnie, those cookies look amazing. You really got started early LOL. I really love the ladybugs.

Congrats on your 500th post.

Cake Princess

llee815 Posted 5 Aug 2006 , 12:57am
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Originally Posted by Kos

Originally Posted by llee815

...They gave me the idea to maybe make the Eric Carle bugs into cookies for my DD. She's his biggest fan!!

Hmmmm...maybe Miss Spider too... detective.gif


oooo...great idea! They're another bunch of my daughter's favorites!!

Zamode Posted 5 Aug 2006 , 2:07am
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Originally Posted by bonniebakes

Finally, finally, the next morning all of the sudden it occurs to me..... it was a bunch of grapes!!!

No, it was a squashed bug cutter icon_lol.gif

Very nice job as always Bonnie.

This cookie striker has had an idea for 2 weeks and I even took it for a test run! Hope it works out in the long run....... icon_eek.gif

daltonam Posted 6 Aug 2006 , 1:49am
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well crap there is NO WAY i can compete with this--bonnie they are amazing---she's set the bar high

lcottington Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 6:19am
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Well although the bar has been set so high that I couldn't even get close - I decided to make some bees I had in mind -- I draw this cartoon bee for Sunday school and thought he'd make a cute cookie -- well, it is not so easy to draw with icing I've learned -- they are still cute just amateurish -- try, try again I guess...

No Fails and Helen's icing....

Lisanne (dipping her toes in cakes and cookies to relax - yeah right - this is relaxing???)

cookieman Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 12:18pm
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Here's my first entry for August. I used the rich rolled sugar cookie recipe from Joy of Cooking, black and red MMF (still not a big fan) and royal icing (also form JOC) for piping and to adhere the sugar detail on the heads.

I'm OK with them. I think a comercially-made fondant would have done a better job. Also, I can't seem to get my camera to shoot the true colors, so they are a bit washed out.

Anyway...I had fun making them and I am now endeavoring to make some butteflies. See you all soon! icon_smile.gif

daltonam Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 12:32pm
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Originally Posted by lcottington

they are still cute just amateurish

nothing at all amateurish about your cookies, ya'll just wait until i try icon_lol.gif

cookieman--i like yours too, i like how the ladybugs looks like their ready to fly away icon_smile.gif

bonniebakes Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 12:39pm
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lcottington - your bees are cute! It is much harder to draw with icing, isn't it?

cookieman - I LOVE the ladybugs. the details are so perfect!!

mgdqueen Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 12:49pm
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I love the bees!

cookieman Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 12:50pm
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lcottington--your bees are adorable. It takes a lot of time and practice to get the hang of decorating cookies with icing. You have such a small surface and the icing doesn't always go where you want it to go. Give it time; it will come.

msauer Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 1:26pm
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Cookieman- Your ladybugs ROCK!!! Your name is well DESERVED!!!


Samsgranny Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 1:34pm
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Cute, cute, cute! Lisanne and Cookieman WOW! Love, love love your cookies. thumbs_up.gif

eromero Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 2:47pm
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I made some ladybug cookies for a birthday party last week and thought "perfect for the august theme" here they are.

cookieman Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 2:59pm
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Very nice work eromero! They are almost the same color scheme as the butterflies I just made!

Rich rolled sugar cookie from JOC, royal icing "bodies" and piping (also from JOC) and marbelized fondant for the wings.

babynewyear Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 3:39pm
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Lisanne,Cookieman,Eromero, I never knew bugs could look so good. For some reason I keep thinking of bad bugs. Yours are all so cute!

Cookiemand that sound really hard doing mmf on cookies!

cookieman Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 4:23pm
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I find using fondant (even the MMF) is much easier on cookies than on a cake. You have a much smaller surface to cover, it's basically flat and all I do is roll out the fondant and cut it with the same cookie cutter. Sometimes I trim a piece of fondant here and there for effect (as I did with the ladybugs), but it's relatively simple.

Now, covering a cake with fondant...that always scares me! icon_surprised.gif

Kos Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 5:27pm
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I'm loving these bugs!! So cute!

lcottington - I'm right with you on drawing vs. decorating! I get an image in my head of how I want the cookie to look and it just doesn't seem to happen so easy! icon_lol.gif


getfrosted Posted 7 Aug 2006 , 5:36pm
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Here goes ... first time with the 'Cookie Club'. Both bees and butterflies are sugar cookies with Antonia74's royal icing. Designs inspired by


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