Bandana bird cookies...branching out

Baking By GeminiRJ Updated 24 Apr 2009 , 6:15pm by GayeG

GeminiRJ Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 5:44pm
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I emailed a photo of the red bandana bird to the craft magazine that gave me my inspiration for the cookie, as the author of the article requested people do so. (Though I'm guessing they didn't think they'd be getting cookie photos when the article was about hand-made cards and stamping techniques!) Imagine my surprise when I got a response to my email, saying she really liked what I had done, and that the photo would be published in an upcoming issue of their magazine. I even get a free copy when it does! Woo hoo! Had to share...

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CookieMeister Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 6:24pm
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Congrats! That's awesome!

JGMB Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 6:30pm
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That's so great!!! I hadn't seen the cookies before, so I just took a look. They're terrific!!!

Congratulations on your success!!!! thumbs_up.gif

globalgatherings Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 6:40pm
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Wow, that is just way too cool, I saw those cookies, they were really neat. Way to go thumbs_up.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 6:52pm
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Thank you! I was very surprised they would print the picture, but very excited.

I see you're from Omaha, too, globalgatherings. What part of town? I'm in the Loveland area, not too far from Mangelsen's.

CookieMeister Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 6:58pm
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Wow, Gemini. I just took a few minutes to look through your gallery - you do impressive work!

bonniebakes Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:00pm
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WOW! Congratulations! What magazine will it be in? And do you know which issue?

sweeteecakes Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:05pm
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That's fabulous news! Congratulations!!!! I cannot wait to see it in the magazine!

GeminiRJ Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:05pm
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Originally Posted by bonniebakes

WOW! Congratulations! What magazine will it be in? And do you know which issue?




It's called "Crafts 'N Things", and I have no idea what issue the cookie will be in. I discovered the magazine at the library, and found it to be very interesting. It gave me a number of cookie ideas, as well as some cookie bouquet container options. I was impressed by the shear number of projects each issue had. (The bandana idea came from the December issue.)

globalgatherings Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:10pm
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I own a catering company on 121st and Center. I really don't do cakes or decorated cookies. I just admire you bakers from afar. I cater breakfast lunch dinner, weddings etc.. Always looking for someone to send my customers to for cakes and very pretty items such as you do. I'm a pretty good cook but not a decorator. We should get together.

GayeG Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:16pm
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Wow! Thats awesome news!!! Congrats to you!! I'll be looking for each issue as it comes out so I can say: I know (well, kinda! but who cares?!!) this cooke-ator!! Wooohoooo!!
Good 4 you our cookie friend!

GeminiRJ Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 7:56pm
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Originally Posted by globalgatherings

I own a catering company on 121st and Center. I really don't do cakes or decorated cookies. I just admire you bakers from afar. I cater breakfast lunch dinner, weddings etc.. Always looking for someone to send my customers to for cakes and very pretty items such as you do. I'm a pretty good cook but not a decorator. We should get together.




Alas, I am not licensed. Though to be honest, I've been giving it some thought lately. The engineering company I work for is struggling, and I may find myself unemployed. There isn't much out there for jobs in my field, so it would be a good time to seriously consider getting into decorating. It's a bit scary, though! I would be interested in seeing what you do.

globalgatherings Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 9:43pm
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Hey Gemini,

Love your work. I pm'd you so check it out

Kelly

globalgatherings Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 9:54pm
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Gemini,

So anyway, I can't find my pm message I sent you, but it went something like this; I'm not the food police and I think we could help each others business, lets get together and by the way did you go to school in Omaha. I went to Benson class of 1977

Kelly

bbmom Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 1:12am
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Hi gemini, thats so cool. I've never heard of that magazine, but I have your bandana birds and several others of yours in my favs...I'm going to be on the lookout for it. Congrats!!!!

GeminiRJ Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 11:44am
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Originally Posted by globalgatherings

Gemini,

So anyway, I can't find my pm message I sent you, but it went something like this; I'm not the food police and I think we could help each others business, lets get together and by the way did you go to school in Omaha. I went to Benson class of 1977

Kelly




I've sent you a PM, so we'll see if it goes thru. Sometimes they stay in the out-box for quite a while before being sent. I have no clue why that is!

TracyLH Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 12:02pm
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That is great news!!! party.gif

Lcubed82 Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 2:59pm
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The birds are great! Thanks for the template and all! What is the difference between a #1 and Aa #1s tip?

GeminiRJ Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 3:04pm
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Originally Posted by lcubed82

The birds are great! Thanks for the template and all! What is the difference between a #1 and Aa #1s tip?




Not much! At least to the naked eye I couldn't see the difference. But when piping, there was just a teeny bit finer line with the #1s.

tiggy2 Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 3:24pm
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Originally Posted by globalgatherings

I own a catering company on 121st and Center. I really don't do cakes or decorated cookies. I just admire you bakers from afar. I cater breakfast lunch dinner, weddings etc.. Always looking for someone to send my customers to for cakes and very pretty items such as you do. I'm a pretty good cook but not a decorator. We should get together.



Kelly, you must be cakesbyjam's sister. We're good friends and she talks about her sister being a caterer.

Alagoas Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 4:41pm
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Congratulations, Gemini! Your work deserves to be in a magazine icon_smile.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by Alagoas

Congratulations, Gemini! Your work deserves to be in a magazine icon_smile.gif




I knew I liked you for more than just your avatar! Thanks for the compliment, and thanks to everyone who posted compliments of their own. Much appreciated!

kneadacookie Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 8:08pm
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i used to get crafts-n-things. i'll have to keep my eye open at michaels to buy it when your cookie is in. then i can tell everyone....i know her!! good job

Pebbles13 Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 9:39pm
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Congrats, Gemini thumbs_up.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 11:57am
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How incredibly nice of you Peebles! Thank you!

sallene Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 12:24pm
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That's wonderful. Congratulations! And bandanas are the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture you posted.

Cookie-Queen Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 12:43pm
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The cookies look so beautiful! That is wonderful...congratulations!

GeminiRJ Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 11:55am
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I got an email from the author of the magazine article that showed the bandana stamping technique. Her editor had sent the photo of my bird cookies to her, and she wanted to include them in her blog. She emailed me today with the link...woo hoo! I was even able to plug CC! This probably won't work, because I'm a computer idiot, but here's the link: http://www.fiskateers.com/blog/2009/04/22/cookies-cards-they-really-do-go-together/

cookiemookie Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:47pm
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First off congratulations!

Second, you are not a computer idiot! The link works just fine! What a nice write up!

Nice to see you getting recognized for your amazing talent!

A big "Thank You" for sharing your knowledge,designs and templates with all of us here! It is greatly appreciated.

Gosh I love this place! icon_biggrin.gif

cookiemookie Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 12:48pm
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First off congratulations!

Second, you are not a computer idiot! The link works just fine! What a nice write up!

Nice to see you getting recognized for your amazing talent!

A big "Thank You" for sharing your knowledge,designs and templates with all of us here! It is greatly appreciated.

Gosh I love this place! icon_biggrin.gif

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