Monthly Cookie Club - April 2010

Baking By bonniebakes Updated 2 May 2010 , 12:04am by drakegore

drakegore Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 8:44pm
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thanks chelsea for the close-ups! i think these are lovely!

i am travelling right now but i am home monday night so i am going to try and squeak some on for april icon_smile.gif. if i fail at that, i will go for being an early poster for may icon_smile.gif.

all4cake Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 8:47pm
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You can do it! Time it right, you can squeak some in for April aaaaaaaaaand be the first poster for May!

drakegore Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 10:28pm
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i was thinking if i could kill two birds with one stone (or one batch of cookies), lol.

susan, do you know what theme you are choosing?

diane

GeminiRJ Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 11:51am
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i was thinking if i could kill two birds with one stone (or one batch of cookies), lol.

susan, do you know what theme you are choosing?

diane




I'm going with "nautical/beach". My husband and sons are very big into sailing, and the season officially kicked off this weekend. I figured by adding "beach" to the nautical, it would give everyone a few more options. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

all4cake Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 12:38pm
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I'm going with "nautical/beach". My husband and sons are very big into sailing, and the season officially kicked off this weekend. I figured by adding "beach" to the nautical, it would give everyone a few more options. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!




Oh! Double Goody! No kidding...I just ordered a variety of oceanic(?) cutters! It would be too cool if they arrived before this weekend!

bobwonderbuns Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 1:12pm
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Originally Posted by drakegore

i was thinking if i could kill two birds with one stone (or one batch of cookies), lol.

susan, do you know what theme you are choosing?

diane



I'm going with "nautical/beach". My husband and sons are very big into sailing, and the season officially kicked off this weekend. I figured by adding "beach" to the nautical, it would give everyone a few more options. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!




Oh that figures!! And I just posted my life ring cookies a couple days ago!!! icon_rolleyes.gif

endymion Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:06am
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Ooooh, I must have missed an email -- had no idea more cookies had been posted! Chelseak, those cookies are stunning -- LOVE the apple blossom trees! Very eye-catching color scheme.

Nautical/beach -- cool theme! Hmmmmm.......

chelseak Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 5:07am
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icon_biggrin.gif Thanks!! icon_biggrin.gif

Jeez, I could really get into this cookie club thing... icon_smile.gif What to make for May...?? I do love the beach, and I live right by it, so I MUST be able to come up with something cool....

chefjulie Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 5:23am
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SUPER EXCITED about the May cookie theme! I missed this month because I had a baby last week and have been a little busy, lol!! We're celebrating my son's 3rd birthday in May and his party theme is "beach." Now I have even more of a reason to go all-out with his cookies icon_biggrin.gif

all4cake Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 11:20am
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Congratulations chefjulie!!!

JGMB Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 11:31am
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Give your new baby a kiss for me, ChefJulie, and congratulations to you and your family!!!! (Can you tell that I LOOOOOVE babies?!)

GeminiRJ Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 11:49am
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SUPER EXCITED about the May cookie theme! I missed this month because I had a baby last week and have been a little busy, lol!! We're celebrating my son's 3rd birthday in May and his party theme is "beach." Now I have even more of a reason to go all-out with his cookies icon_biggrin.gif




Congratulations! I can't imagine why you'd be busy....a newborn and a three year old... (Oviously, I'm kidding!) Good luck with the cookies!

chelseak Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 2:35pm
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SUPER EXCITED about the May cookie theme! I missed this month because I had a baby last week and have been a little busy, lol!! We're celebrating my son's 3rd birthday in May and his party theme is "beach." Now I have even more of a reason to go all-out with his cookies icon_biggrin.gif




Congrats!!!!!!!

chefjulie Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 3:38pm
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Thanks, ladies!!!

Gemini, I also have a 4 1/2 year old daughter!!! Life is chaotic, at best icon_wink.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 12:30am
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chefjulie, I get tired just thinking about how busy you must be!

chelseak, I forgot to tell you how beautiful your cookies are! LOVE the colors, and the designs are very striking.

chelseak Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:31am
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chelseak, I forgot to tell you how beautiful your cookies are! LOVE the colors, and the designs are very striking.




GeminiRJ - Wow! Thanks! Coming from you, that is a huge compliment! You are a cookie master icon_smile.gif Do you use a projector for your cookies? I wish I could get one, but too much $$ for just my little hobby!

GeminiRJ Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:37am
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chelseak, I forgot to tell you how beautiful your cookies are! LOVE the colors, and the designs are very striking.



GeminiRJ - Wow! Thanks! Coming from you, that is a huge compliment! You are a cookie master icon_smile.gif Do you use a projector for your cookies? I wish I could get one, but too much $$ for just my little hobby!




Yes, I have a projector. I've only started using it for cookies. For the most part, I've used it for cakes. It's expensive, yes, but worth every penny!

endymion Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:16am
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Congrats, chefjulie!

I almost bought a KopyKake projector at a garage sale once... (From a lady who'd had a lifelong career as a cake decorator who was then retiring.) I now KICK myself for not buying it!!!!

JGMB Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:42am
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At the risk of looking stupid, can I ask how a projector's used to make cookies? icon_redface.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:45am
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A projector can project an image to much larger or much smaller it's original size. You use the larger part for cakes and shrink the images with the projector for cookies.

KHalstead Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 5:20pm
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Ok, I'm a procrastinator I know...........but I made it!!!


Here are a couple cookies for a little bouquet I"m doing.....she said "do whatever, we're just going to eat them" lol

she wanted "spring" themed so that works!

The 3 bigger cookies are SUPPOSED to look like tulips that are varrigated (sp?) you know.....kinda streaked.......not too easy to pull across with icing!

I have another "seed packet" cookie that's not decorated yet (you can see my edible marker kinda popped through the icing a little on different sections so I'm waiting to do the other one!


edited to add that the one tulip on the right where the outline is raised........I'm making another one that's flat like the other two......kinda liked that look better!
LL

JGMB Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 6:36pm
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So, so cute, KHalstead -- I love them!!!

all4cake Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 6:50pm
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Khalstead, those are lovely...I think they look quite like tulips...good job!

CookieD-oh Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 6:59pm
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Very cute!

bakincakin Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 7:38pm
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Wow, these are some beautiful cookies! Maybe for May I will be able to do some.

KHalstead Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 7:56pm
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thanks guys..........ok, here is my other seed packet

This cookie is like 1" by 1" square the're so little.

My 6 yr. old daughter drew the roses....I KID YOU NOT!!!

That's why I wanted the icing nice and dry! She amazes me.......you should see her cake sketches! lol
LL

JGMB Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 8:13pm
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My 6 yr. old daughter drew the roses....I KID YOU NOT!!!




NO WAY!!!!! Tell her I said she's a "budding artist" -- sorry I couldn't resist. Seriously, though, she has talent!!!

bonniebakes Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 10:27pm
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love the seed packets (and WOW you do have an artist!) and the tulips... the variegated looks really good!

luv2bake6 Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 10:47pm
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No way!! Your daughter is amazing and of course a great asset to your cookies!! Wow!

chefjulie, congrats!! Hope you and the baby are doing fine.

endymion Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 4:05am
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You sure start training them young, KHalstead! Yes, she is quite the "budding" (haha!) artist, indeed.

Your cookies are very cool -- the tulips almost look like brush embroidery. Is that sanding sugar in the center of the yellow flower? The tiny seed packets are sweet. (How the heck do you decorate a cookie that is one inch square?!?!? -- I guess a SIX-year-old's fingers are small enough to do that, but mine sure aren't! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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