I made a wonderful friend here on CC (auntbeesbaking) and when she asked if I could do some cookies for her son's and DIL's college graduation, I was thrilled to say yes!
Memorial Day Eagles
I made these to take to work to share with my co-workers the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend. I piped the eagles on once the white background had fully dried and I had done the sprinkle border.
Dilbert & Friends
I made these for my son to take to his co-workers. Lots of fun to decorate, and they were warmly received!
I wanted to do something other then the traditional black Groucho Marx glasses, so I did them in red and blue as well as the black. Very fun and a pretty easy design.
The cookies are similar to NFSC, and the icing is glace. made 33 Scooby Doo cookies and 17 Scooby snack cookies for my husband's cousin. They were for her grandson's 4th birthday party.
I made 1 dozen of each design for my husband's cousin. She didn't think she could eat a cross, so I made sure there were plenty of lambs for her. They were for her newest grandson.
Other than the fact that my black icing kept clogging on me, these were a lot of fun to decorate! I hand cut 50 of them...I'll be ordering the pinwheel cutter from ecrandal so that never happens again. Thank you to globalgatherings for asking me to make these! The center "pin" is an M&M.
This is a slight variation to an Easter cookie posted last year on flickr by benziedesign, which is one of my all-time favorites. I thought they would make the perfect Easter cookies to send to a friend going thru a difficult time, and benziedesign graciously gave me permission to use the design. The only real difference is that I added the border design to give the cookie a stained glass look. Take care, Deb!
I love word play and puns, so I couldn't resist buying a refrigerator magnet with this design. I knew I would eventually get around to making it into a cookie!
Live, Laugh, Love
I had some leftover dough and icing, and decided to give this design a try. All glace. My kopykake came in very handy for this one!
I made these for my BIL, who retired from his government job this past week. I bagged and tagged all 60 of them so my sister could take them back to Boston (she was in town visiting). The tag on the bag of money read: "Good-bye Tension, Hello Pension", the one for the beach read "!! Retired !!" (they have a place on the Cape, where I'm sure he'll be spending lots of time!), and the thumbs-up smiley face read "Congratulations". Decorated in glace.
I made these for a secretary that works with my husband. She wanted them as bribes to keep her grandchildren from trying to eat the 3D Raggedy Ann and Andy that I made for her and her second husband when they got married (3 or 4 years ago!)
This is my entry for January's cookie of the month club. I wanted to do a cookie using my new mini snowflake cutter, and this design fit the bill. The icing is glace.
Hearts & Bows
These are hand cut, using a template that I made. The design came from a personalized postage stamp, though I added the piping details. I used glace for the icing, and used a #1s for all the piping.
Snowmen And Reindeer
Two new designs for this Christmas. I got the Rudolph cookie cutter in a swap with another decorator, and it has become my favorite! I can't remember where I saw the snowman design, but I think it was on a greeting card.
This was a trial run on this design, which came from a cocktail napkin. I ended up doing the cookies a bit smaller....less stripes! Fun, but a ton of work!
Patriots & Heart
I made and sent these cookies to my sister and B.I.L., who live in Boston. I visited them earlier this month, and wanted to thank them for the wonderful time! The heart cookie cutter from ecrandal was perfect for the heart design. It's a "Heart Tatoo w/banner". SaNaSuLa is a word my dad made up when us girls were little, and it is the first two letters of each of our names (Sandra, Nancy, Susan, Laurie). It's a simple word that has carried a lot of meaning in our family over the years. My sister Laurie had the word tatooed on her wrist on the recent one year anniversary of our dad's death. So I made the cookie especially for her.
This design came from an applique patch I saw at the fabric store. I wasn't going to do Thanksgiving cookies, but he was too cute to pass up! Sugar cookie decorated with glace icing.
I found this image on a website that promoted reading in children, and immediately wanted to make it into a cookie. The finished cookie is 3" in diameter, decorated in glace icing.
I made these for a cookie swap. The decorator I did them for had commented in one of her posts that she was young at heart, so I took her at her word! I thought about watching the Saturday morning cartoons (way before there was a Cartoon Network) and I remembered all the cereal commercials. The characters are so bright and cheerful, and I had a lot of fun doing them.
I saw this design in a book about creating vintage linen projects, and thought it would make a cute cookie. Sugar cookie decorated with glace icing.
Love & Home
The design for these 3" square cookies came from some wrapping paper created by Mary Engelbreit. The only changes I made were to use a chocolate brown background instead of black, and to do a dot border instead of a checkerboard one. Vanilla sugar cookie iced with a coconut flavored glace.
My son shows me a really cute suncatcher while we were shopping on vacation, saying "I bet you could make this into a great cookie". I bought the suncatcher without even looking at the price....and these are the cookies. I used sanding sugar to give the horns a bit more interest, and the icing is glace.
Baby Shower Cookies
I made 4 dozen cookies for my friend to take to a baby shower for her coworker. I was thrilled to try out my "peek-a-boo baby" cutter (sure beats cutting them by hand). The stork design came from a shower invitation. The baby flower cookie was fun to do....I just wish I knew the original decorator in order to thank her and give her credit for the design. I've seen the idea a number of times, and it's always been a cutie.
These cookies were made to take to my dad's memorial service, an 8 hour car drive away. I was graciously given permission from SweetSugarBelle and AMasterCreation (from flickr.com) to use their designs for these cookies (I needed a design that would travel well). All I added was the strip on the bottom of each cookie, where I could write the names of my dad's favorite teams and places he liked to golf. The cookies were a big hit with the relatives.