Over the weekend friends of ours threw their 3 year old girls a princess party and when she asked me to make some princess cookies I jumped on the opportunity!! I have always wanted to make something similar, but never had a reason to and loved all the pink and the gold crowns! I also threw in two princess wands for each of the girls! When I handed Lily hers I asked her what it was and she said, "a princess wand!!"
My babies kids turned 3 in January and in honor of their circling the sun three times we threw them a Dunkin Donuts themed birthday party! I wasn't planning on making cookies at all, but T asked me if I was going to make her cookies (she obviously knows I make cookies for all other occasions) so I quickly said, of course! I hadn't planned on making them so I was very grateful my mom helped me frost and sprinkle the cookies! She's becoming my professional cookie helper! =D
I was making so many cookies at the time that I made these that I packaged them up on a platter ready for pick up when I realized I never took any photos. This was 3 dozen cookies for a little boy's 1st birthday party! I love anything mickey mouse, so I was thrilled to be asked to make these! I made mickeys, stars, ones and mickey gloves!
I had quite a few cookie orders this year. In total, I estimate about 30 dozen cookies made, over 10 batches. That's a lot of cookies over the last few weeks added to a few nights of late decorating! Christmas cookies are some of my favorites to bake and had a lot of fun this season! I offered cookie plates this year that included 2 dozen cookies with 4 different types: 6 decorated cookies, 6 Grinch, 6 Hot Cocoa Cookies & 6 Ginger Snap! A few custom orders were mixed in there as well and I ended up having to turn away some orders! I had a plate of two dozen hot cocoa cookies and two dozen butter cream cheese cookies (I forgot to take a pic of that plate, but they are included in the 3rd pic)! I mixed around the cookies per people's requests as well, if additional cookies were available!
Thank you everyone for your business! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I made 2 dozen beach themed cookies over the weekend! I have beach balls, hibiscus flowers, sharks and some whales! I really enjoyed making these and had fun trying some new techniques! I didn't take many photos, but I think a bit of each type of cookies can be seen!
Sister will be having a little boy next month and a friend and I threw her baby shower. We threw "a Little Man" shower complete with mustaches and bow ties, so I added some cookies favors!! Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of them before they were wrapped or displayed, so there are some right after decorating them and up against an orange table cloth (which doesn't help the orange cookies).
Husband and I have officially sold our first home and this was my last cookie order in said house! It's bittersweet!
We (and my parents) were packing up my house and my entire kitchen was packed in boxes except my mixer and my baking cabinet! Even with all of my organization I needed to run to my neighbor Ashley's house to borrow 2 spoons, measuring cups and measuring spoons! Well, I tried to be organized! I stopped packing to decorate a dozen cookies for my friend's little boy's baptism and with everything going on I completely forgot to take a picture of them! She sweetly sent me a picture of each cookie! The one with polka dots says 'God Bless Brayden.'
This past week a sweet little boy turned two and had a Thomas the Train themed party. I made these train cookies to go along with it! They were so fun to make and I hope to make some trains again soon! I got so ahead of myself, I completely forgot to take any photos before I packaged them!
I love food that looks like other food, ya know?! Hamburgers made out of of cupcakes, coconut and frosting! mm!! Well, one of the cutest little boys just celebrated his 2nd birthday with a pancake party this weekend! He had a donut cake with a #2 candle and everything! I made these cookies for the party favors, complete with syrup and butter!! I am in love with this party theme!
My twins are turning two and in honor of them we threw a Pirate & Mermaid Themed party to celebrate with close friends and family. We had 11 children under the age 3 there, so it was of course hectic and loud, but I loved it! Below is my small dessert bar with cupcakes and cookies! The cookies are treasure maps with the path in the shape of a two and mermaids! The cupcakes are red velvet with a homemade cream cheese frosting..mmm!
I love love love their candles this year! I have been ordering them from an Etsy shop. She made their candles last year as well and I hope to continue this tradition of having themed candles! I love looking back at them and know I will in the future!
I am very excited to post my Christmas cookies for this year! I haven't made my regular Christmas cookies in years. Three to be exact. To say I was ready to make them again is an understatement and boy did I go overboard this year! I have made and frosted 8 dozen Christmas cookies over the last couple of weeks. Three dozen are for a customer order and the rest are for cookie gifts as well as cookies to bring to my family Christmas.
When I have this many cookies to bake it takes some intense planning. I write down how many cookies I need, how many of each design I will have (usually in dozen increments for simplicity), and then I draw what the designs will be and what colors I will use. This helps me plan and organize and save on frosting! It's amazing how much frosting I saved this year with a little planning! By the end my hand was hurting so badly that I could barely pipe, haha!
I wanted to try a few different cookies this year and I am so pleased with how most of them turned out!
Everyone loves the commercial side of Christmas! Christmas trees, snowmen, santa, etc., but this year I wanted to make a few cookies that represent the real meaning of Christmas - Jesus! I love these nativity scene cookies and am sure I could make them even better next year!
But everyone loves Santa and Rudolph!!
I always make snowmen of some kind, but wanted to do something a little different. I love their hats!
The tree is one of my favorite parts of decorating for Christmas, so naturally a tree couldn't be left out! I decided to go with a lightly decorated and snowy look this year!
While I didn't put ornaments on a tree, I couldn't leave them out all together! These are actually some of my favorites!
A few different types of snowflakes. I live in Texas, these are the snowflakes I see!
And lastly, polar bears! I really wanted to get a bit more creative with these, but it just wasn't in me by the end! I was completely finished with all of my other cookies and these were the only ones left, so at midnight Friday night I piped some simple polar bears and that was it! I think they turned out pretty cute! Maybe next year I will make my coca cola polar bears!
The cookies from the order were all individually heat sealed, packaged and ready to go! I set aside 18 cookies for my family and the rest were handed out to friends and neighbors. I also made some white chocolate drizzled pretzels to go with the cookies and we handed them out Sunday evening!