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!
My coworker has a passion for music and I am missing her birthday this year so I wanted to do something fun. She plays the flute, she sings in her church choir, and she does hand bells so I thought I should do something having to do with music. I piped the music staff and thought for sure I wouldn't have room for the entire "Happy Birthday" song, but not only did I have room I had extra room. I will definitely be making something similar to these in the future.
Saturday Central Texas SPCA hosts it's annual Barktoberfest this weekend. This is such a fun day for people to come out with their dogs, dress up in costumes and visit booths for free goodies. The goal is to raise money for the SPCA and to find these dogs their forever homes! I baked some cookies for the bake sale to help raise money!
(boo on the butter bleed - downfall of making cookies in a humid climate!)
My cousins are turning the big 5 today and I decided to make them each a cookie to go with the presents my mom is sending them. I emailed their sister to get an inside on their current favorites and of course super heroes were at the top of the list for the boys, Jack and Cooper, and anything princess for Kate. As per my usual, I sketched out my plans and went to work!
I made two dozen cookies for a wine party for my mom this weekend! I am so excited to be baking and decorating again! I love seeing all my cookie ideas come to fruition and am so pleased when I can actually create what's in my head! Loving these!!
I made these cookies for my friend Katie's travel themed baby shower that I co-hosted with two other ladies. The invitations were plane tickets and the cookies were the favors, each had a sticker that said "thanks for flying with us." I love them! These cookies were made earlier this month and I completely forgot to post them.
Another order of rose cookies! I baked quite a few cookies this weekend and among those were a dozen rose cookies for a friend. Her friend just welcomed a little granddaughter into the family and she wanted to give her some cookies as a small gift and congratulations! I hope she loves them!