Diamond Anniversary Cookies

Hello Everyone! Earlier this summer I made up a batch of cookies for a 60th wedding anniversary.  Their daughter wanted to surprise them with cookies at the party.  She wanted it to be fairly simple in design, just two colors, and some sparkle.  And of course it had to feature their signature initials “BanD”.  Miss… Continue reading Diamond Anniversary Cookies

Beach Starfish and Sand Dollars

  Hello Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the long holiday weekend.  The weather was beautiful up here in New Hampshire.  Before we start thinking about Fall too much I wanted to share one last summer hurrah with these beachy cookies.  One of the long time librarians was retiring this year and you can guess… Continue reading Beach Starfish and Sand Dollars

Flamingos and Palm Trees

Hello Everyone! This past weekend I made up some flamingo and palm tree cookies for a little princess who was turning one.  I got the cutters over a month ago and drew up some sketches almost immediately.  Then I put them away.  While I’m always excited to try a new design, I have to admit… Continue reading Flamingos and Palm Trees

Baptism Cookies for Maya (part 2)

Hello Everyone! This is part 2 of Maya’s Baptism Cookies.  There was just so many different designs I felt the need to break it into two posts.  I just really love all of these for their delicate design, but also for the simplicity in color.  This was a lesson in getting icing consistency correct and… Continue reading Baptism Cookies for Maya (part 2)

Baptism Cookies for Maya

Hello Everyone! A few weeks ago I made some baptism cookies for my cousin’s baby.  I got to try a technique I saw a while ago from Sweet Sugarbelle called quilting. Well, I don’t have a projector, but I do have candy markers and a nice straight edge spatula.  Between the two I was able… Continue reading Baptism Cookies for Maya

Bumblebees and Black-eyed Susans

Hello Everyone! You know, my favorite time in summer is when the black-eyed susans start to bloom.  I love them because they just scream “It’s summer!” and they last forever, well into the fall at my house, adding some lovely orange accents to the season.  They feed the little birds and require next to no maintenance.… Continue reading Bumblebees and Black-eyed Susans

Stars, Stripes, and Fireworks

  Hello Everyone and Happy Independence Day! I hope everybody has been enjoying this long beautiful weekend.  We’ve been spending time with family, eating all the classic bad-for-you summer type foods, and getting some pool time in.  I love the 4th for the fireworks celebrations too of course.  This year because Miss Samantha is still… Continue reading Stars, Stripes, and Fireworks

Baby Shower Cookies

Hello Everyone! Several weeks ago I saw these cookie cutters at the Michaels and well, I just had to have them.  Mostly for the bear, to be honest.  Look at how cute he is!  I had this idea to make some baby shower cookies with bears and duckies, but then as I was cutting the… Continue reading Baby Shower Cookies

Graduation Cookies

Hello Everyone.  Happy Memorial Day and congrats to the class of 2016!  I’m super proud of my little sister Nicole who just graduated from college this month.  For this weekend’s party I broke out my brand-spanking-new graduation cookie cutters and gave them a whirl. Couple things, off the bat.  See these delightful little tassels on… Continue reading Graduation Cookies

Simple Baptism Crosses

After last week’s fancy cookies I wanted to take a step back and do something simple.  These crosses were an experiment for a christening coming up next month.  The coloring was significantly more cooperative with these.  Blue… and blue.  But only a tiny bit of blue.  Almost none at all really.  I almost ruined it with… Continue reading Simple Baptism Crosses