Monday, September 15, 2014

Oh the places you'll go!

Talk about one of the best ideas for a 1st birthday party.  Not to mention one for a little boy who has seen more of the world than some people will see in their entire life!

Wyatt's mom asked if I'd be willing to make birthday cookies for her son's birthday when they were still living in Bahrain.  Yes, Bahrain.  And no that's not in Illinois.

Thankfully they were going to be home in the United States, Nebraska specifically, to celebrate his first birthday.

His mom came up with the awesome idea of "Oh the Places You'll Go" from Dr. Seuss paired with a travel theme to really commemorate her little guys first birthday.

She sent me over some ideas and a picture of the birthday invitation and away I went.

It was so. much. fun.

I started by using my tierd cake cookie cutter with the idea of turning it into stacked suitcases.


And I finally got to use my cloud cutter from Truly Mad Plastics!  Not to mention being able to use my Tru Color "sky blue" airbrush color.  It was all around a first time for everything!


I was pretty happy with how the stacked suitcases ended up. Darn cute. The details will make then even better.


I added the words onto the clouds which made them even happier little clouds. Bob Ross would smile.


See...I told you the details made them better.


Overall, this was an awesomely fun set to make.


And I'm hoping the birthday boy and all his party guests enjoyed them!

Happy First Birthday Wyatt!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Vrooooooooooooom

Yeah, I'm making car noises.  Can't you tell?

They go perfectly with the baby shower racing cookies I made.

Perfectly.

Did you know race cars are hard?  Well, they are.  At least I think so.

I resorted to drawing on them before I started frosting.


Outlining and filling...



And after some dry time wheels were next.


The end result was pretty good.  I look at this and see 100 things I'd do differently but then again I'm never satisfied.


Race on!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

He wants Sesame Street

That's what you get when you ask a three and five year old to pick a theme for their brother's 1st birthday party.  They thought it was a pretty good idea.

I love Sesame Street.  I'm a product of PBS and love that darn show.

I reminded myself how much I loved the show when I was mixing up every color known to man to make the cookies.


However, after my self-diagnosed carpal tunnel stopped hurting, I started to find my love again for my friends at Sesame Street.  It also helped that the cutters I use have this nifty little press that gives me a fantastic frosting guide.  It's like paint by numbers but for frosting.


Just outline and fill.  It's like magic.



But the end result is pretty darn nifty.

Even Ernie is happy.  And he doesn't know that I didn't make a Bert.






Sunny day, keepin' the clouds away, on my way to where the air is sweet, can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?


Happy (late) Birthday J.R.!  I know you had a great day.

Oh, and I still have your birthday present.  Yes, you may be two before I get it to you.