Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ahoy Matey...

Arrrrrggggg...I can't believe it.

I'm just shocked I haven't posted these pictures.

I did...kinda...on Instagram...and it went onto my Facebook page.  But it never got here.

And for that I'm sorry.

Thankfully cookie photos don't go bad.  And neither do cookies if you freeze them, but who keeps them around long enough to do that?

I was asked by a friend to make cookies for her son's third birthday.  Who, from what I understand, was having a pirate birthday party. 

What is better than that?

Nothing.  Except in cookie form.

The birthday boy's mother asked for just a few cookie designs...but because I grew up with her...and because this was such a fun request I went a little overboard. 

Ok.  A lot overboard.

How can you not when it's such an awesome theme?

So without any further adieu I bring you...Finn's Pirate Birthday cookies!


 





 
Arrrrrggggg swashbucklers - we hope Finn had a fantastic birthday.  Even if it was back in June.

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!