Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Jean

It's my grandma's birthday today.

She turns 88.

Can you believe it?

She looks like she's 70.


She still goes to Jazzercise. 

Yeah, she's that cool.

So I made her cookies for her birthday.  Mainly because she likes them but also because we had to promise that we weren't buying her ANYTHING. 

My idea came from a trip she took with me last year to Naples, Florida.  I had to go there for work so I invited her to join me and we had a wonderful time.

I'm heading down to Naples again this year, and invited my mom and my grandma to go along.

Her present then became beach themed cookies - with a note asking if she wanted to go to Florida again.

The cookies convinced her...actually I think they were just a little more incentive!

Happy Birthday Grandma!

(sidenote: I copied the starfish from a website called - but I can't figure out who originally made it - so I can't give credit where credit is due!  If it's yours let me know and I'll yell it to the world).

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Horseshoe & The Huskers

I made Husker cookies this week - again - but yet I never get tired of them.  Some were for a customer who was hosting a tailgate at her home for the game and the others were for our own personal football tailgate.

Yes I made them for myself....

But I did use this opportunity to try out something a little different for the cookie design instead of the traditional football or helmet.

Nebraska football has many stoic and time honored traditions within it's program.  One specifically is the Tunnel Walk that happens before each home game and is shown on the huge screens in the stadium.  No matter what the theme is for that year the Tunnel Walk ends with a live camera shot of the players leaving their locker room, heading down the hallway and and as they exit the doors they all jump up to tap the horseshoe.

The Horseshoe - according to the Husker Athletic Website - says this:

For as long as anyone can remember, the Huskers have touched a lucky horseshoe on their way from the locker room to the field.  It has hung outside the locker room in a tradition that has been followed for over half a century, players reach up to touch the horseshoe for good luck as they make their way to the tunnel walk prior to each home game.

There is a great video here that showcases it if you are feeling like you want to watch a little GO BIG RED pump up.

So you wonder where all this is going?

Yes, I'm still talking about cookies. 

But I needed to give that big explanation so you'd understand the cookie I made. 

And you wouldn't think I was crazy. 

Or that I'd mistakenly thought that it was St. Patrick's Day with the horseshoe.

This is my cookie version of the Husker Horseshoe...

It sort of resembles this...

But because I couldn't leave it at that - I also made some Husker cookies in the shape of the state of Nebraska and added a little corn detail to each.

Hopefully these will bring smiles to faces and a win against Michigan this weekend!

Go Big Red!

Friday, October 19, 2012

All Hallow's Eve - Part 4

Final Halloween cookies.

I swear.

Well at least for this week.

Here are the many faces of Halloween told through sugar cookies:

The Shocked Pumpkin:

The Happy Go Lucky Pumpkin:

The Scaredy Cat Pumpkin:

The Evil Laughing Pumpkin:

The Shy Pumpkin:

The I Just Woke Up From A Nap Pumpkin:

The Screaming Pumpkin (who wasn't nice enough to get green vines):

The Bat Signal Pumpkin:

Now which one do I want to eat first?

All Hallow's Eve - Part 3

Or we could call this installation "Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble"

It just makes it sound more spooky.

But I kind of laugh after looking at the cookies.  Because they are anything but spooky.

Buck teeth bats...

And a cute little cauldron (well not cute but you get what I'm saying)...

Up tomorrow...the many faces of Halloween pumpkins.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

All Hallow's Eve - Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday, I've got so many Halloween cookies that I decided to show them off in sections so you don't get tired of scrolling and just don't get bored in general.

Good idea huh?

If you missed yesterday you can click to read the post here: All Hallow's Eve - Part 1

Today is all about monsters. Made from my new Plastics in Print cookie cutter - which I believe is actually a bird but works great as a Halloween monster!

These aren't very scary monsters (I'm not one for scary movies let alone scary cookies) and wouldn't care too much if I saw one of these under my bed or in my closet.

At least I say that now with the lights on.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

All Hallow's Eve - Part 1

Yep, I have so many Halloween cookies that I have to do it in sections or your scrolling finger would get tired.

And we wouldn't want that, now would we?

It all began with cookies upon cookies...and I have no problem letting you see them in the "undone" stages.

So without further adieu...I give you Halloween Cookies circa 2012: Round 1

Tune in tomorrow for Round 2!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sunny Days...Sweeping the Clouds Away...

Anyone recognize that song lyric?

Yes, why it IS the theme song for Sesame Street.

I'd sing it here for you, but that just wouldn't be nice to your ears.  So you'll have to look it up for yourself and sing it out loud to relive your youth.

And if you don't want to do that - you can relive it here by looking at the Sesame Street cookies I made for one of my sorority sister's daughter.

It's her 2nd birthday and from what I hear she likes herself some Elmo.

Me? I'm partial to Big Bird.  Or Snuffy. 

But that Elmo character makes me smile too.

Heck, I'm just a Sesame Street fan.

It started with some outlining and flooding...

The end products I think look like the least I hope they do!

I also made some signs with the birthday girl's name and age on it....

I can't say I came up with the idea myself.  I saw it on Pinterest made by Sweet Goosie Girl on Etsy (you can visit their Etsy site here though those cookies are no longer available!)

Packing up the cookies was just as much fun - seeing all the happy faces smiling back at me as I put each layer in!

I hope Marley & her parents enjoy these cookies!  I had such a fun time making them!

Happy 2nd Birthday Miss Marley!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Who Doesn't Love Disney?

I for one am a fan.

Disney is just cool.

Especially when you're a three year old little girl on her birthday.

One of my close friends asked if I'd make Mickey & Minnie cookies for her daughters third birthday party.

How do I say no to that?

I was originally afraid to try to make actual character cookies - because Mickey & Minnie are such iconic characters and I didn't want to screw up their faces.

So I did a modified version.

Without faces.

Trust me, it doesn't sound as creepy as I just made it out to be.

I'm hoping they went over great at the birthday party today!

Happy third birthday Sadie!