Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Last But Not Least - Summer Catch Up Post 3

Finally!!!! I was asked to make Harry Potter cookies!  It's even more fun when you're really into the theme of the cookies you are making.  And equally awesome I got to make Honey Bee cookies.  Maybe not quite at cool as Harry Potter, but I truly loved this set.  The last photo is a match to invitation (by SG Graphix - who also designed my new logo) set.  These are always challenging, but give your party treats a really unique design. 










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Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer Catch Up Post 2

 
It just goes on and on and on.  I keep finding more photos to share with you all.  Here are a few more goodies from this Summer.

My beautiful cousin got married and it was just lovely.  White, teal and coral.  Her cake was inspired by the cake pictured here.  I was having difficultly finding the name of the bakery, so if you know who made it, please leave a comment and I will update my post.
And I did another coral and teal cake, but not for a wedding.  A sweet little sleepy mer-baby cake!  The bottom of the tier was inspired by Sugar Geek Show's tutorial here.  With an edible name topper made from fondant.
Next up, a simple drip cake.  No really, it was pretty simple.  I did NOT make these flowers.  Sometimes you gotta rush out a cake and you gotta do what ya' gotta do!
And now because we are sick of teal.....Navy!  Navy Pink and Gold!  I really like the Navy and Pinks together.


Last but not least, a Disney Junior assortment with characters from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Doc McStuffins and Winnie the Pooh (my fave).




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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Summer Catch Up Post 1

I have really been enjoying Summer with my family (in between cookies and cakes of course!)  So much so that I haven't been neglecting my page - yikes!  I'll be working on new tutorials for the Fall season, but until then - here's a look at what yummy treats have been keeping me busy:

Top photo:  Lobsters, Lemon and Corn on the Cob  Apparently, they have a Lobster picnic every year - how cool is that?  I wasn't invited, so I'm a bit sad, but I really feel like that's a tradition I can get behind.  Love the lobsta!!!!!

 Poker Chips and Aces cookies. 
 My most challenging set of the Summer- incorporating Military, Patriotic, and Lineman themes.  ....and then make 200 of them :)
 Good ol' Hot Wheels and Barbie.  Feeling very nostalgic.
 I've made a similar set of these Baptism cookies before, but this time it was for twinsies!
 Daniel Tiger and all his friends!
Elmo and Dorothy (I wasn't really sure who Dorothy was), for the sweetest most adorable Nora ever!
 Some variety shots of cookies I've been taking to craft fairs.   All my friends are here: Darth Vader, Spiderman, Superman, Spongebob, Batman, Groot, Stay Puft, Minions, Unicorns, Rainbows, Trolls, Mermaids....it goes on and on.   Baby Groot is my fave. 
 Peppa Pig and George and Georges Dinosaur of course!  Oh and muddy puddles!!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

100% Edible Cookie Fidget Spinner - IT SPINS!!!!!!!!

Yes - it is a 100% EDIBLE, 100% COOKIE FIDGET SPINNER THAT REALLY SPINS!!!!! 

Watch the video to see it in action!

COOKIES YOU'LL NEED:  (1) Fidget Spinner Shape, (2) Circles (you can use the cut outs from the middle of fidget.  (1) Smaller Circle, but slightly thicker than the fidget cookie
 
**The first time I made these I custom cut the dough with a knife, but this round my husband shaped a 4" metal cutter into the fidget shape.  (Be careful, cutters are very sharp and can cut skin easily)  My dough expands a little when baked so the circles all expand a little bit.  If you have a dough recipe that expands too much, your fidget shape will likely not hold up.  If you have a dough recipe that does not expand at all, you'll need to make sure your circle cookies are slightly larger than the circle opening in the fidget base.  My cookies are usually pretty soft, but I baked these slightly longer to ensure they were sturdy enough.

I did not cut small circles in arms of fidget.  I felt that the structure would hold up better when spinning if it was solid.  To add dimension, I marked off my circles with a piping tip and painted them with black food coloring prior to icing.

 GLUE THE SMALL CIRCLES TO ONE OF THE LARGER CIRCLES.  Allow time to dry fully.
DECORATE your fidget base and the other half of the small circles.  Anything goes here!  Decorate in your favorite colors and designs.  Allow time to dry fully.
 ASSEMBLE:  Place the large and small circles under and through the fidget opening.  Add royal icing only on small circle and glue top on fidget.  You do not want the icing to touch the sides of the fidget or it will NOT spin.  (See the video above for more detail on this step)