Banjo-Kazooie

The video game Banjo.Kazooie was originally released in 1998 for Nintendo 64 and then rereleased in 2008 for Xbox 360.  I am told that it is a classic… and worthy of being ‘cookie.fied’ for a “boys” night marathon play fest.  So that is just what was done.

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Lucky Dog

Man’s best friend is also a young girl’s best buddy.  Here’s how the story unfolds.  A young lady struggled with her autism, finding it increasing more difficult to go outside and even interact people within her own home, other than closest family members.  Then the family found the Susquehanna Service Dogs  and Yahtzee.  After much schooling together, the pair graduated;  Yahtzee was headed to his new home.  It has made all the difference in the world.  Now when people come up to pet Yahtzee and the attention is focused on him.  This allows lady H to not be the center of attention and have dog-gone good conversation starters.  Friends were so proud of their success and happiness that they wanted to celebrate with a cookie platter (Yahtzee got appropriate dog treats…).

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Yahtzee is a beautiful and loving black lab.  A perfect pairing!

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Diamond in the Rough

The country club/golf fund raiser theme was “diamond in the rough.”  The client’s only instructions were ‘we want a diamond…’  I asked ‘diamond?’ …not “rough” like a fairway rough or a diamond sitting in a fairway rough?  ‘Nope, a diamond.  And put it in a bag with a ribbon…100 bags.’  Okay.  What could I do with quick efficiency and (because I am who I am) in a design that  I had not seen before?  Here are the resulting cookies:

(PS: These cookies would also be great for an engagement party or bridal shower!)

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I started with a simple superman “s” shaped cookie cutter and flooded them with white royal icing.  That dried overnight before I added the blue.ish accents (which only had to dry a short time…like an hour or so) before I free-hand/penned in the diamond outline.  I used an Americolor black pen.  Here’s a quick pic of the general steps I took to get it done.

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Diamonds were my new best friend.

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Perfect size for the setting, eh?

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Better put a RING on it!

The request was for a tray of engagement rings to sweeten up a bridal shower.  And I did make rings, putting my little twist of a heart shaped cutout in the middle.  But , as always, I couldn’t leave well enough alone.  I wanted to include just a few designs to personalize the platter. I had seen some beautiful wedding photos where the couple had their hands in the shape of a heart so…. this is my cookie take on that theme.

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This is the platter before it got wrapped up for delivery.  Late night photo so not the same quality of light.  Got to make a photo booth one day…

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2014 Graduation ideas


New York public high schools have their graduation ceremonies the last week of June.  They may be later than the rest of the country but they party the whole summer long.   Just wanted to give a taste for what fun you can have with custom cookies and “2014” graduates!

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Had a screen shot of Helen on stage in the midst of Chinese dancing.  She’s so graceful and gorgeous that I wanted to make sure she got her own special cookie!

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Williamsville South Swag!

 

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This party had two platters: one with a look at the past/a nod to the future and the other with all of the graduate’s sports interests.  The shot of him playing lacrosse was taken from a photo his mom sent me.

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More details on this platter and another music focused graduate to be posted soon!