This Stinks

PU. Going through this stinks. Especially if you are an essential worker. Or if you lost your job and/or health insurance. And also if you are doing this alone. Or if you get no breaks from the kids.  Or if you are not safe where you are.  Heck, just the general disruption of what was normal.  I’m here to recognize that in cookie form.  This really stinks. I hope you have found a way to put a positive spin on the situation.  You know, the silver lining and all.  Virtual hugs as we continue down the path.

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“Herd” it’s your Birthday

Our ‘deerly’ beloved eldest turns 30 today.  Is there a story behind deer and our family? I ‘herd’ that it is so… These cute, aah.doe.able cookies were cut out using several fabulous and sturdy Ann Clark cutters. As the desired look was to have them be “fawning” over each other, I baked a base of chocolate chip cookie dough (double Nestle semi-sweet batch to make the “ground”- two 9×12″ pan size fit perfectly into a regular BRPboxshop cake box). Long cocktail picks that i added to the back of each deer (after front decoration was complete and dried) lent support to hold these delicate legged creatures upright. Stiff royal icing was used to cover the picks. Icing color was a mix of Americolor Ivory with a touch of chocolate brown.  I had a little bit of extra dough/doe after rolling out 31 deer (always make one extra in case of accidents) so I added a few sayings from her early childhood to polish off the delivery.

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We’ll Weather this Together

Let’s be there for each other, even if from a distance. And continue that support even after this storm has passed. #virusbegone

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Tropical wedding

Sandy and Adam are great adventurers so it makes complete sense that their wedding would be in a lush, exotic tropical setting. For their bridal shower, I thought of dreamy, soft watercolors accented by their silver rings.  The silver was from TMP and the watercolor was various mixings of Americolor‘s moss, leaf and forest green, and ivory with water.

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Bring the Bling

For a happy engagement party, add cookies to bring the bling.  Okay, I get it; the RING is the bling. Still, I can’t help but put my own sweet spin on bRINGing the bling.  Shine on, you crazy couple!deepikaengagement.jpg

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Have a Tree.mendous Christmas

I’m on pins and ‘needles’ waiting to eat these Christmas tree cookies. They are the TannenBOMB! Fir sure.  Merry Christmas everyone!Christmas 2019.1.jpg

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This Elf is not on a Shelf

I will eat them in a box. I will eat them while in my socks. They are so good, so good, you see. I will eat them by the Christmas tree. I will eat them here and there. I will eat cookies anywhere.  This elf has certainly left the shelf. So you know where to sit your self.

The sweetest Christmas Eve dinner place cards you’ll ever find.

Cookie cutter from the wonderful KaleidaCuts!

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Thanksgiving 2019

My favorite holiday.  Stuffed with gratitude and full bellies. 7F935DC2-838E-4539-83EB-24A2C136E36D.JPG

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I’m Bringing Rexy Back

T-Rexy.  T-riffic. Beau-T-ful.  I’m putting some creativi-T into these dinosaur cookies, inspired by the lovely art of Jane Van Der Karr and of Tiny Tudor Cookies.  Current infatuation is the look of wet-on-wet technique highlighted by edible ink pens (try Teri’s awesome fine tip pens over at TweetsCookieConnection !!!). Classic and classy.  Make love, not Roar.

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She said OUI!

Such a romantic.  He took her on a trip to Paris and, in the most lovely of settings complete with music, he asked her to marry him.  Je t’adorABLE!!!  At the celebration back home, cookies were served. Paris puns predicted??? Oui indeed.  Here is a sampling from the set (yep, I neglected to get photos of the whole bunch before they went out the door. Oops.):

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