What to make when the request is to include dinosaur cookies at an ice cream social? Why you pull out the trusty T-Rex, pterodactyl, triceratops, and stegosaurus cutters and think ice cream cone. I know, ice cream in a cone does not date back to the time of the dinosaurs but I can imagine what it would be like if it did…
Do you know the story of the ice cream cone? The first ice cream cone was produced in 1896 by Italo Marchiony. Marchiony, who emigrated from Italy in the late 1800s, invented his ice cream cone in New York City. He was granted a patent in December 1903.
Although Marchiony is credited with the invention of the cone, a similar creation was independently introduced at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair by Ernest A. Hamwi, a Syrian concessionaire. Hamwi was selling a crisp, waffle-like pastry — zalabis — in a booth right next to an ice cream vendor. Because of ice cream’s popularity, the vendor ran out of dishes. Hamwi saw an easy solution to the ice cream vendor’s problem: he quickly rolled one of his wafer-like waffles in the shape of a cone, or cornucopia, and gave it to the ice cream vendor. The cone cooled in a few seconds, the vendor put some ice cream in it, the customers were happy and the cone was on its way to becoming the great American institution that it is today.
Let’s hear it for immigrant ingenuity!
It wouldn’t be an ice cream social without regular ice cream cone cookies too.
Another play on words??? So shocking. Let me know if you are getting tired of them. Apparently I never do. And I am kinda pleased with the random mermaid skeleton. Do I even have to say that my mind works in weird ways???
We’re about a month away from a big decision(s) here in the US of A. It feels like a lot of lines are being drawn. But this platter went to a party that didn’t take sides. Rather it celebrated our good fortune to be able vote on the matter.
There are some people in life that you just HAVE to admire. These cookies are heading to a baby shower celebrating the coming of their FOURTH boy! Holy testosterone! (As you can tell, we have a mere two children. And I was pretty happy to have the energy for them….).
Blue and the number 4 were interwoven throughout the set. I added a little silver bling because everybody deserves a little bling (especially a mom of four!). The “4” cutter is part of the zebrawood cutter set from SheyB ! They have such fast and friendly service!
This little outfit cutter is my current favorite. Can’t get over how adorable it is. Thank you Kaleida Cuts (so many designs to take advantage of!)!!! The clever technique is from the genius Tammy Holmes. Utterly brilliant design. Utterly delicious eye candy.
Every boy in this family has a name that begins with the letter “C.” The fourth will as well. And heaven forbid that I not take advantage of a chance to word play. I knew love was in the foreseeable future…
The occasion was a jazz brunch for the ladies. A New Orleans vibe with all the ‘instrumentation’ of their music was requested. With a nod to the piano and the color theme of white, black, and mint, I stamped, stenciled and gold highlighted my way to these cookies.
2016 Fathers Day set #2. Although this set could be for anyone who has been supportive! These particular cookies were for a guy that LOVES his breakfasts. Has been known to have breakfast for dinner or snacks some days. And, perhaps more notably, he is the MOST wonderful dad (okay, truth in lending, my hubby is the inspiration for these). He has been so supportive of our two girls and has doled out some hysterical and on point advice…unlike their mother, he gives it only when asked!). We are incredibly fortunate!
To make the waffle, I started with a square cookie and iced a square grid as shown below. While I let the grid dry, I made the egg, butter pat, and bacon on a separate piece of acetate (or use parchment paper) and let that sit overnight. Next, I thinned down a small batch of ivory tinted royal icing to a very runny consistency and poured that over the square cookie, letting excess run off. As that set up, I made the ‘syrup’ icing and peeled off the egg, etc transfers. I painted on some dimension to the small squares within the waffle and let that dry. Then I semi-poured, semi-helped (with a paint brush) the syrup icing to flow where i wanted it. Added the transfers and stamped the words. Quite happy with how the waffle turned out. The bacon needs work.
Bellah turned One in style. Her party was a Minnie Mouse theme in the colors of pink, white and black. I added some gold because who doesn’t like gold with pink, black, and white? Last fall I listened to a legal discussion about trademarked characters and so (hopefully) I tap danced my way around any infringement. Yep, it really is something you have to be careful about. The things you never think about. Those unintended consequences.