I am not a gym rat but I have a “thing” for dance-y group classes. The more choreography, the better. Funky, with a side of shake.that.thang, is optimal. So I thought our AMAZING instructor (with her flawless queueing and unmatched choreography) and her devoted hoot and hollerers deserved some inspired cookies; the brownies were dairy and gluten free to accommodate specific needs in the room. Some of the shirts have been modeled by fellow dancers and some were just one’s I would buy if they were available… Woot woot.
Instructions: old school classroom doors, Room 202. Got it. Meanwhile, I am inspired by (the many fabulous cookie decorators out there but on this day) the water color effect used by the unbelievable, uber talented Angela at The Painted Box. And also the mad skill painting of A+++ artist Molly at TheGingerBites. And the results were…
I am continually amazed by what I learn doing research for cookie sets. This job keeps me young and in the know. Rick and Morty is an adult animated sci-fi action sitcom that was based on a parody of Back to the Future. It follows a cynical mad scientist and his grandson on their weird and wacky adventures. Apparently, we forgot to tell kids that this late night cartoon was not supposed to be for children. Here was my take for 9 year old’s birthday party.
Cookies for a party celebrating the “totality” of this solar eclipse! It is a happy set of coincidences that allows us to experience this event. The diameter of Earth’s moon is about 400 times smaller than the diameter of the sun, but it’s also about 400 times closer to us here on Earth (as compared to the distance to the sun). Poof. The magic of a total eclipse happens. But the moon is slowly moving away from the earth so in , say, 600 million years, the moon will no longer totally cover the sun and earthlings will not be able to see a total eclipse.
Never let a good word play go un-expressed…
Cookies that are out of this world.
Cosmic, man! Don’t forget to wear your eclipse approved sun shades!
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.
Colorado celebrated 141 years of being in an elevated STATE of mind on August 1. The parties continue through the week and weekend. A large set of these delicious conversation starters made their appearance at one of those celebrations.
We joined Todd and Hannah for a weekend that was so incredible it defies words. Their rustic chic wedding combined their love of greenery (okay, maybe Hannah’s love) and the beauty of the area the Hannah calls her childhood home. First, the botanical cookies…
Their first date involved hot dogs; apparently an impressive amount of hot dogs… Todd likes them plain.
Here are the welcome bag cookies; they wanted to represent the intertwined relationship coming initially from two different states.
The ampersand vine (keeping that rustic floral theme)…