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.

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Love Blooms

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.

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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)…

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A Good (Eagle) Scout

These young men totally brought it, with their wonderful Eagle Scout projects and honor to the promise! Impressive dedication and hard work.  Cookies for the congratulation ceremony tried to represent appropriately!

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Your Biggest Fan

I have such interesting clients with the best events or occasions to celebrate! Usually they tell me their story, that seed germinates in my brain, and, shortly thereafter, the cookie designs pop out in sugar form. But, every once and a while, a client tells me their story and …. nothing.  Nada. A big fat zero.  This was that customer.  Seriously, the nicest people EVER to work with and my creativity for a fun design was a slow grind to nowhere. Ugh. The occasion was celebrating a milestone with their loyal customers. The product: commercial HVAC.  I wanted to please the engineers (as a kindred soul) so I offered up some samples. The three finalists chosen were:

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But just to show you how designs evolve, here were the samples I gave them (the theme for the night was “we couldn’t have done it without you”):


I fight myself constantly about designs in another way. I seem to be able to create only complex (aka time consuming) cookies.  Some day I will make cute but relatively simple-to-execute designs.  Today is not that day.




I stink at circles…. sigh.



St Patrick’s Day 2017

Does life ever get the best of you and you get from point A to point B just in time? That was my March and most of April.  Busy is not bad, just lamenting that there are only 24 hours in the day (or that I could be a bit more efficient?).  Back to prioritizing blog posts…

The cookie platter from St Patrick’s Day showcased some delightful stencils from the ever amazing Killer Zebras.



a Fine.Apple

If you were a fruit, you’d be a fine-apple, a shine-apple, a no whine-apple with whom I’d like to dine-apple.

For a pink and gold and mint colored party.


Huh.  Apparently I don’t have a pineapple cutter (how did that happen?) so I “frankensteined” two cookie cutters to make these pineapples…


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