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)…
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!
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:
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.
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.
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…