Quarter of a Century

Twenty five years on this planet! It only makes “cents” to celebrate with a cookie for every one of those beautiful years. Happy quarter of a century, Kendra (she turned 25 in June. I’m a tad bit late in posting. It’s 2020 timing.)!

And in the Morning, I’m Making Waffles

As a gift to a friend who also adores New Hampshire, I made these waffle cookies and bought some delicious Fuller’s Syrup to bring back all the best memories. Yum OHHHHH!

The waffles are simple square cookies. I added a royal icing layer in the form of a grid. Once dried, the cookies were dipped in extra thin icing to create the ivory icing covering of the cookie. I took a brush and scooped or moved the icing within the grids to make it look as real as possible. When that was dried, I mixed Americolor ivory and water and highlighted the shadows in the divots , etc. Chocolate brown for the syrup and egg yellow for the butter pat. Placed it all in a BRP Box for delivery!

Happy Halloween 2020

Once in a blue moon comes a Halloween and a second October full moon on a Saturday. But, as all things 2020, it was tempered with a few tricks to go along with the treats. Hope you found sweetness in the simple things.

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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Baseball Baby Shower

This little slugger is rounding third base and heading for home.  Always a “hit” to welcome a new baby boy and this baby shower was a sweet nod to his dad’s love of baseball! Used my favorite onsie cutter is from Kaleida Cuts and “baby” cutter from Bobbi’s Cutters on Etsy!

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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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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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