Party Animal

I have a confession. Our eldest turned 25 this week.  Holy time passage!  Look away for a moment and our babies are adults!  Tori has found that lovely balance between working hard and keeping things playful and in perspective.  But, um, the girl does know how to rock a celebration.  With that in mind, I give you her ‘party animal’ birthday set. Hope all your birthday wishes come true, Tori!

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Very Oh-MINION-ated

A million more minions. OK.  Not a million.  But many.  Party apparel and blue-green dresses were requested for this young lady’s birthday party.  Packaged as favors (see previous Minion posts for bag and tag look), these girls held their thanks close to their hearts.

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Walking Dead part 2

Funny.  All of my Walking Dead cookie orders have been for KIDs birthdays.  Like under 14.  I am always SUPER appreciative of anyone who likes my cookie designs enough to request some but I figured The Walking Dead fans would be older???!  The reason I mention this particular sidebar is the dilemma of coming up with ideas that are appropriate.  That was particularly important for this order-  the favors were being given out in school.  Luckily, challenges that stretch the imagination are never a bad thing.  Here are the resulting Carl-, Daryl-, prison-, zombie-fied cookies, “splattered” with a touch of humor, “not dripping” with gore. DSC_0018 DSC_0020 DSC_0023 DSC_0013

Olaf from Frozen the movie

Okay, Olaf is totally cool but Kaylyn is even cooler!  And these are her birthday favors…


I started with a design of Olaf making a snow angel and a dried, white iced cookie.  I drew Olaf’s basic shape with a blue edible food marker; this was to achieve that slight bit of blue to distinguish Olaf from his same colored background.  I then filled in the face and the lower body and gave that a rest.  Followed that (after dried) with the middle section and the feet.

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I used a simplified brush embroidery technique (thank you Sweet Ambs) to give the snow angel effect and then added arms, mouth, nose eyes, buttons, and extra snow.

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Finished the process with 1) black edible “paint” (see previous posts on how to paint) for hair and face details and 2) stamping “cool” and paint-outlining the whole cookie in blue.  The favors were bagged and tagged but, alas, no final pics of finished favors.  DSC_0616 DSC_0629