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.
For a happy engagement party, add cookies to bring the bling. Okay, I get it; the RING is the bling. Still, I can’t help but put my own sweet spin on bRINGing the bling. Shine on, you crazy couple!
My favorite holiday. Stuffed with gratitude and full bellies.
T-Rexy. T-riffic. Beau-T-ful. I’m putting some creativi-T into these dinosaur cookies, inspired by the lovely art of Jane Van Der Karr and of Tiny Tudor Cookies. Current infatuation is the look of wet-on-wet technique highlighted by edible ink pens (try Teri’s awesome fine tip pens over at TweetsCookieConnection !!!). Classic and classy. Make love, not Roar.
Such a romantic. He took her on a trip to Paris and, in the most lovely of settings complete with music, he asked her to marry him. Je t’adorABLE!!! At the celebration back home, cookies were served. Paris puns predicted??? Oui indeed. Here is a sampling from the set (yep, I neglected to get photos of the whole bunch before they went out the door. Oops.):
These little beauties made their way to near.and.dear military folk(s) in Afghanistan. Starting in 2001, this longest of US wars is at 18 years and counting. My many thanks to those who serve as they are asked. Come home safely.
You get a purple, and you get a purple, and you get a purple. I guess these purple cookies had to stand in for Oprah at this bridal shower. Hey, it’s The Color Purple, one way or another.