She Sells Seashells

It was a beach themed bridal shower with an invitation that was pink with a white and diagonally striped gold border.  The bride.to.be’s name began with the letter “E” and was in cursive on the invite.  The hostess wanted “fancy” cookies for the dessert table. Here’s the resulting platter!

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A quick look at the individual beach-themed cookies.  The “waves.on.the.beach” original idea came from cookie genius Amber of Sweet Ambs.  Ridiculously creative and talented.

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I did a test to show how slightly different techniques result in a different look.  Below is the same cookie design applied 2 ways.  For the cookie on the left, I first outlined the different sections with black.  This was allowed to dry and before filling in the various yellow hues (waiting to semi-dry between adjacent sections).  On the righthand cookie, I applied the white.to.yellow colors first- again letting colors semi-dry before applying the adjacent section.  This gives that quilted look.  When all colors were applied and dry, I outlined all of the sections in black.  The second is a bolder look that I decided to use on the wave as well.  No right or wrong…just 2 different methods to achieve the look you desire!

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In the Swim of Things

I am quite familiar with eau de chlorine as both of our daughters were competition swimmers.  And, once you are in the swim world, it is never far away.  At least I have absolutely NO guilt handing a swimmer a cookie.  They are a fit bunch who will burn those calories within the first 25 yards.  I made some traditional, looks.like.a.swimsuit cookies as favors for a swim banquet.  But then I digressed.  A platter for a bunch of gentlemen swimmers who are stealthy like a ninja and maybe, just maybe, caught the water inferences before consuming the “molecules”.  And this week, as college swimmers start the 2014 championship season, I stamped aquatic themed conversation hearts.  I might go as far as to say they turned out swimmingly!

Traditional:

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H2O and ninjas:

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