Chip Off the Old Block

Father’s day 2017 is going tech.  Old school tech, but heck.

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Breakfast of Champions

2016 Fathers Day set #2.  Although this set could be for anyone who has been supportive! These particular cookies were for a guy that LOVES his breakfasts. Has been known to have breakfast for dinner or snacks some days. And, perhaps more notably, he is the MOST wonderful dad (okay, truth in lending, my hubby is the inspiration for these). He has been so supportive of our two girls and has doled out some hysterical and on point advice…unlike their mother, he gives it only when asked!).  We are incredibly fortunate!

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To make the waffle, I started with a square cookie and iced a square grid as shown below. While I let the grid dry, I made the egg, butter pat, and bacon on a separate piece of acetate (or use parchment paper) and let that sit overnight.  Next, I thinned down a small batch of ivory tinted royal icing to a very runny consistency and poured that over the square cookie, letting excess run off. As that set up, I made the ‘syrup’ icing and peeled off the egg, etc transfers. I painted on some dimension to the small squares within the waffle and let that dry.  Then I semi-poured, semi-helped (with a paint brush) the syrup icing to flow where i wanted it.  Added the transfers and stamped the words. Quite happy with how the waffle turned out.  The bacon needs work.

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Sharpest Tool in the Shed

Lots of catching up to do on this blog… going back to Father’s Day in June!!! For greeting cards and cookiers alike, ‘power’ tools are a big point of conversation during this yearly celebration. Of course, I had to create a “word play” take on that theme:

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FATHERS DAY 2015

I know quite a few Dads who are utterly amazing.  This is my quirky nod to that generalized word, no matter which way- a.MAZE.ing or a.MAIZE.ing- your find your guy to be.

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‘EARS to you Dad!

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Although my own chemical balance may be in question, my cookies are “elementally” correct.  I found the original idea of using actual properties of the elements to describe the written topic at Newton and the Apple’s Etsy shop. Gemma has clever, meticulously researched greeting cards and more.  Be sure to check it out!

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You are Loved Beyond Measure

I made this for my husband for Father’s Day (because he is the bomb.diggity father/husband/man) but it could be sent to so many people for so many reasons!

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Father’s Day 2014

My hubby rock and rolled it back in the day.  He is still going strong and is so much a great papa.  But I couldn’t help but poke a little fun about the changes over the years (um, look at me calling the kettle black…). The concept all started mulling around in the back of my head in December of 2013 when I saw John Atkinson’s cartoon about ZZ.z top. Please, please, please go to his blog site, Wrong Hands!  His sense of humor is downright brilliant and his cartoons oh so clever!  You will be chortling all day!  Thank you John for allowing me to “cookiefy” your original design and art work!

And happy father’s/dad’s/papa’s day all you handsome ROCKers out there! Rock and Roll forever!

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