University of Florida

Had a request to make cookies for a young lady heading to the University of Florida.  How can you say no to a GATOR? Because I needed a very quick turn around on making these cookies,  I opted for some logos using simple edible pens and stencils to compliment the traditional royal icing decorating.

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Gifts from the Heart

So I have this wonderful card group that gets together for a rambunctious game of 500 every month. We have gone away on weekend trips together, shared our childrens’ ups and downs, and laughed loudly and gleefully while supporting one another.  This was my last time to host/play (did I tell you that we are moving to Denver?) so I wanted to do something special for these lovely ladies. The cookie was a double play on words, as it was holiday gift giving season (Hanukkah and Christmas for our card clan) and I wanted it to be a gift from my heart.

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They were made by allowing a base coat of white RI to dry overnight and then hand painting the packages with thinned gel (clear vanilla or vodka to thin).  When that was dry, I used an edible ink black pen to outline.  Took a bit of time but these friends are so worth the effort.  Forgot to take a picture of the final presentation but you can see the tag that was attached.

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Inspiration came from a picture I saw when ordering from Fashion and Compassion (helps women overcoming poverty & injustice in the US, South America & Africa). Hope your holiday season is filled with surprisingly pleasant gifts!

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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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“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” bouquets

The high school play was “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and all 3 of the triplets were part of the cast.  Tradition might suggest flowers for the final night performance but I beg to differ.  Cookie bouquets are unique and so delicious (even if they don’t last as long as blooms! yum. yum.).  I do believe Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas would approve.

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