We have been renovating a 30 year old house since we moved to New Hampshire this past spring. Many people will warn you about the costs and the timeline of renovations. “Many people” were correct, correct, and, oh yeah, CORRECT! But, at last, catching up on the cookie sets never posted….
I created this set last spring for one GLAD GRADuate. Thank you Lawdy that that part of schooling was done (although she is now working on her Masters…). Impressive.
I am so happy for Katherine- that she is graduating from high school and heading to Pitt to study neuroscience. But, dang, she is the youngest of the swim kids with whom our children hung out! All this growing up is happening! An era of chlorine is over (I mean, even Michael Phelps is retired now). Yikes!
In any case, it was one last graduation set to make. I made two platters: one focused on the nerdy inclinations and the other on her future university, Pitt.
For the Geek inside us all (okay, maybe not ALL of us), I focused on some biological responses. #nerdsrule #chemistryiseverywhere Those stamped clever/nerdy sayings came from pencils I bought from Newton and the Apple.
But my favorite was the Myelin sheath dress. (I try to come up with my own clever creations whenever possible. I think this is another Mama Mayer original.)
Lastly, here are a couple of close ups for the Pitt cookies. I have a thing for puffy cookies….
Can’t believe that our baby girl is graduating from University. Not such a baby anymore. We are unbelievably proud of her. As a nod to her achievement, I made these quick three cookies: jumbo-sized for her jumbo-sized accomplishments! Way to go!
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.
Let me first say that Sydney is a fabulous swimmer (she’d have to be to make the Northwestern D-1 team). Hearty congratulations and good luck to Miss S as she heads off to Chicago this fall. All that hard work paid off! Go rule the pool!
That being said, I have to admit to a dislike.affair with purple cookies. There. I’ve said it. The darnedest color ever to match and impossible to get colleges, companies, logo masters, etc to commit to one shade. Really, really. Go google, say, ‘Northwestern University logo.’ 50 different shades pop up. And that’s the way it is with almost everything purple. ARGH. I decided to choose two shades & go with that. At least I know they all had the same level of deliciousness!
Although the formal name of this graduate is Angelica, her parents’ pet name for her is Angel. They wanted that to be somehow incorporated into one of the cookie platters. Oh, and there was a red dye food allergy in the immediate family so, even though that is one her school, minimize the red. Ask and ye shall receive.
Angelica will be going into a science field at university so I thought the ‘graduated’ cylinder could come out and play. Once a nerd, forever a nerd. A nerd with a pun addiction.
Go LAX! …and I don’t mean the airport in Los Angeles. These cookies were created for a graduate who will be playing university lacrosse in another month or so. But in high school, he was a 3 sport guy- also playing basketball and soccer when in season. You could call him a “ballsy” sort of guy or maybe say that he was a “well rounded” athlete.
Some day I will make an entire post without a pun. …….Today is not that day.
The lacrosse stick head was drawn with an edible ink pen (Americolor for heavier lines and Rainbow Dust for fine lines). The portrait cookie was first penned in from a photo provided by mom (using a KopyKake); then details were added with thinned gel and an artist’s brush.
His high school ‘mascot’ is the Flame so I had the basketball ‘on fire’ as it headed into the net. Also netted a goal with the soccer ball!
Full set plated and presented!
New York public high schools have their graduation ceremonies the last week of June. They may be later than the rest of the country but they party the whole summer long. Just wanted to give a taste for what fun you can have with custom cookies and “2014” graduates!
Had a screen shot of Helen on stage in the midst of Chinese dancing. She’s so graceful and gorgeous that I wanted to make sure she got her own special cookie!
Williamsville South Swag!
This party had two platters: one with a look at the past/a nod to the future and the other with all of the graduate’s sports interests. The shot of him playing lacrosse was taken from a photo his mom sent me.
More details on this platter and another music focused graduate to be posted soon!