Geek is the new Chic

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.

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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.

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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.)

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Lastly, here are a couple of close ups for the Pitt cookies. I have a thing for puffy cookies….

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Hats Off to the Graduate

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!

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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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One Smart Cookie

I have had the pleasure of meeting a LOT of bright and clever people over the years.  This young graduate is no exception.  Lauren has interned in a hospital already…and that’s before she heads off to a pre-med program at university!  Although her biology and chemistry acumen takes a major role of her life,  I threw in a few other interests that keep her busy (swimming, being from Buffalo, and graduating) as well.  Luckily, Lauren has a kind disposition and is forgiving of my love for word play….

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Come He** or High Water

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!

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Geology Rocks

‘Punny’ thing about most any topic is that you can find a play on almost every word. That was true for this graduate interested in geology! Although my knowledge is middle school level at best, this ‘rock solid’ theme yielded a plethora of ideas….unfortunately more than I could use on this order.  In the cookie business, one must keep to the customer’s budget . I might be ‘boulder ‘ than most to say but I believe she was still happy with the results!

 

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The colors requested were electric green and bright pink. I did not have those colors in jimmies so I made my own!DSC_0035

Aquaholic

V is for Victory but also for Victoria.  She is heading to the University of Buffalo where she will swim for their D1 team.  Victoria is super sweet, honest and hardworking but also has a playful, whimsical side.  So I thought a few happy splashes (thank you Jill from Funky Cookie Studio) and a saying from her favorite Disney movie would give the set a lighthearted feel.

DSC_0007…Working on some different techniques; my attempt at pointillism (divisionism/neo.impressionism) was NOT spot on but, hey, you have to start somewhere.

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Lots of layers until the final platter was complete!

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