Instructions: old school classroom doors, Room 202. Got it. Meanwhile, I am inspired by (the many fabulous cookie decorators out there but on this day) the water color effect used by the unbelievable, uber talented Angela at The Painted Box. And also the mad skill painting of A+++ artist Molly at TheGingerBites. And the results were…
Let’s talk about mistakes. I work incredibly hard not to make them. But I did. In my haste (4 different sets were on our dining room table that day) to get a friend her birthday cookies on time, I totally misspelled a play on words. No pun pride that day. Luckily, it was a dear friend and I gave them to her anyway. She said she didn’t even notice (that’s how good a friend she is). Despite my spelling fail, the gourds in the set turned out beautifully and the pun was perfect for the season. And, here’s the most important part, the cookies are always tasty.
Bottom line, I just want to pass along a hug to those of you who like things just so, who strive for perfection. It’s frustrating when things don’t go according to plan but mostly it’s US that care so deeply about perceived imperfection. Others, not so much. Here’s to continuing on. May the rest your day still be GOURDeous.
She wanted birthday cookies that were centered around the things he likes. They have great taste (…as do these cookies). I must admit that I rarely make the same cookies again and find customer’s diverse requests so interesting. The hand knucks are new to me; learn something every day. So happy to make Alaska cookies; we had the most fabulous time taking our kids to Denali NP and beyond a few summers ago. Stunning. Jaw-dropping gorgeous. All that in more, Alaska!
The video game Banjo.Kazooie was originally released in 1998 for Nintendo 64 and then rereleased in 2008 for Xbox 360. I am told that it is a classic… and worthy of being ‘cookie.fied’ for a “boys” night marathon play fest. So that is just what was done.
The logo for the CAbi line of clothing is a pink dress on a mannequin. I printed this out on card stock and used that to hand cut several out of the dough (Although at the party, the hostess said she once had a cookie cutter made like the logo… that would have been nice.). I used waxed paper and a smaller version of the logo to “royal ice” several dresses to top the plaque cookies. I also base coated the “mannequin” cookies with white. Once icings were dry, I painted with Americolor gel mixed with clear almond extract – dark pink to paint the dress and super black gel to paint the black details on the dress and mannequin. Add a couple of daisies and done. Easy tweasy.