There is so much more to being engaged now than when I was going through that moment of my life. Now there are fun ways to ask friends and family to be in the bridal party (ahem, like cookie boxes!) and the wonderful news is celebrated with engagement parties. Definitely showing my age by becoming aware of such norms just within the past year or two…
A wonderful repeat customer’s daughter just became engaged and I was so happy to create the “will you be my bridesmaid” boxes and the cookies for the engagement party. Thanks Jennifer!!!
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That ring got bling!
Just the right size….
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.
Party time for a retiring manager of auditors. Yep, I was stumped for a couple of days on what cookies to make for this celebration. They didn’t want undo emphasis on the retirement aspect and no teasing about the number of years ‘experience.’ The only specifications were to make the cookies bright and happy. The client liked the general party hat and balloon idea.
The only other AUDITacious detail was that the retiring gentleman (and others in upper management) all went by their 3 initials; these were used to sign just about everything. So I incorporated that. That’s how I roll (the dough). Only the ‘write’ kind of custom cookies.
The request was for a tray of engagement rings to sweeten up a bridal shower. And I did make rings, putting my little twist of a heart shaped cutout in the middle. But , as always, I couldn’t leave well enough alone. I wanted to include just a few designs to personalize the platter. I had seen some beautiful wedding photos where the couple had their hands in the shape of a heart so…. this is my cookie take on that theme.
This is the platter before it got wrapped up for delivery. Late night photo so not the same quality of light. Got to make a photo booth one day…
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!
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.
These cookies are not but a bite or two each. Perfect for parties where there are lots of people or you just want to serve a small portion size. The first tray is for our youngest’s pre-prom gathering (school colors are red and yellow) and the second was for a Zumba queen/instructor’s birthday. Love the happy hues!