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.
The mom of the bride.to.be had seen a couple of designs on line that she wanted to mimic so we met to cruise the world.wide.web of cookies. In the end, she choose 3 shapes and ideas: a save.the.date square, a silhouette to match the invitation, and a double heart with the couples initials and a mini-engagement ring. It is all about making the customer happy! The bride.to.be was completely surprised (cried when she saw everyone) and the mom was kind enough to follow up with lovely comments like “big hit” and “very, very tasty as you said they would be.”
Matching the invitation…
On a side note, I was satisfied with how the silhouette and the save.the.date cookies turned out but not thrilled by the double heart. Woof. Learning is constant and style is (hopefully) ever improving. It is a tough lesson for me that the road to the consistently fabulous cookie is long. A worthy goal to be worked toward, for sure…
So, one might ask, what IS a wtf party? I personally can imagine several scenarios for such an occasion. None of them were what really precipitated this party.
So a few ladies from the area decided that they and their senior.in.high.school children should have one last hurrah and go away together during spring break. They were happily enjoying themselves in the bright southern sunshine . Until. Until one of the moms had a life threatening health issue. It was literally and figuratively heart stopping (over and over again). She couldn’t even get on the plane to go home to her own doctor. Surgery had to be performed in the state where she vacationed. Immediately. This young mom had no previous health concerns, no family history of issues. Holy beep balls. Good news is that, after several weeks away, she has returned home. Friends were wanting to celebrate her improved health. And basically say “WHAT THE….” How does this happen out of the blue? Life sure has a way of surprising us.
The only marching orders my gentile client gave me (while apologizing for the theme- not necessary. totally understandable.) was to make pink hearts with a them of ‘wtf.’ Consider it 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.