Sunday, January 12, 2014

Where have I been????

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few months.  I have been spending my time in Facebook land.  You can find me at https://www.facebook.com/PublicDisplayOfConfection.  Stop by and see my most current creations.   Here are a couple to wet your appetite!






Come by and visit!  Valentine's Day is on it's way!
Thanks, Liz

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wedding Cakes

I finally got the chance to use my new wedding cake cutter! No, I wont tell you that I have 7+ wedding themed cookie cutters that I have not used yet.  I made some sample cookies of different wedding cake options from abstract to traditional.   I also made a few dozen for my cousin, matching her invitation.




Here are some other options I created:





 * I also have some great cookies with airbrushed designs, but I forgot to take a picture of it!!!!!








Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall and "staches"

Long time, no blogging......Here is a quickie post from me updating my latest and greatest pictures.

I am a big fan of "Fall" but living in Florida, I rarely get to see the leaves change, and it is currently in the mid 80's!




I also made some birthday mustaches for my niece.




I am working on some glass slippers and wedding cakes!  I should have some pictures of those soon!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Baby Shower Cookies

I had a great time helping my friend, Erin with her sister's baby shower!  When I saw Sweet Sugarbelle's fantastic giraffe cookies, animal print cookies and jungle leaves tutorials, I just fell in love!  When my friend said she loved them as well, I took on the challenge!   When I found that Plastics in Print on Etsy started producing the great giraffe cookie cutter, I knew it was fate.  I needed to make these cookies!  I also found a cute elephant tutorial from Sweetopia and I was able to match the ear color to the blue onesie party favors.

I can't thank the wonderful cookie community enough for their great tutorials and sharing their trade secrets!  It is such a help to a beginner like myself!    


Dessert plate at the baby Shower

Each cookie was individually wrapped and tied with a cute gray iridescent bow!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Going to the Chapel.....

This is my first set of wedding inspired cookies and I am in love!!!  I find some foreshadowing as my wedding party favors were COOKIE CUTTERS :)  I see many more wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette or bachelor party cookies in my future.  I was initially inspired by The Wedding Cookie Shoppe's amazing dress with 3 flowers cascading down the front.  This was my first attempt of adding fondant accents.  

This then immediately opened my eyes to many other wedding dress designs.  
 




I cant wait to design more!!! 


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Monday, July 22, 2013

High School Reunion Cookies


High School Reunion Tiger Paws


I love gadgets! Gadgets seem to make my world a little easier, or at least more fun!  I have found many gadgets to use while making cookies and they have turned into must-haves.   I took a couple pictures to show you.  

1.  Kitchenaid Stand Mixer
Of course I only show you the "before" picture!

2.  Airbrush machine
I printed out a template to airbrush onto the cookie resulting in uniform cookies.
OCD???
Before and After

Now all 4 dozen are almost all identical!

I also used the airbrush to add the golden luster shine on the final cookie before adding the '78.


5.  Dehydrator (no,I am not making jerky!)

The dehydrator helps to speed up the drying time of my icing, leaving a shinier exterior, less bubbles and dips in my icing! 




Instead of spending hours cutting pieces of tape to close each bag, I can now speedily seal each cookie, which adds the shelf life of each cookie.  




5.  My newest gadget is the kopykake projector that I will talk about in my next post! Cant wait for you to see them!!!

Thanks, Liz 




Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July

Get ready for some fireworks! I had some inspiration from some great cookie artist for my 4th of July spread.  The great firework cookies were designed by klickitatstreet, and the stars were from a tutorial by Semisweet Designs.   One day I will set up all my favorite cookie designers for you to browse through on a rainy day.

Speaking of rain, fingers crossed we have some dry weather tomorrow so we can see some great fireworks! 
We are having some friends over for a cookout and for dessert???? No, not these cookies, these have been noshed on long ago!



******Happy 4th of July!!!*******