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.
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!!!*******