Friday, March 29, 2013

Off White Wedding Show

A few weeks ago, I got to do my first wedding show. It was so much fun, but a ton of work! The show was sponsored by Brea Photography and featured vendors catering to brides and groom that prefer a more down to earth, personal feel to their wedding. Perfect for me!
I had a 5x5 space to fill, so I used a few tables and even built and sewed a backdrop to make everything pretty. I made cookies to display and about 500, 1-inch cookies to hand out as samples. I was still decorating them the day of the show, my hand was definitely cramping for a few days!



Isn't it pretty? I'm pretty happy with it, considering it was my first show. I got some awesome ideas from other vendors for next year too. Hopefully, I'll be a little more prepared, I was scrambling pretty hard to get everything done in the few days before the show.

A few of my favorites from my display:


White, black and red collection. Could be done in any colors, but I love the way these pop.

This could be used as a display for cookie favors or an edible centerpiece!


Brush embroidery is one of my favorite techniques. So elegant.

This henna inspired design is very popular.
Lace is always appropriate for a wedding.



I love this hand-painted design, so much fun!

I also loved painting these roses. Very relaxing.
An ombre design inspired by the amazingly talented SweetAmbs!

























Silver and yellow chevron monogram


Lip and mustache cookies as photo booth props!

Here they are in action! FUN!

Special thanks to Brea and Jessica for giving me the chance to be a part of this awesome event!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Baby Showers

It's Spring! I guess that means that just like on a farm, it's time for babies! I've been up to my eyeballs in requests for baby shower cookies lately. I've sent off two so far. I think this spring is going to be busy, busy, busy!



 These were created to match the theme of the nursery and were so much fun!








I started by piping on the tree and leaves for dimension.










Then I painted on the animals for a more whimsical look.











I just love the way these turned out! I'm also thrilled that all 4 dozen of them made it safely all the way to Pittsburgh!


Next, I made some pretty pink and gold cookies for a baby girl that will be arriving soon!



 I think these footprints are just about the cutest thing I've ever done.




 I love that these are elegant yet playful at the same time. The perfect amount of sophistication and fun!


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter


My first post that is actually at the appropriate time of year! Now if only I could stay caught up. These are the first of my Easter cookies for this year. I love this henna-ish design. I also love my airbrush machine and shimmer!



 They remind me a little of Faberge eggs. I've always wanted one, but they're a little out of my price range. Also, I'm sure I would break it instantly.
 Since these were for a friend, I let my daughter choose the colors for the Happy Easter Cookie. It came off looking a little Jamaican, but I like it. Makes me want to take a trip to the Islands!
This is little Sawyer's first Easter, so he won't get to eat any of these, but I hope his mommy and daddy enjoy them!










St. Patrick's Day

Last year, I spent St. Patrick's Day in Dublin. It was amazing and so much fun! This year, I made my kids an all green lunch and baked snake shaped bread to go with our dinner. A little more low key than last year, but I enjoyed it just as much. To go with our St. Patty's cookies, I had to make a pint of Guinness to help the hubs with his withdrawal. He has gotten to spend the past 3 St. Pat's days in Dublin, so I think he was missing it this year. I'm hoping the cookie helped a bit, but somehow, I doubt it. 




Since I don't care for Guinness, I made a green beer for myself. 


And of course you need a pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow. 





I love this little Leprechaun inspired by Sweet Sugar Belle, she creates amazing cookies!


Hope you had a happy St. Patrick's Day!

Scooby Dooby Doo!

My little man is 2! Also my husband has loved Scooby Doo since he was a kid. Which means my son loves Scooby Doo as well. I was planning a fun monster party, but the hubs informed me that little man wanted a Scooby party. I have a feeling that it was actually my husband that wanted Scooby, but I went with it. Since the party was at home and I planned it myself, I ran out of time. I had planned to create some really awesome cookies with each of the characters faces on them and some groovy flower cookie pops for our guests to take home as favors. Then it was the night before the party, and I was tired. Maybe next year. I have a feeling that Scooby Doo might be a recurring theme with these two. 





Still, not unhappy with the way they turned out. Just not what I had imagined when I was planning it all in my head. But I'm used to that!



 The birthday boy trying to steal a cookie. He's gotten very good at stealing cookies. 



I also made cupcakes that I was icing as the guests were arriving. I really need to work on my time management skills!


Overall, I think it was a pretty nice little party.

A Skullette Birthday

I'm told that Monster High is very popular. I guess my kids aren't old enough yet. 


These were for a little girl who loves Monster High and especailly Skullette. She took them to share with her class and requested that the bows be taken off for the cookies that would be for the boys. Apparently, it isn't very manly to eat a cookie with a bow on it. Either way, a thoughtful little lady. And I now have a skull I can make for Halloween cookies!

Cookie Pops

I love these marbled cookie pops. They're so colorful and fun. 


New Year's


I'm going to go ahead and add these too even though it's March. They're too cute to wait until New Year's rolls around again. 
Everything you need to ring in the new year. A countdown to midnight with a champagne toast!

Spring is here!

I absolutely love these! I created these for a party that's going to be featured in Bird's Party Magazine. I can't share anymore yet, but the issue will be out in May!



Christmas, in March...

A little late, but I wanted to share my Christmas designs from this past year. 

This fun set was for the more fun loving members of my family.

But I really love how simple and beautiful these turned out.





And this is one of my all time favorite cookies I've ever made. I hand painted it and then brushed on some luster dust. 
It reminds me a little of the Grinch.






Pink and Gold Bows


These cookies were created for a glittering pink and gold 1st birthday party.

Baptism


Baptism cookies for the daughter of one of my best friends from grade school. Even though I have 2 of my own, it still makes me feel old when I hear that my oldest friends are having kids.