Monday, June 29, 2009

Stars and Stripes for Everyone

To share with family and friends, for Betty--she won our giveaway, for Rachel's 4th of July birthday. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Picnic Platters

Saint Paul's church picnic was today. We made 125 cookies for the picnic. I displayed them on 2 platters. They disappeared quickly!

Flip-Flop Mania

A friend ordered flip-flops for her grand-daughter's 10th birthday party. I packeged them in pairs. Too cute! Hope the girls like them.

Hibiscus Flower Pots

My good friend Laurie was throwing a tropical themed bridal shower. She wanted bouquets of hibiscus flower cookies so that the guests could each take one home as a favor. I hope that everyone liked them!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Play Ball!

The young men on my son's Jr. American Legion baseball team are playing 11 games in 8 consecutive days. These cookies aren't for them--they are for the dedicated fans that cheer the team on. Don't feel sorry for the players, they have chocolate chip cookies coming their way!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun

You just have to smile back at these cute little guys!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sail Into Summer

I celebrated the first day of summer by decorating these sailboats. They are part of a summer collection of over 100 cookies that Joan and I are decorating for her church picnic. I can't wait to see them all together.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

And The Winner Is...... picked #7

Congratulations Betty, you won a bouquet of 4th of July cookies!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Baking Marathon

What better way to spend a rainy day than with a friend baking over 250 cookies. Between orders and what we need for personal use, we will be decorating 250 cookies over the next two weeks.

St. Paul Catholic Church kindly allowed us the use of their kitchen for this endeavor. We took the ingredients there and made 11 batches of cookies, which would have taken us over 12 hours had we baked them at home in our tiny ovens. We were in and out in four hours. Thanks for the use of the space, oven, cookie sheets, and especially the mixer--Joan was a pro at using it :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pigs on the Run!

My teen-age daughter LOVES pigs--so much so that she will not eat pork! For her golden birthday (She is 17 on the 17th), I made these pig cookies with golden bows. Let's see if she can resist these!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cake Bon Bons

I know I said I would never make cake pops again, but when I saw an idea for german chocolate I just couldn't resist. Besides, these techncially aren't cake pops, they aren't on sticks.

These bon bons are german chocolate cake, pecan coconut frosting, dipped in milk chocolate. This time I melted the chocolate in a double broiler and added about 1/8 stick of parafin. The chocolate was thin and very easy to work with and the cake didn't crumble. Am I back in the cake pop business? Let me just say this-- I'll make bon bons, Joan can make cake pops.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Birthday Cake Pops

It is my friend Monica's 30th birthday today. She LOVES cake pops. This is the bouquet I sent her.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

These turned out much nicer than I ever expected--thanks for your order Kim.

I'm going to have to make some for personal use--Go Junior Legion Damascus Post 171!!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Token of My Appreciation

These are for the wonderful staff at Woodfield Elementary. Twelve years and three boys later it's time to say goodbye and thank you, thank you, thank you for all you've done!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Down By The Bay...Where The Watermelon Grows

I've never made these before. They are very cute and so easy to make--even the red turned out okay--red is soooooo hard to get right. I'll be putting all of the summer cookies together to deliver to one of my favorite schools, check back soon for a photo.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pretty Enough to Wear

These are part of our summer collection. I think they are one of my favorites so far.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Coming Soon...

We'll be giving away 4th of July cookies, check back next week for details.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Up Close and Personal!

Here are a few of our summer shapes. I wish that I could take better pictures--I've never photographed food before, but I have respect for those who can! Our cookies look so much better in person!

Summer Fun!

This is a 2 dozen summer-themed arrangement. It is arranged in a sand bucket with 2 views--a front and back. It contains beach balls, smiling suns, flip-flops, watermelon slices, sailboats, and starfish. I made this for my sister--hope you like it Mary!