Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba

I'm not at all familiar with these guys so when Linda asked me to make these for her son's birthday, I did a little research. The show is filled with lots of music, dance and a life lesson.

Gone are the days of "I Love You, You Love Me" and "Tinkie Winkie, Dipsy, LaLa, Poe"--you know which two shows I'm talking about and you'll probably walk away singing one of these songs :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011


We've got more than just frost on our pumpkins :(

Sunday, October 23, 2011

October Birthdays

Kerry ordered the cowgirl cookies for her granddaughter's 2nd birthday. And as Kerry put it, this is Charlotte's life through cookies (we made her mom's baby shower cookies two years ago). I can't wait to make cookie favors for her wedding in about 20 years!!!

Anita ordered the other set for her husband's birthday that falls on Halloween. I made the cupcakes and balloons in Halloween colors, instead of just a bouquet of bats, pumpkins and ghosts (stay tuned though, they are coming).

Thanks to both of you for your donations.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Star Wars

Star Wars birthday cookies....hmmm. Most Star Wars things are not very colorful--storm troopers or the death star or Darth Vader. So I decided on 2 designs-ty fighters-not colorful but definitely have boy appeal and crossing light sabers for the color. I hope your son likes them Erin!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Autumn Apologies

First of all, apologies to those who have wanted to place orders on short notice and have been turned down. I wish we could make everyone's cookies--but the early bird gets the worm--plan ahead--if you need cookies for Halloween or Thanksgiving, tell us now!!!!!

I've filled many fall orders,and it's only the beginning of October! The cancer ribbons are peach colored and represent ovarian cancer.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shannon and Dan

I made these custom cookies for treats in the hotel baskets of guests at Shannon and Dan's wedding. The flower is an edelweiss (I've included my inspiration photo). The groom's grandfather makes wood carvings of these flowers.

I just wish I was a better photographer, my pics don't do them justice.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fun Flowers!

Kathy was taking her daughter's girl scout troop to host a birthday party at a women's shelter. She asked for bouquets to take to the birthday girls.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lily's Hope at Cedar Grove

My friend, Monica, recently told me that one of her fellow teachers had taken a leave of absence to care for her daughter, Lily, who is undergoing chemotherapy. She TOLD me that we were going to walk in a fundraiser on the family's behalf in November. OK, I don't mind walking--but why walk when you can make cookies!!!!!

So here's the deal: The total purchase price of cookies ordered from any staff member at Cedar Grove goes to "Lily's Hope". If you'd like to order, contact us by e-mail, tell us what you'd like and we'll give you the price (prices vary based on size and design). We prefer two weeks notice on all orders, but it never hurts to ask if we can do something sooner. We also usually have cookies stockpiled in the freezer for holidays, so sometimes you can get those at a moments notice. It just so happens I have more of the flowers pictured at the top in the freezer, available for immediate delivery.

I know teachers get tired of the apple theme, but I'm sure they won't mind the apple cookies as samples, cute and delicious.

Thanks to Lee for the very first donation to Lily's Hope; he ordered the "bounce back" bouquet. And no, he doesn't qualify to win the contest (the first person to place an order wins the flower bouquet), as his order was placed before the contest started. But...he could be the first person to place an order after the contest was announced!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Just For Fun

It's not often I get to make cookies "just for fun". But when Linda gave me these cutters for my birthday, and I didn't have any orders at the time, I just had to have some fun. The set came with a lion too, I'll save that one for more fun later.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sara and Ryan

Were married yesterday in DC. Sara orderded 300 of these cookies for the 100 hotel welcome baskets she made. The dome represents the beautiful city the wedding took place in, the cruiser represents Ryan's job as a MCPD police officer, and the flip flop represent Sara, who is from Southern California. Best wishes and thank you for your donation to the Children's Inn at NIH.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wedding Bells

Luann called for cookies for a bridal shower. It is a beach wedding and the color is robin egg blue. She wanted the brides and grooms and something beachy and blue. So seashells came to mind. Hope you like them!

Friday, July 29, 2011

I Think I Can

Bake 300 cookies in a day...and I did!!!

This photo shows less than half though. In case you'd like to try this at home, here's the recipe:

30 sticks butter
15 cups sugar
15 eggs
15 tsp. vanilla
45 cups flour
22.5 tsp. baking powder
7.5 tsp. salt

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I've invited a bunch of friends to the beach next weekend and made these to share. I'm looking forward to a calm, quiet, no jet skiing, no eating, no Emporer island, no swimming, alcohol-free day. OK, so only the friends and beach part are true!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I love these!! They are the prettiest cookie I've made in a long time. They also bring back memories--memories of how this whole cookie thing started. Joan volunteered to make hibiscus cookie favors for her niece's wedding and enlisted the help of a few friends (one of them being yours truly). From what I remember, we made about 150. I would love to see a photo of those, just to see how far we have come in our cookie decorating skills.

So Joan, my challenge to you (since you obviously haven't been making cookies, okay, I'll cut you some slack--just not blogging pictures),--find photos of those cookies! I'd love to see them.

Cindy ordered these for her daughter's bridal shower, I think she chose perfect colors, they go so well together.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Jen's niece is graduating and will be going to school on a Naval ROTC scholarship. These are traveling all the way to Wisconsin for the party.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary

These are just few of the 30 cookies ordered for an anniversary celebration; plus I made a few singles for me to give to some of my favorite cookie lovers :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Hazel is throwing a baby shower and ordered these as favors. I love the green and yellow as the sex of the baby is not yet known.

I knew the sex of my three children before they were born, as I had to have a plan--the room, the clothes...

I was told my first born was a girl at 20 and 40 weeks. I had the cutest pink bunny room and the most adorable little girl outfits. I delivered a bouncing baby boy (yes, with all of his boy parts), I'll just say technology wasn't as good 20 years ago as it is today.

Hazel, thanks for your donation to The Childrens Inn at NIH. These cookies are much cuter in person, I'm at terrible photographer.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Engagement Party

Terri thought engagement rings would be nice for her daughter's engagement party. So we found pictures on the internet and really weren't impressed. We just didn't like the look of the rings. She decided on the tux and gowns (perfect--since her daughter's colors are black and white).

Just for the heck of it, I had to try my hand at a few rings too. I have one word to describe them--UGLY. We made a good choice.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Catching up:

Everything pink for Megan's Relay for Life team.

Bee's summer bouquets, and yes, they are in the freezer as it's 100 degrees out. Anyone notice all of that delicious rockfish underneath?

Allie's graduation cookies. No she's not graduating from high school or college, it's preschool graduation for my favorite 4 year old!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happiness is...

Summertime and cookies for a friend!!!!

Once in a while I donate cookies to a good cause of someone else. These are for Bee; she'll be selling them to raise money for someone in need. They make great end of the year teacher gifts, graduation gifts, or just to have to celebrate summer.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Welcome to the Nation's Capital

Mary's son is a teacher in Atlanta is bringing about a dozen students to DC for an event next weekend. What better way to welcome them than with cookies! We decided on the capitol dome and American flag, one of each individally bagged for their enjoyment.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter cookies

Picture the traditional white Easter Bunny and some pretty pink tulips! My pictures turned out awful! I will try again later...

Music is in the Air!

We had an order for cookies that would be used as an award for perfect attendance at group piano lessons. I love music---but black and white icing does terrify me! There is just no way to have a music cookie that is not black and white...so I conquered my fears yet again.

On to the new! Easter cake pops!

Made these to take to my daughter at college. There were a lot more than in this picture! She shared and they were gone very quickly.

Last of the Regrets---Bunco Cookies

My friend was hosting Bunco and asked if I could make some cookies for her. These are really pretty simple except for the fact that black and white icing together terrifies me--shows every mistake and sometimes runs!

More Regrets--Superbowl Cookies

I decided not to make complicated helmets this year since they can be very complicated and opted for simple footballs instead!

Regrets for lack of past blogging!

I did make valentine cookies! My cookie partner is such a fast blogger that it allows me to procrastinate!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Random Easter

I don't know about you, but the bunnies in my yard are brown--they inspired me to make brown bunnies instead of white. Although we all know the Easter bunny is really white. I made the centerpiece from peeps and jelly beans. I don't like the flowers, they were all I could find at a quick trip to the grocery store. I think I'll switch to tulips or maybe cookies!

I had chick pictures to post too, but they just won't cooperate (the picture wants to post sideways).

Stay tuned for eggs too.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

What You Get When You Trust Me

Amanda and I planned these cookies via e-mail. She asked for teacups for a bridal shower and said the colors were pastels--purple, yellow, green and ivory. I wrote to her that when I think of teacups, I think flowers. Her reply was "I trust you"!

So, this is what you get when you trust me. I wish I was half as good a photographer as a cookie decorator. These are much more beautiful in person.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

"You're My Favorite Deputy"

A quote by...(answer below)

Nina ordered these as a thank you for a friend of hers. They were made for a Frederick County Sheriff, so the design is a little different than those I've made for Montgomery County Police in the past.

Sheriff Woody of course.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Since I'm always looking for something new and exciting to decorate, I agreed to make UFO cookies for my nephew's birthday. I think the little green man really makes the cookie.

Happy birthday Marshall!!!!!!!!!!