A Vineyard Wedding in Sedona

I had the honor of designing and creating decorated cookies for a beautiful vineyard wedding in Sedona this past weekend. My time in the kitchen was made even more special since it was my nephew’s wedding. I love making cookies for people I know (and love). I think of them the entire time from sketch to the tying of the ribbon. How lucky can a baker girl and auntie get? The destination wedding location was unique and lovely and not… [Read More]

Jennifer’s Wedding

It was a lovely day.The day before I had finished making 140 wedding cookies for my niece, but you might have already known that. On Saturday, as we were leaving for the ceremony, I received a call from the father of the bride. “Where are you?” Three little words at the beginning of a conversation that always makes your heart beat faster.Seems the florist came and left before the bakery dropped off the cake so there was no one to… [Read More]

Bridal Shower ‘Tushie Cookies’!

I can hardly believe I am saying this especially after my Granny Panties post last Friday, but I was totally inspired to make these cookies by the bridal “I Do” thong I gave my niece for one of her shower gifts this past weekend.   These aren’t your mama’s bridal shower cookies but they sure got a lot of laughs and attention! I made a few just for fun. I wrapped them up and told Jennifer, the bride, I made… [Read More]

Decorated Wedding Cookies – Part 2

The wedding cookie samples are finished!I started with a batch of plain cookies not knowing where they were going to take me.I usually have designs in my head but yesterday I had none, nada, zilch. I let the bride’s colors guide me – pink, green and black.Light pink roses and lots of greenery to be specific. The wedding cake will be white with pink roses and with black bands of icing around the bottom of each tier. Jennifer, the bride,… [Read More]

Embossed Fondant Wedding Cookies – Part 1

  Today I’m working on my second batch of prototype wedding cookies for my niece’s May wedding. While I was looking for a different cutter to use, I came across this kit of a 3-tierd square shaped cake and 3 embossing sheets to use with rolled fondant. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them!The kit is called Cookie Cutter Texture Set by Autumn Carpenter. There are also some informative video tutorials on the website which I found while… [Read More]

Stamping On A Wedding Cookie

I promise soon I’ll have a post that isn’t cookie related but it’s been my world for the last few weeks.A few weeks ago I was in Paper Source with a friend where I found this stamp and immediately fell in love with the saying and font. I had to have it! I knew it would be perfect for wedding cookies! Why couldn’t I stamp a cookie? I’ve never seen a stamped cookie before but it became my quest to… [Read More]

Champagne Flute Decorated Cookies

I’m popping the cork this Valentine’s to say … You go to my head, Valentine! If you wish to toast your love or friendships this Valentine’s Day these cookies couldn’t be easier to make.Draw a champagne flute out of card stock to use as a cookie cutter template. In-fill with thinned golden colored icing (I used Ameri-Color Gold with just a touch of Wilton Lemon Yellow), sprinkle gold dragees (I used small and large sized) from the bottom up to… [Read More]

Nautical Wedding Cookies

The big day came and went this weekend for my niece’s wedding and it was a wonderful day.My gift to her was making 160 decorated cookies with her nautical theme utilizing the affectionate term ‘soul mateys’. I modified my original design of stenciling ‘soul mateys’ on the cookie and decided on two cute hearts incorporating the ‘soul mateys’ on a tag instead.For the last two weeks and as far as the eye could see, my horizon has been filled with… [Read More]

Debutante Ball Gown Decorated Cookie

Preppy 101 asked me to make a cookie for a friend’s debutante celebration and I was thrilled! I thought the cookie cutter used for the “Betty Draper Party Dress” that is featured in my Give-Away would be perfect and I wanted to share a couple more decorating ideas with you.Click HERE to enter the give-away if you’d like. It ends this Sunday after Mad Men. 🙂 I began with my favorite Sugar Cookie and Royal Icing recipes. In keeping with… [Read More]

Pink Champagne Glass Decorated Cookies

  Champagne. A bit of the bubbly. The stuff that tickles your nose. And YES! It has to be pink! It’s mere existence announces in the grandest of styles a new beginning, an achievement, an event to remember. Cheers! It celebrates life with us. Love. Marriage. Birth.   It let’s us take a moment to say hoorah for you, hoorah for me or hoorah for all of us!   “Please, Save The Date” It wouldn’t be the same without you…. [Read More]