Sunday, December 21, 2014

Whimsical Decorated Christmas Cookies

After my foray into non-traditional colors, I decided to go whimsical for the rest of the cookies this year.


Pink, green and white. Not too wild and crazy, just a little different.

I'm digging this snowman.


Am I allowed to say that about my own cookies?  Because it's true.

And finally a plaque cookie I don't hate. Simple but pretty.


Well, I'm off to do more decorating! I actually took this past week off of work just to make cookies. I barely even left the house. Not much of a vacation, but I enjoyed myself.

Well, that's all for now.
Enjoy!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gingerbread Men in a Forest Decorated Sugar Cookies

You probably think I've finally lost my mind for real based on the title of this post.  But I haven't, I promise!


Gingerbread men...in a forest!


These are the cookies I made for the boy's Christmas party at school.  Since there are only four students in his class, I can go a little nuts with the cookies. And I've been wanting to try some 3-D cookies, so this was the perfect opportunity!


I thought they came out kind of cute.

That's all for now.
Enjoy!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Non-Traditional Decorated Christmas Cookies

I made a few batches of non-traditional Christmas cookies this year. Well, the shapes were traditional but the colors weren't.  


Turquoise, yellow, gray and white. I'm going through a phase where I really like gray and yellow together.  And I ALWAYS love turquoise. 

Trees...


Snowflakes...


And another tray...


They were fun, but I'm back to slightly more traditional colors now.  

That's all for now.
Enjoy!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Reindeer Snowflake Decorated Sugar Cookies

Well, Christmas Cookie season is in full swing here in the D-oh household. The first thing I did was enter a cookie exchange.  Here's a photo of my 9 1/2 dozen gingersnaps.


I love gingersnaps.

So after that I had to make more gingersnaps, because the cookie exchange used up my whole inventory. Then I made a whole bunch of other cookies.  And while I was making sugar cookies, I cut out some snowflakes using my spiffy new snowflake cutter. But the only thing I could think of while I was making the snowflakes was reindeer, because the snowflake looked like reindeer.


See...reindeer.  Some I turned into Rudolph, and some I left generic.


The noses are red hots (cinnamon imperials if you want to get technical) and the eyes are black sugar pearls. Super easy.


Anyhoo, that's all for today.

Enjoy!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sports Themed Birthday Cakes

A friend asked me to make a cake for some friends of hers.  There are three boys and they celebrate birthdays at the same time.  (And I never thought to ask if they were triplets or something...I'm going to have to ask her now.)

So they like sports. Basketball and Football.  And that's all the direction she gave me. She wanted two cakes, one for a family dinner and one for the party. Here's what I came up with.

Family Dinner:

Party:


And that was the day I learned that my son doesn't know ANYTHING about sports. I felt bad. He thinks he would like sports if he could watch them, but we don't watch them. Mostly because we don't have cable. I need to get the boy to my brother's house, to watch some football, pronto. (He asked me what a quarterback was. I didn't realize it was as bad as that.)

Anyhoo. That's all for now.

Enjoy!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Baby Girl Shower Cake

One of my coworkers is about to give birth, so we threw her a surprise baby shower. Guess who volunteered to bring cake?


I made it to match the napkins. Chocolate cake, of course.

Here's a close-up of the bow (in a box and sitting on a non-skid mat for transport):


For some reason, I really, really like making fondant bows. I think it's because I loved Play Doh so much as a child. The bow was also sprinkled liberally with disco dust. Sparkly!

Here we are spread out over the filing cabinets. And there are the napkins!


Another coworker made a diaper cake and topped it with the cutest shoes ever:


Anyhoo, it was a fun time.  Lots of food and fun to break up the day.

That's all for now.

Enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Deconstructed Thanksgiving Turkey Sugar Cookies

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! (I am making a concerted effort to not panic.)

Before I get too busy with turkey and pie and stuffing and pie and sweet taters and pie, I decided to make some turkey cookies.  Because I can't remember if I've made turkey cookies before or not. I think maybe I have, but if I did, they were less than memorable.


These, on the other hand, came out pretty cute. You know what the best part is? I used this cutter set from Wilton:


That's right, I repurposed a snowflake into a turkey butt.

Anyhoo, these are for the kids' Thanksgiving feast at school. Hopefully the kids won't be traumatized by the headless turkeys!

Happy Thanksgiving...and remember to be thankful every day, not just once a year!

That's all for now.

Enjoy!