Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mickey Mouse-themed Cookies

They were celebrating a retirement at my mom's place of employment and she asked me to make some cookies for her. Turns out the retiree is a big Mickey Mouse fan! And it just so happens that my cookie-friend Lisa gave me some genuine, officially licensed Disney cookie cutters a while back. Yay!

So as usual, I did not take a picture of the cookies before they left my house. My mom did get one, though, and she sent it to me. I kind of liked how they came out.

I did have a couple extras that I got a close-up of.

I did not have any extras of the Minnie bow. :-(  So no close-up of that one. I used a butterfly cookie cutter (Thanks, Sugarbelle!!) and did the outlining and details in black to coordinate with the rest of the set.

I think I might make these again sometime.

Well, that's all for now.

Friday, April 24, 2015

PEEPS Cookies!

As usual, I'm a little late, but these are the cookies I did for Easter this year. Simple chick and bunny Peeps. So easy and so cute!

In the spirit of impending Spring, I also did some in green and blue, but I didn't take pictures of that batch. Oops.

I seriously love these cookies. They're so easy and so cute. Did I say that already? Because it's true. I don't even keep the Peeps cutters with the rest of the cookie cutters. The Peeps live in a kitchen drawer, where they'll be safe.

Well, that's all for now.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Operation Cookie Takeover #5 - America Cookies

Cookies, cookies and more cookies! I've been busy decorating cookies and it's been great! Unfortunately, I'm not so good a taking pictures and posting them.

So last month was another Operation Cookie Takeover. I sent a couple dozen cookies out.

Various shapes in patriotic colors. Had I been thinking clearly, I would have made red white and blue Peeps cookies since it was around Easter-time. Maybe next year.

As usual I forgot to take pictures until after I bagged them.  *sigh*

Well, that's all for now.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

OSU Cookies

So, if you remember from my last post, I donated some Minion cookies to the kids' school for a basket-raffle fundraiser. Well, the boy's class had a basket, too. His theme was The Ohio State University. So I made some cookies for that, too.

Pardon the horrible background. The photos were rushed, as usual.

Nothing fancy. Just some footballs, helmets and block "O"s. I've had that football helmet cookie cutter for at least 10 years and this is the first time I've used it.

Anyhoo, that's all for now.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Minion Cookies

The kids' school had a fundraiser recently and one of the fund raisers they employ is a basket raffle. The basket the girl's class made was Minion-themed. So I made cookies.

I think I was the only parent that donated an item featuring the purple minions. Oh well.

Although these cookies did teach me that I can't make a round circle even with an Art-O-Graph (KopyKake). Again, oh well.

That's all for now.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Decorated Sugar Cookies for a Happy Birthday!

My co-worker Maria asked me to make her some cookies for her birthday. I won't rat her out and announce her age. :-)

Again, sorry for the horrible pictures. My husband asked why my phone turned the pictures yellow. Because his doesn't. Even though they're the same phone.

Anyhoo, there were candles, cupcakes, party hats and a monogram. The monograms were royal icing transfers and came out pretty nice. Of course, the girl asked me why I didn't use the copy cat. Which was adorable. (And I guess I could have, I just didn't feel like setting it up.)

Well, that's all for now.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Turtle Birthday Cake

Ha!  Fooled you!  It's not a chocolate and caramel and pecan birthday cake. (Although that would be lovely, in my opinion.)  It's a cake shaped like a turtle!!

Because that's what the boy wanted.

I was actually quite happy with how it turned out. I got the idea off of Pinterest, of course. The design as a whole is a mash-up of two different cakes that I saw. I wanted to do more on the base cake, but I was literally finishing up the border as we walked out the door. My time management wasn't the best with this one.

The square cake is two giant layers of lemon cake, torted, with two layers of home-made lemon curd filling and one layer of buttercream filling. It was gigantic. It stood almost 5 1/2 inches high (not including the turtle on top) and was incredible heavy. I should have weighed it. The turtle is a 6" round cake, vanilla-almond with buttercream filling. We served it at the party and then I took the rest to work on Monday. It was pretty good.

I almost made a terrible mistake in the mixing. I made a triple batch of lemon cake and filled my 6-quart mixer almost to the brim. But I managed to mix it all without spilling any. Although I had a few nail-biter moments during the process.

He really liked his cake, which is what matters. :-)

Now to plan the next birthday cake!  It's a never-ending cycle.

That's all for now.