Monday, May 26, 2014

I have been playing with the church cookie a bit more.  I am trying to figure out how to get the names of the bride and groom on a banner hanging from the church.  I tried just using edible ink markers ( like I did for the people) but it didn't look right.  I think I will try royal icing transfers next.  That is where you pipe the design onto a silicone mat, let it dry and then fasten it to the cookie with icing.  They are delicate so you have to make a lot of them. 

Today is Memorial Day and I am not sure if we are going to go to the parade or not.  I would like to but I promised my daughter several days ago that I would take her to a McDonalds with a play place because she earned it on her potty chart. It might not seem like a big deal to go to McDonalds but for some reason she LOVES it and the nearest one is an hour away!   Argh why do I use the word promise? She never forgets when I promise her something...

I was thinking back to last Memorial Day and I remembered that I had made all of these cookies to sell at an artisan fair in town.  We ended up having a crazy rain/snow storm and the event was cancelled!  It was very disappointing. Although I don't know what was worse, making all of those cookies for nothing, or snow the last week in May!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Giant Cookie Cutters

My uncle just gave me these GIANT cookie cutters!  He found these beauties at a flea market in New Hampshire.  They are bronze and they are solid! Now I need to whip up about four batches of dough to make a dozen cookies.  The tulip cutter is especially large, I am thinking cookie pop but I am afraid it will be too heavy for the stick! How do you use giant cutters?

Thursday, May 8, 2014


I love making these swirly filigree cookies, it is really soothing once you get into the rhythm of it.  I like the smooth finish but you can also let the base layer of icing dry and then pipe on the filigree design to add some texture.
To make the bronze bead border I use Wilton edible shimmer dust.  You just mix it with alcohol or vanilla and paint it on.  It is a little bit time consuming but it just adds a little sparkle to the cookies and who doesn't want a little sparkle in their life?  Below are the cookies before I painted on the shimmer dust...

Well it is finally starting to feel like spring around here.  My husband even mowed the lawn and it smelled sooo good! The other day when we were outside playing we had a young moose visit us.  I have not seen very many moose in Vermont but this little guy was just hanging out by the road in front of our house.  Cars kept stopping to look at him but he didn't care.  When he did start to run my daughter said that she didn't know moose could prance.  So here is a photo of the dainty prancing moose!