Sunday, February 20, 2011

Candy Cookies

Hello everyone! I have been baking for the past 2 days! Making cookies, cake pops and mini cupcakes. My favorite of all this were the cookies! One of my friends called me and asked me to make some cookies for her daughter's birthday party which was going to have a candy theme. Naturally I said yes!! I have been wanting to do some candy cookies after seeing some that Glorious Treats had done. They just looked like so much fun! The only problem was she called me on Thursday and needed them for Saturday and I didn't have a candy cutter. What to do??? I went immediately to Karen's Cookies and found she had the cutter but could I get it here before Saturday?? Then my husband comes in and asks me what I'm in a panic about lol. I explained to him what was going on and he said that he could probably help me out! What? He said that he would just make me the cutters I wanted. Seriously? (My hubby is pretty crafty! One of the reasons I married him lol.) So he went and bought the tin and started making them! A couple of hours later I had 5 new candy cookie cutters! He made 3 large ones (circle, square and rectangel) and then 2 mini cutters ( circle and rectangle).
So you wanna see how they turned out??

Then lastly I wanted to try something else that I had seen. The Decorated Cookie has a tutorial if you would like to see. There's one problem with these though. When the icing and cotton candy mix it breaks the cotton candy down and it melts. I have learned that there are different brands of cotton candy that work differently and break down faster than others. Another thing is they must be made and eaten in the same day. These for instance had broken down and melted within about an hour. :(  Cute idea from The Decorated Cookie but I just wish I could figure out a way to make it work for longer.

All in all I think the cookies turned out pretty good! Now I have to think about what I'm going to make next! You guys have a wonderful Sunday and I'll see you back here next time! Happy baking!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hi everyone and Happy Valentine's Day! I hope that you guys are having a wonderful day. I am done with all of my Valentine cookies and happy and sad at the same time lol. I have been working on lots of heart cookies but I didn't get to do all the ones I wanted. Darn it lol! Here are some that I made for a friend. There's nothing really special about them but they are kinda cute.
Part of my problem is that I have so many ideas floating around in my head about cookies that I want to make that I can't get them all done! Do you guys ever have that problem?? Now it's time to start working on Easter ideas. I have a pretty good idea about what I want to do but I like to practice on them to work out the kinks so to speak. Of course that doesn't mean that I won't have any mishaps for sure! I know that some little snag will appear somewhere lol. It always does lol!

So, I have a question for all you readers (if anyone is reading lol). How do you like your cookies?? I used to make them thin but I didn't like how the edges turned brown so I started making them thicker. I like them so much better this way! I haven't had any complaints about them being thick yet so I guess that's a good sign. They also are much more durable. Especially when you ship them. So how do you like your cookies?? Thick, thin, crunchy or soft??

Another day maybe we can talk about icing. I know everyone has their favorites but I'm interested in hearing what they are. For now I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's day! See you back here real soon!


Friday, February 11, 2011


Good morning everyone! Today I have some more Valentine cookies to share with you. My cousin has two little boys and she asked me to do some cookies for their school parties. Next I tried to think what I was going to do! They are boys so I'm sure they would not like anything girly like pretty little pink hearts lol. Since I have 3 girls coming up with boy stuff is always hard for me sooo... here's what I came up with!
Little green monsters lol! I think they are pretty cute and they boys went wild over them! Yay!!! Not too bad for a girly momma lol. The funny thing is that after I got them made, Hannah (my 2 yr old) was eyeing them with a big smile. I guess dinosaurs aren't just for boys lol.

I must say that I got this ideas from Sugarbelle. She did a different dinosaur and I already had this cutter so voila! They are yummy yummy! Let me just say that I have had lots of fun with cookies this Valentine's but I am really excited to get started on other ones as well. Check back tomorrow to see what I made next! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentine Corsets

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I have some Valentine Corsets to show you. I made these for my cousin along with the boxershorts and lovebugs. I think they turned out pretty cute! I definitely would do some things a little different next time.
I made some thicker icing and put it in bags and tried doing my outlining and some of the trim at the top of the corsets. Not real sure that I like the bags. It could be because I have gotten used to using the bottles. I just really like doing it all with the bottles lol. I also don't like how when you are using the bags, the icing seems to crack and break off easier. I may not be doing it right but that's what happened a few times with these.

For the most part, I'm pretty happy with how these turned out and they are pretty yummy too! I do know that I am addicted to making these little hearts lol! I just love making them and then adding little dots to it.
So what are your favorite ways to decorate cookies? Do you like using the bottles or bags? I'm just curious to hear what other people do and what their favorite techniques are.

Well, I guess I better go get busy doing my chores for the day. We are off to the Monster Truck Jam later and the kids are so excited! I hope you guys have a relaxing Saturday!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lovebugs anyone?

Goooood morning!! Holy canoli it's cold here! We are at -28 degrees right now! Wish I didn't have to get out today lol but oh well. Today I have some Lovebugs to show you. I was really surprised at how easy these were to do. They really turned out cute but there are some things that I will definitely do different next time.

So what did I learn you say? What will I do differently? Well, let me tell ya. I will start with the black spots. Next time I will make them flush with the red instead of raised. It's just a personal preference but I think it would look better. Second, very important note to self. Self, don't forget the antenna's lol.

Here is a close up so you can see the antenna's. I think that if I did the dots differently, the antenna's would look differently as well. I'm not really liking the fact that I'm showing you my mistakes but that's how we learn right? These are of course all personal preference but you will just have to try it to find out what works for you and what you like.

The main thing is that I'm having fun and that's what is important right? I'm not quite sure what kind of cookies I will be doing today but I can't wait to get started!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and if it's cold where you are, stay warm! Brrrrrrrr!!!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Favorite!

Good morning everyone! Brrrrrr is it cold here today! Glad I am able to stay at home and bake all day! Today I have a cookie to show you that I think is adorable! Now let me tell you, I can't take credit for these. I first saw them over on my friend Terri's blog and I knew that I had to give them a try. Wow! I am so happy with the way they turned out! So stinkin cute!!
The little heart tatoo just adds to them even more! I think that Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays because I LOVE the colors! My favorite color is pink but I love these colors put together. Sometimes when your decorating cookies, do you find yourself looking for ways to get creative but your stuck? It's really hard to get past that but when you finally break through, your on a roll. I felt lik I was doing the same thing over and over here and wanted to add some creativity to these little cutties but I was stuck. Once I ran out of cookies, my mind was flooded with ideas. Of course it was! Isn't that how it always happens??? Oh well, next time because I'm sure it won't be my last time to make these!

Well, that's all I have for you today! I'm off to bake more cookies today so I hope to have some to show you tomorrow.