Saturday, April 12, 2014

Where'd you go Bernadette

I joined a book club!
I have always wanted to be in a book club but never had the opportunity.
When my friend told me she was creating one I was thrilled and couldn't wait to start reading out first book which happened to be Where'd you go Bernadette by Maria Semple (who was a writer for Arrested Development)

Here is a quick blurb about the book:
This novel was so much fun. A comic novel with mystery thrown it, it is a joy to read. After Bernadette moves with her husband, a Microsoft employee, and 15-year old daughter to Seattle, she becomes very unhappy with the neighborhood and people she meets, especially the moms for the private school. She is a revolutionary architect, but stopped working for unknown reasons, and stays home most of the time. One day she disappears and her daughter won’t stop trying to find her.

As soon as I saw the cover of the book I knew I would be making cookies for our first meeting.  The style of the cover gave me a chance to do some more experimenting with my airbrush.  

 I am still learning how to use my airbrush and have a long way to go.  For these cookies I made 3 stencils out of tagboard to mask different aspects of the cookie while I airbrushed.  

The rest of the cookies were painted by hand.  They were a huge success at the first meeting.  

The next book is The Golem and the Jinni...

I can't wait to get started on these cookies!!!!

Stay Sweet everyone <3

Get Back on your Feet Soon

So the idea of eating a foot shaped cookie isn't really my thing.....
kind of strange right?

But when asked to make a cookie bouquet of colorful feet wishing an injured co-worker to get back on his feet soon, how could I refuse.

I think (hope) blue and orange feet weren't as strange to eat as more traditionally colored feet ;)

Stay sweet everyone ^.^

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Corporate cookies

I have been itching to use my new airbrush that I received as a gift for christmas.  I knew this was just the set to use it on.

I needed to crank out 5doz flower cookies with the corporations logo in the middle.

Rather than piping each by hand (can anyone say hand cramp) I opted to make a stencil and then try out my new airbrush.

I have to say I was absolutely thrilled with the results.

These were a lot of fun to make.  Navy and white look so elegant together and the dusting of luster dust adds the extra pop of elegance these cookies were begging for.

I can't wait to try some more of these with different logos.
Until then Stay Sweet Everyone :D

So long, farewell, au wiedersehen, adieu

These cookies were made for a co-worker as a goodbye present.

She was moving out of state with her sweetheart.

I wish her the best of luck on her new journey in life.

Good Luck Reb! Stay Sweet!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cinderella Mice Cookies

Just thought I would share one of my latest cookie projects with you.  Some cute Cinderella Mice Cookies with some bird and string accent cookies.  

Isn't Gus a cutie ^^

Suzi looks like she is ready to get to work. 

Jaq is looking for a new adventure.

and Perla is just as lovely as ever. 

Hope you all enjoyed some sweet photos of some cute little mice. 

Stay sweet everyone!

Hoping for a heat wave

We have had a cold snap here in MN.  Like below 0 with wind chill making it feel like -20 or worse.
So Birrrrrrrrr

However starting tomorrow we are going to reach 23 degrees!!!!!
To celebrate I thought it would only be appropriate to post some nice beachy cookies.

My boss and his lovely lady recently got hitched and I made them some cookies to celebrate.
The got married in Florida so I suppose beach themed cookies were appropriate.

I hope you enjoy the warm sunny cookies.
Hopefully they bring some warmth to you during this nasty cold winter.

Stay Sweet and warm everyone ^^

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gender Neutral Baby Shower Cookies

I was commissioned to make some baby shower cookies that were gender neutral, and would set the theme for the baby shower.  The client had not yet picked out colors or a theme for the shower and told me they would match the show to the cookies.  Talk about stress....

I ended up choosing a sunny yellow and a light grass green for the colors and then gave the client several cookie designs to choose from.  She ended up choosing baby foot prints and a stork. 

Whenever you place a custom cookie order with Something sweet you will get several cookie options and prices to choose from.  Here is the sketches my baby shower client received.   
Cookie ideas

Cookie ideas continued
Up first are the storks.  I used the cookies featured on Sugarbelle's site for inspiration.  You can read the blog post here the cookies are truly amazing!

The storks were painted with a thin layer of white luster dust. 

Next came the baby feet cookies.  These were a blast to make and a great learning experience for me.  I have recently started using disco dust in some of my designs and have been experimenting with different applications.  This time I put the disco dust on the cookies while the icing was still wet.  Thus far it is my favorite way to apply the disco dust.

I love the bright shine it gives the cookies. 

This was such a fun set to make.  I can't wait to do more baby shower cookies.  The soft colors and cute designs are a lot of fun to play around with.  

Stay sweet guys :D