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

Friday, October 18, 2013

Corset cookies: tutorial

As promised here is a brief tutorial on how to cut out the corset bachelorette set posted  here.
You will need two cutters to make these cookies, a small heart and an egg cutter.
If you don't have either of these cutters you could make a template or cut these by hand.  But it is much faster to use the cutters if you have them.

First role out your cookie dough and flower your cutters.  

 Use your egg cutter to cut out an egg shape.

Then use your egg cutter to create the hourglass shape of a corset.  If you space it right the first cookie should cut out the hips of the second cookie.

Use your small heart cutter to cut out the top edge of the corset.  You could do this part by had as well.  I just pressed along the top edge of the cutter so my cookie wasn't cut into two sections.  You can cut the cookie into two parts and bake them together on the cookie sheet but I like keeping the cookie in one section.

This is what your finished cut out should look like.  If needed you can use your fingers to pat down the edges and make the cookie smooth and uniform along the top edge.

Transfer your cookies to a baking sheet and bake these babies.  

My first set was so popular I made a second set of lingerie cookies for a friends bachelorette party.  It was a perfect gift because at the party the played a game where each girl brought the bride a pair of underwear and the bride had to guess who had bought here each pair.

How fun are her wedding colors!  Teal and orange for a fall wedding. 

Happy baking everyone, Stay sweet ^^

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Under there....Under where. Underwear Cookies!

I finally had an excuse to make these cute underwear cookies.  I was commissioned by a friend to make some for a bachelorette party.

 They were a blast to make!  I can't wait to make some more!  I hope you enjoy them in all their sassy goodness.  

 If you want to make some of your own go and show Sugarbelle some love 

 Her work is amazing and something I strive towards.  Plus her posts are a hoot to read.  She is a very entertaining blogger.

Stay sweet everyone

1st American Anniversary

My marriage story is an interesting one.  I met Lee while I was teaching English in South Korea.  He was an assistant manager at the English cafe I volunteered at.  We became close friends and eventually started dating and then we decided we wanted to spend the rest of of lives together!  Because Lee is Korean and I am American our marriage process was a bit different than other couples.  We legally got married in Korea 3 years ago.  Then a month later Lee proposed.  Then 2 years ago today we had our Korean ceremony an then a year after that we had our American ceremony.  Confused yet?

Korean Wedding 8/6/11

American Wedding 7/28/12

Lee and I still haven't decided which date to use as our anniversary, but this year we opted to use our American one (since it would be our 1st) We took some photos with the tree we planted on our wedding day (instead of lighting unity candles) we went out to dinner and Lee surprised me with a visit to the rose and peace gardens and we ate the top of our wedding cake. 

1st American Anniversary 7/28/13
With our tree we planted on our wedding day!

Still full of love for each other after 1 year (or 3)

We were so lucky to have our wedding cake made by a loving family member, my wonderfully talented aunt Debby.  She did a wonderful job don't you think?  She even saved some flowers and twigs for me so I could decorate the topper, however I was super bummed when I opened the box that she had stored them in for me to find that all the flowers were broken. 

The beautiful wedding cake Debbie made

Look at the stunning details!

I quickly decided that this would be a great time to try my hand at decorating cake with cookies.  It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot along the way.
All in all it was a wonderful anniversary and I can't wait for the years to come.

My first cookie cake. 

Stay sweet everyone!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunny Days

There is nothing quite like the dog days of summer... and what time better to have a water party!
These cookies were made for a water themed birthday party for an awesome little boy who is turning 5.

The birthday boy had originally wanted cupcakes but after seeing my cookies he opted for cookies instead.  I was thrilled to make these for him plus for a water themed birthday party cookies hold up in wet little hands a bit better than cupcakes.  

Hope you all have wonderful sunny summer days ahead of you!

Stay sweet everyone :D

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lembas Bread and other Lord of the Ring Cookies

I was thrilled to get my first nerdy cookie order!  I got to make some awesome LOTR cookies for a birthday party.

 I went on line and was surprised to find that there are not many LOTR sugar cookies out there, plenty of lovely cakes and cupcakes but not many cookies.  I did however find a fun Lemabs bread cookie here.  

I changed and updated it a bit and was thrilled with how it turned out.  Add a few ring cookies to the mix and some cookies that say happy birthday in elvish and all in all I think you end up with a pretty neat birthday set.  

Hope you had a great birthday Nalie!

Stay sweet everyone!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lets Go Twins!

As promised here are some more baseball cookies.

This was a challenging set for me because the order was made for a diabetic teenager.  I did my best to offer a few different options and did my best to give my client a rough idea of the carbs, sugar and calories in the cookies. 
Hand died sugar cookies

I ended up making two different style cookies.  Some with the dough died and others fully iced.  I was able to cut down on the sugar in the cookies with the died dough because I didn't have to use as much royal icing.  

They look vintage right?

Good ol' regular sugar cookies

I also got to experience another 1st with this cookie order.

8in name plaque 

I got to make a giant cookie, an 8in plaque with the clients son's name on it.  
I am really enjoying making these baseball themed cookies.  
Have a team you want to see in cookie form.... place an order at

Stay sweet guys ^^