Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cookie Birthday Cake

I have always wanted to make a tiered cookie cake and finally had the chance!
This cake was a blast to make, plus it is a surprise cookie cake, the middle two tiers are hollowed out and filled with candy.

This was a super easy cookie to make, over and done with in one day.  The nice thing about a stacked cookie like this is you don't have to let the icing dry for 24 hours like your regular sugar cookies.  I have actually found that stacking after about 30 min of a set time helps the structure say together while still keeping it easy to take a cookie off .
Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Stay Sweet Everyone!

Key Cookies

The hubbie and I recently went to Korea for Korean Thanksgiving.  It was the first time we have seen his folks in two years.  It was a wonderful trip filled with great food and lots of family time.  The only down side of the trip....Hubbie forgot his green card.  Fair warning to any international couples...you don't need your green card to leave the U.S. but you do need it to get on the flight back into the U.S.

Lucky for hubbie and me my folks and apartment manager are awesome people.  My folks were able to get into our apartment and fedex hubbies green card to Korea.  It arrived just on time.
These cookies were for the apartment manager and office staff because they were so amazing, they really helped us out and because of their quick response to my S.O.S email hubbie and I were able to leave Korea together.

These cookies were a combo of airbrushing, stamping, wet on wet and royal icing transfers.
I made the keys and key rings by piping icing over parchment paper (with key designs laid underneath) once the keys were dried they were airbrushed with either copper or silver.
Next I flooded the cookies and let them set for 3 min. and added the key transfers to the semi wet icing.

It was my first time trying transfers and with such a delicate design I was terrified that they would all break.  Luckily for me only a few keys broke and I made sure to make a tone of them.

I am really happy with this set and can't wait to try making some more transfers in the near future.

Stay Sweet Everyone.

Dapper Animal Cookies

These cookies were a real treat to make.  They were made to match West Elm's Dapper Animal Plate set.

The plates and cookies were given as a gift at a bridal shower.

  I guess no one could believe they were cookies.  At first glance guests at the party thought they were napkins or coasters to match the plates.

I still don't know how I knocked these out.  I will call it a cookie miracle.  These cookies started out with a wet on wet icing technique.  

  A pink ivory icing outlined the animal head shape and an off white icing filled in the head.

 Then I hand painted each of the animals working off pictures from the West Elm website.

I am very proud of these cookies and love the plates... I am tempted to go out and get my self a set.
What do you all think?

Stay sweet everyone <3