Monday, May 2, 2016

Giraffe Birthday Cookies

Hand Painted cookies are some of my favorite cookies to make, they are also often the most challenging.

When my wonderful co-worker asked me for a set for her daughters 20th birthday I was thrilled.
Her only request was that I incorporate giraffes some how.

Giraffes you say... no problem!  I loved making this set, not only did I get to hand paint some fun cookies, I also go to work on my flower piping and did some stencil work as well!

Check out the whole set, doesn't it just give you warm fuzzies!  The mamma giraffe and baby were by far the favorite of my co-worker and her daughter.  
Below you will find close ups of all the individual cookies.  

These little mini cookies might just be my favorite of the set.  I love the color combo and how whimsical they look.  

Finally the silhouette cookie.  Silhouette cookies are quickly becoming my favorites.  I really like how they turn out and once I have a stencils for them they are super easy to make.  At the moment I hand cut each of the stencils I use.  But I now have a giraffe stencil so any takers for some super cute giraffe cookies?

Hope you enjoyed the overwhelming cute!  Stay Sweet Everyone!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sweet Seattle

Hello again everyone,
Sorry for the brief hiatus.  Just because I haven't been posting doesn't mean I haven't been busy making cookies.

I have almost a year of backlogged cookies to share with you!  Lets start off with a set that was made a little over a year ago as a Fathers day present.  The client wanted a set of cookies that reflected Seattle, the space needle, fishing, pine trees and a fishing boat.

I was provided with a photo of the fishing boat and after that I had permission to go wild, all while hitting all the requested design ideas.

Google was my best friend for this project not only did it help me figure out exactly what the client meant by "those really tall pine trees that you find around the Seattle area" but it also helped me get a good idea of what the Space Needle actually looked like.

The pine trees by far were my favorite to paint.  There was something so satisfying about laying all those different colors of green.  I loved paining the trees so much that in true Bob Ross style I even made a family of happy trees :D

I couldn't forget to represent the city of Seattle so I decided to paint a cityscape and found a lovely print on line to recreate on a cookie as well.  

Now on the the fishy part of the post.  With some help from the client I learned the lucky reciepient loved salmon fishing.  Another quick Google search taught me all about the salmon you would find in  Washington.

I always love the drawings you see in old field guides so I decided to go with that style for my fish, and if you are fishing you defiantly need a fishing rod so I made a few of those to go with the fish as well.  

Thanks for sticking with me though the hiatus, and be sure to check back I have loads of updates waiting.  
Until then Stay Sweet Everyone!