Also, my husband has convinced me to set up an etsy shop, so if you're in the market for some cookies hop on over to Sugar Loaf Eats and shop 'til you drop. If what you're looking for isn't listed, just shoot me a message on etsy. Chances are I have the shape you need and can get it out to you in just a few days.
In the last few weeks I have baked and decorated *almost* countless amounts of cookies. First, ice cream cones and cupcakes for Bible School. Followed by seahorses and starfish for my daughter's second birthday. Then, baby onesies for an expectant friend. And finally, my mother-in-law actually became my first paying customer. I didn't like it. I was definitely uncomfortable letting her pay me for anything, so I eased my conscience by sending lots extra. She threw a Mexican themed party this weekend and wanted accompanying cookies. So, I made sombreros with moustaches, maracas, and red chili peppers. I also included a few just for my father-in-law because he loves the icing, which is reminiscent of those childhood animal crackers with the smooth, hard frosting.
So, here they all are in *almost* chronological order...
Ice Cream Cones and Cupcakes for the VBS teachers at our church. They had over 600 kids in VBS this year and we are not a mega-church - that's just mind-blowing!
Starfish and Seahorses for my daughter's birthday party. We used them as the party favors. Her cake was an awesome fondant covered birthday cake with mermaids and seahorses. My cousin made it for me and I will post pictures of it as soon as I get them from my mom. I am still in awe that she was able to do everything she did for the cake - and that she did it for free! She truly is a talented baker (visit her Facebook page, Sandy K's Cakes).
And, these are my absolute favorites! I just learned this technique and was really just trying it out on these cookies. I wanted to send a few just to my father-in-law and thought, what better time to practice? I knew he wouldn't care if they were ugly, but they turned out to be absolutely stunning.