Thursday, December 20, 2012

Spirit of Christmas, part 2... hope you have a sense of humor

This is not a trick, those are cookies :) These were all my Dad's idea... he sent me a pic and via email with the subject: "wouldn't these make a cool cookie?" Well that got my brain going because I loved the idea. Each cookie has a flavor to match it's color... Cinnamon, Coconut, Peppermint, Lemon, Vanilla and Red Velvet. I wanted to keep going but I ran out of icing to mix into new colors. These are on their way to him as a surprise with the logos, I hope the final product is a good as he envisioned because they were super fun to make. Thanks for the great idea, Dad.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Spirt of Christmas... part 1

My father, who is one of my biggest fans, asked very nicely for some holiday cookies to be mailed to his office this year for Christmas. He wanted his company's (Pacific Ship Repair, or PacShip) logo done as a cookie but left it up to me to make them "festive and fun." I know that his bosses are very protective of their logo, the style and colors are very important to them. So I had to take my time and do this one very carefully... I hate painting lines now :) He was floored when he saw them, and that made it all worth it. These were part of a group cookies, you can see them bits of them here but there more to come on those in part 2... can you guess what they are?

Friday, December 7, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Here is what my kitchen looked like at 7 am this morning... these were all naked when I got home from work at 6 pm last night. All in all there were about 460 cookies decorated for a work Christmas bazaar. I did Sweet Sugarbell's Orange Gingerbread cookie recipe along with my own Eggnog and Candy Cane flavors this year. I found the cutest bags at Target and Hobby Lobby and tried to do cookies to match. It was a lot of work but they were very well received... next year I may have to do more ;)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's a Girl... Monster :)

So I just have to say that I love my customers, seriously, you guys are great! I have been able to do some of the most fun cookies ever and you guys are not afraid of doing something different.

These are for a baby shower... and girls baby shower. From what I understand the mother did not want anything too girly so her best friend decided to do fun colorful monsters. They found these really cute decals they were going to use and she sent me a pic. I loved them the moment I saw them. But how to make them fit the theme a little better without going too "girly" on the mom... BOWS! We did the same style monsters, kept to the softer color choices, and added a tiny bow to each one to give it just a touch of flair. (How cute did these come out? I LOVE THEM)

On another big plus side for this set of cookies, I got to try out a brand new plaque cookie cutter I'd been eyeing for months from Karen's Cookies and finally bought while at a cookie conference earlier this month. :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Birthdays and Bow ties

So I got a request for another "little man" birthday party but this one was a little different. The mom loved the bow tie idea but wanted something that would match her invitations a little bit more. We talked about it for a little while and decided to do a simplified version of her invite. I kept the stripes hand-painted to keep that homemade feel and did some smaller name cookies to go along with them (so the kids had one to share with the parents). I wasn't quite sure how these were going to come out but they worked out quite well once everything was together.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pink Pumpkins and Pearls... Happy Birthday

I got the cutest request for birthday cookies the other day. The theme? Pink Pumpkins and Pearls, the girlier the better. The mom wanted a characterize version of her daughter's face and some fun pink pumpkins to go along with them. I had so much fun with these, my hands were pink for a week but I totally didn't care.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

This is halloween, this is halloween...

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween

I am the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red

I am the one hiding under yours stairs
Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair

This is Halloween, this is Halloween

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

In this town, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

Round that corner, man hiding in the trash can
Something's waiting now to pounce, and how you'll...

Scream! This is Halloween
Red 'n' black, slimy green

Aren't you scared?

Well, that's just fine
Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and roll the dice
Ride with the moon in the dead of night

Everybody scream, everbody scream

In our town of Halloween!

I am the clown with the tear-away face
Here in a flash and gone without a trace

I am the "who" when you call, "Who's there?"
I am the wind blowing through your hair

I am the shadow on the moon at night
Filling your dreams to the brim with fright

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
Halloween! Halloween! 

Tender lumplings everywhere
Life's no fun without a good scare

That's our job, but we're not mean
In our town of Halloween

In this town

Don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise 

Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin
This is Halloween, everyone scream
Wont' ya please make way for a very special guy

Our man jack is King of the Pumpkin patch
Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King now!

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

La la la la-la la [Repeat]

These need no further introduction, Happy Birthday Wes... hope you like them.
(more pics here)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pirates101... coming to a PC near you

Pirates101 is KingsIsle's newest addition to their already awesome reputation of wonderful gaming. Based on the same worlds of Wizard101, Pirates101 takes the players on a totally new ride into the sky and onto custom pirate ships to battle new foes and totally new adventures. The characters are awesome and I can't wait to try it. These were created for to celebrate their launch here in Austin, the mini cookies are gold doubloons and the pink pear looking cookies are called "yum" fruit... you know... yo ho ho and a bottle of "yum!" (the 'yum' fruit cookies were actually flavored like rum). Their humor is still right on target for a wide range of age groups and I couldn't wait to help celebrate this latest masterpiece with them.

These characters, clockwise from right to left are:  Deacon, Rat Beard, Bonnie Anne, and El Toro. The portraits were about 5 inches tall and all hand-painted. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ambit Energy logo cookies

My mother-in-law recently joined the proud ranks of Ambit Energy representatives. She is planning on attending an energy conference up in Dallas at the end of the month and she wanted something she could hand out and be remembered for. There are a lot of "A's" in the Ambit logo... they took forever ;)  Overall I'm pretty happy with the way these came out, the color looked great and for my first logo cookies I really think they matched well. My mother-in-law loved them so we'll see what the other attendees think.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dishonored launch party

These are for the Dishonored launch party tonight. The game was done by Arkane Studios and Bethesda. The game looks great, check out their website here ( The blood splatters were especially fun to try and recreate along with the tattoo the main character wears on his wrist as well as the mark of the plague (the red "x"). The game looks awesome and I felt honored to be included on such a special night for Arkane Studios here in Austin, TX.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Meet the Avengers

I had these guys on the books for a little while but I wasn't sure what I was going to do. The recipient of these was 7 years old and totally in love with the new Avengers movie. We've got The Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. I love the little word cookies too :) I couldn't believe how fun these were to make, the more I got done on them, the more I fell in love with them. I've always been a fan of the characters but now I love them all that much more.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pirates vs. Ninjas!!! Welcome baby Mason

What could be more fun that Pirate vs. Ninja cookies to announce to the world  the arrival of Mr. Mason... not much. The idea for these was presented to me from the father and I was so excited to give them a shot. We decided on the cartoon style ninja and pirates with matching gold doubloons and mini throwing stars to match. So much cuteness in such a little plate, I love how much fun these were and how outside the box they were from typical "baby" cookies.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Welcoming Baby Reagan...

We did two sets of cookies for little Ms. Reagan, one for the baby shower and one for the family. Her new room was custom painted with adorable animals and the while she didn't want a bunch of decorations for the shower, we decided on a polka-dot theme.  I carried a little of that theme into the family cookies using just the mom's favorite color (and the dad's favorite animals, can you find the dinosaur?).

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gone With the Wind... baby shower?

These were a lot of fun, a friend asked me to help her out... she was planning a baby shower for her best friend and the theme was Gone With the Wind. She wanted to focus on the green dress that Scarlet makes out of the curtains. I wasn't sure where these were heading when I agreed to do it but after a bunch of sketches, these came out pretty cute... The onesie represented the dress but I had to include the crazy feathers in her hat too. I wanted to do some with text, doesn't it remind you of the old title cards they'd put before the movies? I hope the friend likes them :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Bright colored ice cream cones

These were done for a splash pad party, they were put into cute little boxes that had brightly colored patterns on them.