Monday, November 28, 2011

B-U-N-C-O.... and bunco was his name-o

Wait, is that the wrong song? Oh well, it still fits :)

My mother is part of a bunco group that gets together at different houses the first Monday of every month to drink and gossip and just have an excuse to get together for some girl time. One of her cohorts called and wanted to surprise them with some cookies when it came her time to host. I forgot to get picks so these are her photos from the party. To be honest, I have no clue about bunco. I had to do a bunch of research to figure out what I was making and finally called to try and get some details that would make theirs fun.

I found out that my hostess loves red and anything that sparkles, so I put sanding sugar on everything. They also have  a single large pink fuzzy dice that they use for tie-breakers. I think these came out pretty fun and I was told that they disappeared pretty quickly so either they all had the munchies or they tasted pretty good ;)

Saturday, November 19, 2011


The claw chooses who will go and who will stay... and who's head gets eaten first.
What little boy doesn't love Toy Story? I haven't found one yet that has seen the movie and didn't connect with at least one character. That being said, I wasn't surprised when I was asked to make some of these iconic characters for a 3 year old boy's birthday party. Her son was in love with Buzz Lightyear but she didn't want a bunch of Buzz cookies, so instead we focused on making the birthday boy one big Buzz cookie and the rest were going to be the ever funny three-eyed aliens. 

I had these monster cookies cutters from halloween that I never even got to take out of the package, one was the perfect alien head shape... the only problem was that it didn't have an antennae... what was I going to do? 

To be honest, these weren't supposed to be party hats. I customized the cookie by adding the triangle on top, thinking that I would just draw on the antennae since I could find no reference anywhere of them ever wearing anything on their heads. Once they came out of the oven and I started decorating I determined that my triangle was way too big and left too much open space to just draw on a little antennae so I thought, what the heck... I will make the first aliens in party hats :) I don't know why but I was very excited to do these, I almost gave them names but that would of made them harder to eat. I had made two Buzz cookies (you know, in case you stick your finger in one moving it to the cookie sheet to dry) and both came out great (so mom got one too). This buzz cookies was one of my most complicated ot date, each color had to be laid in and allowed to partially dry before I could do another one. 

I'm sure I will be making more of these in the future, especially the aliens... maybe the next ones can have cowboy hats :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cookie's Cookies

Jerry's Birthday Cookies

My friend and coworker, who I have done many cookies for in the past, told her mom about my new hobby and she decided to put me to the test. I apologize in advance for the really bad pics. I wish I had a good excuse but it was really early in the morning when I started boxing them up and I'm just glad I remembered to use the camera at all.

This set was for a friend that was turning 60. I was told his pride and joys are a '57 Corvette and a sailboat named Synchrony. His hobbies were crabbing, fishing, and duck hunting. This one was kind of fun because I could be really creative with what I wanted to do. We decided on a corvette and a sail boat of course, then a duck decoy, a fish, and a Maryland blue crab, since that's what he fishes for. I love the net behind the crab :) She said the birthday boy enjoyed them a lot... onto the next order....

ECU Tailgating Cookies... go Pirates!
The next order for Cookie was going to attend an ECU tailgating party. I'd done a few college things before but ECU had very stylized everything so this was a little bit of a challenge. We decided to use a little bit of liberty and try to embrace the spirit of ECU rather than be a photo copy of their logos and mascot. I went out a bought the skull and cross bone cutter and I found a really cute little pirate hat that we bought as well and I used on top of my skull and cross bones :)