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.