Monday, January 21, 2013

Dog Cookies (for People)

Local business woman Jenn has one true love in her life, a beautiful Australian Shepherd named Maisy.

Look at this beautiful shot of Maisy taken by Amy Vee Photography -
Recently Jenn approached me with an idea about celebrating Maisy's birthday, by thanking all her friends who help her with Maisy; you know what they say - "it takes a village".  She had an idea of creating Maisy in cookie form, so I went to work and came up with two whimsical designs for us to discuss.

These cookies were just a starting point and Jenn and I got together to discuss how to make them perfect.  First was the background colour - Maisy is all girl and the blue background had to be changed to pink.  Also, Maisy doesn't have a tail, so no tails on the final cookies!  Her nose is pinker, her ears darker and in the end, we decided on the tall dog's body, the short dog's head and the tall dog's ears and tongue.  Here is the final result (notice I left in the "wiggle"):

I love them and so did Jenn, who gave me a great big hug and was very excited with the end result.  Packaged with a small bone with Maisy's nickname (Maisy Moo), the many people who love and care for her will enjoy these delicious cookies.

Happy birthday, Maisy Moo!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Horse Head and Horse Ribbon Cookies

My youngest daughter is in love with horses and rides at Foxwood Farms in Bradford, Ontario (  When my husband and I decided to join a triathlon training club that meets at the same time as her Saturday morning lesson I was stumped as to how to get her there.  That is when fellow rider Jacklyn and her mom Sarah stepped in and offered to pick her up each week to get her to her lesson.  How can I really express my thanks for that kindness?  Well, I started with cookies!

Designed to look like Jacklyn's favourite horse - Blaze, with a chestnut body and sorrel mane (see Annie, I do pay attention when you try to teach me about horses!), this cookie is a large 8" across.  To complete this horsey theme, I thought a blue (first place) ribbon to say "thanks" added a nice touch.  I appreciate your kindness, Sarah and Jacklyn!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cruise Ship Vacation Cookies

Is cruise travel in your future? These cookies catch the spirit of a relaxing cruise vacation.

And after some doubt about whether to include the life ring cookies, I received confirmation that life rings do not bring up feelings of fear and so they made the set! 

Complete with starfish, shells and silver dollars, thoughts of cruising and beaching fill the mind.

I must say I love the water splashing up in front of this cruise ship - bon voyage!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Birthday Party Cookie Set

Cookies are a wonderful birthday gift. Cookies come beautifully packaged and are easy to share with friends. Order a set in your favourite colour combination for your next birthday gathering.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Epiphany Cookies

Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th each year. Also known as the 12th day of Christmas and Three Kings Day, these three crown cookies represent the kings who presented Jesus with gold, frankincense and myrrh.