Friday, May 31, 2013

Baby Shower Owl Cookies

Hosting a baby shower for her grandson, Christine ordered owl cookies to help celebrate the day.  Super cute!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

High Heel Shoe Cookies and a Fashionista

Red purse, red sunglasses, red nail polish.  What is missing from the ultimate fashionista's outfit?  Why red high heel shoe cookies of course!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Prom Cookies

This past Friday was prom night in our town for one of our high schools.  Some of the beautiful young men and women munched on these delicious cookies before heading out for a night of dancing!  Suit design inspired by De Koekenbakkers.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ball Hockey Tournament Cookies

How can you easily spot a non-Canadian?  They use the term "ice hockey".  In Canada, hockey is played on the ice, we don't need to make that distinction!  Now, if hockey is played on the pavement in the off-season with a ball instead of a puck, you had better describe it as "ball hockey".  And that is what some local hockey players were doing this past weekend now that their regular hockey season is over.  They are great players, but what secret did they have in their back pockets to help them win the tournament played in London, Ontario?  Some Sweet Handmade ball hockey cookies, of course!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Farmers' Market Season

I am in my final prep for the Bradford Farmers' Market which starts tomorrow.  I am one of the organizers, so if something goes wrong, you know who to blame - but I won't take responsibility for the cool weather or the wind!  I hope to see many familiar faces and even more new ones.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Flowers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds & the Liberal Party

A spin on my Mother's Day cookie platter, this set was destined for a Liberal fundraiser picnic, featuring Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and the traditional Liberal Logo red maple leaf.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Scale and Tool Cookies

A group of mechanics held a weight loss challenge and the impending winner contacted me for cookies to celebrate.  (I know, nothing like celebrating weight loss with weight-gaining cookies!)  I have to tell you, I think scales in cookie form are my favourite kind of scales!

Monday, May 13, 2013

First Communion Cookies

Ava was celebrating her First Communion and her mom contacted me to create cookies for all the family and friends who were going to share this special day with her.  Each cookie was packaged in a cellophane bag and closed with a pink ribbon.

This lovely email followed:

"Thank you so much!  Ava is thrilled with the cookies - they are so beautiful!!  Our whole family is so impressed with your work!  Thank you for helping to make Ava's First Communion Day so special!"  Of course, it was my absolute pleasure.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Baby Shower Cookies - Boy or Girl?

These cookies were created for a baby shower where no one knew whether the unborn baby was a boy or girl, so we covered all the bases with these unisex cookies!

The day after the shower the mom gave birth to a healthy little boy!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Bradford Bulldog Hockey Jersey Cookies

Well, spring has finally sprung and for the most part, the hockey season is over in these parts (not including the NHL, which will keep going for a while yet).  These are some of the cookies I created for a Bradford Bulldogs hockey party last month.

So while tournaments, tryouts, three-on-three and shooting a ball in the driveway will keep these boys' hockey dreams alive, they will be counting the days until their regular hockey season starts again!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Honeymoon Cookies in Egypt

Our friends Marcio and Amanda waited 8 months to go on their honeymoon and less than 48 hours before leaving, Marcio asked if I could make some "Happy Honeymoon" cookies for them to take on the trip.  Well, it was a tight deadline, but since he wanted to surprise his beautiful bride I just couldn't say no!  Knowing the cookies wouldn't be able to compete with the beautiful sights they would be seeing in Amsterdam and Egypt, I kept it simple.

Yesterday, Marcio and Amanda posted this picture on Facebook, with the caption "Sweet Handmade all the way in Egypt.  TOP THAT BAKERS!  Which one of you can say your sweets have made it to the other side of the world, and in front of one of the seven Wonders of the World!"  I love it!!

Sweet Handmade cookies are a perfect addition to the sweet couple`s special trip and I love that they took this picture!!  We miss you guys!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Logo Cookies - Rogers and Ananda Hot Yoga

After participating in a reality show about yoga, filmed at Ananda Hot Yogo by Rogers Television out of Newmarket, these logo cookies were commissioned by one of the participants as a thank you to the people involved in the show.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baby Shower Cookies

My lovely niece gave birth to a beautiful little girl in February and  I made this set of cookies for her.  It reminds me of the embroidered baby announcements I had hanging up in my room when I was a little girl, announcing the date and time of my birth, as well as my length and my weight.  This set was inspired by a baby announcement I found at  Now we know all those secrets about Imogen Lily!  Welcome to the world, little sweetie!