Saturday, August 31, 2013

Back to School Supply Cookies

While going back to school isn't fun for a lot of kids, getting new school supplies is.  These yummy cookie pencil crayons, paperclips and rulers up the fun factor!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Cottage Themed Cookies

To celebrate her parents' anniversary, Denise asked me to come up with a set of cookies in a northern Ontario theme, something to remind them of the cottage they had for years up in Muskoka.  She had fallen in love with loon cookies I had made earlier in the summer, so we used those as a jumping off point.  Personally I am crazy about the Muskoka chair cookies!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Baby Shower Cookies in Yellow and Grey

With a baby on the way and a baby shower arranged to celebrate, grandmother-to-be Sherry contacted me to create cookies suitable for take-home gifts for the baby shower's guests.  Not knowing if the baby is a boy or girl, Sherry and her daughter picked a generic, yet beautiful colour theme of yellow, white and grey.  I love how these cookies came together and am hoping for news soon of the arrival of a healthy baby boy or girl!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Real Estate Thank You Cookies

Another beautiful and delicious set of thank you cookies created for local Century 21 realtor, Sabrina Cameron.  Good luck to the family as they settle into their new home in Innisfil!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thank You Apple Cookies

Little Liam starts kindergarten next week and as a special way to say thank you to his daycare providers, his mother ordered my thank you apple cookies.  Good luck next week, Liam.  I will be happy to make thank you cookies for your grade 8 graduation too!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Thomas the Tank Engine Set of Cookies

Little Chloe is a lover of trains and her mom wanted to order her a set of Thomas the Tank Engine cookies.  Thomas the Tank was never popular in my home, so other than the main train, Thomas, I was at a loss as to who to make.  Searching online didn't really help me because there are an unbelievable number of different characters in the books and shows.

One of my daughters suggested I ask a neighbour who is mom to a little boy.  We decided (partly based on colour and train disposition) that the three best trains would be Thomas, Percy and James.  The track cookies were inspired by a set created by Tickled Pink Cookie Boutique.

I got word that Chloe really liked the cookies, and here is a picture of her nibbling away at the edges.  Maybe she ate another cookie and saved Thomas - they are all equally delicious!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Animal Cookies for a Baptism

Naomi wanted to make her daughter's baptism extra special and that included custom decorated cookies for all of her guests.  Breaking away from the traditional baptism crosses, she opted for her little girl's favourite animals instead - panda bears, giraffes, monkeys and bunnies.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Real Estate Thank You Cookies

Another successful house selling process leads to another thank you cookie set.  Real estate agent Jenn often orders these up for her customers and lets me take creative control.  She just requested this set included a dog, because the daughter of the family really, really wants one!!  Here is hoping the family loves their new home, that the packing boxes are soon emptied and they settle in to their new "Home Sweet Home"!  Door and boxes inspired by a cookie set created by Campervan Cookies.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Z28 Camaro Just Married Cookies

I attended my brother-in-law's wedding this past weekend in London, Ontario.  Kevin married his long-time love, Amy, in a lovely backyard ceremony.  I was thrilled when they asked me if I would bake something for their wedding day.

While I no longer make cakes or cupcakes for customers (cookies keep me plenty busy), I certainly was willing to do it for this beautiful couple.  I created a carrot cake cupcake tower - each cupcake topped with a swirl of cream cheese frosting, yum!

In addition, I made custom cookies.  Kevin has always been a huge car enthusiast and his second love is definitely his 1980 Z28 Camaro.  So some "just married" car type cookies seemed like the right way to go on this occasion.  Styled after his beloved car, they were a huge hit!

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!  I love you both!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Diamond Ring and Dress Bridal Shower Cookies

For her sister's bridal shower, Kristy contacted me for cookies.  She knew right from the beginning she wanted diamond rings and dresses.  I think they turned out very cute!  Ring cookies inspired by a design by Clough'D 9 Cookies and Sweets.

Flour or Flower?

On Saturday my neighbour dropped by the market where we were celebrating Caribbean Day. She took a look at my tray of tropical flower cookies and asked - "What kind of flower?" My answer - "All-purpose." I can still hear her laughing! (For the record, Hibiscus is the flower!)