Monday, April 28, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Piping Bag Stages

With the ability to flood an average of 10 cookies per piping bag and sometimes creating 300+ cookies per week, I fill a lot of icing bags.  I have noticed the bag is always one of three stages.

Stage 1 - the "Hand Cramp".  A newly filled bag; the fuller the bag, the more painful the hand cramp.   I am constantly resisting the urge to overfill the bag in an attempt to get more cookies iced.

Stage 2 - the "Sweet Spot".  Oh, my favourite!!  I can just fold the top over and the squeeze is delightful.  It does not last nearly as long as I would like!

Stage 3 - the "Done Already?"  Almost time to refill the bag.  The question becomes - can I get one more cookie out of the bag?  Sometimes it is like squeezing the last of the toothpaste out of the tube. And if I start icing a cookie, I have to finish it, otherwise the icing looks terrible, so there is a real knack to knowing when to throw in the towel.  At least I know the Sweet Spot will be back with the next bag!

Baby Announcement Cookies

My friend planned to announce her pregnancy at her family's Easter celebrations.  She wanted Sweet Handmade cookies to help make the announcement!  What an exciting time for my friends Marcio and Amanda!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Skull Cookies

It was the end of the week and I just had two orders left to finish, these skull cookies and yesterday's posted Harley-Davidson cookies.  I looked around and laughed nervously - how did this happen?  My kitchen is usually filled with cheerfully happy cookies, flowers and elephants and snowmen!  These two cookie orders at the same time?  I kept looking from one design to the other and I kept imagining motorcycle gangs!  I am happy to report that the cookies went to individual and friendly homes.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Friday Fix - Easter eggs

I am posting my Friday fix on Thursday because of the long weekend!  I have two eggs options - colourful eggs and robin's blue eggs.  They are 8 for $20 and have just 9 boxes available.  I also have one box of 6 robin's blue eggs for $15 and one box of 4 colourful eggs for $10.  Please contact me immediately to claim your box.  Pickup is tomorrow from 12 until 6 pm.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pet Valu Fundraising Cookies

I love being a part of the Bradford Pet Valu fundraising month and sold my (human) cookies for the second year in a row this past Saturday.  I am happy to say I helped to raise $172 for local charities.  Thanks to everyone who made a special trip out to purchase my delicious cookies!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Triathlon Cookies

Celebrating a second year of triathlon training with these two styles of triathlon cookies!

The team came for brunch after a recent Saturday morning run.  I offered lots of healthy food choices and these cookies.  It was a lot of fun!!

Good luck to all my fellow athletes in your upcoming events.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bradford Hawks Hockey Jersey Cookies

Another set of hockey jersey cookies for local boys and girls.  Unlike the usual Bradford Bulldog jerseys, today's cookies were created for the Bradford Hawks!

Monday, April 7, 2014

17th Birthday Cookies - part 2

Here is the other half of the birthday set (I posted the first half last Wednesday).  The theme was birthday and hockey, so in addition to the cupcakes, I also made hockey jerseys and skates.  Love this set - happy birthday Connor and Garrett!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hockey Jersey Cookies

Hockey season is winding to a close and it is time for year end parties!  My customized hockey jersey cookies are the perfect addition as these were for a local Bradford Bulldogs team.