Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Celebrating Mike's 50th Birthday with Fish Cookies

Mike loves to fish and his sister wanted cookies to celebrate his 50th birthday.  They were so fun to make (watch attached video) I heard back from Mike's sister that the cookies were a hit in both looks and taste!  Mike loved them!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kung Hei Fat Choy - Year of the Sheep/Goat Cookies

Kung Hei Fat Choy!  Happy Chinese New Year!  Today marks the most important Chinese holiday and 2015 marks the year of the Sheep or Goat.

Elizabeth contacted me for cookies to help her little guy Charley celebrate his heritage with his friends and what better way than cookies?  In addition to a cute goat on half of the cookies, the other half have the Chinese character that means friendship!  I loved making these cookies and received the best compliment from Elizabeth's husband who thought I did an excellent job with the Chinese character.  I have the best customers!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Circus Themed Cookies and Cake

Working with Tobi of Tobi Goldspink Cakes is always great.  She is such a professional and always creates the most beautiful cakes.  This time we worked together to create a cake and matching cookies for our client Elly.  We were giving lots of creative license, but Elly did have a colour scheme in mind that we were thrilled to use because it was so beautiful!

While Tobi and I met in person (over lunch) to discuss the design and colour scheme, we still worked independently in our own business kitchens on the cake and cookies.  It wasn't until we brought the elements together to photograph that we realized we had created something fabulous!  Our client was thrilled!

Video Post - Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookie

Enjoy this video of me creating a "Chocolate Covered Strawberry" in time for Valentine's Day!

Pink Flower Cookies

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Triathlon Cookies

It has become a tradition for me to host a brunch with my triathlon training friends.  This year we started the day with a mini winter triathlon that included swimming in the pool, spinning on spin bikes and running on the track at the Bradford Leisure Centre.  It was a lot of fun and after our event we started by handing out Sweet Handmade Cookie Medals to the winners.

Then we gathered back at my place for some food and socializing.  Each year I create a set of  triathlon cookies to enjoy and this year was no exception.  Luckily the entire group has a great sense of humour so I could add some "triathlon fail" cookies!

Luckily there were enough cookies for my friends to bring home to their children and here is one super adorable picture of a future triathlete enjoying his!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Superbowl Party Platter

What Superbowl party is complete without a deli platter?  And what hostess wouldn't appreciate a deli platter made of cookies?  Complete with crackers, cheeses, meats and pickles, these delicious cookies will rock tonight's Superbowl celebrations!