Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Cookies

It was a busy Halloween this year with lots of cookies on the agenda.  Here are some of my favourite pictures of the day and the week leading up to it.

These spider cookies give many people suffering from Arachnophobia the creeps, but they are very popular!

These cute ghosts are extra yummy with the crunch of sanding sugar.

I loved these sparkly pumpkins in a variety of pumpkin colours.

Jack-o-lanterns, a Halloween must.

I loved these fun bats.

Re-purposing a gingerbread boy cookie cutter for these mummies was fun!
The first indoor Bradford Farmers' Market.  Thanks for all of your support.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Barbapapa Cookies

I have a special love for Barbapapa!  A series of children's books created in the 1970's, they gained a broader audience with their 5 minute long shows that I enjoyed as a child.  Barbapapa is both the name of the father character and the species.

The family consists of Barbapapa, Barbamama, Barbazoo (who loves animals), Barbalala (who loves music), Barbalib (who loves to read), Barbabeau (the hairy one), Barbabelle (who loves being beautiful), Barbabright (the scientist) and Barbabravo (the strong one).  Barbapapas have the ability to shapeshift at will; becoming musical instruments or exercise equipment or gardening tools with ease, accompanied by the fun phrase "Clickity-Click, Barba-Trick!"   In addition to the show being fun and positive, there was always an environmental message that I liked.  Today it is hard (if not impossible) to find English language episodes online, although a few years ago we did find them and watched them with joy, but if you want a sneak peak and the theme song (even though this one is in French), click here.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Clubhouse Cookies

Our friend was moving from a waterfront property to a condo and the night before the movers came, the swim/bike/run friends we all share got together for one last hurrah at her house.  We did a little bit of swimming and whole lot of eating and talking!

We had casually discussed pooling our money together to buy her house as a "clubhouse", so that's the theme I used for these cookies, which I brought on a tray of oatmeal milk chocolate chip cookies.