Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Burlap Wedding Shower Cookies

The theme for Chris and Sasha's upcoming wedding is burlap and burgandy, so I was asked to make the wedding shower cookies to match that theme.  I decided to try a technique I had read about to make a burlap look on the cookies and I am thrilled with how it turned out.  Here is how I created the burlap effect and how the cookies turned out.

After flooding the cookie in white royal icing that I allowed to dry for a few hours, I covered the cookie with cheesecloth that I stretched in an embroidery hoop.  Then I used my airbrush and sprayed it with brown.

I love the effect!  Now I had a burlap background for the rest of the design.

Sparkly diamond rings were one of the designs I put on the burlap background.

Wishing Chris and Sasha a happy life.

And a wonderful wedding day in October!

Academy Awards/Oscar Cookies

I am having a cookie GIVEAWAY!!  I am choosing a winner for this set from my email list, if you receive my emails, you are in the draw.  If you don't get my emails, you can join it!  These is a sign-up section to the right of this post.  If you are having trouble with this, just drop me an email and I will add you to the list.  The winner will be announced on Saturday.  P.S.  Local pick-up in Bradford only.  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Chinese New Year Cookies and a GIVEAWAY!

Kung Hei Fat Choy!  It is the year of the monkey.  I am also holding a giveaway!  Head over to my Instagram page and repost my Chinese New Year post (you can use a repost app or use a screenshot) and include the hashtag #sweethandmadenewyear.  One lucky local person will win this set of beautiful and delicious cookies.  I am announcing the winner on Friday afternoon.  You must be able to pick up in Bradford, no shipping!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thimble Cookies

I love these teeny-tiny thimble cookies.  They remind me of the days spent sewing with my mom, she always wore a thimble.  My mom not only sewed for a living but made so many of my clothes, including my wedding dress!