Sunday, November 2, 2014

Day Of The Dead Gingerbread Woman

It has been almost two years since I made the big Day of the Dead gingerbread man. Here is the link to him... Day Of The Dead Gingerbread Man. Today I made his sister lol. I made this cookie purely for fun and because I was feeling inspired not to mention Day of the Dead  (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is Novemeber 1st and 2nd. Here she is...
The cookie is a pre made gingerbread man from Cost Plus World Market
The icing is all royal icing. Even the roses ;) 

 ♥ Thanks for stopping by ~Andrea ♥

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GO BO and Gaby Cookies ♥

It seems I have been making cookies few and far between. When I first started cookies I was so gung ho and enjoyed it so much. As time went on I became a little burned out. Right now I make cookies when I have the time, feeling inspired and purely for fun. There are so many fun things to do in life and I do not want to spend it all on cookies ;) BUT....when I do make cookies I truly enjoy the moment. Here are a few cookie projects I have done for the month of October...

Let's talk about GO BO. This was the 3rd Annual GO BO Foundation Bake Sale and it was the biggest one ever. This foundation and the awareness is only growing. Over 400 cookie artist nation wide participated in the bake sale. Over $25,000 was raised. Can you believe it. Makes me so happy to be a part of the GO BO Bake Sale. Here is a photo of my cookies I did for this years event. 12 fuzzy bears and one butterfly went all the way to Wisconsin for the huge bake sale.

I also made some cookies for a girl named Gaby. Gaby is a sweetheart and loves horses.
What more can I say....
 Thanks Gaby for being an inspiration...
Imagine ~ Dream ~ Believe

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rainbows & Gold Shamrocks.

Phew...I cannot believe it has been over three months since my last post. As you can tell I took a break from cookies. Yea I was a little burned out. One month turned into three months. When I felt the urge to decorate cookies I was not motivated to bake and then mix up all the icing. So therefore no cookie decorating for me HA! Well I finally got in the mood and made some. Perfect timing because I made them for St. Patricks Day. Rainbows and gold shamrocks la la!
I was a little intimidated at first. I felt like it has been so much longer than three months since I had a piping bag in my hands. It felt nice I must admit. :)

On to inspiration...this years CookieCon was just this past weekend. I did not go. I went the first year they had it and had a great time. Well this year I decided to pass on it because I had other things going on. I must admit after seeing so many fellow cookiers photos on Facebook from the event I am bummed I didn't go. This years CookieCon looked to me so amazing and fun. I know when I got back from last years event I was so full of inspiration. It is a wonderful event and getting together with so many cookiers whom share the same interest is a wonderful thing. There is always next year because cookies are not going anywhere. They are just getting more popular by the day. 
Cheers to cookies!!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Gingerbread House of Cards

A couple months ago I was asked to participate in a cookie project. I eagerly agreed and I am so happy to be a part of this amazing project. Rebecca from The Cookie Architect is the ring leader of this project and she gets a big round of applause from me for getting us all together to make this happen. She put in a lot of work baking all the gingerbread pieces then cutting them out so precisely so they all fit together like a puzzle. Sending them out to us so we can put our inspiration onto the cookie. We all were to decorate each side a holiday theme of our choice.
My inspiration...."Intrigued by the intricate henna designs. I was inspired to incorporate holiday colors and a detailed design into one."  

So imagine 29 cookie artists from all over putting their creative talents onto a cookie that will be pieced with another cookie but different from theirs. Pretty fun right? Before I get into the final piece I want to mention this project was inspired by Charles & Ray Eames House of Cards. Here is an example...Of course this is made of card stock.
 Are you ready for the cookie version? Here it is...

Neat huh? I cannot imagine how long it took to piece them all together. Not to mention how careful one must be piecing it together. To see more close up photos of the individual artists CLICK HERE
Thanks for stopping by ♥ 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Polka Dotted Pumpkins

Fall is here and I finally made some pumpkin cookies. I can relax LOL. Have you heard of this pretty awesome site called Design Seeds? It is a wonderful site if you are looking for a great way to inspire your color palette. You cannot go wrong with this site. I wanted to try something different from my usual bright and vibrate colors I love to decorate with. So I picked a beautiful autumn color palette and went from there. This is the one I chose...
 I used this color palette to inspire these pumpkins.
After flooding all the colors and they were dry I added some fun polka dots. I added these by dipping a toothpick in some gold luster dust along with various shades of AmeriMist sheen colors.
Then I used some ivory food coloring mixed with some water and added some shading to give it some dimension. Fun FUN!!!
Thanks for stopping by ♥ 
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! XOXO

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sugar Skulls

One last hoorah for Sugar Skulls this year. I had all the colorful icing left over from my last set of skulls I just did. I figured I would make good use of it and make some more. As most of us cookiers know mixing all the different colors is tedious and time consuming but oh so pretty when you have all the colors lined up in their perfect little piping bags ;) So it is good timing when you can use all the colors on a different set of cookies if possible.

Usually when I bake cookies I will make a batch of dough then just cut out various shapes with plans to decorate in the next few days...weeks or months. The nice thing about decorating cookies for my own creative sanity is doing them when I want and how I want. I usually have undecorated cookies in the fridge just waiting for me to get inspired and get all colorful on them lol.

So I made these super colorful Sugar Skulls with cut out flowers for the eyes. I used a Plunge Flower Cutter (usually used for fondant) to cut out by the eye area. Baked the cut out pieces and used the extra little flower cookies for eyes. Flooded the skulls and the flowers white then colored with airbrush. After they were all dried then I added all the colorful piping designs.
Here are some close ups of the eyes as cookies and cut outs..

Thanks for stopping by ♥ 
Happy weekend to you ALL!!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sugar Skull cookies with HORNS!!!!

Sugar skulls seem to be really popular these days. I really enjoy seeing them. All the different colors, designs and mediums. From tattoos to t-shirts to jewelry to cookies.  Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2 but you can find these colorful skulls in many places throughout the whole year.     

I made a Day of the Dead Gingerbread Man last year so this year I wanted to try something different. I saw the coolest ornaments at Cost Plus World Market. I decided I wanted to try and make a cookie version of them. Here is a pic of my inspiration...
  Now on to the cookie...I cut out a simple skull cookie using my Wilton Skull Cutter and then just hand cut some horns. Added the hand-cut horns to the skull and then baked the cookie. That's it. Pretty simple. After they were baked the fun began. Lots of intricate designs with plenty of colors. 

Alot of fun. I hope these encourage you to try and make these as well. Pretty lil devils hee hee.
Thank you for stopping by ♥