Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Doctor Who Cookies

I have a confession to make.  I LOVE Doctor Who!  I only recently started watching it when I found it on Amazon Prime instant videos, and before long I was hooked.  It took awhile to convince him, but I've now converted my husband as well. 

Anyway, when I found the phone booth cookie cutter at Plastics in Print, I had to get it and make some Doctor Who cookies.  Then I brainstormed some designs and made a few cookie cutters:

And here's what I did with them!  I got to try out a couple of new techniques including painting and airbrushing.

New episodes of Doctor Who start this Saturday and we just got BBC America!  Are any of you guys fans?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cookies for a Funeral

A couple of weeks ago I made some cookies for a funeral.  I was specifically asked for the crosses I made back in March and doves.  So sorry for the repeat design, but you know...

I used the extras as an opportunity to try painting on cookies.  I definitely need some practice with that technique.  I'll get to learn from the master, Arty McGoo, at Cookie Con in November.  Can't wait!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Scrapbook Paper-Inspired Flower Cookies

I decided to use my last week of freedom (aka the last week of summer school) to make my son's teachers some cookies.  It's been awhile since I was able to make cookies just for fun, so I really enjoyed getting to use some creativity to come up with the designs and colors.  Like the title suggests, I based these off of this scrapbook paper:

Cute, right?  So here are the cookies:

These were a lot of fun to make.  And it was nice to get to do a variety of designs instead of making the same cookie over and over again. 

I also tried out Sugardeaux's recipe for royal icing that has butter and vanilla extracts, and it got rave reviews from everyone. I may have to switch over for good.