Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Funny Little Snowmen

Last week I had an order for cookies to match an invitation.  Thank goodness I got to see the invitation because when I was told to make snowmen with holly hats I wasn't quite visuallizing it. 

And luckily Sugarbelle did a tutorial that week on how to make holly leaves, so I used her technique to make the hats.  And I painted the faces on thanks to Arty McGoo's great instruction at Cookie Con. I'm now realizing that I never actually did a post on Cookie Con...oops!  I'll try to at least put up some pictures eventually.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Minis

Last week, my husband's work had its annual Christmas boutique.  If you remember, I participated in it last year as well.  I made tons of stuff, including decorated sugar cubes, about 70 decorated cookies, and a bunch of minis.  In the end, only the minis sold, and the only way to sell off the 70 decorated cookies was to discount them to $1.50, which was kind of insulting that people thought that's all they were worth.  And I still have a few boxes of the sugar cubes, but at least those never go bad.  Anyway, after last year's disappointment, I thought I would try just making mini cookies, since those were all that really sold last year. 

In the end, I only sold about 2/3 of the cookies, so it wasn't too bad.  I intentionally didn't mark down the price on the last day (apparently there are a lot of people who wait until the last day, waiting until things go on clearance) because I'd rather give the cookies away to people that will appreciate them than sell them for nothing to people who devalue my work.  Do I sound bitter?  Don't worry, I'll get over it eventually. 

Oh, and in case you're curious, I used my airbrush on the peppermint candy cookies (I made the stencil!) and the snowflake cookies.  My airbrush and I may be friends now after all.  We'll see...