Thursday, May 13, 2010

cookies cookies everywhere

Happy Thursday to my lovely readers!

Here we are again, it's almost that time! Soon it will be Friday and we will have 2 days of pure weekend bliss. I, for one, can't wait! Last weekend and this week have been very busy for me so I am ready to kick back, relax, and recharge!

I wanted to show you what's been keeping me so busy this week. C is in Florida right now for his cousin's high school graduation. While I couldn't go, I still wanted to send something for his family to enjoy. I got it in my head that it would be fun to make decorated sugar cookies...why I thought this is totally beyond me. But I was determined to see the project through!

By the way, I had initially decided on making around 30 cookies, but C quickly let me know that there was going to be a BIG party to celebrate and there were around 75 family members and friends coming [this is obviously the point when I should have turned and run away, but I have this overpowering desire to impress the family]...

After several failed attempts at getting the right shade of royal blue icing, I started to give up. But then I came up with the brilliant idea of e-mailing the Cookie Queen herself, and my goodness, she was so helpful! She was like a cookie angel sent from above! Armed with her excellent tips and advice, I set out once more to try to decorate the cookies and this time, I was successful!

batch 1 ready to go into the oven

decorated graduation caps

the finished product

designerfavors made me these cute labels

What do you think??


Helpful Sources I Used:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
,
Royal Icing Tutorial,
Graduation Cookie Instructions, and of course...
the brilliant mind of Pink Martinis and Pearls, aka the Cookie Queen!

24 comments:

Dollface said...

These are sooo cute!!! I cant believe you made these all yourself, go you!!! what a lucky cookie eater, xxxoo

KatiePerk said...

Good job ladybird! They look great! AMAZING actually.

Polish and Pearls said...

awesome! you did such a great job!

All Things Cherish said...

wow, you did an amazing job! The pros have nothing on your talent!

Belle on Heels said...

lady, you are making me feel like a slacker!! these are too cute!

Susannah said...

oh.em.gee-how long did this take you? you might need to start doing this as a business.......just sayin'

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

you really are talented. move over here and we can go into biz together. xoxox

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Gorgeous! You are so talented!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

They look amazing!!! What a cute and special idea!

Pink Martini said...

They turned out beautiful! AJ will be thrilled to have them. The 'Cookie Queen' - hahaha ;) You're a sweetheart, missy! Do tell me about all the "oohs" and "ahhs"! Can't wait to see the scrolls too! :) xoxo

D said...

My mouth literally dropped. You are unbelievably talented. When you are insanely famous, please don't forget me!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh his family already loves you I'm sure but this is just the icing on the cake (cookie...?). You did a great job, Angela!!!

Girl with the Curlz said...

They turned out great. Good job.

Southern Cinderella said...

Those cookies look fabulous! You did such a great job! Cute labels too!

Lucky in Love said...

Girl! You did an amazing job :) So cute!

BroncoMom said...

The both of you are adorable and SO clever. Could this be a future business venture??? Hmmmm....

My Life As I Live It said...

Impressive! That was so thoughtful of you!

Melissa Miller said...

So cute! What a great idea. :)

Sassy In The South said...

So so super cute!!!

Shoshanah said...

Those caps are so cute! I'm a little in awe of your skills

Nishant said...

The both of you are adorable
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Rachelle said...

WOW! They look great!

Jules said...

That was incredibly sweet of you to make all of those beautiful cookies for C’s family! They turned out awesome. Seriously. It looks like a professional bake shop made them. The labels are adorable too. I’m sure the family will love them and you for making them.

P.S. I left you an award on my blog!

Carole said...

Just found your blog today and I was reading your earlier blog posts. You did a FANTASTIC job on these cookies--very well executed. Brava!

 
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