Thursday, March 29, 2012

postheadericon Baby Buggy Cookie


I had a request for baby carriage cookies.  I have done some in the past, you can see them on my website.  I wanted to do something different and I came across a baby carriage on a site and I used it as my inspiration for this cookie.

I added the ruffles with a 101 tip (boy, my hand hurts from squeezing that extra stiff icing).  I learned to put less in the piping bag so I didn't have to squeeze so hard.

Also, a trick I used starting with these cookies that I learned from Lisa The Bearfoot Baker is o use a fondant smoother (click here) to smooth the cookies flat when they came out of the oven.  This gave them a very flat surface to lay my base icing down and really helped to add a professional look to the finished cookie.



Thanks for letting me share!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

postheadericon Spring Bouquet


I have set some goals for the business...1.  I will make $1000 in sale in April, then today I got an order for $770...wow...big jump on the $1000 goal!

2.  I will post photos at least 3 times a week of cookies.  So, here is the one I did today.

Spring flowers are popping up in my yard...love the burst of color and the wonderful scent of flowers in the air.

I used a seashell cookie cutter as the base for this cookie.  My goal also is to grow my creative side by trying to see multiple uses for each cookie cutter.  I like the way Alton Brown thinks about kitchen tools/gadgets, they should all be multi-taskers...well my cookie cutters should be too, right?













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