Aggie Tailgate Party

Last post of the night!  I received a request for cookie favors and one large cookie that was going to be used in the center of a football field cake.  Here they are:

Miss Rev, up close.  The blanket and letters are both transfers:

 This is a 6x7 inch cookie, with a giant block ATM transfer:

Gig 'em!

Christmas Fun with Family!

My best friend and her family live in San Antonio, and at the start of break, I headed south for a visit.  Her sisters-in-law have been pumped over this whole cookie endeavor and wanted me to show them how it is done.  So, I packed up 4 tupperware containers of stuff, icing, and cookie dough and went on a trip.  I didn't get pictures of everything, but these were kind of fun, so I thought I would share.  I would also like to mention that two of the gingerbread girls were harmed in the chaos, and I stitched them as a fun way to deal with their damage.

Christmas Cookies - Round 2

I received an order for Christmas party cookies, and she was wanting trees and snowflakes, and I had been dying to use the Christmas light cutter I was given.  So, this what I came up with:

Disney Cookies

At the Departmental Christmas Luncheon I mentioned in my previous post, our department head's wife introduced me to a friend of hers.  This friend was in search of Disney cookies for her grandkids and asked for Mickey, Minnie, pirates, and Rapunzel for her first order, and at the same time, placed a second order for Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and more mice.  Lucky for me, I remembered a beautiful Cinderella cookie that I chose to use as a general princess template:

Courtesy of Sweetopia
 I actually printed this picture out (in the size I needed), and used it to hand cut all of my princess cookies.  I also did a bit of internet research and even busted out the crayola stash to make sure I had all of the right colors covered.  I am also extremely visual (and love to color) so this was a bit of a process.

I had a Christmas order going at the same time, so you are seeing some of those sketches as well:

Transferred the sketches to each cookie using a food color marker:

Cinderella was easily my favorite.  I had great hopes for Rapunzel, but I wasn't impressed with the finished cookie.  And I just cannot forgive Sleeping Beauty for forcing me to recreate bad bangs and a weird dress.

And the non-princess cookies:

Gift Baskets!

Okay, so.......I have a confession.  I have been off of work for two weeks doing really great holiday things, spending as much time as I can with the horses, and filling a few orders here and there.  And, well, "update blog" has yet to be crossed off of the list.  So, time permitting, I am about to play catch-up on what should probably be 5 posts.  I plan to employ the "long story short" philosophy for all of these, and go for more of a brief photo journal.  I will also promise here and now, that I will try to do a better job of writing these as I go from now on (with the hope that there will be more orders in the future), so this can serve as both story-telling fun, and a cookie portfolio.

Here we go, catch-up blog numero uno.....On December 17th, we had our annual Department of Animal Science Christmas Luncheon.  My peeps in the accounting office, who have been SOOO supportive of my new hobby asked me if I could make a basket or two for door prizes.  You know what my answer was, so here is what I came up with:

And yes, the pigs are wearing hats, and the lambs are wearing scarves!