Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CTR Cookies

My friend Tammy (fabulous blogger/party designer/owner of Pink Peppermint Prints and Parties)
asked me to make cookies for her daughter Ashley's baptism.

(Tammy's the designer behind the gorgeous Frozen party which I made Olaf cookies for!)

Tammy knew just what she wanted, and as usual, 
I love what she picked!

She'll be sharing lots of pictures from the party soon, 
but I just couldn't wait anymore.

I love these colors.

I could cover cookies in them all day long.

Congratulations Ashley!

I know your Mom and Dad and your entire family is so proud of you!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Hibiscus Cookie Tutorial!

I love making flower cookies.

Love, love, love, love....

Especially these tropical hibiscus flowers.

Wanna make some of your own?


Bake flower cookies using a 5 petal flower cutter, but add a leaf shape before baking.
(My favorite flower cutter is actually a sand dollar cutter, but I won't tell anyone if you don't)

When you cut the bottom of the leaf shape out of the flower so that you can fit it into place, 
the outline of the flower is removed.  

Before I bake it, I press the edge of the cookie cutter into the leaf so that I can see the outline again.

Outline your cookie with a #3 tip and piping consistency icing.

Outline your leaf.
Let these dry.

For the inside of your flower you'll use two colors of 10-second flood icing.
I like using one color for the petals and white or yellow for the center.

Starting with your petal color, flood most of your cookie. 

Leave a space about the size of a quarter in the center for your contrasting color.
Try to make the shape somewhat irregular-it doesn't need to be round.

Then quickly fill in the middle.

Now, grab a toothpick, boo-boo stick or stylus...but work quickly!

Put the tip of your tool in the center of your cookie and drag it outward toward the middle of a petal.
Make the line a little bit curved if you can.

Wipe off your tool when you lift it out of the icing.

Do this for each of your five petals.

This time you will start at the outer edge of your flower.

Place your tool into the icing at the point between your petals and draw a line inward, 
ending at the center of your flower.

Repeat that five times all the way around.

That's it!

(If you have any air bubbles left, take care of those now.
Like that huge one up there on the bottom petal!)

Set that cookie aside to dry and start on your next one!

(you can take a minute or two to admire your cookie-I'm sure its gorgeous!!)

When its dry, flood your leaf and outline your flower with your piping icing.

Now, the stamen is super easy, you just have to remember to do it in two steps.

First the bottom part.....

Pipe a curved line, a little longer than half the length of the stamen, 
with yellow piping icing and a #3 tip.

Let it dry!!!

Pipe the end of the stamen with the same icing and tip.
I make a bit of an arrow shape, but a curved rectangle is fine too.

Immediately cover this with sanding sugar.
By letting the bottom dry first, the sugar doesn't stick.

That gives the stamen a lovely 'pollen just on the end' look.

I hope you'll make some of your own!!!

More Flower Cookies!

Surfboards and Flowers!

Tropical Flower Cookies!

Ribbon Rose Cookies!

Baseball Flower Cookies!

Sunflower Cookie Tutorial!

Flower Cookie Pops!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Graduation Cookies!

I've noticed a bit of a change in graduation cookies lately.
I used to make a lot of caps and diplomas.

Recently though, its been a lot of school logos.

Kind of a 'where I've been' to 'where I'm going' theme.

This lovely lady was going from a local private school...

To Princeton!

She even has a scholarship...

...playing volleyball!

Congratulations on your fabulous achievement!!

Your family is so very proud!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day Gifts!

If I were to buy my own Mother's Day gifts, and had an entire afternoon 
to click my way through Etsy, this is what I would pick!

(please keep in mind I occasionally have a twisted sense of humor)

I need some new art for the kitchen walls!

I have a bit of a tea towel obsession as well, 
so I'd find a few new ones for myself.

I've always wanted a cute waist apron like June Cleaver!!!

This one is monogrammed!!!

When I was little I LOVED Wonder Woman.
(okay fine-still do)
She's a super hero, has fabulous outfits AND a tiara.

I NEED this apron.

both aprons by Annie's Attic

and....I have a little thing about hearts recently.

So how about you?
What would end up in your shopping cart?

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Flower Cookie Round-up for May Day!

Happy May Day Everyone!

One of my favorite childhood classroom memories would be making
 May Day baskets in Mrs. Beam's third grade class.  

The baskets were brown construction paper and the flowers were brightly colored tissue.
We spent quite a few days making them, 
and then on May 1st we secretly left them on a neighbors porch as a surprise.

Since I can't leave flowers on all of your doorsteps, 
I thought I'd bring a round-up of my favorite flower cookies to your internet porch!


Zinnias and Canning Jars by Cookies with Character

Painted Flower Bouquets by Arty McGoo

Painted Flower Tutorial by Ali Bee's Bake Shop

Hope you all get the chance to spread some love today.

Happy May Day!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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