Monday, February 28, 2011

bye, bye birdies

Last week I filled you in on my birdie bakery; however, at that point my birdies were without beaks, feet and eyes (poor little things). I'm happy to inform you that they each were given these necessities- hooray! Here are a few pictures of the finished cookies before they flew off with Maureen to her friend's baby shower.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

bird, bird, bird... the bird's the word!

I have been so, so busy this week yesterday it felt fitting to have a busy bee as my wordless Wednesday find. Also sorry, but I couldn't help myself with my title today... you'll see why!

So what have I been up to you ask? I've been busy baking and decorating birds. After seeing my Super Bowl cookies a few weeks ago; Maureen, my internship supervisor, asked me to make cookie favors for a baby shower she was planning. Fast forward to this week and I'm baking 60 some cookies. Not to mention, our apartment has turned into a mini birdie bakery : )

I'm not quite finished with the birds yet but there will be 30 blue/teal ones and 30 orange ones. I chose this design off of the baby shower invite that Maureen gave me to work from. The invite can be seen in the second and third picture below. (Ignore the color splotches on the invite- I was just testing out the colors).
Now I've just got to add the eyes, beaks and feet. Then package them up for the shower this weekend!
I'll be sure to post some pictures later of the finished cookies. Until then, for a laugh be sure to check out this Family Guy clip- hilarious... now I have that song stuck in my head!

Monday, February 21, 2011

happy president's day!

Happy president's day! To celebrate check out these cute shirts for little dudes! I think the George Washington one above is just adorable : ) Check out more president's day shirts and view a tutorial from Dana over at Made.

Also check out these 22 Ridiculous Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents. There's some interesting facts... Like, did you know James A. Garfield was ambidextrous?

*In NO WAY is this post meant to be a political statement! President's day's purpose is not to honor any one particular President, but to honor the office of Presidency.

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentine's day

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is filled with lots of LOVE (and other sweetness)!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

lets go packers!

Two more days until the SUPER BOWL!!! I've just finished up my game day cookies and I couldn't be more excited to share them with you : )

To decorate my Super Bowl cookies I used a combination of Wilton's FoodWriters and Royal Icing. I love the way the FoodWriters look on my NFL logo cookie. It was a lot easier to use the markers then having to make two more different colors of icing just to get the blue and the red.

To get the Lombardi trophy I made my own cookie templates here. I added luster dust following this tutorial from the University of Cookie.

This last one was a request from Seth- jokingly he said you should do one with Rodger's championship belt.... We are by no means WWF fans (not at all) but if you're a Packer fan you'll appreciate this one!

Lets go Packers- bring the Lombardi trophy home!!!