Thursday, December 31, 2009

Snow-globes... Done just Under the wire!

We've got Snow-globe cookies to decorate and there isn't a minute to waste!

Because it's New Year's Eve and I said I would
accomplish this cute Cookie project this year!

Look at that! Red, White and Blue! Just another detail
about these snow-globe cookies for this Army Mom to love!

In the magazine, how-to they don't outline first. I do because I like
to stick with what I know. And, outlining before Flooding is what I know!

After piping my outlines I always add what is left over
in the Pastry bag back into the icing I thin down to flood

I flood like this!

Because when I follow Bridget's
decorating Tips, it always works!

This is just like Glittering craft paper!

Except sanding sugar Tastes much better!

Not that I've tasted much Glitter! Or glue. Just for the
record, I wasn't one of the paste eaters in Kindergarten

Look at that!

I wanted to experiment with writing on top of the Red
sugar... So I thought of a Number. Can you guess what it is?

You're so smart! I dressed up our 2010 with a bit of fine sanding
sugar so now it looks like there is a little Electricity behind it! Who
needs Times Square and that glittery ball they drop any way?

Now for our Snow mountain outline...

After I flood-iced the mountain I poured Nonpareils over the wet icing 

Looks like Snow covered mountains in snow-globes to me!

What about you?

Now to outline and flood our Globe sky...

After you flood your globe Sky, add your snow-globe
decorations. I am using these little Santa sugar figures
that came with my cookie Cutter set because I couldn't find
the Gingerbread people shown in the magazine... Darn!

A few Hearts and some snowflakes should do it!

And to finish, fine Sanding sugar!

I don't know about you, but this fine Sugar just isn't
giving me the chunky Crystal look I was hoping for...

Wait! I have some White crystal sugar I bought in Georgia the last time
we visited our Army Ranger at Ft. Benning - Let's see how that looks!

Yup! This crystal sugar is Much better!

These sugar Snowmen that came as part of my snow-Globe cookie
cutter set are cute, but they're much too big for my Snow-globes. You
can bet I'll be on the Look-out for some of those gingerbread people
like the ones Dani Fiori used on her snow-globe cookies for Martha!

Monica thought my buying these tiny cookie Easels was pretty
funny... But they work! So now my snow-globe Cookies are done!

Just under the Wire of 2009 too!

I love them all!

But I must admit that I do have a Favorite today...

And, it's This one!


  1. Those are so cute!! I saw them making those on Martha and couldn't find the mini gingerbread men either...or anything small enough! Your little Santas are adorable :D

  2. They're SOOO cute. Much cuter than I could have ever imagined. Great job.

    I wish I were there to enjoy them with you. Your hubby is a lucky fella!

  3. You are amazing. Entirely precious. Entirely you. Happy New Year!

  4. Oh, Janet! They are SO CUTE!!! I really wanted to try these this year, but I forgot...imagine! :)

    Thank YOU for making them...they're just precious!

    Happy New Year to you and yours, my friend!

  5. These cookies are so beautiful! It's 8 pm on New Years eve and my kids are sleeping.....I think i'll bake sugar cookies! :)
    Happy New Year!

  6. And now I have found the gingerbread men!

  7. I saw these on Martha and thought WOW what a LOT of work! LOL you did an AMAZING job...I actually like the Santa's just as much as the GBmen. I LOVE that you put the 2010 on them!!
    So how long did it take to do 9 cookies? and they are WAY to pretty to eat! LOL


  8. Your snowglobes are sooo cute!!!! I fell in love with them when I saw them in the Living magazine!!! but yours are even better!!!

    I just have to get myself this cookie cutter!!!

    Happy New Year


  9. When I saw these on Martha I thought, I SOOO need to do that... but now that you have done it I think I will pass. Why? Because yours are PERFECT!!! I could never hope for mine to be anywhere near as cute as this... wow!! You took a simple idea and RAN with it girl!!! Wat to go!! martha needs to call YOU up next time she needs some inspiration!


  10. Fantastic job on the cookies! So cute :) Happy New Year to you and the family!

    Just beautiful.
    Can't wait to see more of your blog.

  12. I just bought my kit and I can't wait to use it! Your cookies are so cute! WHat recipe did you use for your frosting? =)


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