Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day and a huge cookie update!

You didn't hear much from me this week because I was knee-deep in cookies!
First was a batch of St. Patrick's Day cookies for a sweet lady I work with. She
wanted to send shamrock cookies with her daughter to day care on Friday!
And, since I was going to be up decorating until the wee hours of the
morning with shamrocks, I decided to pull the dress cookies I baked
for the Ranger's girlfriend out of the freezer and decorate them too!
It was a long, long day but honestly,
when I receive e-mails of thanks...
With photos like this attached... It so makes
decorating cookies until 2AM worth it!
Speaking of worth it...
I was delighted to create dress cookies for the very special young lady
who stole the Ranger's heart... And, for the women she works with too!
They arrived at her office yesterday and
reports were that they were well received!
And, thanks to UPS, 15 of 16 made it to Dallas in one piece too! By the
way, I'm still loving the fancy dress cookie cutter by!
You may remember that I first used it to create Prom-ask cookies!
Ranger's girlfriend works for Neiman's so it could only be fancy dresses for her!
After all, she and the ladies she works with know their fashion!
So the pressure was on to create cookies worthy of their sophisticated taste!
But just for fun, I tossed in a few tutu's!
Thanks to another fantastic cookie cutter!
I was told this particular cookie was an instant favorite!
You'll find your own heirloom-quality copper tutu cookie cutter here
The morning after the icing was completely dry, I added disco dust!
Sanding sugar and disco dust are my
two favorite decorating embellishments!
Who am I kidding? I also love candy flowers and sugar pearls too!
I love it all!
Except the sending them away part...
Although I know they'll be appreciated and enjoyed,
it's always a little difficult to see my creations leave!
I imagined them saying to me, But what if we don't like Texas...?
Can we come back home?
Of course, I told them they could... Even though I knew they wouldn't!
So I talk to my cookies at 2AM. Don't act like I'm the only one!
The final project I worked on early last week was these onesie cookies! 
I learned how to decorate onesies from the one
and only Dani Fiori of Sweet Dani B during one
of her appearances the Martha Stewart show
The secret to success with wet-on-wet decorating is to
ensure your icing colors are the same consistency!
Because when they are...
The results are seamless!
And that's important when you're working with a lot of seams!
As you can probably tell from the tags, these baby
onesie cookies went to a very special group at work...
Who took them to a sales meet with a very important retailer!
Of course, I could resist sending them off with a little good-luck charm!
So that concludes my cookie recap from last week! For next week I'll
be equally as busy as I was just asked to create egg-hunt themed cookies
for a special girl who'll turn four. Now... I really should have stayed home
to bake today. But it was 77 degrees and, the only thing I wanted to do was
get out of the house. So... Mr. B and I made a run for it and spent the day
browsing through our favorite antique and consignment stores. It was
well worth blowing off my baking assignment! When I checked the mail
this evening I was so surprised to find this from one of my blog friends!
She's more amazing than she knows and, I'm so happy to know her!
When we left this morning I had no idea I would
be replacing the side table in my living room!
But when I saw this one at Red Collection, I knew I had to have it!
I love its little wheel feet and this shelf is the perfect hiding spot for
books, my laptop and iPad! It's vintage American made furniture...
And, even the inside of the drawer is beautiful!
Most people say Out with the old and in with the new but I
find that most of the time it's better the other way around!


  1. All of your cookies are so beautifully made! My favorites are the onesies; the wet on wet techniqie is PERFECT for them!

  2. I think you are amazing. I am exhausted after reading your posts. The cookies are so beautiful.

  3. You have been one very busy lady this week. Love your cookies. Looking forward to seeing the Easter cookies. Just don't work too hard in the process. I feel like I need to rest after seeing all that you've Move over Martha,I'm thinking you're the queen of cookie making Janet. Now enjoy your Sun-day of rest.

  4. Love all the cookies! Where did you get the adorable boxes that you use to package them?
    Happy Baking!

  5. You are so creative, those cookies are just beautiful :) I love the pictures :)

  6. I love all your fabulous dresses and your packaging & tags (for all your cookies) I've never used the wet-on-wet technique for decorating onesies but I love it and all your sweet embellishments. The new table looks great and I'm glad your friend is feeling better. Great new cutter :)

  7. Janet, you have been one busy Lady! Your Shamrock cookies are so dear tucked in a bag with jelly beans and tied with shamrock ribbon...and what an adorable little girl so proudly holding her special treats!

    The fashionista dresses are DIVINE! Now I know for sure you were a fashion designer in a previous life! Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised to see your beautiful creations on the runway!

    Love the wet on wet technique you used on the onesies! Your pearl snaps and adorable sugar layons are just precious. You truly have the best eye for color combinations.

    I was so touched by the lovely note from your friend, her words speak volumes about what a wonderful friend you are.

    Ok.....I want your new side table...if it goes missing you'll know where to find it....

    Janet, thank you for inspiring us all to keep living our lives to the fullest!

  8. yes yes, where are the boxes from???


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