Archive for Cookies
Hello Kitty Buttercream cake.
Buttercream cake closeup.
Chocolate Hello Kitty.
Hello Kitty sugar cookies.
A finish look at the cake.
Lalaloopsy here, Lalaloopsy there, Lalaloopsy everywhere!!!
These popular magical rag dolls are everywhere!! How can they not be when they are so adorable. If I where only a few years younger (maybe more than a few) I would love to own some of them. I would play with them all day long.
I have a six year old girl that for some unusual (crazy) reason, is not very fond of them. She owns some of the little dolls and some big ones. I even bought her Forest Evergreen (the Lalaloopsy boy) to see if I could convince her to like them, but nothing. So I guess for now in my household, I’m alone with my love for these so cute dolls.
Since I can’t play with them (maybe I can, but I won’t – that’d be weird, right?) I make cookies instead.
I wanted to make cookies different from the ones I’ve made in the past. Choosing which Lalaloopsy dolls to make is the dilemma. They all are so adorable! I visited their site (for the 100th time) and decided to go with the following rag dolls.
Bee Spells-a-Lot. The gorgeous soft orange hair and pretty blue eyes. This is one very smart cookie.
Crumbs Sugar Cookie. This is the classic cookie, you know… the one cookie that I would “have” to make. “Sugar Cookie”… get it? I love her.
Jewel Sparkles. The little princess of the collection. Always dressy, always graceful. A little bossy, but that’s ok because she’s a princess.
And here are the three cookies of this set. One thing I should mention is that I don’t own a cookie cutter for the dolls. I have to cut the cookie dough for each one of cookies. It is a very time consuming process, but I have fun.
I hope to have the opportunity again to create some different Lalaloopsy cookies again. I have been wanting to create one of the boys such as Patch Treasurechest or Ace Fender Bender. I think I see them in a near future…
All that social media is … well, too much. It’s so hard to keep up. Post here, show there, update that. I need time and your patience.
This is another one of those posts where I will be showing you pictures of Sweet Treats that we have created and later on the stories behind them. At least you get to see the pictures…. It will be done, promise.
So with that, and an apology to all of you for posting this with very few words we’ll get started.
Four dozen cookies went to MOPS of Ankeny, IA for an auction event they had in April. The Idea was make two dozen cookies for boys and two for girls.
Spongebob Square Pants.
More about this event later.
I am so excited to share with you the following post.
On April 20th my daughter Lillie participated in another gymnastics meet at Jacobs Gymnastics. This was an all around meet where they compete in all the apparatus – Beam, Floor, Bars and Vault. I had the wonderful opportunity to make cookies for them again.
A few months ago, I made medal cookies only for the Superstars team (the younger girls – Lillie’s team). This time, the older team that competed later that morning got sweet treats also.
Coming up with the design and colors took a little bit of time. The inspiration for the final design came from all the medals my little Lillie has won over the past couple of years, most of them are stars. The Superstars’ group wear a hot pink with black leotard and no matter what happens, they all deserve a gold first place medal.
Here are the gymnastics medals designs for the April 2013 meet.
The Superstars group is made out of little girls that are 5-7 years of age. I couldn’t resist having these little gymnasts on the cookie. We have one girl balancing on one foot on the beam and another one making the split.
I made only a few medal cookies without a design, but they were the ones that got treated with the real gold color. You may not be able to see it, but they really looked like gold medals! It takes a lot of spray. Every cookie has a pink or red ribbon.
I made one gold medal cookie specially for Lillie. She was actually worried that there would’t be enough cookies and she was not going to get one. I was laughing inside…. I didn’t say anything though.
Hot Pink was the main color this time. One of the cookies features a gymnast wearing a colored leotard. I still like the ones with the solid color, but this time they were pink. You can see my other gold medal cookies here.
And here’s my little All Around Champion.
It’s really getting tougher and the fight for first place gets tighter. All the girls have been improving so much as they get stronger with time. I still see videos and pictures of previous meets and I can see how far they have come. They are just an amazing group of little girls.
Congratulations Sweetheart. We love you so much.
Lots of tiny stars to show you.
I finished over 75 small sugar cookie stars and colored them Turquoise, Yellow and Purple. The cookies are frosted in royal icing.
The cookies were then packaged into individual bags for cookie favors. I included one of each color.
The cookie favors were handed out to kids at the Charlee’s Elite School of Dance.
These packages of cookie favors are perfect edible gifts. The nice thing about them is that I can make them using the stars cookie cutters you just saw, flowers, eggs (for Easter) and so many more shapes.
Thanks for reading! Remember to have One Sweet Treat today.
In the next few days I’ll be adding several post of desserts I have made… in the past. Lets say, ways back in the past.
2012 was a year of lots of sweets and treats that unfortunately didn’t get posted. So I am planning of showing the pictures and later adding the very important details about each and every event.
So with that, and and apology to my own son, we’ll get started with this post.
This was all for my Noah’s 4th birthday party.
Happy Birthday my sweet boy! He is my little Noahsaurus.
I have mixed feeling about the following post.
I absolutely love making sugar cookies, but this time I was a little bit sad during the process of baking and decorating these set of cookies.
They were designed to ‘celebrate’ the good life of a gorgeous dog who unfortunately passed away, Banks, a Bernese Mountain Dog.
Usually this tricolor Swiss breed has a patch of widely spread white hair on top of the head.
Banks had a distinctive line of white hair, more like a triangle. So I focused on that particular feature when creating all of his cookies.
I think this is by far my favorite design. The green leaves make the dog image pop up a little bit more, I think.
The cookies were meant to be shared with family and friends of this wonderful dog. Here one more time is Banks, the beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog.
I tried to capture his image the best I could. His owner was very happy to receive the cookies and like I told him, the cookies were made with love and always thinking of his beloved Banks.
It’s really hard to start talking about how to make cookies or decorating techniques without even sharing with you basic stuff such as a cookie recipe, but I promise I will work on it.
My point is, I won’t get too detailed or technical until I have shown you the basics (eventually).
This quick and short post is about showing you how you can make those medal cookies I created for my daughter’s gymnastics meet.
For now, feel free to use any cookie recipe you know. There’s lots of sugar cookie recipes out there. Even cookie dough from the grocery store might work.
This is all you need. Sugar cookie dough, circle cookie cutter and a straw.
Whether I make 5 or 100 cookies, this is how I make my make ALL my cookies.
Roll the dough inside two sticks of the same thickness to achieve cookies of the same height.
Use your cookie cutter to cut your cookie. Press, but do not remove the cutter yet. Take your straw and perforate the dough close to the top. Twist is a little bit and remove the straw. Now you can remove the cookie cutter.
What happens when you remove the cutter and then make the hole you ask? Well, you make the cookie expand just a little bit, but it was enough to drive me crazy. Don’t do it, but try it if you’d like.
This same idea works perfectly well with ornament cookies for Christmas. Use a pretty Christmas ribbon and hang your edible ornament cookies on your tree.
You see? You got two cookie ideas for the price of one!
I’ll try to make the post better in the future when I’m ready to post useful information such as cookie dough types and icings. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it was useful in any way.
Remember to have One Sweet Treat each and every single day! Thank you for reading!
This following post makes me tear up. Seriously.
My daughter Lillie has been attending gymnastics sessions for the past… 2 years I believe. I’m not going to say this because she is my daughter, but she is very talented.
I absolutely love seeing her in each and every single apparatus, but my favorite by far has to be the bars which happens to be the one she excels at.
Sometimes they have meets where all they do is the floor routines, it is called a Tumbling meet. Well, this past weekend she had another meet where she competed in all of the apparatus (these are the good ones!). I felt the
urge call to make some cookies for all of the Superstar girls – that’s the little group’s name.
When thinking about what to do, the most obvious cookie design that came to my head was… Medals!! I’m so excited to show you what I came up with.
I made three different sets/types of medals. One of them has the edible ribbons attached to them. The other set has the ribbon going through a whole in the cookie.
I have the third set of medal cookies here. I think they are my favorites, but the most delicate to work with.
The focus of this cookie is a gymnast’s silhouette in different positions or apparatus. Two jumping or leaping gymnasts showing their elasticity. One sitting and balancing on the beam and of course the gymnast going in circles on the bars.
With this particular design I made the mistake of making the silhouettes first and then deciding the size of cookie cutter I was going to use. I made several girls on the beam, but I the beam was so long that it didn’t fit on the medal so very few were finished. My kids ended up using them to make their own cookies though.
I guess the most difficult part of making these cookies was trying to hold my breath while I made the silhouette. I had to get each and each and every curve perfectly positioned. I was gasping for air after piping each gymnast!
There was sooo much glitter on these cookies. I looove glitter and I use it as often as I possibly can! Unfortunately you can’t see it very well in my bad pictures, but I had to make them shine like gold right?
Each and every little gymnast received a medal sugar cookie for their great performance when the competition ended. They were all wonderful and they all look so cute.
Here’s one last shot of the medal cookies I made thinking of my sweet little champion, Lillie.
We are very proud parents of a little champion. Lillie won second place in floor and beam, first place in beam and bars, and earned a first place medal in the all around competition for the second time in a row.
Congratulations Sweet Heart. We love You.
I have to admit, I have A LOT of cookie cutters.
Many of my cookie cutters are plastic (there’s nothing wrong with plastic) and others are your regular tin cutters. Some of them are copper cutters.
Copper cutters are much more expensive than your aluminum cookie cutters, but every once in a while I like to treat myself with one of them (or two… or three, just don’t tell the husband). If there’s every a cookie cutter that I know I will use over and over, I will certainly invest in it and buy a copper cutter.
One of my favorite copper cutters is the wrapped candy cookie cutter. It is so versatile. I have used it so many times and for lots of different occasions. Red and green – Christmas. Orange and black – Halloween. Pastel colors – Easter. Anything’s possible with this cookie cutter.
Well today I have again, wrapped candy cookies that I made for a very pretty girl celebrating her 3rd birthday.
I was asked to use combinations of Pink/Turquoise and Pink/Green. When I received the beautiful party invitation to use as inspiration, I thought a little bit of yellow would help brighten the set. With Taylor’s approval, I tinted more icing and added another color.
The party invitation was not only full of color, but it had many fun designs. That’s when it hit me…. candy should not only have the swirls that I’ve always done, but dots and stripes and lines and everything!
With that in mind, here are my latest wrapped candy cookies.
This is my original way to decorate this type of cookie. I still loooove them.
Another change from my typical cookies is the “wrapper”. I really wanted to give the candy the feeling of being truly wrapped. So (because I don’t know how to explain it in words) I want to show it to you in the next picture.
And because I love making collages of my pictures, here’s one for you.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday Stella and I hope you enjoyed the cookies.
Thanks for sharing this with you y’all. Have you had a Sweet Treat today?