When I first started making cookies, I would see everything as a cookie. I wondered “Can I do that in a cookie?” or wondered if I had the ability to decorate something so fabulous “Can I really do that??” Oddly enough, the characters from the movie Cars was one of those. Last week I had the opportunity to give it a try and push my skills out of their comfort zone. I am happy happy happy that I did! I love how they turned out (everything except for the cratering in the windows…those damn craters show up even when you do everything and I mean everything to prevent them!! grrrr).
13 Sep 2012 10 Comments
by royalcookie in Birthday, Cookies Tags: Baking, Baking and Confections, Birthday, Cars, Cookie, cookie decorating, Decorated Cookie, Doc Hudson, Favors, Lightning McQueen, Mater, movie, Ramone, Sally Carrera, Sugar cookie, Utah
11 Sep 2012 6 Comments
I’m going out on a limb here since I have two girls and am an only child so I have very limited exposure to little boy birthday parties, but when I think of boy party themes I definitely think of sports. Don’t get me wrong, many many girls are into sports just as much as boys are, but little boys live for kicking, hitting and throwing things
So when an order came in last weed for soccer balls I was super excited!! The favors are for twin boys who were turning 5 and having a soccer themed birthday party at an indoor soccer arena. I hope these cookies were a huge “kick”
10 Sep 2012 5 Comments
Not too long ago, before my summer vacation, I was lucky enough to have a couple weeks of girlie cookie orders. Now…the boy orders are flying in! Love it!
My daughter has a set of Legos. It’s a farm scene. She loves it. This farm set is my first experience with legos. No idea why, but I never had them as a kid. So when an order came in for a lego head and a ninjago I was like “whose-a-go what?” Apparently, ninjas have invaded legoville There are photos of these cool dudes everywhere online! Some might say suspicious, others would say mysterious…I say hooded coolness!
Happy Birthday Hunter!
Hunter’s brother is also having a birthday party and picked a super cool theme. His theme brings back happy memories of my childhood I grew up watching Yogi bear and Boo Boo. Yogi always so silly…so funny…so happy…so hungry!
Happy Birthday Caden!
30 Aug 2012 8 Comments
by royalcookie in Cookies, Sports Tags: Association football, Baking, Baking and Confections, College and University, College football, Cookie, cookie decorating, Decorated Cookie, Football, Gators, NCAA Division I-A, Royal icing, Sports, Sugar cookie, University of Florida, Virginia Tech, VT
I should begin this post by saying I had to ask my husband, the football fanatic in our house, if a pigskin was in fact a nickname for a football. This is your first clue how into football I am.
A friend and her husband are very, very into college football. Me…not so much. I went to a college where it was a big deal for our football team to play a school outside of the state. My friend and her husband both went to schools where football was so big it was aired on national channels! She emailed me and wanted an order of cookies for her husband to kick off the college football weekend. She used the words “Gators” and “VT”. Second clue how football I am…I had to google what these meant For those of you who don’t know let me save you the 30 second Google search
VT = Virginia Tech
Gators = mascot for the University of Florida
Now time to air one of my weaknesses…burgundy. No, not the wine…I’m pretty good at wine No, the color burgundy. I have the worst time mixing icing to get a burgundy color. It kills me! I don’t know what it is, but I continually struggle with it. I figured I’d show my progress and see if anyone has any tips they can share
Well, after adding more red and purple to my last picture, I finally ended up with a color that I felt was acceptable Hope she enjoys them and both their teams do well this season!
09 Aug 2012 7 Comments
I was very excited this cookie order came in. It was so much fun creating birthday favors that were so girlie! Eesha’s Mommy noted that her daughter was a fabulous little 5 year old who was really into Barbies and Princesses and would love little cookie favors for her birthday party. I was given design control and found an adorable little princess image, which turned into my inspiration for her cookies. I hope she likes her little black haired beautiful princess cookies!
Happy 5th Birthday Eesha! May all your princess dreams come true this year <3
06 Aug 2012 8 Comments
by royalcookie in Cookies, Wedding Shower Tags: Baking, Baking and Confections, Ballooning, Bridal shower, Cookie, Cookie cutter, cookie decorating, Decorated Cookie, Favors, Hot air balloon, Wedding, Weddings
Weddings always make me smile. Scratch that…everything related to weddings, including the chaos and drama (as long as I’m not involved and can merely watch!), makes me smile. I love the excitement and the giddiness. But most of all I love the planning and seeing how all the beautiful wedding accessories and decisions come together.
I was enlisted to make cookie favors for an upcoming wedding shower and asked to match the colors and theme of the invitation which was a beautiful hot air balloon. Loved the theme and the romantic tag wording “Love is in the Air” :) Excited to use my hot air balloon cookie cutter too
Hope the bride and groom enjoy these cookies made especially for their special celebration!
03 Aug 2012 5 Comments
by royalcookie in Birthday, Cookies Tags: Baking, Baking and Confections, Birthday, Cookie, cookie decorating, Cooking, crown, Decorated Cookie, fairy, Favors, Girl, Pink, pixie, Princess, purple, Sugar cookie
It’s no surprise that most little girls like pink and purple. But what it is they like in pink and purple can cover a wide range of things. For instance, my daughter would request her banana purple if I could do that magic trick every morning
While I have two little girls, my daughters are still young and seem to be more interested in climbing walls and playing in the dirt than in girly activities. So this week was a treat and I got to dabble in the “girly” with my cookies
2 birthdays, 3 little girls, 2 of them twins, and lots and lots of pink and purple! I of course had to make an extra cookie of each design for my daughter to see how she reacted to the girly designs. She loved them!!! Hopefully the birthday girls all like their little princesses and fairies as much as my daughter did
Happy 1st Birthday Ellie and Natalie! Ellie, after devouring your pixie fairy, you should really thank your Mom for entering your picture in the Dastardly Do bed head contest so you could win these cookies for your party! Your Mom definitely knows a good picture opportunity when she sees one
30 Jul 2012 9 Comments
by royalcookie in Baby, Baby Shower, Cookies Tags: Adoption, Adoption Shower, Baking, Baking and Confections, Cookie, cookie decorating, Decorated Cookie, Favors, Giraffe, Lion, Safari, Shower, Sugar cookie, zebra
One of my dearest friends is adopting an adorable little boy and this weekend was her adoption shower. Her sister did such a great job organizing everything and the safari theme couldn’t have been more perfect!! I offered to make cookie favors for all the guests…to be honest, there’s really nothing I wouldn’t have done to help, but this is an area I’m definitely comfortable with
Decided to do three different safari animals based on the cartoon animals on the invites.
I cannot wait for my friend to bring home her son. Such an exciting year for them!!! She and her hubby are going to make amazing parents ))
05 Jul 2012 6 Comments
by royalcookie in Cookies, Fourth of July Tags: 4th of July, Baking, Baking and Confections, celebration, Cookie, cookie decorating, Decorated Cookie, Fourth of July, Holiday, independence day, liberty, patriotic, Royal icing, stars, Sugar cookie
Happy 4th of July Everyone!!
Just wanted to show a few of the stars I designed this past week that are being shipped to two special states…Tennessee and Pennsylvania
Hope they help celebrate our country’s liberty and independence!
01 Jul 2012 18 Comments
by royalcookie in Birthday, Cookies Tags: Baking, Baking and Confections, Birthday, carnival, carousel horse, Circus, Circus clown, Clown, Cookie, cookie decorating, Decorated Cookie, horse, party, Pink, purple, Royal icing, Sugar cookie
It’s been way too long since I’ve posted anything. I have been swamped with orders and haven’t had time to actually sit down and type out how my orders were created. The few moments I have had away from my piping bags, I’ve spent trying to get my not even 2 year old to sleep in her new toddler bed. Word to the wise…DO NOT encourage them to climb
I just finished an order and seriously had so much fun creating them! It’s always fun when you are given creative control. I always sit down and think “The world is your oyster! Go for it!!” hehe Well, not really but I do get giddy thinking about what I can do.
The order was for a combined birthday party for a 2 year old boy and his 4 year old sister. The theme was Carnival/Circus. Grandpa wanted to give his grandkids something special so he requested clowns for his grandson and carousel horses for his granddaughter…pink and purple horses to be exact. I hope Princess likes her beautiful horses and Prince loves his funny clown faces I know I do!