Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bacon Cookies (Tutorial)





It's been a while since I've posted a cookie tutorial related to
Serving Mom Breakfast in Bed.....a COOKIE Breakfast.

One of the most popular cookies in that collection was BACON.
It seems that bacon is all-the-rage these days.
And for good reason.......it is delicious! :)


Making bacon look realistic on a cookie is WAY HARDER than I ever imagined.
Getting the colors "just right" is the hardest part.

There is no way to begin to tell you how to get the most authentic colors.......
but I can at least describe to you how I decorated the cookies.


To make the bacon cookies.......cut long rectangles, and then scrunch them up around the edges
and lay them willy-nilly over wadded up foil to give them that curvy look.
Bake as usual.



I made three different 10-second glaze colors: dark & medium reddish brown, and light tan.

Outline and flood one side of the bacon strip with the dark brown glaze.
With medium brown glaze, outline and flood some inner portions of the strip (see photo below).
And finally, with the tan glaze, fill in the rest of the strip of bacon.
(There's no need for long dry times since bleeding is perfectly acceptable in this case. :))


Allow the cookies to dry overnight.

Using a dry paint brush, add smears of black and bronze pearl dust to the bacon strips.


Brush on a thin layer of corn syrup and sprinkle black sanding sugar (pepper!) on each strip of bacon.






Dessert for Breakfast Cookie Collection

Monday, July 28, 2014

Airbrushed Lace Heart Cookies (Tutorial)





Heart cookies are a common wedding cookie......
so it made sense to plan on doing them for Allison's  wedding favor cookies.
But I wanted to make them a little unique and special.

I had noticed that Heather at SugarNosh Treats had been playing around with airbrushing using lace.
I asked her about it and she offered to send me a piece of her lace that she was using.
How awesome is that! :)
(Thanks Heather for being so kind and giving me the tool I needed to make special cookies.)

They ended up being one of the biggest hits at the wedding.
People were amazed at the beauty of the lace pattern on the heart cookies.

They're fairly simple to make......once you have a piece of appropriate lace and an airbrush.



Outline and flood the heart cookies in whatever color desired.
Allow them to dry overnight.

Stretch out your lace material across a needlework hoop and snap it in place.
(Both the lace material and the hoop can be found at Hobby Lobby or Joann Fabric.)

Lay the stretched lace over the heart cookies.
Spray pearl sheen airbrush color evenly over them.






Beautiful and simple.......a great combination.



Allison & Jake's Wedding Cookie Collection

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Personal Side


It's been a very difficult week.
My Father-in-law passed away on Sunday.
It was expected.....as he has been suffering from throat CA for months now.

The funeral was Wednesday.
Sadly, just hours before the funeral, Allan's niece-in-law died from medication complications.
(She & her husband & son had come for the funeral in Memphis.)
Nicole was only in her early 30s. 
Her son is 4 years old.

Needless to say, the funeral was doubly difficult with this tragic news on the entire family's mind.
But we celebrated Gerald Sneed's incredible life, and praised God for his legacy.
It was a beautiful service.

Thankfully we had the rest of the day to spend together and process the events as a family.
It is still too fresh and painful to think about for too long.......
but I'm sure with time things will slowly heal.

Please keep Joseph (Nicole's husband) and Nathan (her son) in your prayers.

The Ukraine trip is only three weeks away.
I am trying to regroup after this week's events and figure out all I need to do to prepare.
I'm thankful for a busy schedule.
It helps to stay active and work hard to make a difference.

Life is but a vapor.
Make every moment count!


♥♥♥



Instagram photos for this week:

Happy Friday!


Greyscale Cookies from last year.....
Happy Saturday!!


Schoolhouse Cookies using new CC custom cutters made by creativecookier.


Having some Autumn fun this week.
(And yes, I'm very early. I'm busy with a mission trip and
my daughter's wedding in the next two months, so I'm trying to get ahead. ;))
Pumpkin cutter & Acorn cutter


More fall fun...... from @creativecookier
Tall Pumpkin Cutter
Crookneck Squash Cutter
Truck Cutter
Gooseneck Gourd Cutter


Back To School Word Fun.
Happy Thursday!




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