Friday, January 30, 2015

CookieCrazie Chatter...... Friday, January 30, 2015


CookieCrazie's Week in Review


Personal Side

Well last week at this time.....we were cruisin' in the Gulf of Mexico.
This at home sweet home. 

The CookieCruise 2015 was a fabulous event!
The cruise itself was loads of fun.....but getting together with 60+ cookiers was even more fun.
And decorating together was "icing on the cookie". haha

I hope to create an in depth report on the cruise in a future blog post.
But for now, you can see my photos here

I'm wading through all the stuff that builds up when you've been gone for 10 days.
But I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Next week......I can cookie again. :)


Instagram photos for this week:

Here we go!
No wifi or cell service for 4 days.
We'll flood you with photos and news once we're back on Monday.

Bon Voyage.
We take off in a couple of hours..... 
Don't you love those yellowy hued lights in our room?)
I get to room with Cristin of Cristin's Cookies. �� 

We're back from our fabulous #cookiecruise2015!
So much to tell.
Thank you @creativecookier for making this event the BEST!! ❤️❤️
(Stay tuned for much more photos and update....)

Here's some cookie love.... ����
I've missed having internet and cell connection for several days. ��

Look what Ginny and I are doing today on our last day together. haha
Cookie decorating is our happy zone. ��

CookieCruise Fun.....
The bottom photo is a cookie collaboration with everyone on the #cookiecruise2015 
who did a few cookies to make a full cookie quilt made of at least 12 "quilt blocks".
This was done in the glaze class I taught. Fun times!

Throwback Heart Cookies from a couple of years ago.....

More CookieCruise fun.
I just posted 60+ photos on my CookieCrazie FB page.


Last CookieCrazie Chatter....

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Heart Cookies with Ribbon Bows

It's fun to "dress up" cookies with some pretty ribbon.

If a heart cookie has a portion of it's inside cut out prior to baking,
it provides a perfect way to tie a ribbon around the side.

You'll need to make larger heart cookies in order to have enough space to cut out the center,
and yet keep the cookie from being too fragile with thin edges.

For most of the cookies below, I cut out a mini-heart shape on either side of the heart cookie.
But you could also cut out a larger heart right in the center.

Either of these graduated sets of heart cookie cutters are ideal for this project.
Fox Run Set of Heart Cookie Cutters - Karen's Cookies
Fat Daddio's Fluted Nylon Heart Cutter Set - Amazon

Outline and flood the heart cookies as desired.
(Be sure to outline the inside cut-out area as well, to keep the glaze from going off the edge.)
Add embellishments as desired.

Allow the cookies to dry overnight.

Using color coordinated ribbon, cut an approximate 12" length for each heart cookie.

Wrap and tie the ribbon on either side of the heart, completing it with pretty bow.

It's almost like wrapping up a beautiful present for someone. :)

Note: Be sure the recipient understands that the ribbon is not to be eaten!

2015 Valentines Day Cookie Collection

Monday, January 26, 2015

Edible Clay Cut-Out Cookies (Tutorial)

Textured edible clay can be used for more than just covering up the entire cookie.

How about cutting out a small shape in the center to show off the base coat of glaze on the cookie?

Start off with outlining and flooding the cookies with a base coat of glaze.
(see photos below of previously flooded cookies)

Allow them to dry overnight.

While they are drying, load the edible clay on a texture mat.
To review the process, check out this previous post on making textured edible clay.

Once the clay has been texturized,
cut out a piece of it with the same cookie cutter used for the original cookie.

Then using a smaller cutter, cut out a shape in the middle of the clay.

Carefully place the cut-out clay on top of the cookie.

So easy.....and yet it looks so complicated. :)
You can even use the small pieces of cut-out clay to add decor to other cookies.

2015 Valentines Day Cookie Collection
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