Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Spring Cutters.....and lots of practice on the old ones....

I've been practicing a lot this week. It's been fun.....but I think I've gone a bit overboard. I've just packaged up a 5-cookie bouquet and 86 individual cookies!!!! Oh my. PLUS, I'm sending 2 dozen cookies to a friend in Montana who ordered some for my Ukraine mission effort. That's a total of 115 cookies. (And that doesn't include the two bouquets and few dozen of cookies I made at the beginning of the week. My teens think I'm crazy. I'm going to have to find some balance, ya think?

Here's the two bouquets I made for an order on Wednesday.


A Easter Egg bouquet I put together for selling at Cookies With a Mission tomorrow.


I'm perfecting my dragonflies. They officially have two pairs of separate wings now (thanks to a little criticism I received).


Bunnies. :-) I love these little guys. I added "cotton" tails this time.

Easter Eggs....
I'm practicing my spring bunnies again. The thinner whiskers look much better.


More stitched flowers:


Chicks.....I don't like my fat funky cutter much, so I made a chick on top of the cookie the way *I* wanted it. lol


A close up of my favorite one :-)


I just got this snail cutter this week. I'm not super happy with these.....but it was only my first try. hee hee


Another new cutter.....catepillars. Do you like them better WITH stitches or without? I'm not sure......
Practicing butterflies.....




FINALLY I made a basket of flowers I'm pretty happy with. Hurray.


If you've stuck with me through all these photos, you are a true friend. ;-)
Have a great finish to this weekend.

23 comments:

Bea said...

Wow, Pam! Your work is beautiful... I really love your Easter COOKIES (I'm working on a big order, too)... Love the colored bunnies, they look like terry cloth... the snails and caterpillars are super cute... they look so different with and without stitches, but can't make up my mind which I like most... I love your work, and all that practice shows in it :)

CookieCrazieLady said...

You're so sweet, Bea. Thank you. They say practice makes perfect.....I don't know about perfect, but doing things over and over again sure does give you a chance to change what doesn't work and makes what does even better. :-)

Cindy said...

Goody! New photos! I like the caterpillars without stitching. By the way, how do you do the stiching?

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks Cindy.
I use and edible marker to put the stitches on.

claudia said...

I prefer caterpillars without stitches.
I still follow your blog with wonder everytime you post photos...
I'm trying to become as good as you even if icing is something not particoular loved here.
I have a question: how do you spread icing?
Brush? Knife?
Whai do you use for little stitches or lines?
Thank you!

claudia said...

whops!
I red just after posting...Edible marker, nice thing!;)

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks very much, Claudia.

You said that the icing is not loved.....do you not like the taste, or is it too hard to work with?

I don't spread my icing, I pipe it on with round tips. It flattens out on its own.

Lauren said...

I pulled up your blog to check out your new cookies, and Eliza (looking over my shoulder) said, "Are those Aunt Pam's cookies? I love Aunt Pam's cookies!" See, you're famous! :)

Janine said...

I'm lovin' them all Pam! I'm glad you're selling them now! I like the caterpillar with the stitches the best. I've also seen soap made using that cutter and it's so cute too! LOL Of course, cookies taste better!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Lauren....thank you. Tell Eliza that she put a smile on my face. Hopefully I'll be able to get her a real cookie sometime soon. :-)

Janine....thanks so much. Yep, I'm sure that the cookies would taste much better than the soap, but they would be equally cute with such a cute cutter. :-)

claudia said...

oh well it's the icing taste and texture that are so unusual for our sweets...
but nowadays, with the globalization it's starting to spread.
I'll need a very tiny pipe so!
Thanks for the tips!

Anonymous said...

I do like the dragonflies with two wings, but while shopping ebay, I see a Martha Stewart set up where she finished the dragonfly with single wings. Look at the photo with the bee skep cake. Thought you might like to see her version.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Martha-Stewart-by-Mail-Bug-Copper-Cookie-Cutter-Set_W0QQitemZ370190310092QQihZ024QQcategoryZ38138QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Cindy said...

The last comment was from Cindy "Anonymous" again -- just figured out why that was happening!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Cindy,

I looked at the link.....yes she has the double wings together. That's probably more realistic, but my cutter has two distinct wings. I kind of like it that way now that I've had lots of practice with the cutter. :-)

mishlove said...

Hi Pam, How do you make the different colors that are outlined in your cookies? like the flower cookies with the 2 different colors of blue? They are beautiful. And do you outline in black first then add your colors?

CookieCrazieLady said...

Hi Mishlove,

For the flowers.....I outline with the darker color first, then do a few "layers" of the lighter color, and then flood the middle with white.

Yes....I outline with black, let it dry and then add the flooding.

Thanks for your kind words. :-)

mishlove said...

Pam,
Thank you for getting back to me.

So first I outline, wait for them to dry, then I flood the area with dark blue.. wait for that to dry then go back and flood with a lighter color.. wait to dry then do the inside with white. Is that right?

Do you use bottles or pastry bags?

mishlove said...

I wish you had a video decorating your cookies.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Mishlove,

Just let the black outline dry....no need to let the darker color dry before adding lighter color. I put them all together once the black outline is dry. (I use corn syrup icing, by the way...not royal.)

I use pastry bags. I tried bottles and they were a big pain in the neck. lol

mishlove said...

Thank you Pam,

One more question, which size tip do you use to outline and then to flood?

CookieCrazieLady said...

Mishlove......#2 round for outline and #4 round to flood. :-)

CookieCrazieLady said...

Hi Mishlove,

For the flowers.....I outline with the darker color first, then do a few "layers" of the lighter color, and then flood the middle with white.

Yes....I outline with black, let it dry and then add the flooding.

Thanks for your kind words. :-)

CookieCrazieLady said...

Cindy,

I looked at the link.....yes she has the double wings together. That's probably more realistic, but my cutter has two distinct wings. I kind of like it that way now that I've had lots of practice with the cutter. :-)

 
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