Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hello Summer :-)

OK, I warned you that I had lots to show you, right? So are you ready.

In honor of the beginning of summer.....which I've always heard begins on Memorial Day, I made lots of summer cookies.

But before I get to those, here's the graduation bouquet I made this week.


I also had an order for a wedding shower......40 flowers in pink, lime green, purple, & yellow with name tags attached. I thought I might get tired of making these stitched flowers......but I still love them. :-)


Now to the summer cookies......Watermelon!


This photo was supposed to be facing the other way.....but I'm having fits with uploading my photos on blogger.


Ice Cream Cones! I did these twice this week. Here's the first set:


Then I did a lighter color for the cones and even made some hand cut cake cones. Fun, fun!!!


How about a little chocolate on top of that vanilla? Or a cherry on top? lol


Yum, yum. They look good enough to eat!


So this photo is to be honest with all of you and show you that there are some things I try that I'm not happy with at all. This was my first attempt at making flip flops with ribbon. The little cookie shapes for the thong was just WRONG! They are too thick and they don't look right. The folded ribbon is better on the one above......but still not what I had pictured in my mind. It's amazing how perfect it looked in my mind. ;-)


Here's my second attempt. I like these OK......but I think it needs something where the ribbons meet.


Sunglasses......





One of my favorites......Crocs!!!! I did not make this up. I saw it in a cookie a few months ago and wanted to try it myself. It was kind of hard....but fun.





Beach Balls. I love these colorful circle cookies. :-))))))))))


Here's my Weber kettle grils. :-) Someone suggested I make these for Father's Day. What a great idea!


Then I got even fancier and made an open grill with flames, grates, hot dogs, and even grill marks on the hot dogs. hee hee My family marveled at them......but they thought I was crazy at the same time. ;-) Again.....I did not make this up.....I saw this in a cookie recently as well.




And then finally......a pic of lots of summer cookies. :-)


Stay tuned. Tomorrow I'll post my patriotic cookies.

And then MONDAY I will announce a fun give-away that Karen from Karen's Cookies has arranged to do on my blog. Don't miss out on all the fun.....

22 comments:

Cirri said...

I´ll always be ready to see you amazing cookies, I´ll never be tired of them, every cookie looks like has been made with much love. Congratulations.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks so much, Cirri. Yes.....there is lots of love in every cookie. That's the most important ingredient. :-)

Bea said...

Congratulations, Pam! You are so creative and talented... I really love all of the COOKIES but the Crocs are fantastic!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks so much, Bea. I'm glad you like them. :-)

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

What kind of icing do you use on these? I am trying to find something that is not rock-hard like royal icing, but firm enough to not get smushed if you put it in a bag...not sure if that exists!

You have such great ideas and the talent to pull them off!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Michelle, I use a corn syrup icing....the link is listed on the right side bar of this blog "Sugar Cookie Icing".

I do NOT like royal icing at all. It has a terrible after taste and it gets hard and crunchy no matter what you do to it. I've been working on making the best cookie WITHOUT royal icing and I believe I've found it. :-)

The only drawback to this icing is you have to let the cookies dry for 36-48 hours. Once you do that, you can put them in a bag and even stack them and they will not get messed up.

Thanks for your nice comments.

jlj914 said...

Your cookies are so much fun! I saw them on Cake Central and followed the link to your blog. I would love to try and make the cake cones this summer for my kids. Can you tell me how you achieved the color for them? They look EXACTLY like "flat bottom" cones as we call them! Looks like you've got another follower!

jlj914 said...

Back again :-) you really have me thinking now about your icing. I've only used Royal and read your comment about the only downfall with the "corn syrup" icing is it needs to dry for 36-48 hours. WOW! That's a long time compared to RI. So, my question is: I notice you do a lot of black outlining, then fill in with other colors (like the beach ball)...Do you outline in black, then wait 36 HOURS before you fill in the other colors? Also wondering if you going to ice a flower pink, would you outline in pink, let dry, then flood? Or would you not outline if using the same color? Thanks for any light you can shed, my head has been thinking about this since I read your last post and comments.

Lauren said...

I love the summer cookies! Those open grills are really amazing, and the crocs look so real!
For my blog, I just link to the pictures I have put on flickr. It's pretty easy to do (just click on your picture, then click on "all sizes" above the pic, then pick the size you want and copy the info that's below the picture and paste it into your blog entry). It might take a little bit more time (and some getting used to!), but it keeps you from having to upload the pic twice, and I've also never had issues with pics not turned the right way. Just a thought! If this sounds like something you want to do, let me know if I didn't explain it very well. :)

CookieCrazieLady said...

jlj914, thanks for your sweet comments.
The color on the cake cones....I use Americolor gel drops. I started with a tiny amount of chocolate brown and then added a tiny amount of egg yellow. :-)

When I outline a cookie (like in black) and let it dry.....that would be for 30+ minutes. If I'm doing one color for the whole cookie.....I outline and immediately flood with that same color.

The 36-48 hours is for the entire cookie to dry enough to bag and stack.

Thanks Lauren. I think you're going to have to explain the linking photos from Flickr to me a little more. When you say, "copy the info that's below the picture and paste it into your blog entry" do you mean that you copy the code below the picture and put it into your blog entry in the place where you want the pic to be? What about when you are posting tons of pics like me.....wouldn't that get confusing which pic was which?

It sounds like a good idea, but I guess I don't quite understand yet. Thanks for offering your know-how. :-)))))

Lauren said...

You have it right...just copy and paste the code where you want the picture. The code has the picture's title in it, too, if it has a title, so it's pretty easy to tell which one it is. It sounds like a lot of work, but it goes pretty fast when you get the hang of it. I'm sure one of your kids could help if you still need it. :)

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks so much, Lauren. I think I have the hang of it now. I had to adjust the size of the photos to fit (or almost fit ;-)) in the blog, but other than that, I had no problem. Your instructions were very good.

Judy said...

I am in awe of these cookies, especially the crocs!! I can't believe how real they look!!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks Judy. I'm especially fond of the crocs too. :-)

Bonnie said...

Ohhhh... how I love the bbq cookies - especially the open grill cookies. They look like a TON of work but... I have to ask - how did you do those and do you do custom orders and how much notice do you need? My husband is turning 40 in September and I'd LOVE to serve those at his party. He doesn't believe there is any other "real" way to cook meat except on the grill.... I think I'm going to love your blog! (just found you via Karen at Karen's Cookies!)

yann said...
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yann said...

You mean some of the ice cream cones were cake based?^^ Oh...I wonder whether I have the chance to taste one~~ @ least one (^^)haha....I'm Dorine, from Malaysia, Penang.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Hi Yann,

It is nice to meet you. Wow....we are so far away from each other. How wonderful that we can connect through the Internet. :-)

When I referred to the cones as "cake cones" I meant the term given to them here in the US. They are not actually cake.....it is just a different type cone than a waffle cone.....so it looks a lot different. (I have no idea why they call it a CAKE cone! lol)

I wish I could send you one of these cookies right through your screen.

Blessings to you. :-)

yann said...

You mean some of the ice cream cones were cake based?^^ Oh...I wonder whether I have the chance to taste one~~ @ least one (^^)haha....I'm Dorine, from Malaysia, Penang.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks so much, Lauren. I think I have the hang of it now. I had to adjust the size of the photos to fit (or almost fit ;-)) in the blog, but other than that, I had no problem. Your instructions were very good.

jlj914 said...

Back again :-) you really have me thinking now about your icing. I've only used Royal and read your comment about the only downfall with the "corn syrup" icing is it needs to dry for 36-48 hours. WOW! That's a long time compared to RI. So, my question is: I notice you do a lot of black outlining, then fill in with other colors (like the beach ball)...Do you outline in black, then wait 36 HOURS before you fill in the other colors? Also wondering if you going to ice a flower pink, would you outline in pink, let dry, then flood? Or would you not outline if using the same color? Thanks for any light you can shed, my head has been thinking about this since I read your last post and comments.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Michelle, I use a corn syrup icing....the link is listed on the right side bar of this blog "Sugar Cookie Icing".

I do NOT like royal icing at all. It has a terrible after taste and it gets hard and crunchy no matter what you do to it. I've been working on making the best cookie WITHOUT royal icing and I believe I've found it. :-)

The only drawback to this icing is you have to let the cookies dry for 36-48 hours. Once you do that, you can put them in a bag and even stack them and they will not get messed up.

Thanks for your nice comments.

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