My "baby" daughter, Allison, turned 16 on Monday. Oh boy.....look out driving world, here she comes. lol
I had a blast decorating cookies for her yesterday. The only down side was I just started wearing a regular shoe on Wednesday (after going to the doctor and getting the pin out of my toe) and I'm still getting use to walking on a rather painful foot again. Needless to say, my foot was not very happy with me by the time I finished last night. :-(
On a brighter note, we had fun in the kitchen this week to celebrate the big birthday. Jill and I made Allison cupcakes to celebrate on Monday......then I made her cookies yesterday for her party tonight.
Here's my sweet Allison and the cupcakes we made her..... (note....I've never formally decorated cupcakes before, so don't expect much.)
For the cookies, I went with pink and black (rather than pink/brown like on the cuppies). I added an electric green to the mix just to keep it from being boring. ;-)
I've done lots of balloons, but I'm always trying to perfect each design. I love the simplicity of these.
I got a new balloon cutter last week and tried it out too. It's 50% larger than the other one and is supposed to be a bit lopsided looking......but I'm not very fond of it so far. Maybe I'll skip the black outline next time.
Here's some experiments with the fluted round cutter. The "flower" tie-dye looking one was a surprise. I'll be trying that one again. The monogram one didn't exactly turn out.....it's a bit busy and the "A" blends in. I've got some ideas for the next time....... And Callye, you'll notice that I DID try writing on a cookie this go around. You told me to just write whether i liked it or not, so here I am......but I'm still not liking how my writing turns out on a cookie. :-)
Cuppies! I tried some different designs and like their whimsical look.
Allison wanted VW bug cars.....her dream car. lol These little guys are so photogenic. I love playing around while taking their photos.
And then, my favorite cookie of all. These 16 cookies turned out so fun! I had a blast decorating each one unique. Allison's favorite is the one on the top far left. My favorite are the two in the middle.
Here's some of the better designs.....
These two are my favorite. They turned out the way I dreamed in my head. ;-)
Here's a fun assortment pic.
Next week I have a baby shower order, so I should be back at the end of next week. I'm going to rest my foot this weekend and hope that things improve. Since I have to return to work in EIGHT days (YIKES!)....I sure hope they improve.