Thursday, April 8, 2010

Awwww.....Spring!

What a perfect day to be posting SPRING cookies on my blog. :) It is about 65 degrees, sunny and breezy. The sky is filled with lots of beautiful blue and those wonderful puffy clouds. The grass is incredible green all of sudden in the last few days. The red buds are pink......all the trees are in full bloom or green. The flowers are gorgeous. I love spring! (But then, if you haven't noticed.....I love ever season. lol) This season brings so much color, beauty and new life.

So I decided to go all out this week and make a bunch of spring cookies (without a hint of Easter cookies). What a fun set. I tried lots of new things and enjoyed every second of it.....except for the utter exhaustion as I crawled to bed last night. But it was a good kind of tired. ;)

Garden cookies...... that cute garden glove idea came from Callye's brilliant-ness. =)


April showers.......


.....bring May flowers. :)


BUZZZZZZZ........... (love how the hive turned out....and it was so easy.)


Ladybugs.....I love them so much. They're pretty generic.....everyone makes them.....but I can't get enough of them.


Birdhouses..... 'pillars.....and dragonflies. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome of the birdhouses.


Lots of butterflies this go around......first some with buttons, stripes and polka-dots.


A more quilted look in a big butterfly.....


And then some more realistic butterflies. I love how the black in these just make them pop.


And my favorite of all in this batch......some patchwork flowers with buttons. My daughters were oohhhing and ahhhhing........made me feel so good. =)


My latest spring collection. Fun!


Hopefully I'll get to play again next week. Now that Easter (and tons of Easter music) is over.....I have more time on my hands. Hip hip hurray!

23 comments:

Whimsy Cookie Co. said...

Hi Pam!! They are all beautiful as always.. I love the butterflies with the touch of black and the buttons in the middle of the flower..so cute!! Happy Spring!! Laurie

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

Wow...So pretty! Love the ladybugs...yeah everybody makes them but not as good as you do!!! :o)

Baking Momma said...

Love the bee set. But I have to ask can I trade you the 65 degree weather for my 85 degree weather?

Soph said...

AMAZING!!!

Lyndsey said...

Wow, they are amazing as always, Pam! I can't pick a favorite, but seeing your bee set has made me decide to pick up those cutters the next time I'm at Country Kitchen!

Lyndsey said...

And how do you do your swirls on the flowers? a toothpick? they look awesome! :)

The Painted Cookie said...

Pam love them all, but the gardening gloves really caught my eye. I think it would be a great mother's day gift pack, the watering can, the gloves and maybe a trowel? I think I am off to find a trowel cutter!

Happy Spring!

CookieD'oh said...

Especially love the black and red butterfly. Gorgeous!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

They are all so pretty! Happy SPRING!

maria elena said...

las tuyas me parecen las galletas decoradas mas bonitas que vi nunca.
gracias por tantas ideas.
bss.

Pam said...

A big thank you to all of you. You make my cookie decorating every more special by your kind comments and support.

Baking Momma.....no trading. This morning we have 39 degrees. Brrr!

Lyndsey.....yes, I used a toothpick. :)

Susan....if you find a trowel cutter.....PLEASE tell me where you get it! That sounds like a perfect cookie set. :))))

Happy Spring to all of you. :)

Lis said...

The bee picture is awesome but the red butterfly is just beautiful.. Love all your work, such an inspiration!

Kate said...

Pam,

I just love the bees and bee hives. They are about the cutest cookies I think I've seen in a long time (:

great job & Happy Spring to you!

Anonymous said...

YOUR COOKIES R TOTALLY AWESOME!!!

cookies and cups said...

Those little umbrellas are precious! I love them!

Kelley said...

Did you use a toothpick to make the flower on the watering can?

Place a few dots of icing and then pull with the toothpick?

Pam said...

Thanks everyone.

Kelley....I just piped on the water can flowers.

Kelly said...

Pam, the edges on your birdhouse cookie are so sharp. Also, on the tails of the blue ribbon cookies. How do you get them that way? I normally put my cookies in the freezer until hard (about 15 minutes) before putting them in the oven at 325, but they still spread.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Pam said...

Kelly,

The only suggestion I might give.....add more flour to your dough. I don't refrigerate my dough at all and use the recipe linked on this blog. I've always gotten excellent results from it. Sorry I'm not much help.....

Mellie12 said...

I am so happy to see the results you get using the corn syrup icing. I thought the only way to get good detail was to use Royal icing and I find it difficult, unforgiving, and yucky to work with! I am really shocked at the fine detail you were able to get with it. I thought the only way to get those tiny details was to use royal icing. I think the royal icing breaks off to easily to try and package up for friends....plus a pain to make!

Kelley said...

Did you use a toothpick to make the flower on the watering can?

Place a few dots of icing and then pull with the toothpick?

Lyndsey said...

And how do you do your swirls on the flowers? a toothpick? they look awesome! :)

Pam said...

Thanks everyone.

Kelley....I just piped on the water can flowers.

 
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