Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Don't Be Tired of Snow & Winter Yet!

Don't be tired of snow and winter yet! I still have my third winter collection to share with you!

I started on Valentines Day cookies last week.....but first I need to show you the rest of my winter cookies. lol

All of these cookies were made by taking various shapes and putting them together. No, I do not have a cutter for any of them. :)




I just wanted to say a word about my wonderful readers. I've kind of gone out on a limb to show others how I do my work........and I don't profit from it. In fact, I guess it could take away from the orders I receive for Cookies With a Mission. But my goal is to give to others as I've been given. SO MANY people have helped me over the years......to not only decorate cookies.....but to become the woman I am. My desire is to give back by helping others in the same fashion. 

Believe me.....I'm not giving away all my secrets! I'm just sharing the basics.....which apparently lots and lots of people are craving this information. 

At first, I hesitated......"Why should I show others what I've had to work hard to find out?" But then I remember that there have been all kinds of very generous people along the way that have answered my questions, had an awesome blog post, or even made videos to show me what I know. And God's Word says to give unto others as you would have them give unto you.

So that's why I share......I want others to have access to information from others that don't have to give.....but choose to be generous.

And I'm so grateful for those of you who have realized that I don't have to share anything with you. I could just keep putting pretty photos on this blog and leave it at that. Several of you have taken the time to thank me......and that thrills my heart. Not because I want recognition or to be lifted up. But because it shows that there are still people that have grateful hearts and don't expect others to give them everything. It blesses me to know that people recognize a sacrifice and take the time to acknowledge it and be thankful for it.

Makes me smile................... :)

38 comments:

Cherie said...

I have been admiring your work for a year now and I have always hoped you would give some details on how you do things; didn't want to bother you with additional questions! So I am very happy you have decided to give little tutorials about your process. You have inspired me to learn the basics of cookie decorating this year. I did my first batch 2 weeks ago and am loving it so far! Thank you for sharing! You are so gifted and a treasure to learn from.

Aimee said...

This is my favorite post you've written yet because it is so indicative of what I've always thought/assumed about you...a gracious and generous heart.

You absolutely do not have to share any of these tips and tricks (though I'm sure loving reading them!) but you do.

I used to read a blog (which shall be unnamed) and the woman wrote this total rant one time about people asking her questions. She went on to say that she had worked for years to figure it out on her own, it's her livelihood, etc. Though everything she said was true, it was such a turn off.

Many of us, including myself, will never be able to do any of this anyway. I just like to read them and pretend that some day I'll be able to do it. Ha!

THE Tough Cookie said...

You've summed up why we do what we do and blog about it beautifully.

Debbie said...

I'm looking forward to your coming posts where you describe how you are able to get royal icing details out of glaze icing. I've been decorating cookies for almost a year now, and I've been trying lots of different techniques to see what works best for me, so it's always great to find out what works best for others. I totally understand what you're saying though. At my son's preschool program, they asked me to teach everyone how to make my cookies, but if I did that, why would they order from me anymore? So I'm just bringing a bunch of glaze icing in squeeze bottles and I'm going to show them how to do marbling and simple things like that with a toothpick.

Thanks again for sharing what works for you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us all. I just recently found your blog and spent hours looking at it. I have wanted to do cookies for a long time now, but don't like royal icing. Thanks to you and your blog, I now have an option that looks and tastes great. Bless you for sharing your talent.

Angela said...

I appreciate your sharing your techniques with us. I too do not like royal icing and I love your glaze icing. I have yet to be able to do the detail work with the glaze so I am looking forward to the tutorials on your icing.
I love what you are doing for the Ukraine mission. My husband goes every year to the Ukraine so I think this is a wonderful thing and unique way to reach others with the gospel.

RosieP said...

Count me in as someone who is relying on the kindness of strangers to help me master the skill of creating beautiful cookies such as yours. My thanks for your generosity in sharing!

BTW, have you gotten your box samples yet? If so, are you pleased with them?

Cozyflier said...

Pam, you are very generous. I'm a newbie in every sense of the word when it comes to cookies! I just want to be able to make cookies for and with my 2 youngest kids (14,12) for all our parties that we have. I have spent a small fortune over the years ordering cookies and cakes for 4 kids, class parties, etc. Now, that I'm not working in my husband's office 70+ hrs week as slave labor, I want to delve into some fun creative oultets. I love your blog and Sweetopia's. I'm going to play with icings and figured out which one I like. Thanks for sharing your skills.
Hugs,
Carrie

Laurie said...

I'm so impressed that you make your own shapes and use templates. The details on your cookies are always amazing too. I've been making cookies a few times a year for a couple of years now and am nowhere near as talented as you. I am also not nearly so patient. My cookies are usually pretty simple with only two or three colors and not so much detail. You give me something to aspire to :)

Lis said...

Pam, as we have emailed back and forth you know how I admire your work. Your posts of late with how tos and instructions are great. I can make cookies and decorate them in part because you "SHARE". I love all of your work and where your money goes from your work.... My husband knows you by name I've talked about you so much! Keep up the good work! Lisa from DOTHAN, ALABAMA

Bea @ CancunCookies said...

WOW! You've mastered making COOKIES out of various cutters! Love the new shapes and designs...
Thank you so much for all that you share, whenever I think of you and your sweet smile, I see a generous woman full of God's love... love you!

Anonymous said...

I have been admiring your work for a year now and I love how you would give some details on how you do things. I didn't want to bother you with any additional questions! So I am very happy you have decided to give little pictorials about your process.
I love when I hear the ding on my phone alerting me that you have posted something new to you blog.
God Bless you and thanks for sharing.
Adrienne

Leah said...

Thank you, Thank you Thank you!! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your great pictures. You are truly gifted.

Anonymous said...

I really do appreciate bloggers like you who share your tips and advice with amateur cookie-makers like myself!! Thanks for reminding us that it's not something you have to do, but rather something you WANT to do. I have just recently found your blog, but your cookies are absolutely beautiful!! Oh, and I am trying your sugar cookie recipe out for the first time this evening--I am so excited!! Thank you for sharing it :)

Kiki said...

Very well said Pam and I want you to know that i appreciate everything your doing. From the first day i met ya you never let me down. YOu were always there to pull me along telling me i can do it.

Jessica said...

Wow!! Love those cookies!!

I am blog hopping today and thought I would stop by your blog.

Please stop by either or both of my blogs and if you aren't already a follower I welcome you to become one:

Jessicas Lil Corner is my family blog at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

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So stop on over and follow if you aren't doing so already!!

Have a blessed week!! :0)

sabor a galletas said...

Gracias por compartir tanta belleza, ,la verdad es que tienes unas manos maravillosas, un abrazo. Rosa.

lilaloa said...

OHHH - I LOVE the snow shovel. I've never really been someone who loves snow shovels. But that one is so perfect!

Pam said...

Thank you all for your very sweet comments. It is my pleasure to share with you....and I'm so glad that it makes a difference. :)

frankdiabetes said...

I always know I can leave a question in the "comments" section in the post and it will get answered very quickly and kindly. And I always always appreciate it. You inspire me not just with your ideas and generosity but also your tenacity! I love making cookies but could never do it the way you do.

carrolls.cookies said...

Your work and creativity are incredible. Thank you for sharing your talents. The time you devote to this blog is unbelievable . . . but greatly appreciated by those of us who are still trying to figure out how to make cookies look like something other than "just a cookie." God Bless!

czimrn said...

Yes, please please share. Those of us much less talented who love every picture of your beautiful beautiful cookies need all the help we can get! And by the way, Thank You!

Anita said...

Oh, let me join the chorus. I've only been following you for a month and I've already gained so much from your generosity Pam. Your chocolate cookies with the "black" cocoa are top on my list of favorites to make and your corn syrup glaze got me over the discouragement I was feeling from dealing with royal icing. Your creativity that takes you beyond cookie cutters has inspired me to think "outside the box" in my own cookie designs and your example of using your talent for Christian service was inspirational in confirming that we can use any gift or talent for a greater purpose. With all that I offer a sincere thank you. Thank you Pam.

MBA Gal said...

I absolutely love your work. I find it amazing that you find the time, and still have the love for the art of cookie decorating. I have been watching your cookies for quite some time now and just want to say thank you for sharing them with me- I am sorry I waited until this post to say what I have been thinking all along. God Bless!

Anna ♥ Sugarized said...

I'm always grateful for what cookiers like you have shared to aspiring beginners like me. :) May you be greatly blessed and rewarded for your generosity. =)

Alison said...

Pam I love this post. You truly have a beautiful heart. God has blessed you :)

Trisha's Sweet! Life said...

I wanted to thank you for sharing all that you do. I often feel the same way about giving out my "secrets". I've been doing cookies for 5 years and it took me a long time researching different methods (not to mention all the different cookie recipes I've made! lol!) and LOTS of trial and error to get where I am. I feel like it's part of the journey and others should have that same journey to find out what works for them. But I do share certain things that have made my cookie life easier and I am thankful that others (like you!) do too. I get so inspired to try new things every time I visit your blog. You are appreciated!

Trisha's Sweet! Life said...

I wanted to thank you for sharing all that you do. I often feel the same way about giving out my "secrets". I've been doing cookies for 5 years and it took me a long time researching different methods (not to mention all the different cookie recipes I've made! lol!) and LOTS of trial and error to get where I am. I feel like it's part of the journey and others should have that same journey to find out what works for them. But I do share certain things that have made my cookie life easier and I am thankful that others (like you!) do too. I get so inspired to try new things every time I visit your blog. You are appreciated!

MBA Gal said...

I absolutely love your work. I find it amazing that you find the time, and still have the love for the art of cookie decorating. I have been watching your cookies for quite some time now and just want to say thank you for sharing them with me- I am sorry I waited until this post to say what I have been thinking all along. God Bless!

Leah said...

Thank you, Thank you Thank you!! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your great pictures. You are truly gifted.

Angela said...

I appreciate your sharing your techniques with us. I too do not like royal icing and I love your glaze icing. I have yet to be able to do the detail work with the glaze so I am looking forward to the tutorials on your icing.
I love what you are doing for the Ukraine mission. My husband goes every year to the Ukraine so I think this is a wonderful thing and unique way to reach others with the gospel.

THE Tough Cookie said...

You've summed up why we do what we do and blog about it beautifully.

Cherie said...

I have been admiring your work for a year now and I have always hoped you would give some details on how you do things; didn't want to bother you with additional questions! So I am very happy you have decided to give little tutorials about your process. You have inspired me to learn the basics of cookie decorating this year. I did my first batch 2 weeks ago and am loving it so far! Thank you for sharing! You are so gifted and a treasure to learn from.

Stacey mcDonnell said...

Pam, OMG you are one of my biggest ispirations  not only did  I come to your blog for info but it has been a comfort to me in my time of recovery. You have not only taught me how to be and try to better at what I do but to bea better person too. So You and your blog are a gift to all of us. If you dont hear it enough from me than  thank you thank you thank you thank you. I know I sometimes write long posts or ask alot of questions but  I never ever forget that this blog is a gift and what it has and what you have done for me. You may not know it but with out it it would have been very difficult to make it through the last 18-2 yrs. You have been part of my therapy in a time wher i didnt know where to turn for distraction because none of my friends at my age knew what  to say or do. Im am young for being diagnosed  with bc. so instead of running to me  they ran away. Most of them. Not because I complained. in fact that could be farther from the truth. I guess they didnt understand how I could not be so upset about the choice  imade to do what  idid. It wasnt reccomended nor required to do the double I just chose that for me. not only have you been and your blog ben the best therapist ,maybe Ididnt pay you but boy oh boy I think I have enough cookie stuff to have paida therapist  for the past 18 months now. YOU area big heart!!!! So you are a true blessing to all of of your readers and if they dont say it enough  Iwill remind you always what a blessing you are to me and to all that come here. Have a Blessed Day. Stacey M.

Stacey mcDonnell said...

Pam, hi there did you make templates for these or are they some other cookie cutter that was repuposed forthis tutorial? Im wondering if  ihavea cutter that will do this type of snowman. The ytoo like ive told you are my favorite thing about winter. Sorry to say that here in NC that the weather as you would say and I love this word has been WONKY. One day its warm enough for shorts the next you needa sweater. I miss the good old fashioned winter in NY that  you could smellwhen it was going to snow and the bettr part of your winter was filled with it. I mean I dont miss though hunting for Easter eggs in the snow. Upstate gets snow from October most years till spring. We have been lucky to get a few good snows the last couple o years but with the y the weatheris this year its hard to tellwhats going to happen. I mean most of Janueary has been like spring weather. It better had not firce mt spring flowers and then geta  a huge frost or snow. That happens a bunch here. Anyway heres to another great parade of cookies. You are the bestest. Stacey M.

Stacey McDonnell said...

Pam, hi there did you make templates for these or are they some other cookie cutter that was repuposed forthis tutorial? Im wondering if  ihavea cutter that will do this type of snowman. The ytoo like ive told you are my favorite thing about winter. Sorry to say that here in NC that the weather as you would say and I love this word has been WONKY. One day its warm enough for shorts the next you needa sweater. I miss the good old fashioned winter in NY that  you could smellwhen it was going to snow and the bettr part of your winter was filled with it. I mean I dont miss though hunting for Easter eggs in the snow. Upstate gets snow from October most years till spring. We have been lucky to get a few good snows the last couple o years but with the y the weatheris this year its hard to tellwhats going to happen. I mean most of Janueary has been like spring weather. It better had not firce mt spring flowers and then geta  a huge frost or snow. That happens a bunch here. Anyway heres to another great parade of cookies. You are the bestest. Stacey M.

Cookiecrazielady said...

Hi there Stacey. All of these cookies are shapes.....circles, ovals, and rectangles.....pieced together to make the cookies. No templates. Hope your winter is fabulous. :)

Stacey McDonnell said...

Im sorry my comments showedup twice Pam. i dont know why that happened. it wasnt on purpose or to get your attention or anything. I feel bad that it took up all that space below. if you want to delete one o each or all you can. I am so so sorry. I feel silly about it. Im trying to get thehang o that comment form from Discus? You have.I think that is the nameI think there isa huge delay and that is why it happened thinking my comment didnt come through Imay have hit it to many times. Gorgeous snowmen. Love the parade. Best Stacet 

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