Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bridal Shower Cookies

Dark red and gold, bridal shower favors.

Thanks so much Yasmin for ordering, I loved making them!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cameras and Cupcakes

Chocolate sugar cookies for a young lady's 13th birthday.

I <3 bows.

Thank You so much for ordering Annie! Happy birthday Zofia, wishing you many more birthdays to come.

The Last of the Eid Cookies

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ramadan Cookie Platter

All wrapped up and ready to go. For more pictures and ordering info click here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Chocolate Brown Wedding Monograms

75 Chocolate brown wedding monogrammed cookies. For the first time ever, I let someone help decorate cookies with me. To help me out, my sister Feda hand painted most of the monogram letter's with pearl luster dust. There is also painted gold luster dust dots in the inner corners of each cookie. One of my other sisters (I have 4) Marwa helped me package them all up. Thanks Ladies, Love You! These were shipped to Kentucky. I've never shipped a big order before, but I'm happy to say not a single one broke. So far I've had great luck, and haven't had any cookies break during shipping. I have to say though, I do use entirely too much packaging, but it gets the job done.

Thanks so much to Leigh for ordering, so happy to have been a part of your wedding!

P.S Follow my sister Feda's blog, she is a great photographer. See her July archive and scroll all the way down to see more pictures of me and some of my sister's all painted up like this in "The Tribe Series":

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ramadan and Eid Cookies

Happy Ramadan! These are my new favorite cookies! These cookies taste so spectacular too. I used Rose water and Orange Blossom water in the cookies and the icing. When I baked them the whole house smelled like a Lebanese Bakery.

If you'd like to order some please email me at DreamItUpCookies@yahoo.com. I only have a couple spots open for this month so order soon if you're interested. Cookies are made to order so one week notice is required for local orders and two weeks for shipping orders. Also subject to my availability. Eid is on September 10, so get your orders in soon.
Here's a Product and Price list for these cookies.

Cookie Platters (Local orders only):
RAMADAN Crescent & Star Platter,$38.00
12 crescents
12 stars
1"RAMADAN" word cookie
EID Moon & Star Platter, $34.00
12 moons
12 stars
"EID" word cookie
Minaret Platter,$49.00
12 Minaret message cookies,
Your choice of Arabic or English wording
12 mini flowers with crescent and star

Individually wrapped cookies in a cellophane bag, tied with a matching ribbon. 12 minimum per order:
Minaret Message Cookie, $3.25 each
Your choice of Arabic or English wording.
Crescent & Star in one bag, $2.75 each
"EID" word cookie, $3.75 each

Saturday, July 24, 2010


I've been seeing alot of Texas and western themed cookies around, and I was happy to get a chance to make some myself. These were ordered for a wonderful Texas man's birthday, by his equally wonderful New Englander wife.

Half the fun of decorating cookies for me is coming up with the design and sketching it out. This is my take on the Texas shaped Texas flag cookie.

Thanks so much to Annie for ordering! I loved making them <3>

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Bob!

After my mother and father, Bob was the first person to hold me when I was born. He's been there for me ever since. Love you Bob!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Graduation Party Cookies

For Joe, who just graduated from Thayer Academy and is moving on to Northeastern University. The designs are based on the two schools logo's and mascots.

A special cookie for Joe, Congrats!

Thank you so much Kathy for ordering again! It's been a pleasure being a part of your children's celebrations.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Really Big Cookie

I made this a while back. It's a big sugar cookie that is roughly about 12x7 inches. It was used at a Master's dissertation presentation. The Dissertation was about Antar and Abla. The Footsteps say Antar and Abla in arabic, and the camel is because there is a part of their story where Antar has to go get a special kind of camel from another area to be able to marry his love Abla. I was a little reluctant to freehand such a big element (the camel). I drew it on paper first because my theory is that if I can draw it on paper than I can do it with a piping bag too. I was relieved that it came out ok, and that turned out to be only a minor issue.

The major issue being that, IT CRACKED, like a thousand times! I just stuck it back together with royal icing and moved on because there was no more time to make another one. I barely charged anything for this because of those cracks. My friends who ordered it really didn't mind the cracks that much, so it all worked out in the end. One good thing is that I have learned from my mistakes now. After alot of critical thinking I've figured out a fool proof plan of how to make one of these without the breakage.

Many thanks to my friends the Alzaim's for your support and your business :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Theater, Music, and Movies

Birthday cookies for a girl who loves theater, music, and movies.

I'm in love with these pink satin bows, I was smiling the whole time I was tying them.

One special big cookie for the birthday girl

Thanks to Cathy for ordering, it was my pleasure to make these cookies :-)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Graduation cookies

Graduation cookies I made for my brother Safwan's graduation party last sunday. The cake was from Gerardo's Italian Bakery in Westborough, Ma. It was really delicious and not heavy at all.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Girlie Birthday Cookies

These were for my adorable niece Ayah on her 3rd birthday. She picked out her birthday decorations and plates etc. and I made these cookies and cake to match. The colors made me so excited, I love rainbow and neon anything.

Here you can see the plate that I got the designs for the cookies and the cake from.
I'm no cake decorator, but I decided to give it a try and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I made the cake decorations with the same royal icing I use on the cookies. I piped them onto wax paper and the next day right before the party I peeled them off and stuck them on the cake.

It's strawberry cake with a couple extra drops of electric pink gel paste food coloring to make it super pink. I also added in a couple handfuls of rainbow sprinkles to make it a confetti cake. I made chocolate buttercream from scratch for the first time in my life. It tasted great and much better than the store bought frosting.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dusting of the baking and blogging cobwebs

I won't go into details but life has been pretty hectic for the last month or so, but seems like everything is settling down now, so I'm ready to start blogging and showing my work again.

Did I ever mention how much I love decorating cookies? Something about it just like makes me so happy. I love colors and art in all of it's mediums, even coloring in coloring books. Cookie decorating was love at first site for me. I don't remember what, but I googled something and ended up on Annie's Eats, I saw her cookies and was seriously excited and then I read her royal icing tutorial. I automatically thought "I need to make some of those". Maybe the next day I went out and bought all the basic decorating supplies. At this point I didn't even know yet that there was this huge cookie making community, I'm glad I didn't because I may have never even tried to make any after seeing some of the AMAZING cookies that these ladies make. Let's just say it can be a little intimidating to look at their galleries and flikr pages at times.

The first cookies I ever made were for my friend Maryam, whose wedding I was attending in a couple days. I had a flower cutter that I really liked but I couldn't find a cake cookie cutter in the stores. I didn't have time to order one and I really had my heart set on making cake cookie's. So I thought to draw the flower topped cake design on a styrofoam plate, cut it out, and I used it to cut the cookies out with a knife. I found out Maryam's color theme and I started decorating. People in my family were giving me strange smiles (you know the one were you think the person is going crazy so you just smile and don't say a word) but they humored me, and to my and everyone else's surprise, they came out wonderful!

I can definitely see ALOT of flaws in these now, but I still love them to death and they will probably be my favorite cookies forever.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Steam Punk Festival

I had the pleasure of making cookies for this awesome event. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Waltham-MA/Steampunk-Festival/234046964955. It was my first time vending and although I wasn't sure what to expect, I had such a blast and met so many wonderful people.
This is a good description of what Steam Punk is:
"Steampunk" is the science-fiction of the Steam Age; the Industrial Revolution re-imagined with the advantage of modern hindsight. Drawing upon the wealth of historical technology and the scientific fantasies of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, steampunk seeks to reinvent modern wonders (such as the computer) as the people of that era might have envisioned them. Following in the footsteps of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, steampunk authors blend history, science and imagination into a world of wonder that might have been. -G.D. Falksen
If you still don't get it (I didn't), google Steam Punk images and check it out.
It took some research and thinking to figure out what part of this culture would be best translated onto cookies. This is what I came up with. I made regular vanilla sugar cookies and chocolate chip chocolate sugar cookies. I tinted the icing as close to bronze as I could, and after they had dried, I painted over everything with bronze pearl dust.
The favorite, this design sold out first.

In the end after icing almost 100 cookies (and having a Root Canal), I wanted to do something a little easier so I simple flooded these and drew on them with edible writer markers.
Brown and gold small circle stacks

A gift bag I put together for the raffle at the festival. It had some hand embroidered tea towels, The Tea Deck by Sara Peterson, and two Steam Punk cookies.

My table! I love the way it all came together :)

Here's me! and my too tired to try that hard sign, that I finished at 4am.I sold almost all the cookies and whatever was left I just gave away to the other wonderful vendors on my way out.

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