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.


cookies and cups said...

Very pretty!!

Mary said...

I think they're lovely and I'm sure Maryam was thrilled you made them for her. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I'd love to have you visit more often. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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