Bachelorette/Bridal Shower Lingerie Cookies

February 19, 2014

Lingerie cookies have long been a favourite choice for bachelorette/bridal shower get togethers but until January I had never been asked to make them.  After a phone call from new client Kim, that changed.  She was attending a shower in February that was being held at Disney in Florida (lucky gals!).  Long way to travel […]

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Ron’s Last Run

January 12, 2014

We are almost two weeks into a brand spanking New Year and I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season.  May 2014 treat you all well, may you stay healthy and may your friends and loved ones remain forever close. Starting off blogging this year not with a cookie post but rather with a special […]

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Frosty the Snowman

December 23, 2013

The gifts are wrapped and under the tree, the baking is done and in the freezer.  The house is ready for company and we are relaxed and waiting.  Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and so I have come to my last post of the year.  Before I share with you how I made Frosty the Snowman […]

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Glitter Snowflake Cookies and Stuck Santas

December 22, 2013

We are coming to the end of three days of snow, rain and freezing rain.  It’s very white outside and the trees are glistening encrusted in their coating of ice. Today seems to be a good day to share with you my glitter snowflake cookies and as we are so close to Christmas, I’ll be […]

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Santa and the Grinch

December 19, 2013

Today I’m sharing with you how I made two of the more popular sellers at the Artisan’s show.  Children and adults alike had special smiles for these two decorated images. Before I get into the tutorial, I want to thank Thyjuan of Inspirations by Thyjuan for the excellent Grinch cookie that she did freehand and […]

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Decorating Christmas Cookies Using Edible Images

December 16, 2013

I did four different edible image designs for the Christmas Artisan’s show.  Today I’m sharing with you two of my favourite.  There are so many Christmas and Holiday images to choose from but since I live in the country, I narrowed my choices down to images with a cute country theme. Creating cookies decorated with […]

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Hello Christmas Kitty!

December 12, 2013

Earlier I shared with you a picture of my new apron embroidered with my Vanilla Bean Baker logo and I told you that I had been working on something for a month that I hoped to be able to share you with soon.  Well, *soon* came and went on Saturday, December 7th.  I attended my […]

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For the Love of the Decorated Cookie

December 8, 2013

  There are many excellent posts advising cookie bakers and decorators how to go about setting a price for their handiwork. Callye at The Adventures of Sweet Sugar Belle has a comprehensive post on pricing cookies by size and by detail of work, etc. and Gail of One Tough Cookie NYC has written a few […]

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I Now Have Something In Common With Dagwood Bumstead

December 2, 2013

Remember that I told you a few posts ago that I was working on something and hoped to share with you soon?  Well, it’s almost time but not quite.  Hopefully early next week.  I can tell you that I’ve be getting ready for this *little something* since early in November and part of the prep […]

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Holly Bridal Shower Cookies

November 30, 2013

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a bridal shower for Andrea.  She is the fiancée of Ron’s nephew Matthew. This weekend, Matthew’s parents (Ron’s sister Sheila and her husband Bill) are celebrating 35 years of marriage and in only three weeks time they will be very proudly watching their oldest son […]

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