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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Med-Duck Cookies

November 26, 2013

Hello, it has been awhile hasn’t it?  Things have been busier than normal for me and I hope to share with you why in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, I’m happy to have some time now to share a new cookie design that I did several weeks ago. One of our neighbours had […]

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An Old Favourite

October 25, 2013

Friday night is almost here and I’m looking forward to our Movie and Pizza night.  We are going to be watching The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.  We didn’t have our Movie and Pizza night last week as we hosted a little dinner party.  One of our guest’s brought us a bag of […]

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Princess Sofia the First Themed Cookies for a Special Little Lady

October 21, 2013

Our grand daughter Sophie turned four on October 18th.  She celebrated with her friends on Sunday with a Princess themed party.  Currently her *most favourite* show and her*most favourite* books are those of Princess Sofia the First so, when she received a Princess Sofia the First doll from her parents she was over the moon […]

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