Hello? Is anyone still out there? If you are reading this post then I hope you can feel the virtual hug I’m giving you. I’m so happy that you didn’t give up on me all together these past several days while my site was being obstinate and very slow in responding to visitors. I realize that 28 seconds is an eternity in the internet world. Who really has the time and the inclination to sit around and wait that long for pages to load? The fact that you came back to visit after being treated rather poorly is very much appreciated and I’m glad that you are here.
With the help of my site designer Chris we think that we have worked out most of the issues that were causing the slow run times. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well and I’m ready to share with you these cookies I made for my niece Ayla. They were a surprise for her as she graduated last month from McGill University in Montreal.
Ayla’s cookies were done using edible icing sheets and royal icing. You will notice that there are a few different ways in which you can decorate the borders of your edible images.
Thanks to Bobbie Peachy who created the above image and to Web Clip Art at About.com for providing it.
Around the same time that Ayla was graduating from McGill, my other niece Anna was graduating from McMaster University and her sister Amy had just received acceptance to the Engineering Program at Waterloo University! They received a few surprise cookies too.
I’m an extremely proud Aunt and wish Ayla, Anna and Amy all of the best that life has to offer them.
Receiving homemade cookies in the mail is my kind of surprise. Waking up one morning to site issues is not. Thankfully, it was not a security issue due entirely to the wonderful monitoring being done by Sucuri Security for The Vanilla Bean Baker. Having to deal with cache and image issues was enough of a headache for me. I’ve learned quite a bit over the past week and being fairly technically ignorant, I’m still trying to understand and process it all.