University Cookies for Those Leaving and Entering

June 25, 2013

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.

McGill University Crest Edible Image Cookie

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.

Graduation Globe Cap and Diploma Edible Image Cookie

Thanks to Bobbie Peachy who created the above image and to Web Clip Art at for providing it.

McGill University Crest and Graduation Themed Edible Image Cookies

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.

McMaster and Waterloo University Logo Cookies

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.


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Nessa June 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Love the cookies!


Paula June 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Thank you for the nice comment and especially for stopping by!


Melissa June 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Im here! Im here! I totally love that I got a virtual hug today…


Paula June 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

And I totally love that you are here Melissa :)


Paula June 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Wishing I was related to you so I might have a chance to receive your cookies.
Sorry about your technical problems. I can’t sleep when I have that kind of stuff. Sad, isn’t it?


Paula June 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I’m the same way Paula. Quite a few late and sleepless nights the past week. Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comment about my cookies :)


Kate June 25, 2013 at 7:48 pm

I love your blogs and these cookies are beautiful! Please keep blogging!


Paula June 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Thanks so much Kate. The blogging Gods may not like to hear this, but I intend to keep on blogging!


Anne June 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm

I’m here too! I love the cookies you show on your blog and hopefully the technical difficulties are behind you. The university cookies are wonderful!


Paula June 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Big hug and thank you Anne.


Renee - Kudos Kitchen June 25, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Glad you seem to have your site issues ironed out. I understand what a complete headache that can be.
The cookies look great and I’m sure your niece’s were wonderfully surprised by their sweet treat!


Paula June 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

They were Renee. One of the great benefits of decorating cookies isn’t it, surprising others with them. Thanks for the visit :)


Cheryl (Grandma Coco) June 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Wow! Those cookies are wonderfully detailed.


Paula June 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Hi Cheryl! I am enjoying the benefits of having an edible printer.


Sue {munchkin munchies} June 25, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I’d never give up on you, Paula:) Your cookies are fantastic, and I’m sure your nieces were thrilled with them! Here’s hoping your blog runs smoothly from here on out:)


Paula June 25, 2013 at 8:55 pm

From your lips to God’s ears Sue! Thanks so much for your support. I hope you know how much I appreciate it.


Stephanie June 25, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Beautiful cookies and the website is working beautifully too ;) Sorry that you had to deal with those issues, and glad to see its working again!


Paula June 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Thank you Stephanie. Very good to hear that you never encountered any problems with your visit here.


Choc Chip Uru June 26, 2013 at 3:05 am

Beautiful cookies my friend :D
Perfect for uni commemoration!

Choc Chip Uru


Paula June 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Thank you. I haven’t been over to visit you in awhile. Must fix that very soon.


Dawn Daniels June 26, 2013 at 8:25 am

These look great!!!


Kathleen June 26, 2013 at 8:45 am

Those cookies look fantastic! Glad to hear the bugs are worked out with the site.



Paula June 26, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Glad you like the cookies Kathleen. Happy to finally be able to share them with everyone. Thanks for stopping by.


Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie June 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I’m still here! I’m sorry to hear about your website woes…it is so frustrating!

These cookies look wonderful :)


Paula June 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Big hug to you Jennifer! Thanks so much. I’d be holed up in the woods hiding in utter frustration if it wasn’t for my web designer Chris who came to my rescue.


The Partiologist June 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I’ve always wanted to try icing sheets, and now I really want to! Your cookies turned out fabulous! Hope your website issues are resolved – that is so NOT fun!!


Paula June 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Hi! Thanks for the visit :) I had issues with my edible printer when I first got it, the printer is great, I had a defective cartridge. A new supplier and new cartridges fixed all that & now I’m having lots of fun.
P.S. Lovin’ your Dog Party series. If my Max did come you wouldn’t even notice. He’s about as active as your ceramic Maxine :)


Mike @ Semi Sweet June 28, 2013 at 1:54 am

I know all too much about website issues. Troubleshooting can be so frustrating! Cookies in the mail are the best and these college cookies of yours are fantastic. Congrats to both of your nieces!


Paula July 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Thank you Mike. I’ll be seeing all my nieces very shortly and I will definitely pass on your congratulations.


Jacquee June 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Congrats to your nieces!! Such an amazing experience – entering and leaving. The cookies are great. I especially like that last set with that pretty beaded border! Hope you have your site issues sorted – it really is no fun. :(


phyllis July 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm

WoW, what wonderful cookies.

Whats an edible printer, I want one too.

Your terrific.



Paula July 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Thanks for your visit Phyllis. An edible printer is a printer that uses edible ink cartridges (food colouring etc) to print out images on edible icing sheets. The images can be applied to cakes, cupcakes and cookies with either buttercream frosting or in the case of cookies, normally royal icing.


Gina July 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm

These cookies are so great Paula! I’m sure the girls were so excited and pleased to receive their special package from Auntie Paula in the mail!!!


Sharon July 24, 2013 at 2:07 am

Congratulations to the girls!! Receiving a tasty package from you would be reason for celebrating too!


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