Penguin Party

My daughter decided she wanted to have a penguin birthday party this year. The party took place in September, but we actually have snow in Atlanta right now, so these seemed apropos for the occasion.

IMG_4828 penguin snowflakes Sammy cookies IMG_4834 penguins igloo snowflake IMG_4842 penguins and snowflakes IMG_4860 Sam holding cookie


A Natural Easter

I wanted to make some Easter treats that my daughter could eat, and I also needed a hostess gift for a beach trip we took at Easter, so I made this set of natural dye bunnies and eggs.  I love the way some of the bunnies turned out – the orange one with the sunshine eye is one of my favorites.

IMG_2005 nat eggs asst oval IMG_2003 nat eggs asst IMG_1986 bunnies only kind of blurry


My mom asked me to make a set of Hanukkah cookies for her boss this year.  I am not geometrically inclined, and it took forever for me to figure out how to do one of the Star of David cookies.  I really enjoyed making this set, and wish I’d had more time to come up with different designs.  I decided to use some Wilton pearl spray to give a pretty silvery sheen to the cookies – they looked lovely in person – not so much in photos.

IMG_0963 Hanukkah IMG_0959 Hanukkah shimmer

Apparently the cookies were well-received.  My mom got this thank you note (excerpted):

I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your daughter’s cookies that Mike brought home for Hanukkah.  They were the best cookies ever!  I had every intention of sharing them with the kids until I tasted one and then that went out the window.  She did an amazing job and they are/were delicious.”  High praise, n’est-ce pas?

Thanksgiving 2012

I had every intention of making lots of Thanksgiving cookies to give and send to friends, and then I got strep throat and all bets were off.  I even have a few dozen baked, undecorated turkeys and leaves that are going to waste.  Yes, they’re still sitting on the counter taunting me – I can’t bring myself to throw them away.  Since my least favorite part of the whole process is making and rolling out the dough  it pains me that I never got to decorate those cookies.  Here are some that I did manage to decorate.

IMG_0648 2012 Thanksgiving