I made this fun set of luau cookies for a friend of mine hosting a neighborhood party.  I used a new recipe for icing and I really like the way it behaved – I’m not sure if it was the new recipe, or just a good icing icing day, but I’ll take it! The pink was the perfect consistency for writing. IMG_3113 hibiscus pinks on blue plate IMG_3104 luau cookies IMG_3110 hula skirst and shirts better

Not pictured are some mini pineapples, which are harder than they seem – the top gave me lots of issues and I wasn’t satisfied with the way they looked even after three attempts at getting it right.


Reunion at the Beach

I had a request to do some cookies for a family reunion at the beach.  I’ve decided that I love making beach cookies.  There are so many directions you can take with them – elegant, fun, cute – the possibilities are endless!


Girls Weekend at the Beach

One of my husband’s coworkers often sends thoughtful presents for our daughter, so I decided to send her some of my spring cookies.  She and her husband liked them so much that she asked me to do a set for a ladies’ weekend beach getaway.  It was a super rush job, because I was headed out of town the week before her trip.  She originally wanted me to do present cookies for all of her friends, but when I asked her about her trip, I suggested some beachy cookies too. One of her requests was that some of the cookies say “LYLT,” which is short for “love you long time.”

Since it was a rush and the request came on a Sunday, I didn’t have any cutters that I really wanted (like a starfish or flip flop).  I ended up bending my small Easter egg cutter into the shape of a flip flop, a cut off flower for a shell and a heart cutter for a beachy scene.  I really loved the way the heart came out, and think these would be so cute for a lot of different occasions.

The presents gave me fits.  I must have had twenty different attempts at the decorations for those because I wanted it to tie in with the beach theme. The below picture is one of my failed attempts.  I wanted to make it look like shell wrapping paper, but I just couldn’t get it right.  Excuse the poor photo quality!

Another failed gift (below); this one was okay, but still not what I wanted:

I finally settled on these (below) for presents, which is very similar to the inspiration picture our friend showed me.  I didn’t really take a good picture of the presents because I didn’t like them. Maybe next time…