Today I had posted these blossoms on Jill FCS' wall as my contribution to her share theme of "understated artistry". She was looking for cookies where the number of colors and techniques were limited but the cookier still pulled off a beautiful cookie.
I was overwhelmed with wonderful comments and likes for these simple blossoms. Then there was talk of a tutorial within those comments. So I had to make a choice: laundry or make a video tutorial. I can hear the Cookie Widower now fussing at the offspring about turning their socks right side out. Love that man!
So here is my completely non-professional video of how to make my little blossom. Try to ignore the hum of my commercial refrigerator in the background. Boy that thing is loud!
Looking back at my purple ones, it looks like I did slightly smaller petals in between the bigger ones, since I had used a flower shaped cookie. The idea is still the same as what I had demonstrated in the video.
It was fun doing that little video! Kind of reminiscent of my old teaching days. So what do you think- would you like to see more videos?
School will be out for my kids in less than two weeks. It is the first year that I am not teaching and experiencing that sheer giddiness of handing in my classroom keys for the summer. No, this year it's different. In less than two weeks, my boys will be together 24-7. With lots of fighting, and yelling, and eating, and a little bit of getting along thrown in there. Just a little though. My days of quiet cookie-making are going to come to a screeching halt.
School-themed cookies are great gifts for those individuals who have tolerated and taught the offspring as a sort of consolation prize. Of course these could be used for the start of school too!
I love re-purposing cookie cutters. I'd bet you'll never guess where that pencil and book stack came from!
Chances are, your necktie cutters are out anyway for Father's Day. Just chop off the knot part and you have a chunky pencil.
Take that grad cap and lob off the tassel. Turn it upside down and it's great for a stacked set of books. The grad cap cutter is also great for cute Pool Frogs.
I don't know of any teacher who wouldn't like a beautiful set of cookies as a Thank You gift, boxed in a BRP gift box.
The ultimate teacher gift, though, is an extra month of summer. I wonder if BRP Box Shop has a box big enough for that. . .
To all the teachers and students out there-
Have a Fantastic and Safe Summer!
Graduation season is coming to a close and the thermometer says that summer is right around the corner. What does graduation and summertime have in common?
The Wilton graduation cookie cutters! With a little creative thinking, these cookie cutters can be pool-ready in no time!
See how the frog is really the graduation cap- upside down?
Let me show you how to make this cutie pool frog!
After baking, turn that cap upside down. Pipe the swimming mask with piping consistency icing. Let it dry for a bit.
Use a 20-second green to pipe the frog skin. Quickly add a few yellow spots.
Grab some 20-second white and fill in the mask. While it's still wet, add in a little blue to give it that "glass" reflective look. Drop in some black for eyes now too! Pretend there are eyes in the pic :) Let dry for a bit.
Grab some thick black icing. Add some of the facial details- like the nostrils and happy smile.
Once the mouth has dried a bit, pipe the snorkel tube with a thicker icing. Mine was a little too thin, but it was already in the decorator bag. And I was feeling lazy.
After the snorkel tube has crusted, add in a few small details to the tube to finish it off. I think he's ready to jump in!
Our pool frog needs a towel to dry off! Use that diploma cutter to make a wrapped up beach towel.
Add in a few other summertime cookies and you are ready for that first pool party of the season!
You'll be sure to make a splash!
I'm Amy. Wife, Mom, former science teacher- and now full time cookie baker on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Pull up a chair and we create! I'll bring the coffee- maybe Mike (The Cookie Widower) will make it for us.