Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2 Glam 4 School Event

Thanks to some kind words & a referral from a friend of mine at work, I had the opportunity to be part of a super-fun day for little girls this past weekend. It was an event called "2 Glam 4 School" and it was a day for girls to come get their toenails painted with pretty flowers, their hair braided, pictures taken and to enjoy some yummy treats! Luckily some of those yummy treats were my princess cookies! I wanted to be sure to showcase both of my popular sugar cookie flavors - lemon and regular. I also wanted to make the cookies super cute and girly so all of the little girls would be excited when they saw them.

The pink icing turned out super cute, I loved how bright it was! Since I was having to make so many I tried to keep the design of both the ring and crown pretty simple. Curious what the favorite was? The Pink Crowns :) ... they went fast!

The entire room was full of pink, black, feathers and sparkles...including my table. Don't you just love it? I had the 2 wine bottles with feathers & silver spray decorations leftover from our New Years bash last year. They worked perfectly!

My other favorite part in the room was the Candy Bar...

I had an absolute blast getting to spend some time with the sweetest little girls while showing off my newborn business venture. I was lucky enough to have some of the Mom's take my card and insist that they would be calling me ASAP to get something set up! Woohoo!

Although I was super happy with how my crowns and rings turned out, I was THRILLED with the cupcake cookies I made for my friend Jen (it was her birthday the day before)...

I will definitely be making a bunch of these very soon! I can't wait to use all kinds of fun colors & make all sorts of different cupcakes!

Well that's all for now...Dora Cookies up this week - pictures to come!

Happy baking everyone!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Logo...

Since I have started getting more and more orders for my sugar cookies (SO exciting!!), I decided that I should probably create some sort of a brand name and logo. I like to consider myself a decently creative person - I mean I'm a dancer, I decorate cookies & love taking photographs (maybe another blog idea??...hmm...) - so why did I have such a hard time thinking of a fun and catchy name for my cookie business? Let me know when you think of an answer....because I don't have one.

Anyways, after trial and error with name after name I decided to use a portion of my blog name. My thought was that it would be more recognizable and easy to remember. Funny enough it also brings back a little 90's nostalgia by using a popular phrase of approval...I landed on "Sweet! Cookie Creations by Kelsey". You like? If not, too bad - it took way too long to think of! Here's a picture of the logo...

Black and white with dots...could it be more Kelsey? I'll get my first chance to try it out this weekend when I sell some of my cookies at the "2 Glam 4 School" event at the Shawnee Civic Center. I get to make girlie princess cookies! I'll post pictures, don't worry! Until then....

Happy Baking!

Weekend of Cookies!

This past weekend was filled with birthdays and cookies. Nathan's cousin was turning 2 and deserved some very cute cookies. My brother & Mom's birthday celebration was also on Saturday so of course they deserve some special cookies! I don't have much to say for these cookies, so I will just let them speak for themselves!....

These cookies were delicious and quite the hit at both birthday parties! I was very proud to show them off!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame...

Last weekend we were going to a Royal's game and tailgating beforehand, so what better to have around than some baseball-themed cookies? I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe, German Cut-Out Cookies, for the dough and my royal icing for the decorations. I am slowly but surely figuring out this whole royal icing thing. Every time I do cookies I get better and better at it!

First I started by icing the first layer on each cookie - white circles for the baseballs and green squares for the baseball diamond. I was sure to leave a hole in the center of the green icing for a "pitcher's mound".

Once that icing dried I put the details on...red stitches on the baseballs and bases on the diamond. Voila!

When I initially decided I wanted to do baseball cookies for the game, I didn't have much faith in myself that I could do a Royal's logo. I was just going to do a plain blue cookie with a white KC in the middle. Then I thought, "Why not just go for it? What's the worst that could happen?" So I did! Apart from a few crooked ones and some color bleeding on the KC's, I have to say I was pretty happy with the turnout.


The best part of all was seeing everyone's faces when I took the lid off of the container at the tailgate. Everyone loved them! They were soft, delicious and if I do say so myself...pretty darn cute :)

Happy Baking!