Today is the first day of Spring! Yippee! Too bad it is 28 degrees outside.
I'm not going to let the cold weather stop me from celebrating with these cheery Spring inspired decorated sugar cookies.
My mother-in-law wanted 3 dozen Spring cookies to share with her co-workers, so this was the perfect opportunity to try something new. She is awesome about letting me have total control over the design.
I had so much fun decorating with lustre spray on these Wizard of Oz cookies, that I wanted to work with it again. I saw these little wood decorations at my local craft store and was inspired to create an entire assortment using them as stencils and lustre spray as the decoration.
So, I iced all of the cookies white and then sprayed away using these color mists and my stencils. It was somewhat difficult to get even coloring and the purple was very splotchy no matter what I tried. I still think they turned out fun, though. The look is kind of like water colors. And they were, of course, delicious!
I received another customer request for Angry Birds decorated sugar cookies for their child's birthday party. This was my chance to improve on my original design.
Again, I was inspired by this clip art. I was happy with my black bird, but I slightly changed the design of my red bird and green pig. I changed the hair on the red bird and made the green pig more rounded and shifted the position of his ears.
I am much happier with them this way.
Some of the cookies went home with the guests as party favors
and others were boxed up for the family to enjoy.
But, they all went home happy. Happy Birthday, Hudson!
My customer is a realtor and asked that I make a decorated sugar cookie gift box for his clients' home closing. He requested cookies with the Prudential logo and his name.
So, besides the logo cookie, I designed a "Home Sweet Home" plaque, a darling house and a key with my customer's name.
These cookies would also be great as a gift at a listing appointment
or as a platter at an open house.
This gift box is a sweet present for any new home owner. The logo cookie could be replaced with a sold sign or a moving box. Order one for your next housewarming party. What a fun way to say, "Welcome to the Neighborhood!"
Easter is on its way! These decorated sugar cookies make the perfect Easter gifts. Serve the above assortment on a platter with your Easter luncheon. Bring a gift box as a hostess gift for Easter dinner. Stock up on Egg and Bunny bags to tuck into Easter baskets. These Easter Eggs also make great place cards for your Easter dinner.
Order now for your honey bunnies!
The assortment shown above is $30.
Easter Special: No Minimum Order
Mix and match gifts for your chickadees:
Gift Box $10
Orders must be placed by Sunday, March 24, 2013 and
will be available for pick up on Friday, March 29, 2013 after 10 a.m.