Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Friday Fix - Easter eggs

I am posting my Friday fix on Thursday because of the long weekend!  I have two eggs options - colourful eggs and robin's blue eggs.  They are 8 for $20 and have just 9 boxes available.  I also have one box of 6 robin's blue eggs for $15 and one box of 4 colourful eggs for $10.  Please contact me immediately to claim your box.  Pickup is tomorrow from 12 until 6 pm.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pet Valu Fundraising Cookies


I love being a part of the Bradford Pet Valu fundraising month and sold my (human) cookies for the second year in a row this past Saturday.  I am happy to say I helped to raise $172 for local charities.  Thanks to everyone who made a special trip out to purchase my delicious cookies!



Monday, April 14, 2014

Triathlon Cookies

Celebrating a second year of triathlon training with these two styles of triathlon cookies!


The team came for brunch after a recent Saturday morning run.  I offered lots of healthy food choices and these cookies.  It was a lot of fun!!


Good luck to all my fellow athletes in your upcoming events.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bradford Hawks Hockey Jersey Cookies

Another set of hockey jersey cookies for local boys and girls.  Unlike the usual Bradford Bulldog jerseys, today's cookies were created for the Bradford Hawks!


Monday, April 7, 2014

17th Birthday Cookies - part 2

Here is the other half of the birthday set (I posted the first half last Wednesday).  The theme was birthday and hockey, so in addition to the cupcakes, I also made hockey jerseys and skates.  Love this set - happy birthday Connor and Garrett!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hockey Jersey Cookies

Hockey season is winding to a close and it is time for year end parties!  My customized hockey jersey cookies are the perfect addition as these were for a local Bradford Bulldogs team.


Monday, March 31, 2014

One Direction Cookies

Reflecting back to my youth, I would say my first celebrity crush was John Schneider - he played Bo Duke on the television show the Dukes of Hazzard.  His posters hung on my bedroom walls and Friday nights were all about the show.

John Schneider as Bo Duke
My first musical crush was Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.  John Schneider's posters came down and Mick's posters went up.

Mick Jagger back in the early 1980s
But my biggest famous person crush was without a doubt John Taylor from the British band Duran Duran.  I was completely nuts about the entire band, but the bassist was, in my opinion, absolute perfection - that accent, those broad shoulders (that could have been the 1980's shoulder pads), his fashion sense, his swagger and all those sexy videos!

John Taylor, 1980s
Duran Duran - even today their music lifts my spirits and brings me back to my teenage years
Recently, another British band has a lot of females swooning.  One Direction, a group of good-looking young men, has Kristyna all worked up and her friend CJ wanted to surprise her with custom One Direction cookies!  It was my pleasure of course, especially since the very talented Sweet Sugar Belle had created a fun tutorial that I used as inspiration!  Kristyna's special love is band member Niall and we even managed to convince her he loved her back by creating the centerpiece cookie with his and her initials (yes, any of you die-hard One Direction fans know I messed up his initials, but fixed them before delivery!!)



So, who was your biggest celebrity crush?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

TBT - Triathlon Cookies

My husband and I are members of a triathlon training program.  There are no an actual events in my near future, but I do love the social aspect and the training in the pool and on the bike.  I made these cookies last year to share with my fellow trainees and have made them many times since for customers, some travelling as far as Florida to be consumed by hard working athletes!  Read my original post with the story of my fear of the water and how I overcame it here.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Toopy and Binoo Cookies


 It is hard to believe Mya just turned 3!  It seems like only yesterday I made her 1st birthday cake!  Mya loves Toopy and Binoo and these cookies fit the bill for her special day.  Happy birthday sweet Mya!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Construction Cookies

Carla's little guy turned 2 this past weekend and just like last year, his birthday party featured Sweet Handmade cookies!  Sock monkeys were the theme last year and this year the theme was construction!  I love these cookies and hope it was a great day! Check out last year's cookies here!


Friday, March 21, 2014

My Friday Fix - Spring Flowers

This week's "fix" serves two purposes - it satisfies a craving for cookies and for spring!  Despite the calendar telling us spring is here, Mother Nature seems to have other plans for us with snow and freezing rain in the forecast tonight!  Today's cookies are 8 for $20.  There is one box of 4 available for $10.  Contact me to claim your box and arrange pick-up.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

TBT - Baby Shower Cookies with an Elephant Theme

For today's Throwback Thursday, here is a darling baby shower cookie made to match the baby blue, grey and teal colour theme.  Original design by Sweetface Cookie Boutique.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Scooby Doo Cookies


Finding common ground when it comes to movies and television shows has never been easy in our family.  We all have diversely different tastes.  Sure, when the girls were really little my husband and I happily cuddled up and watched Franklin or Sesame Street with them.  But as they got older, the shows got sappier and way too girly.  However, a couple of years ago we found common ground in Scooby Doo and for a number of months we spent Friday nights together on the couch watching Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne (aka "those meddling kids") solving mysteries.  For my husband it was a trip back to his childhood, for the girls it was about the silliness and for me it was just nice to spend time together.  Recently I got a phone call from a gentleman in Florida.  He was looking to send a gift to his friend and his friend's nephew in Toronto.  Originally the plan was for Maple Leaf hockey jerseys, but for a number of reasons plans changed and instead we decided on a Scooby Doo set.  I was more than thrilled to comply and love how they turned out!!  What is your favourite childhood cartoon?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Birthday Cookies


This adorable set was created for siblings, one turning 23 and the other turning 12!  I loved how it turned out with a great mix of both masculine and feminine colours.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Luck of the Irish St. Patrick's Day Cookies


To celebrate St. Patrick's Day - these lucky shamrocks and gold coins (the ones found at the end of the rainbow, I am sure!) aim to please.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


When four local boys set out with teammates from Ontario and New York to Switzerland, Italy and France to play hockey as Team North America, they wanted to bring along some Sweet Handmade hockey jersey cookies complete with their unique logo.  Four dozen cookies made the trip across the pond where they are playing right now!  I hope they are having a fabulous time!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Make-up Cookies


From one beautiful woman to another - Suzanne and Nicole are life-long friends and are both lovers of my cookies!  A set of make-up inspired cookies was the perfect gift for Nicole's birthday!

Friday, March 7, 2014

My Friday Fix - Dreaming of Warm Weather Flowers

My Friday Fix this week is for all of us who don't get to go south for March break.  We may be stuck in Ontario's cold and snow (more snow expected this weekend), but we get to enjoy these sweet Hibiscus flower cookies.  They make a great gift if you are visiting friends!  Pick up your box of 6 for $20.  Pickup is today from 6 until 9 and tomorrow morning.  Very limited quantities are available.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Cruise Ship Cookies

Throwback Thursday!  This great set was made last year for the first time, but has been made many, many times since.  I've made them for people to eat during departure (instead of partaking in a celebratory drink), I've made them for people to surprise/tell their kids about their upcoming vacation and I've made them as thank you gifts.  I still love them as much as I did the first time I made them!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bachelorette Cookies



Nadine was organizing her sister's bachelorette party and together we came up with this set for the party - heels and diamonds in the wedding colours of navy and silver.  Much happiness to Elise and Chad for their upcoming nuptuals!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Minion Cookies

I've been waiting for an opportunity to make these cute cookies, and so I was thrilled when I got asked to do them for Chanelle's 9th birthday!


Friday, February 28, 2014

Oscar Cookies

I am introducing a new Sweet Handmade feature. I am calling it "My Friday Fix". Every Friday (schedule permitting) I will have a limited number of cookies available for pickup. The design will be unpredictable and the price point will be low. Watch for My Friday Fix in this space each week until the Farmers' Market starts in May - your best bet however would be to join my mailing list (->). 

So this is what I am offering for this week's Friday Fix. In honour of this Sunday night's Academy Awards, I created Oscar Statue cookies. They are an elegant and delightful way to enhance your Oscar viewing plans.

I have a limited number of boxes available. Each box is $20 and contains 6 lovely cookies!

Contact me right away by emailing me at sweethandmade@rocketmail.com to claim your box. Pickup is available tonight between 6pm and 9pm and tomorrow between 10am and noon.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Alphabet Block Cookies


This set was created for a family who wanted cookies just because.  I ended up spelling all of their names in alphabet block cookies.  I'm actually quite crazy about this design and I am quite taken with the colour combo combined with the sparkly sugar at the edges.  

Monday, February 24, 2014

Celebrating with Hockey Jersey Cookies

Yesterday was pretty special all across Canada.  I am not sure the whole country has ever woken up at 7am on a Sunday, but we all did because Canada was playing for gold medal in men's hockey at the Sochi Olympics.  Our team did not disappoint, they dominated the entire game and came away with that beautiful gold.  I like to think my Olympic Hockey Jersey cookies brought the team luck!  One of my customers sent me this picture of her family enjoying their cookies as they watched and cheered on the game.  I love these pictures!!




Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Snowflake Cookies

The snowflakes keep coming down so hard that after shovelling the driveway, I could truthfully start all over again.  It's one of those days and one of those winters.  These snowflake cookies are the only snowflakes I like anymore.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Repost - Family Day Cookies

A wonderful mid-winter holiday for residents of Ontario is as good an excuse as any to celebrate with cookies.


Love this set with the pregnant mom!


I love this one because of dad's tie and the daughter's pom poms.


Glasses and skates make me smile with this family.


Guitar and two daughters - this family would most closely represent mine.


Family Day is officially celebrated today in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta, but is actually something to celebrate all day, every day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cookie Packaging

Here is a video of me packaging cookies.  A special shout-out to Needham Promotions!



Curling Cookies for the American Olympic Team

These cookies were made for Erika - an American who happens to live in Canada.  She also has a very kind and generous friend who got her these cookies to help here celebrate her trip to Sochi to compete with the American curling team!  Good luck Erika!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Flower Cookies for all Occasions


Sometimes edible flowers are a nice way to celebrate and they make a wonderful gift for all occasions - birthdays, anniversaries or any event the requires congratulations!  These cookies were made for a charity event.

Flower Cookies for all Occasions


Sometimes edible flowers are a nice way to celebrate and they make a wonderful gift for all occasions - birthdays, anniversaries or any event the requires congratulations!  These cookies were made for a charity event.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Olympic Cookie Countdown - today is the big day!

Well, this is it.  After years, months and weeks of anticipation, today is the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics.  It is a special time and in my family, we always seem to take a moment and reflect on our changes since the last Olympics.  The 2010 Olympics were especially incredible for us because not only were they on Canadian soil, we actually had the Olympic torch pass through our town, an event we witnessed!

Today's cookie celebrates my favourite Olympic sport - speed skating!  My loyalties will be divided as I cheer for both the Canadians and the Dutch!  A really special sport in my eyes, because speed skating can trace its history back to the Netherlands as well as Scandinavia and Northern Europe. (for a lesson on the Dutch/Holland/Netherlands confusion, click here).  It is the winter sport my parents talked most about and their love of the sport was certainly inherited by me!



The speed skating events begin today and finish on the 22nd.  All 12 events are taking place at the Adler Arena in Sochi and the only country that has an athlete in each of the events is the Netherlands.  Hup Holland!!