Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Cookies

It was a busy Halloween this year with lots of cookies on the agenda.  Here are some of my favourite pictures of the day and the week leading up to it.

These spider cookies give many people suffering from Arachnophobia the creeps, but they are very popular!

These cute ghosts are extra yummy with the crunch of sanding sugar.

I loved these sparkly pumpkins in a variety of pumpkin colours.

Jack-o-lanterns, a Halloween must.

I loved these fun bats.

Re-purposing a gingerbread boy cookie cutter for these mummies was fun!
The first indoor Bradford Farmers' Market.  Thanks for all of your support.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

1st Birthday Cookies for a Pilot's Son

Celebrating his first birthday, Kael's mom had an airplane theme in mind for his party, as his daddy is a pilot.  I loved making these super cute cookies!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Barbapapa Cookies

I have a special love for Barbapapa!  A series of children's books created in the 1970's, they gained a broader audience with their 5 minute long shows that I enjoyed as a child.  Barbapapa is both the name of the father character and the species.

The family consists of Barbapapa, Barbamama, Barbazoo (who loves animals), Barbalala (who loves music), Barbalib (who loves to read), Barbabeau (the hairy one), Barbabelle (who loves being beautiful), Barbabright (the scientist) and Barbabravo (the strong one).  Barbapapas have the ability to shapeshift at will; becoming musical instruments or exercise equipment or gardening tools with ease, accompanied by the fun phrase "Clickity-Click, Barba-Trick!"   In addition to the show being fun and positive, there was always an environmental message that I liked.  Today it is hard (if not impossible) to find English language episodes online, although a few years ago we did find them and watched them with joy, but if you want a sneak peak and the theme song (even though this one is in French), click here.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Clubhouse Cookies

Our friend was moving from a waterfront property to a condo and the night before the movers came, the swim/bike/run friends we all share got together for one last hurrah at her house.  We did a little bit of swimming and whole lot of eating and talking!

We had casually discussed pooling our money together to buy her house as a "clubhouse", so that's the theme I used for these cookies, which I brought on a tray of oatmeal milk chocolate chip cookies.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Emoticon Cookies

A new season of music has begun at Piano Music Studio and the students are happy to be back under the tutelage of Zuzana.  This year, Zuzana requested something "fun" for the kids, not the usual musical themed cookies to celebrate the new school year.  Looking forward to another year of beautiful music!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ironman Swim Bike Run Cookies

One of my awesome and inspiring friends, Jason, was celebrating his birthday and I decided to make him some cookies, because he likes them (a lot).  The perfect theme for his cookies was Ironman to celebrate his recent achievement in Muskoka, his second time completing the Ironman competition!

These swim cookies are funny, because Jason never wears a swim cap, although they do give you one for each race you enter.  He told me once he rips his off immediately after hitting the water and would claim he "lost it" if he was questioned about it.

Jason loves his bike.  He has tried to convince me I will like cycling too.  Unfortunately, he didn't convince me and my bike was recently sold to someone who is loving it.  I'll stick to the pool.

It is hard to believe someone could run a marathon (42.2 kilometers) after a massive swim (3.86 kilometers) and a crazy long bike ride (180.25 kilometers), but Jason did it, two years in a row!  Happy birthday my friend!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Thank You Mason Jar Bouquet Cookies

A lovely way to say "Thank You" are these beautiful and delicious mason jar bouquet cookies.  Made for a local real estate agent to thank her clients, they make a great gift for any occasion and can be customized for your special request.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Toronto Blue Jays Cookies

It's an exciting time here in the Toronto area as we enjoy our Toronto Blue Jays' baseball season!  These cookies were a gift from one of our town's councillors for his fellow councillors, just a small symbol of unity between friends.

Friday, September 4, 2015

School Bus Cookies

Back to school time means the yellow buses are driving through our neighbourhoods again.  This September half of the buses passing by are gone, as a new school has opened up for local Catholic students.  It will be a joy to see families walking to school each morning.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Amsterdam Coat of Arms Cookies

If you have been to Amsterdam, you have seen this symbol.  At the core of Amsterdam's coat of arms, the "XXX" is actually three vertical St. Andrew's Crosses.  My family spent a good part of July is this incredible city, the city of my birth, where we lived as locals in a rented house.  My love affair with this incredible city is strong!

Ooh La La Paris Inspired Cookies

For a beautiful young lady who has a soft spot for Paris!  Ooh la la!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hot Air Balloon Cookies for a 1st Birthday

A favourite set of mine, made together with the vintage airplane cookies for a first birthday celebration.  From this angle you can clearly see the light browning on my cookies, this caramelization makes my cookies extra delicious!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Corporate Cookies - Dream

These "Dream" cookies were created for Literacy Council York-Simcoe's AGM and Recognition Night.  This group improves lives through literacy.  I was thrilled to help make the night extra special!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Superhero Cookies

Superhero Cookies, including Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Spiderman and Captain America.  I will admit to being completely in the dark about all of these characters, being the mom of girls.  I do think the cookies are cute though!

Friday, July 31, 2015

VW Bus Cookies

I was very excited to hand deliver these cookies!  I made them for my brother who lives in the Netherlands and has a thing about VW busses.  My family and I spent 3 and half weeks in Amsterdam and France this July, what an amazing holiday we had.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Wedding Cookies

These cookies are very special.  Made for a beautiful lady who was my oldest daughter's grade 3 teacher (my oldest is now in grade 12!)  She got married in the Maritimes and brought these cookies for place settings.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hockey Jersey Cookies for Twins

Adam and Drew were celebrating their 8th birthdays and while they are twins, they are not always on the same page.  Adam loves the Toronto Maple Leafs, Drew is a Los Angeles Kings fan!