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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Sydney!

My niece Sydney is 9 years old today. She loved the cookies I made for Mother's day, and she wanted to take them to school, so here are some more bugs & flowers. This was a VERY last minute rush job, and it shows. Some look ok, but several I'm not happy with at all. I'll have to make her cake extra special for her. Luckily for me her party is not until next Saturday, because I have to make a cake and cookies for another niece whose party is Monday. I hope to have pics from that by Monday.

Hope everyone has a wonderful & safe Memorial Day! I don't know about you all, but I'm ready to hit the pool!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. I had a great day with my boys and my hubby. I don't know about everyone else, but to me, being a mom is the greatest thing in the world. Even when my kids are at their most irritating and obnoxious (and 5 year old twins can be Unbelievably obnoxious) I am still proud to be their mommy. I love you Chase, Jacob, Noah and Christian! And my husband Mark, my best friend. I would be nothing without him. My life was not complete until I met him.

On to the cookies...

These cookies were for our church Mother/Daughter banquet, along with the cake (see previous post). I LOVE the little bugs! They are so cute, and so much fun to play around with.

Inching along,,,

I loved the little green guy until I put that 1 eye on him. I'm not sure why I left it like that, but definitely won't again.
This was my first attempt at the caterpillars, bees, and dragonflies, so they don't look so good. Have to keep working on them.

I just love butterflies. The designs and color combos are endless. I have a few other cutters, but only used 1 in this group. I need to try out some of the others now that I'm pretty happy with these.

Colored ladies...

Invasion!! I caught my son Noah playing war with my cookies. He had the Ladybugs, Butterflies & Snails on one side, and the rest of the bugs on the other.
This is the carnage that ensued...

A couple of the finished trays..

Mother's Day Cake

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms. Hope you have a great day with your mom, or your kids, if you're a mom. I am so blessed to have a wonderful mom. I didn't realize until I grew up and had my own kids what a great mom I had. I always took her for granted, I guess.

Our church Mother/Daughter banquet was today. Somehow I always manage to be the one to bring all the desserts. (volunteering may have something to do with it). My butterfly cake could've used a little more work. I can never get my buttercream smooth. I really dont' understand how people get it perfectly smooth and even. Oh well, it tasted good and everyone else loved it. The cake is chocolate/white with buttercream icing. The bugs and flowers are royal icing & cookies. I love the blue butterfly. I also made lots and lots of cookies. I'll get those posted tomorrow.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Maddie's Baby Shower

We had a baby shower for a lady in our church this weekend. Her beautiful little girl is Madyln (Maddie), 8 days old. Showers for baby girls are so hard for me. I love my 4 boys dearly, don't get me wrong. But I still can't stop wanting a girl. I guess it just wasn't meant to be. I know God has his reasons, and I thank Him every day for my boys. Anyhooo.....


Baby cookies are so much fun. Unfortunately, 2 of my kids were home sick Thursday and Friday, seriously cutting into my cookie time. They were still wet when I took them to the shower. So they don't look great, but I was fairly pleased given the little time I had to decorate.

These were all decorated in 2 hours.

I love the cute little rattles. My piping skills really need some work...After the Mother's day rush I think I'll spend a week just practicing piping. Seems practice is the only way to improve! My kids will enjoy eating the products of my practice, I'm sure.

Mother's day soon....