Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Birthday 💕 

My goddaughter is now 13 years old, how time flies cannot believe it!! We celebrated her birthday today and I so wanted to draw her some horses on her cookies, but let's face it I need to practice a bit more before I make my horse drawings public... 😉

Är det en vanlig dag?
Nej, det är inte en vanlig dag
för det är Ellis födelsedag
Hurra! Hurra! Hurra!  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Confirmation Cookies 💜
Sunday was a very special day when we celebrated my goddaughters confirmation, and I wanted to surprise her with some cookies in her favourite colour, lilac. 💜

Du vet väl om att du är värdefull
Att du är viktig här och nu
Att du är älskad för din egen skull
För ingen annan är som du.

Birthday cookies 👑

When a little girl has her sixth birthday, some cheerful and colorful cookies are so called for! Chandeliers and monkeys might not fit a birthday theme exactly, but this time the main focus was on making the little one happy with bright and fun cookies. Just love this colour scheme, does you good to add a splurge of colour here and there 💖

Smiles and laughter, joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year.
Hope your birthday brings all these and more
filling life with suprise and joys galore!

Cloud cookies ☁️

Cloud cookies for someone very special. In all their simplicity I just love these cookies, their little cheeks and serene smile just make the cookies look all kinds of sweet and lovable.

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, 
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Anais Nin

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

La Tour Eiffel 💗 

Who doesn't love Paris and the Eiffel tower? Well, I certainly do and since I'm taking up studying French again it felt more than appropriate to make some Eiffel tower cookies dans le Coin de Christine...

Ne vous découragez pas: 
c'est souvent la dernière clef du trousseau
qui ouvre la porte.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dresses 👗

These dresses do make me smile! The icing consistency for the outline and the flooding was just perfect, sometimes you get that perfect mix that you just know will dry quickly and evenly. These are part of a birthday cookie set, see earlier post, and these have to be my favourite! They are delicate and pretty and lots of fun to make!

Happy Birthday 💝

A friend of mine celebrated her 50th birthday yesterday, so obviously cookies suiting the theme were needed. It was so much fun making these! My absolute favourites have to be the dresses, will post a separate post about them shortly. Just love how the cookies turned out! Very happy with this set, makes me smile!

Hey, who said you were 50 years old?
You are 29 years old with
21 years of wisdom and experience!

Lingerie Cookies 💖 

Gotta love lingerie cookies, they make me smile every time I make them! These were part of a birthday cookie set and even if these aren't exactly birthday themed, they were very much appreciated... Biting into a bra or panties can't help but get even the most serious person to smirk just a little...

Life's too short to wear mediocre underwear

Monday, September 5, 2016

Spider Web Cookie Trial

I was looking for cookie ideas online, and I found this wonderful post on Sweetopia and just had to try and make some. I am so pleased with the result and I will surely be making more of these and adding spiders and such. I followed the 10-second rule to get the best consistency for the icing for decorating the cookies. I like to outline first and then immediately flood the cookies without leaving a visible outline, and just using different tips it is easy to achieve when the icing is of this consistency.

One thing I was reminded of whilst making these cookies is to always use disposable bags, because washing the piping bag with black icing in it was all kinds of messy... ; ) This is a fun way to make a dramatic looking cookie and I just love the technique. You just have to be quick and concentrate on one cookie at a time so the icing doesn't dry either too early on the cookie before the second colour is added, or in the piping nozzle.

Seeing a spider isn't a problem.
It becomes a problem when it disappears.

Decorated Pumpkin Cookies 🎃 

Whilst dusting off my Halloween cookie decorating skills, I decided to make some pumpkin cookies to see what needs to be perfected before Halloween. These are fun to make and even if the picture doesn't show it very well the orange colour turned out very nicely. A tad dark maybe, because the orange lines I drew on the cookies are barely visible... I might make them a bit differently next time, but they always make me smile and according to my kids the ones I've done before didn't look frightening enough so had to change their "look" ;D 

I can smell AUTUMN dancing
in the breeze.
The sweet chill of PUMPKIN
crisp sunburnt LEAVES.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Xmas Cookie Trial 🎄

These are the result of some Xmas cookie trials. Thankfully there are still 113 days left 'til Xmas so plenty of time to hone the skill... And the ghost, well let's just say they are Xmas ghosts ;D It is fun to try different decorating techniques, but my absolute favourite way to decorate cookies is beyond a doubt using royal icing and then drawing them. Preferably in a black and white colour scheme, but especially around Halloween and Xmas time life gets much more colourful... Even if I will admit our house was very black, white and gold coloured last Xmas. 

Just be yourself.
Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird,
beautiful, magical person that you are.
- Mandy Hale -

Cookies Galore ♥  

This is my favourite cookie colour scheme by far. But since Halloween and Xmas are on their way some colour is definetly needed so will be back with more colours

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
- Willy Wonka -

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Reawakening the Cookie Monster 

My inner cookie monster prompted me to dust off my cookie cutters and start planning some cookies for Halloween and Xmas. It feels wonderful to get that urge from within to create something. I get most of my ideas after I've been to my country house by the sea. There is something so wonderfully calming and uncontrollable with the sea that it puts everything into perspective and the creative juices seem to flow and all kinds of ideas come to mind. I'm planning new decorating techniques, because even if I really like the outcome of the techniques I've used before, I feel like decorating cookies like I used to doesn't feel challenging enough and I constantly want to learn new things. This goes for all areas in my life at the moment ♥

The sea, once it casts its spell, 
holds one in its net of wonder 
-Jacques Yves Cousteau-