Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sugar Cookie Show-and-Tell: Camping with the Cub Scouts

A local cub scout pack holds a fun baking competition every year.  This years theme was "Camping", so we came up with this fun collection. Tents, campfires, pine trees, compasses and marshmallows on a stick...the perfect elements for some outdoor fun!  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sugar Cookie Show-and-Tell: Dinosaurs say RAWR

If you have small kids, chances are you have dozens of plastic dinosaurs laying around. Both of my kids love dinos - I think its the bright colors and fun shapes.  They make great cookies for the same reason - bright colors and lots of cool shapes and sizes.  These dino cookies are were done for a little boys 4th Birthday Party, he was having a Dino Dig at a local Nature Center and these made the perfect favor.  We added some molton lava cakes and dino eggs and you could almost hear them RAWR!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sugar Cookie Show-and-Tell: Lego my Eggo

The only time we don't appreciate Legos is when we step on them at 2am when trying to let the dog out.  Otherwise, they are a toy that has been a constant joy for our kids since they were babes using those big Duplos to build their first castle.  We love when we can create something special for a child on their birthday - just like this lucky-Lego-loving little boy who got to ring in #8 with these hand-cut cupcake toppers and favors.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Sugar Cookie Show-and-Tell: Xbox Controller

Gamers love cookies too!  Love how these hand-cut xbox gaming remotes turned out.  Im usually a cookie purist and don't use anything other than icing on my cookies - but these were screaming to use the leftover dots from our Halloween candy stash !

Friday, January 9, 2015

Sugar Cookie Show-and-Tell: Hipster Lumberjack

We have a few rules about birthday celebrations:  1. Kid Choice on location/theme 2. Mom choice on cookies 3. No crying.  We've pretty much stuck to these 3 rules with great success.  So for D's normally difficult to plan winter celebration one year, he make a great choice to do a weekend at a ski resort with just a few close family members/friends.  The result was a great weekend of snow tubing for the kids, and mom got free reign on theme.  I had been wanting to do some lumberjack treats and cookies for a while, and the bonus was that I successfully made all adults and kids wear cute beards.