Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cookies for Cody Charity Auction

4-year-old Cody has been fighting neuroblastoma for a year, and his aunt, The Recipe Renovator, has organized an online bakesale to help Cody's family with the high medical expenses. You can help by bidding on the three dozen baked goods (traditional as well as vegan and gluten-free) and the over 50 signed cookbooks between now and August 5.

I made 15 fairytale cookies for the auction:

Visit Cookies for Cody for more information, and to bid. Thank you.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Medieval / Renaissance Knight Cookies

As you know, I love Medieval manuscripts, so when I ran into these gorgeous images from the 15th-century Italian Capodilista Codex, I knew I had to turn them into cookies. The knights are arrayed in their gorgeous jousting armor, the horses and banners are rich in color. I made these cookies with my trusty 2.5"x3" cutter from the R & M Fluted Rectangular Cookie Cutter Set, piped beige borders with a #16 star tip, and gilded them with Wilton Pearl Dust in Gold. My son is just a toddler, so he doesn't understand anything about knights yet, but I bet he will in a few years, and then I'll be making them again for a boys' playdate or party!

The wafer papers can be purchased HERE.

For more detailed directions for how to use wafer papers,
visit: How to Decorate Cookies with Wafer Papers.

Happy decorating!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vintage Car Cookies

My toddler boy fell in love with cars—or, more rightly, anything with wheels—soon after his first birthday. I wanted to make a set of cookies especially for him and antique cars seemed an obvious choice. These are 2" x 3" sugar cookies with orange flavored icing; the border was piped with a #13 star tip. The wafer paper images are from vintage ads (1917-23). They were a big hit! :) 

The car cookie wafer papers are available for purchase here.
A step-by-step how-to for decorating cookies with wafer papers can be found here.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Independence Day Cookies

These 4th of July cookies are made with wafer papers of vintage postcards, 1907-1912. The red border is piped with a #16 star tip. My favorite is the Yankee Doodle Dandy cookie, above top right :)

Happy 4th!

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