Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Happy 4th Birthday, James!: Star Wars Cookies

The days are long, but the years are short.
-Gretchen Rubin

How can the baby boy that made me a mommy be four?! Seriously, can I even call him a toddler anymore?  What is he now, a child?

While the past four years has had days that I just didn't know if I was cut out for this mom thing, there truly has been no greater joy than seeing him grow into my Star Wars-loving, non-stop question asking, endless hug giving, best big brother, sweet, happy, precocious little boy.

James is currently obsessed with Star Wars.  We are either watching Lego Star Wars, dancing to the Star Wars music, or having lightsaber fights.  Naturally, this led to a Star Wars birthday party.  I promised myself I wouldn't go overboard this time, but when James asked for Star Wars cake and cookies, I couldn't say no. (see above pictures to understand why)

And just a few other pictures from the big day...

Birthday boy got shy with everyone singing to him

My sweet James, I love you more than you will ever know, but I will spend the rest of your birthdays going over the top and spoiling you rotten to give you just an inkling of an idea of how much I do!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Lydia!: Shabby Chic Cookies

As most of you should already know, I have been taking a break from making cookies. This beautiful girl is a big reason why, but I wouldn't have it any other way!  While I am still in a bit of denial that she turned one today, like every other major milestone in our lives since having kiddos, I knew we needed cookies at the event.  Lydia's room is a "shabby chic" design and that led to the inspiration for her party theme. 

I had so much fun dusting off my cookie supplies and putting my skills to the test to see if I "still got it."  I decided that I had to have the blue background with flowers and then added some more designs to complement that.


I also put together a few decorations for the party (please accept my poor excuse of photography)...

but everyone knows at a 1 year old's party, it's all about the smash cake!

Big Brother helping her out


We had the greatest time celebrating our baby girl.  This past year has flown by and been one with an abundance of love, joy and laughter.  While I have missed making cookies, nothing could compare to the fullness of being a mommy to my two kiddos!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Birthday, Josie: Princess Cookies

I cannot believe I made these cookies over a year ago! They say time flies when you're having fun, but I guess the same goes for busy moms adjusting to having two kiddos at home!

I had the pleasure of meeting Josie's mom, Heidi, when we taught Sunday school together last year.  She wanted princess cookies for Josie's big day and left the design completely up to me.  To say I had fun coming up with these and creating them is an understatement!  Now that we have a little princess of our own that has kept me away from cookies, I thought now would be the perfect time to show them to y'all.

Well, it took me over a year to get these posted, but I still hope you had a very special birthday, Josie!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gender Reveal Cookies: Baby Silhouette Cookies

We have some big news in the Supak household!  I am so excited to announce that I am pregnant and due this September! 

Since I've started up this cookie venture, it seems like every major milestone that happens in our life now has to be celebrated with cookies!  And finding out the gender of our precious baby was no exception. 

Ever since I saw this idea on Sweet Sugarbelle's blog, I knew I would want to do it when it came time for us to have another baby.  I was going to show you the step-by-step process to the cookies, but she created such a wonderful tutorial, I thought, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"  If you are interested, you can see the tutorial here.

Looking at these cookies, you wouldn't know that hidden inside is either pink or blue dough to reveal the gender.  Isn't that just a genius idea?!  The exterior design is my original idea (I've become a bit obsessed with silhouette cookies as you can see here and here), and I actually hand-painted the cookies as well.  Not because I was going for a certain effect, but honestly I was being lazy and didn't want to make any black icing.

We are thrilled to announce that Baby Supak is a .... 


Thanks for being a part of this exciting journey with me.  I can't wait to meet our precious baby this fall!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fun Easter Cookies for Kids

Last Easter was some of my first cookies I ever made.  I was so excited about my new-found hobby and did about 6 different designs.  When all was said and done, I had two ideas that I completely forgot to share! 

My family has the tradition of going to our lake house for Easter and I wanted to have some cookies that my sister's kids would enjoy.  I found some cookie "bunny masks" on Munchkin Munchies and loved the idea, and from these pictures and think the kids did too!

The second cookies I did was just simple white eggs.  Then, I put watered down food coloring and food markers for the kiddos to color and paint the eggs.

The kids had so much fun and it was so easy that even the most novice decorator could recreate these for their family.  Have a happy Easter!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cookies

Since I've done so many girly cookies lately, I thought it was time to add some boy cookies to the mix.  Hayden's birthday was last month and his sweet mom Becca wanted to order him some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cookies to celebrate the big day.

Becca is another wonderful customer and is so easy-going.  I send her some ideas and she says go for it.  I love the flexibility that gives me to create a varied platter design.  I knew I needed to include all four ninja turtles (bonus points if you can name them), and then we had to include their favorite food: pizza!  I threw in some 6's and then a sewer plate with the birthday boy's name. 

I loved how the pizza turned out and that dripping cheese over the edge just look so yummy!

I hope you had a great birthday, Hayden, and that you loved the cookies!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Remember the Alamo!... Cookies

This past week was a big one for Texas!  First, Texas celebrated its 178th birthday on March 2nd!  Then, the historic Battle of the Alamo ended on March 6th.  This had me feeling very Texan-proud and I thought it was the perfect time to share these Texas cookies I made back in the fall.  

My mother-in-law had some friends visiting from New Zealand and she wanted to give them some Texas themed cookies to welcome them in their first visit to our Lone Star state.  She didn't give me any parameters on the cookies and said to just make them something special that would represent Texas well.

I know to outsiders, Texas is a bunch of cowboys and cowgirls, so I had to include some boots.  Rather than make them traditional boots, I thought putting a paisley print on them would make a cute touch.  I knew I had to include a Texas cookie and chose to use the Texas flag design.  Finally, since they were visiting San Antonio, I wanted to include our most iconic landmark: the Alamo.  To make add a little more Texas culture to the cookies, I decided it would be the Alamo in the spring and added bluebonnets to the base of the building.

The texture on the Alamo was a happy mistake.  One of the Alamo cookies cracked down the middle and I had to perform "cookie surgery" and use icing to piece it back together.  This worked, but then there was a very visible seam down the center of the cookie.  My husband Kevin suggested adding another layer of thin icing on top to hid it.  In the process, I used a spatula to place on icing and scrap it off and I loved the effect.

"Texas, our Texas, all hail the mighty state!"