Thursday, August 29, 2013

Apple Cookies with Math Symbols

You may remember my friend April that ordered the Nerdy Apple cookies for her mentor teacher that was retiring.  Well, Monday was her younger sister's first day of teaching! I have mentioned in previous blog posts that I was a teacher before becoming a "cookier." Because of this, I completely can appreciate that Monday was an extra special first day for Mary!

To celebrate this big day for Mary, her mom wanted to order her some math themed cookies for her to receive at school.  Mary will be teaching middle school math, so Ms. Stone (her mom) wanted to incorporate that into the cookies.

As much as I would like to take credit for it, the design idea was complete Ms. Stone's idea.  I thought it was such a cute idea and love how they turned out!

Happy First Day of School, Mary, and to all the other new teachers out there.  This year will be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding years of your career.  I promise it gets easier and it is definitely worth it!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to School Cookies

Is it that time of year again already?!  It is the start of a new school year and this one holds extra significance because it is my sister's first year back after taking 2 years away to be a stay-at-home mom.  I knew that the first day was going to be hard, so I wanted to do something to brighten it for her.  My go-to solution these days: COOKIES!

The tumbling apples actually wasn't intentionally.  I tried writing "Happy" before the base coat was completely dried and I pushed in some "boo-boo's."  I think it happened for the best though!

Happy First Day of School to teachers and students everywhere!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Baby Shower Cookies: Pink and Gray Onesies and GIVEAWAY!

A while back, I did a Pink and Gray Baby Girl set for Elizabeth to give to her friend that just had a little girl. In a complete coincidence, Elizabeth's mom, Karen, saw those same cookies and wanted wanted to order some for a baby shower, not knowing those were cookies ordered by her daughter!   She decide to just do onesies in the same color scheme and left the design up to me.  You didn't think that I would let you get straight to the giveaway without showing you some cookies first, did you?!

Now for the fun part of the GIVEAWAY!  
You are entering for a chance to win one dozen cookies of any design you choose for FREE!  

  • Enter with the Rafflecopter below.
  • You must "LIKE" Sweet Melissa's Cookies on Facebook to be able to win.  The other entries are completely optional; they just give you more chances to win!
  • The giveaway is open to continental US residents only.  Shipping will be covered by Sweet Melissa's Cookies.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
  • Your email will not be shared with anyone when you use the Rafflecopter to enter.
  • The winner will be chosen at random by the Rafflecopter.
The contest is open starting at 12 am CST on August 13th and end at 12 am CST on August 22nd.  Once the giveaway ends, one winner will be chosen and will be contacted within 24 hours by email.  This post will be updated with the winner's name once we've heard back from them.  The winner will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!  If you have any questions or problems entering the giveaway, you can comment below or shoot me an email!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Painted Cookies: Fanciful Peacock

This month, Lila Loa is hosting another one of her "Challenge Yourself" for cookie decorators and this month it is PAINTING on cookies.  Now, I'm going to be completely honest: when I first saw this month's challenge theme, I thought to myself, "Oh well, I just won't enter."  But then I decided I need to take the bull by the horns and do what this month called for me to do: CHALLENGE myself.

Back in May, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a painting class at The Royal Canvas.  It was so much fun and the detailed and helpful instruction put my fears of painting at ease... well, that and the wine!  The overall experience was a blast and I highly recommend The Royal Canvas if you are in San Antonio like me.  During my class, I painted the "Fanciful Peacock," and I have to say I was pretty proud of how it turned out!

Then it hit me: I should try to reproduce the "Fanciful Peacock" on a cookie!  I contacted Cassie at The Royal Canvas and she was gracious enough to grant me permission to use the design.  Seriously, The Royal Canvas is awesome and you should go "like" their Facebook page!

I decided to paint the peacock and then do some feathers as accents.

Painting on the cookies was so much fun and I loved that I could incorporate so many colors without spending an eternity mixing up and bagging all the colors.  The "paint" is actually food coloring so these cookies are still 100% edible!

I now might just be a wee-bit obsessed with painting on cookies and can't wait to try out some of my other ideas!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Quinceañera Cookies: 50's Rock and Roll Diner Cookies

Facebook is a wonderful thing!  Yes, it can be a nasty vice that ends up sucking away hours of your day without you even realizing it, but it is thanks to Facebook that I had the opportunity to make these fun 50's Rock and Roll Diner cookies.

Ansonya Burke of Principles in Action Event & Wedding Design saw the Air Force Cookies I made for memorial day when I shared them on Sweet Sugarbelle's page on Facebook.  Principles in Action specializes in incredible Sweets Buffets- seriously, you need to check out her page, they are not only beautiful, but they look delicious! I was so excited and honored when she wanted to include my cookies in her Sweets Buffet for a 50's themed Quinceañera.  I was given an inspiration board and told to use my artistic license to create the cookies in a blue, pink, white and silver palette - no black allowed!  

While experimenting with what designs to do and what colors to use, I made a Chevrolet Bel Air and jukebox.  Even though they didn't make the final cut, I wanted to share them with you!

The end the cookies we settled on were poodle skirts, oxford shoes, records, diner signs, and ice cream sundaes, and we went with a bolder color palette than the pink and blue used on the car and jukebox.


It was such a pleasure working with you, Ansonya and Principles in Action!  I look forward to continuing to build our working relationship!