High Heel Fashion Cookies

These cookies are ready for a night on the town! I made a set of purple high-heeled sugar cookies for my friend’s mother’s birthday.

I didn’t have a heel cookie cutter and it was too short-notice to buy one, so I cut the basic shape by hand.

The heel shape got piped onto the cookie and I left the background blank. I wasn’t sure how it’d look, but I like the way it came out. Really lets the shoe shine. Next time, I’ll be more careful to keep the sparkle on just the icing, not the cookie base!

Everything was covered in luster dust and glitter dust for an extra sparkle and shine.

Simple, but sweet.

This one here was one of my favorites.

Fashionable and fun! I’d totally wear that purple shoe with the teal bow.

All lined up and ready to go out for a walk.

Some of the shoes came out rather funny-shaped, so I think I need to give these another go so I can really perfect them. Perhaps a high heel cookie cutter is in order.

Patriotic Sugar Cookies

Every heart beats true for the red white and blue! These cookies were actually sent to a congressman’s office back in November during the election campaign, but I figured that with all the craziness going on in DC, now was as good a time as any to post them.

I had fun with a basic red, white a blue starts & stripes theme.

That one up there reminds me of Captain America a tad too much.

I added a touch of white luster dust to smooth out the details. Working with bold colors is very unforgiving and the dust helps soften them.

I like the diagonal ones the best. The stars were tricky to pipe freehand but I finally got the hang of it.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake Macarons

I made some more french macarons!

These little guys are strawberry flavored. I sliced strawberries thinly, stuck them into the oven on low for a few hours until they were dried out, then ground them up and put them in the batter. Pretty light flavor, but still tasty.

Some have cheesecake filling and some have strawberry-chocolate ganache.

I accidentally over baked most of these, so I brushed them with pink luster dust to disguise the dark color! Oops!

Still quite tasty, though, especially dipped in chocolate.

chocolate+dipped+straewbery+cheesecake

Jewelry Cookies

These cookies were so much fun! They were made for a jewelry company to send out to prospective clients, so they match the jewelry design. Thanks to Stephanie Fishbein for the beautiful pictures.

I made 25 of each of 6 designs. 

These quilted cookies are some of my favorites because they’re simple to make (tutorial coming!) and look amazing. 

I used a new technique, brush embroidery, for these flower cookies. You use a small damp brush to pull the lines of frosting inward while the icing is still wet. 

The swirls in the middle of these were improvised, but I think they look so cute!

It’d hard to tell in the pictures, but the gold on all the cookies was brushed with luster dust to make them shimmer and give them a special touch. 

I learned that the purple cookies above are the “Om” symbol.

 The snakes were some of my favorites to pipe out because of all the zig zags

Each box of six cookies was beautifully wrapped with a big bow on top. Enjoy!

Marie Themed Ice Cream Cake

Another ice cream cake! The birthday girl wanted a Marie themes cake from the Aristocats.

Inside are layers of cheesecake ice cream and strawberry ice cream (homemade, of course) and a layer of white chocolate fudge.

 The details were made using white chocolate and then transferred to the cake.

 And painted in luster dust for a little extra shine.

I used white dragees and rolled them in pink luster dust before using them as decoration. It’s a great way to save money and get any color you want!

 This cake was so much fun to make and I’m thrilled with how it came out.

Frosting a block if ice cream felt strange at first, but the birthday girl always gets what she wants!

Western cookies: Cowboy and Cowgirl hat and boot cookies!

Cowboy Hats and Cowboy Boots

I made cookies. They look like cowboy boots and cowboy hats and have edible glitter and gold luster dust all over them. What more can you possibly want?

Oh yeah. And I made 100 of them.

The cowboy hats were so much fun because I got to make each one a bit different and I love the sparkly gold detailing.

The cowboy boots, however, were quite a bit trickier and took FOREVER. Notice the gold spur and the clunky heel?

But they’re cute, so it was all worth it.

Indiana Jones Ark of the Covenant Cake and Sankara Stone Cake Pops

Dun dun dun dun, dun dun dun. Dun dun dun dun, dun dun dun dun dun! A friend and I threw an extravagant Indiana Jones movie marathon complete with arts and crafts, activities, decorations, and of course themed dessert. Think paper mache boulders, blacks curtains and cobwebs everywhere, make your own duct tape whips, DIY Holy Grails, fruit punch with rubber snakes,  and a red jello blob with a “heart” inside for a dramatic kali mah reenactment. We watched all 3 movies (number 4 just doesn’t count) and it was beautiful. Being the brilliant person I am, I deleted all the pictures from my camera without realizing that they were never uploaded. Uggh! Fortunately, my friends took great pictures of my desserts so I still have something nice to show you. 
 

The Ark of the Covenant cake! With red velvet insides and creamy vanilla frosting, this cake was very, very rich. I decorated it with chocolate jewels covered in luster dust and edible glitter.

The panels on the side are hand piped and made of white chocolate covered in luster dust. The little pears are edible white sugar pearls that I rolled in gold luster dust. While finishing this cake while I was sick at 1 am, I dropped the entire 8 ounce bottle of pearls on the floor. A month later, I’m still finding them EVERYWHERE!

My frind made the beautiful topper using foam board, spray paint, and a sharpie.

Ohh, shiny…

Cutting the cake.

And I made sankara stone cake pops. Easy to make, even easier to eat, and oh so cute!