Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Vday Giveaway!!!

Hello sweet fans!!! I have some goodies up for grabs, so you can create your own sweet treats for Valentine's Day!

We have:
1) Wilton combo pack of cupcake liners, and cute coordinating birdie pics.
2) Wilton LOVE POTION sprinkle set...perfect for cakes, cupcakes and cookies!
3) Wilton Pink Color Mist food color spray
4) Wilton cupcake liners...I love the design on these (In case you don't like the others!).
5) Wilton 4 pc Cookie Cutter Set. There are 4 sizes of hearts; 2 have a pretty scalloped edge!

And...to sweeten the deal (literally!), I'm including 6 decorated sugar cookies (to look like conversation hearts).

**All you have to do is leave me a comment stating a random act of kindness that you have done, will do, or have had done to you. I love paying it forward!

1 entry per person. Please, no anonymous comments. Giveaway starts now, and ends at 10pm EST on 2/9/2012. Winner will be picked by Random.org

Good luck, and thank you for being such loyal customers and fans!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

And the winner is...

Sorry it took me so long to post this! Had to get some cookies out the door first! ;)

Winner was chosen by random.org

Woohoo! Congrats, kat88!! =)  Email me at sassysweet23@gmail.com at your earliest convenience!

Thank you all again for being sweet fans!! You guys are the best!!
I can't wait until the next giveaway...it will be bigger and better, I promise!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to watching my Buckeyes =)
Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cookie Giveaway...Celebrating 400 fans!!!

Woohoo!! You guys are the BEST! I can't believe we made it to 400 in half a day after I posted...I was expecting it to take a few days! I'm so thankful for all of you, so as I said on Facebook, I am giving away one dozen cookies. The winner gets to choose how they're decorated. Everyone gets up to 2 entries...I'm setting it up exactly how my friend Kim (Kookie Kreations by Kim) set hers up...

Here's what to do:

1) You must be a Facebook fan. Go and like my page if you haven't already! Leave me a comment HERE on my blog telling me you're a fan.

2) Leave a second comment saying what you would like me to make in the future. It could be a type of Halloween cookie, or a type of flower cookie; whatever you're interested in!

That's it! Super easy to enter...the giveaway starts now, and ends at 8pm EST September 9th, 2011. Please do not leave anonymous comments, as I have no way to contact you if you win! Please leave your name and email addy with your comments! Winner will be chosen by random.org.

Good Luck!! =)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mmm, Beer!

So, in addition to the bachelorette party cookies I made last week (which I had to remove from Facebook...bummer!), I made these beer cookies for my FIL's (father-in-law) birthday! I wasn't sure HOW to do them, so I just dug in and tried. Started with a brown base, and once it was dried, I brushed some silver luster dust on to give it an "icy" look. Then came the piping. You can tell I don't use a kopykake, because the lines are so shaky! Oh, the things I could create with a kopykake!! ;) I guess they turned out okay. I am definitely my own worst critic. But he liked them a lot, so that's all that matters! Hubby said the mugs remind him of the Simpsons, and I should have written "Duff" across the front. Haha!

PS~sorry for my shadow on the pic...it was taken with my phone! And Picnik is NOT saving my edited photos...grrr!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rough cookie week!

Remember at the beginning, I said I wanted to showcase my success AND failures? Well, this last week was definitely a ROUGH cookie week! *Deep breath* Here we go...

I was asked to do two different sets of cookies for the same school. First is their logo, Delaware Hayes Pacers. These aren't so bad, but I'm not thrilled with them:

Next is an OSU theme. I originally had Block O's in the mix, but the dough spread waaay too much, and they looked like blobs. I really dislike this set. The helmets are abominations! I don't know if they were just being polite or what, but everyone said they loved them. I hope they were sincere!

Next up are bachelorette cookies, and beer! Can't go wrong with those!! Have a great weekend!! :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Busy week!

Sooo glad I made it through the week! Here's a quick look at what I've been up to:

I'm a little late to the game on the Lego men. Everyone has already done them. But oh well! They were fun and easy to do!

These green sevens were for a cool birthday boy!

Lightning McQueen cookies for a sweet little 3 yr old!

And adorable duckies for a baby shower! Congrats! :)

That is all for now. I will post some patriotic cookies a little later.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Cat in the Hat!

Alright, alright! I am a bad blogger. How am I ever supposed to get my name out there and get more followers if I don't update my blog? (roll eyes and grin)

Since so many people on Facebook have been asking me how I make the Cat in the Hat cookies, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to create a new blog post and try to redeem myself (Really, it just doesn't all fit on Facebook. HA!).

Okay, so one of the most frequently asked questions is, where do I get my cutters? Well, I don't have any Dr. Seuss cutters. :(

I have to make a template out of an image I like. You can print the image to size, cut it, trace the outline onto a piece of vellum, or a plastic butter lid you don't need, etc. Once you trace it, you then cut THAT image, and you're ready to rock and roll. I always save the original paper image though, so I can look at it for details!

This is the image I used for my template:

Hopefully, you don't have a large order of cookies to do, because hand-cutting these bad boys out of cookie dough takes FOREVER! :)

Once they're baked and cooled, I start piping the outline in black royal icing. If you're using Wilton tips, use a #2 to pipe the outline. I think #3 just looks too thick on these. Wanna know a secret? You can always use a black food marker to outline the image on the cookie before you pipe it. This trick works GREAT if you don't have a Kopykake. I kinda learned that one from Sugarbelle. If you're going to do this, you might want to get a few black food markers. Drawing on a rough cookie surface will ruin your tip, and you need the good markers for detail! ;)

Now here's the piping I did using a Wilton #2. Let it dry for awhile before you try to flood it!

I always flood one color at a time.

So here's Cat and Thing after flooding. They're finally ready for faces! Yay!

I always add the hat and hair detail first, and save the faces for last. This is where the GOOD fine point food markers come in handy (NOT the one you used to draw on the blank cookie).

Notice how the Cats noses are opposite? Oops! These are actually my least favorite of the cats. I definitely haven't perfected this yet! LOL

And here's Things 1 and 2:

And there you have it! They're really pretty easy to do, they just take patience to let each part dry completely. PLEASE let your flood icing dry for several hours, or even overnight. Your marker will poke right through if you don't, leaving you to say some choice words, and forcing you to eat your mistakes. Darn those mistakes! ;)