Under the Sea Cookies.


Recently, I got the opportunity to make some truly adorable cookies! The baby shower theme was focused around Carter’s cute nursery line, “Under the Sea,” and I got to translate that into sweet cookies. :-)

"Under the Sea"-themed cookies, made to custom-match nursery bedding from Carter's.

I mean, how can you not LOVE this little guy?!

Octopus cookie.

For the shower, my customer needed both take-home favors and cookies for munching on at the event. We decided that the sea creature characters would make great favors, so I made fewer of those. I made a large batch of smaller (2.5″ size) seashells, and my customer graciously allowed me carte blanche in how I decorated them. I chose to use the colors from the rest of our theme, creating a very special, bright & fun seashell assortment!

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Holiday Cutters Giveaway!


I’m busy planning holiday cookie designs in my kitchen, and I’m ready to share the fun with one of you! I’m so excited to share these fantastic new holiday cutters… see?!

Holiday Cutters Giveaway!

One lucky reader will win all the cutters pictured. That’s seven different sets & 18 cutters altogether – WOW! Follow the instructions below to enter, and good luck! :-)

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Contest CLOSED! Congrats to JANINE SMITH, the winner! :-)

Pooh’s 1st Birthday, Redux.


Every so often, I get a chance to “re-do” some cookies I’ve made in the past. These Pooh’s 1st Birthday cookies are from just that scenario. :-)

Pooh's 1st Birthday cookies.

They’re not terribly fancy or difficult. Just light, easy colors & a very recognizable face. Add in a few bees for fun, too!

Pooh's 1st Birthday cookies.

Just for kicks, here’s a look back to my first Pooh cookies, from over 3 years ago:

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Baby Boys & Bow Ties.


Sometimes, a customer just comes to you with some simple ideas & colors, and you get to choose exactly how you’re going to execute the theme into cookies.

And then it turns out DARLING!

Baby Boys & Bow Ties.

Ashley wanted some cookies for her brand-new nephew who was born a bit early. Since his mama didn’t have time for a baby shower before his birth, Ashley helped to throw a special “Meet & Greet” for the little man. She just wanted a few things represented, as follows:

  • muted yellow & dark gray
  • bow ties
  • babies wearing a bow tie
  • baby’s name & birthdate
  • “welcome little man”
  • a bit of “circus font”>

All the rest was up to me! :-D

Baby Boys & Bow Ties.

I had an idea for little bald baby head wearing a bow tie… but I didn’t have a cutter for it! And because I wanted to make 16 of them, I really didn’t want to hand-cut the shape, either. So, I took a few moments to look at my cutter stash, and I came up with 3 cutters that I decided would work to “make” the shape I wanted. See?

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Now, Sea Here!


Oh, I crack myself up! Can you hear an older man sternly saying that title in your head like I can? Can you actually HEAR it?!

“Now, see here!” (Yes, I’m really giggling over here at the puns!) :-D

Seahorse & Seashell cookies.

A couple days ago, my sweet friend Patricia asked me if I could make some last-minute cookies for a special dinner she held two nights ago. I said, “Sure!” right away, not even knowing for certain what design she might need! (A rookie error, by the way. Please be smarter than me!) But she sent me a photo of some invitations she was creating from Pinterest, and I had enough to go on for some simple, elegant seahorse & seashell cookies.

Sea?! ;-)

Seahorse & Seashell cookies.

The seahorse cookie cutter is a ginormous one that I’d never gotten to use before (it’s about 7″ tall). I found mine in a clearance bin at Macy’s last fall (really!), but you can also purchase one HERE online. I think mine must’ve already been squished a bit before I saw it, as my seahorse isn’t quite so chubby; rather, he’s a bit leaner, or possibly, not as pregnant?! ;-)

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