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Custom Cuts: Soon To Say “I Do!”

15 Feb

Last week, my longtime friend, and one of my biggest supporters, Gillian, contacted me for two custom cut orders.  The first was for a co-worker who got engaged over the weekend.

We hemmed.  We hawed.  And we came up with hearts – it seemed apropos with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.

Since the bride-to-be is from North Carolina, we decided Carolina blue (er, in royal icing world that equals light blue) with white hearts.

Gillian then asked me to add a line on each of the cookies from the the “Something old/Something new” adage.  A cookie with “I Do!” and “Congrats!” gave it the prefect touch of personalization.

So, here’s a secret – I don’t even like hearts (gasp!).  Hey, at least I waited to break that bit of news until the day after Valentine’s day!  That said, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the design for these cookies.  So simple, yet playful.

Kudos to Gillian for the idea!  I hope they looked just like you envisioned.

Valentine’s Day Cookies

9 Feb

I know.  I’m sorry.  Valentine’s Day is a mere 5 days away and I’m just now posting these.  Well, let’s just say these are meant for Valentine’s Day, but could be used for showing love throughout the year.

Cheesy.  But makes me feel less guilty.  Enjoy.

Oh!  And if, by chance, you want to order any… let me know ASAP.

These would also be great for an engagement party.  Just another idea.

Custom Cuts: Will You Stand By Me?

24 Jan

My friend, Des, recently got engaged and was looking for a fun way to ask her bridesmaids to be in the wedding.  She came across a sugar cookie and asked if I could do something similar.

Obviously I said, “Sure!  I would love to.”  Planning and ideas immediately began flooding my brain.

I worked on some examples and sent them her way.  In the end, we decided on a black dress with simple details – a white sash with a small “pearl” and a black ruche to add some interest.

Simple, classic and elegant.  I mean, no one wants to create a bridesmaid disaster dress – even in cookie form!

I knew we needed to add something to the cookie that indicated who the cookie was actually from (small detail!).  Des came up with:

Save the Date
Desiree & Ralph
10.15.11

I thought it was a great idea.  I love how it wasn’t sappy, rather a cute nudge to who was sending it.

The final touch was wrapping the mailer (aka the box, which I found here) with a ribbon and a custom made tag.

And by custom made, I mean one that I whipped up using none other than Pages.  Nope, no fancy shmancy program here.

I thought they turned out great and hope Des and her bridesmaids loved them too.  And the concept could be used for so many things – to tell parents of a pregnancy, to invite guests to a small dinner party, to wish a friend “Happy Birthday!”  The list goes on and on.

Thanks Des for asking me to work on this… it was so much fun!

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