Happy Birthday Lauryn

So growing up I never had a themed birthday.  I usually celebrated with my sister because our birthdays were 4 days apart.  Maybe if we were lucky a little pin the tail on the donkey was played.   Certainly there was no money in the cake, mom was worried some kid wouldn’t notice it and choke on it!

Maybe this year I need to have my family plan a themed birthday for me!

This year Lauryn wanted a Tropical Themed birthday.  

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What would you need beside a birthday girl?

How about a palm tree, a beach, some waves and a surf board

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a grass skirt and some flowers would be nice

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Don’t forget the flip flops

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Of course what Tropical party would be complete without a Tiki

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My mom alway made me send thank you notes to my party guests,  these kids get something better than a letter

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Happiest of Birthdays Lauryn!  

Thank you Amber at Sweetambs for the tutorial on Beaches and waves

http://www.sweetambs.com

and Glory at Glorious Treats for the flower and surf board tutorial

http://www.glorioustreats.com

The Sweet Sugarbelle herself, Callye for showing how simple it is to make your cookie into a sand dollar

http://www.sweetsugarbelle.com

and Michelle at MakeMeCake for the super cute Grass skirt tutorial

http://www.makemecake.me

I do what I do because there are some great teachers out there.  They make it simple and fun!

Thanks Ladies!

Wedding Cookies, aka, Not Baby Cookies

I have loved being able to make all the lovely little baby cookies this year, but without a doubt, I need some variety in my cookie day.
So when my son asked if I could make some wedding cookies…..
One of the Managers at work was getting married and they were putting together a basket that employees could add a gift to or contribute money towards. Did I mention that the boy works at the Disney Store?

You know where this is going don’t you!!

Ok, Let’s get started,
Congratulations are the first order of business

I love this little congratulations plaque in Disney font

I love this little congratulations plaque in Disney font


Then we need a Bride and a Groom
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Don’t forget the ring, and we need some flowers too
I loved adding the Little Mickey heads to the ring band and the bouquet

I loved adding the Little Mickey heads to the ring band and the bouquet


Now, Let’s seal this with a kiss!
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Wrap it up with a bow
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and They Lived Happily Ever After

Is there something in the Water?

Seriously, I have made a boat-load of baby cookies this year!
First there was Baby Ben
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Then Sweet Little Ivy
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Then came Alex,
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and Azlan
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Then Jordyn
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and Little Benji
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Followed by Emerson
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and sweet Adriano
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and then little Baby Coggles who is due in the fall!
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That’s alot of babies
That’s alot of cookies
That’s alot of sugar!
That’s alot of Baby Love!

My baby buggy cookie is inspired by the wonderful cookie work done by Myriam of Chapix Cookies
http://www.chapixcookies.com/

My diaper pins are inspired by the talented Georganne at Lilaloa

http://www.lilaloa.com/

It’s Been Cookie-Palooza around here!

Wow! Where have these past weeks gone? It’s been crazy around my house with all the cookies I’m doing. Why do I do it? All the work, all the LATE nights, tired in the morning, dragging my butt into work, Why, Why, Why?
I’ll tell you why. When someone does something nice for you, or is good at their job, or is leaving their job, or is celebrating something, I like to give them a cookie.

This year I met and worked with some wonderful Teachers! They all have taught me so much. I am sad to see them move to new schools. I am sad I won’t see them everyday.

How do you sum up all you feel and all they have meant?

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Reminding them they are moving on to bigger and better things is a good idea

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Offering them some advice is always a good idea.
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A Little reminder of who they have worked hard to become is a good idea
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A hand written thank you note is always a good idea! My mom taught me that one!
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A little wisdom is a good idea too

So to all those Teachers, Secretaries, Vice Principals, Prinicipals and friends I say, You will be missed!

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! You know what I have noticed? There are a whole lot of beautifully decorated 4th of July cookies out there.
Where are all the cool Canada Cookies? Oh sure we have that understated Dare Maple, Mapleleaf cookie.dare_maple_leaf Kopie
I have seen my fair share of red and white Mapleleaf cookies.
DSCN4323 I myself added a smilie face to mine one year. But really how far have we as Canadian Cookie decorators taken the Canada Day Cookie?
Not far enough. So this year I did my best to elevate the Canada Day Cookie experience.

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My name is Bev, and I am a Canadian Cookie Decorator!

Peace, Love, Canada and Cookies!
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New Blog Name, Same Cookie Stuff, My Mom’s Birthday

New Blog Name, Same Cookie Stuff, My Mom's Birthday

This is my Mom with a Birthday Cookie I made for her. Made me stop and think about how much she has taught me about Baking and Cooking for a Family. So much of the really good stuff I love, she learned from her Mom. My Gran past away when I was about 5. Never had a chance to do too much with her. I am so blessed and grateful for all I can and have learned from my mom. Glad she is still here, so I can tell her! In honour, of my Mom and her Mom, I have changed the Name of my blog. I like it much better. Hope you do too! FYI, Mom doesn’t like having her picture posted on “this machine”. So you won’t see any pics of her.

Cake Travels with Bronwen Weber

Cake Travels with Bronwen Weber

 

Although I don’t do cakes, I do love eating cakes and I do LOVE Bronwen Weber.  She is a Pastry Chef and an Amazing Cake Decorator.  She was born in Calgary, and is based in Dallas Texas! I always root for her when she is on Food Network Challenge! I was so excited to see this Youtube series “Cake Travels with Bronwen Weber” by Caljava.  Caljava is the company behind Icing Genius. Did you see that post I made from this morning with the Maple Bacon Icing Concentrate?  As I was looking for info on this product I found this series.  Watch it, Enjoy it, eat some cake!