Tuesday, October 17, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Cookies for a 3-Ring Circus

 
I was so excited when I was asked to create cookies for a little boy's 3rd birthday party. Hudson is turning 3 and to celebrate his special day, his mom is planning to throw him a 3-Ring Circus themed party. It is such a cute theme and I had so many ideas it was so hard to narrow it down!
After a lot of brainstorming I came up with a set that I think depicts a 3-Ring Circus perfectly. When I design cookies for birthdays I always love to personalize the cookies with an initial of the birthday child or the age in which they are turning. In this case, I chose to do both! I created a number 3 in a festive circus tent pattern with blue pennant banners. I mimicked the red and white color scheme on the traditional popcorn bucket, but added a touch of black on the H which helped tie in the Ring Master's mustache. The butter on the popcorn also helped tie in the yellow on the clown. And of course the clown was a must because who doesn't think of clowns when they think of a circus?! The hardest part for me was deciding which animal to create for the set....do I choose an elephant, a seal, a monkey, or horse? But ultimately I chose the lion because kids are always excited and awed with the lions at the circus. They are also fun because I get to use sprinkles and what child doesn't love sprinkles?!

I had so much fun with this set and I hope the birthday boy loves them as much as I loved making them!

Happy 3rd Birthday Hudson!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

{Sugar Bee} 80th Birthday Cookies

When I got a request to make cookies for a couple who are turning 80, I was so delighted to be a part of such a special day! This sweet couple is having a joint 80th birthday party and it was essential for me to create something that was elegant, festive, and fun!

I was told that these two are big Green Bay Packers fans so I knew my touch of fun and whimsy would be to create sugar cookie cheese wedges with the Green Bay "G".  The main color scheme of the party is black, white, and gold....all very elegant! However, I needed to pull everything together with the cheese wedges, so I included the green and yellow into the color scheme in the form of flowers and leaves for a pop of color and to create a cohesive cookie display while still looking pretty.
I kept the the chocolate covered Oreos very clean and elegant with white and gold being the main colors. These can be incorporated easily on to a dessert table and coordinate with just about anything.

I am so happy with how everything turned out and I hope the birthday "boy" and "girl" love their special treats!
Here's to being 80 years young!

Monday, September 25, 2017

{Party Bee} Dia de los Muertos Halloween Printable Collection

It is that time of year again, my absolute favorite time of year......Halloween time! I have been waiting all year to create this printable collection as I knew I wanted this to be my decor and overall theme for Halloween this year. So I am so excited to introduce my Dia de los Muertos Halloween Printable Collection!

This collection is $20 and comes with the following:

* 5x7 invitation (double-sided optional) (envelope not included)
* Circle and square tags (perfect for cookie tags, party favors, cupcake toppers, table decoration, etc....the uses are endless!)
* "Dia de los Muertos" banner
* Happy Halloween/decorative banner
* Imitation papel picado banner
* 4x6 signs in 2 designs
* Treat bag labels in 2 designs
* Water bottle labels in 2 designs
* Straw flags
* Patterned paper

To order this collection, just send me an email with the party information you want included on the invation (i.e. date, time, place, RSVP, contact, etc.), receive the files electronically, print out what you need, then cut and assemble!

Have questions? Refer to my FAQs page or send me an email!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Rowan University Chocolate Sugar Cookies

My good friend recently approached me with a request to make sugar cookies for her nephew who is starting college this week. She wanted to send him a care package to help get his year off to a great start. So why not say have a great year in cookies?! She told me her nephew was a bit of a chocoholic, so I knew that these sugar cookies would have to be chocolate. Also, it only seemed fitting for the design to be his school's mascot....great for a little school spirit! These were so fun to make and I hope he loves them. Here's to a fantastic freshman year!

{Sugar Bee} Emoji Cookies

What do you do when you have extra cookies in the shape of a circle? Make emoji cookies of course! My kids loved these and they are a really cute addition to any lunch box, sending a smile, blowing a kiss, or perhaps a present "just because"!

Monday, September 11, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Cruisin' Cars Cupcakes

These cupcakes raced their way to a special boy's birthday celebration this weekend! Max turned 4 and had a fun filled hot wheels themed party and I was asked to create cupcakes for the occasion. Cars are all the rage with little boys and when I learned the theme of the party, I knew chocolate cars had to top these goodies! I left the buttercream frosting white, so that the colorful chocolate cars would pop. The printable racing flags just completed the look and added that personalized touch that highlighted the birthday boy on his special day.

Happy Birthday Max!

Monday, August 28, 2017

(Sugar Bee) Cake Pop Flower Arrangement

I love a good cake pop display, especially when it is in the form of a flower arrangement! My client requested cake pops to go along with her sugar cookie order that she planned to use for the launch of the Matilda Jane Clothing Fall line. Since I had used flowers on the sugar cookies, I wanted to continue with them on her cake pops. So it seemed perfect to make cake pop flower arrangements.
These pretty petals are made using lemon cake and are coated with white chocolate and covered with green sprinkles. Each are topped with a little pink and purple flower. These will look lovely next to these sugar cookies!
Hope the Fall clothing line launch is as fun as it was creating these delicious treats!