Sunday, July 30, 2017

{Queen Bee} Packaging Back-to-School Cookies

Baking and decorating cookies is so much fun, but what makes me so happy is when I can package them in such a way that is not only functional and protects the cookies, but also in way so that the person receiving the cookies can feel so special being given a sweet and pretty packaged gift. I hope the teachers receiving these cookies feel so very special and always appreciated.

{Sugar Bee} Back to School Cookies

It is that time of year again, summer is over and kids are going back to school! It is a feeling of excitement and a little sadness as I realize how time is flying by and my kids are growing right in front of my eyes.

This year my youngest is starting Kindergarten which leaves me without any kids at home during they day (if I so choose to stay home from work)....hmmmm....this could be fun! To celebrate this momentous occasion of both of my babies in school and my daughter starting kindergarten, I had to make some back-to-school themed sugar cookies for my kids teachers. After all, they are going to be with them for many hours of the day, and though I love my kids, I know how huge a task that is and I am so grateful that my kids will be in classes with teachers who are amazing and will not only educate them, but also care for them in my absence. Teachers are simply amazing!

So here is to a happy start of the school year for both the teachers and their students!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Graduation Cap Sugar Cookies

After I finished making the graduation/WSU sugar cookies, I thought one thing was missing....full size graduation caps! They are essential for a graduate and thought it would be a great addition to the assortment I had already created. I kept the color palette the same and kept it pretty clean and simple, but for an added touch of fun and interest, I airbrushed some subtle black polka dots. I was so happy with how they turned out and they will all look so great on the party table. Congratulations graduate!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Graduation and Off-to-College Sugar Cookies

These cookies were so fun to make and definitely challenged me as I had to come up with designs that not only were graduation themed but also incorporated the school that the graduate will be attending in the Fall. So I decided that I would use the Washington State University school colors, mascot, and acronym as my main designs and then add the graduation elements to the rest of the cookies. The airbrushed chevron added a bit of shine and pattern for an extra touch of fun for a young graduate. I was very pleased with the overall look of these cookies and I hope the graduate loves them as well.

Happy graduation to a very special young lady and best of luck in college!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Minecraft Sugar Cookies

A sweet little boy is turning 8 years old and to help him celebrate his big day, his mom asked me to create Minecraft themed sugar cookies. Apparently Minecraft is all the rage these days, especially with little son is totally obsessed with the mini-figures! There are so many characters in the Minecraft game, so it was difficult to choose which ones to create, but ultimately I see the most popular ones to be Steve and the Creeper, thus it seemed obvious that I needed to make those ones. But I also wanted to incorporate the birthday boy's age and a little something extra to add to the cookies and include a little extra color, so I created the TNT box and the number eight, made out of the gray bricks, similar to what you see in the game. I was happy with the way they turned kids absolutely loved them, especially the Creeper! Now to figure out how the game actually works....

Monday, July 3, 2017

{Sugar Bee} 4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

Fourth of July festivities wouldn't be the same without chocolate covered Oreos! Thus I created a set that screamed Independence Day, all decked out with a patriotic color palette and big letters that read "USA"! Stars are always indicative of this day and I wanted to coordinate the decor with the cupcakes. But I also wanted to add a small pretty touch to the set so I made lovely little flowers. I love how they turned out. Now it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious beverage and some fireworks!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Festive Sugar Cookies for the Fourth!

In addition to the cupcakes I made the other day, I wanted to make festive sugar cookies to celebrate the 4th of July as well. I have been dying to use my newest Sugarbelle cookie cutters so deciding on designs wasn't so difficult this time around. The cookie designs are all very indicative of the Fourth of July. The plaque cookies were fun because I was able to use text on a cookie....something I don't do very often.Then I used my favorite star cookie cutter and added the "4th" to half of times I just like the simplicity of cookies with just sprinkles on the outer edge. Lastly, I created firework cookies....these I thought rounded out the set by adding a little more pattern to the mix. This set was definitely liked by many....especially my kids! Now on to watching the real fireworks!