Category Archives: characters

kidlit cookies 3.0

I’m not sure I will ever get bored of making cookies based on beloved kids’ characters.  Yes, I have been making these a lot lately.  See here and here.  Oh, and here.  Also these.  And then there’s these that I never blogged about.  I just can’t turn down a request to make character cookies.  Read more…

mouse cookie cookie

My amazing niece, Mari, will be celebrating her third birthday next month.  She LOVES animals, especially mice.  Her favorite mouse is Mouse Cookie. I cannot wait to see her face when she sees Mouse Cookie on a cookie.

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kidlit cookies 2.0

Four and a half years ago, I created my first kidlit cookies.  At the time, I was really proud of them.  I am back again– four and a half years better.  I now have more practice, fancier cookie tools, and a much better royal icing recipe.   Read more…

Anne Shirley has a very bad temper.

I love Anne of Green Gables.  A lot.   Read more…

I heart superbowl Sunday.

I love Superbowl Sunday.  Superbowl Sunday is the one day of the year that I have all to myself. No lines at the grocery store!  No traffic on the roads!  And best of all: empty kitchen to bake cookies! Read more…

a lot of cookies.

I try to pace my posts this time of year, but inevitably, I end up doing a Christmas Eve blog dump.   Read more…

once upon a midnight dreary

I am still playing around with my new airbrush.  For my final set of 2014 Halloween cookies, I used it to create a neat antique effect.   Read more…

make way for…

A few weeks ago, two of my favorite people in DC asked me to make cookies for their end of summer party.  The best part–“end of summer” was just a ruse.  They planned to announce their pregnancy and wanted to use cookies as part of their big announcement. What an honor! Read more…

hometown, busytown

This week I am making my annual summer visit to my home state, New Hampshire.  I love New Hampshire in the summer.  When I think back on my childhood, what I remember is beautiful, long summers (I tend to block out the even longer–and much more painful–New Hampshire winters.) Read more…

pollster by day and night

First, I have to thank my colleague Lester for giving me the title for this post.  In an email exchange timestamped 3 am, he questioned the legitimacy of “pollster by day.”  It is true;  lately I have been a pollster by day and night and those dark quiet hours in between.  Read more…

story book baby shower

I received an email over Thanksgiving requesting cookies for a story book-themed baby shower.  The request came from a fellow baker who is perhaps more detail-oriented than I am.  I set out to impress both myself and her.  A task, indeed. Read more…