Category Archives: wedding/engagement

simple hydrangea cookie tutorial

The internet is full of very intricate and impossibly detailed cookies.  I am occasionally guilty of creating overly complicated cookies.  But sometimes simple is better.
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if you give an artist a cookie…

I recently made cookies for a very special bride-to-be.  She and her fiancé are both amazing artists and all-around fantastic human beings.  The benefit of making cookies for artists is that they turn cookies into art.   Read more…

mystery cookie cutters

I am terrible at identifying cookie cutter shapes.  For years, I thought one of my cookie cutters was a tomato shape.  Nate flipped it upside down and informed me it was a balloon.   Read more…

reuse, refresh, renew

I had planned to make a Valentine set based on the art of Roy Lichtenstein.  But last week, a colleague inspired me to do a bit of blog digging in the archives.  It was an interesting trip.  So, instead of pop art, I decided to make a whole set based on refreshing prior cookie designs. Read more…

so THAT’S what those funny shaped tips are for!

For my 30th birthday, my then fiancé (now husband) gave me a tool box filled with piping bags, icing tips, and food coloring. I had been decorating cookies with those little tubes of icing from the grocery store. That gift started me on the path to what has become a pretty serious hobby. Read more…

june is busting out all over

It is wedding/engagement season.  Three years ago at this time, I was desperately trying to discern the difference between ivory and off-white table linens. As I could not choose (or see the difference), my brother (a man of great  wisdom, taste, and refinement)  noted that my ivory dress might blend in with the table linens, leading to all sorts of embarrassing faux pas should my guests mistake me for a table. We went with off-white and (thankfully) no one tried to eat off of me.  As it turned out, our wedding was wonderful and it had nothing to do with table linens. Read more…

i love weddings.

Two of the kindest, smartest, fanciest, and most endearing people I know got married last weekend. Their wedding was the best possible combination of Jewish-meets-hippie-meets-hipster meets-foodie-meets-liberal DC.

surveys, focus groups, and wedding cakes

We are leaving for vacation next week.  But first… a wedding, focus groups, and a major national survey.

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