10.25.14

Happy Diwali Cookies

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Wishing all my readers a very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New year! “Diwali” is the Hindu New Year and is also known as the Festival of Lights. It stands for the triumph of good over evil, truth over falsehood, and light over darkness. “Diwali” is celebrated by lighting “Diyas” as seen in the picture above, bursting firecrackers, preparing Indian sweets and desserts, exchanging gifts with family and friends. “Rangoli Cookies” – It is believed that “Laxmi” the Hindu Goddess of wealth and prosperity comes to every home on “Diwali” night. To welcome her, houses are cleaned, “rangoli” is set up by the front door with plenty of lights, families pray to Goddess Laxmi in the evenings. The lights . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

10.17.14

Pear, Apple And Cranberry Crisp

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Pear, Apple And Cranberry Crisp- Recipe by Ina Garten- Serves 8 to 10Last weekend we had some close friends over for dinner. Since the majority of my friends coming over were vegetarian I made this pear, apple and cranberry crisp. There’s something about fruity desserts. Simply love them! This crisp has orange zest, lemon zest, orange and lemon juice, cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg which really enhances the flavor of the fruit. It’s topped with a mixture of oatmeal, light brown sugar, flour and butter. It’s really amazing! I hope you try it out. Peel and core the pears and apples and cut them into large chunks. Place the fruit in a large bowl and toss with the cranberries, . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

10.15.14

70th Birthday Cookies

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My dear friend Heidi ordered these for her mother. The banner was blue and white polka dots with a red border. Heidi wanted simple, blue round shaped cookies with just a hint of red in it. She was very happy with the way they came out!

10.10.14

Cake Smash Shoot and 3rd Blogiversary

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Compulsive Foodie turned three last week! These last three years have been so exciting and fun for me. I would like to thank you all for your constant support and encouragement! My dear friend Sherri of Sherrikellyphotography ordered this cake and cookie from me for a 1st birthday smash cake shoot. I made a fish cookie pop to top the cake and matched the fish on the baby’s t-shirt. To see pictures of the shoot click here.     . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

10.06.14

Mermaid Cookies- Happy Birthday Ellison!

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I recently made these cookies for a sweet girl who just turned 6. She wanted aquamarine cookies. No Theme. The first thing that came to my mind was mermaids. Luckily, she loves mermaids too! I first iced the cookies in white, after they were completely dry, then airbrushed them with a mix of Americolor sheen sky blue and leaf green. The polka dot stencil is from The Cookie Countess. Then drew the mermaids using my Kopykake projector and edible pens. First filled the tails, then the hair and eyes. Finally the skin color. After that was dried I put some edible pink dust on her cheeks and drew the mouth with a red edible pen. All the mermaids drying . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

10.04.14

Halloween Cookies – Go Bo Foundation Bake Sale

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I am honored to be a part of this year’s 3rd Annual Go Bo Foundation Bake Sale to be held in Sister Bay, WI from October 17th to October 19th. Cookie artists from all 50 states and 20 countries have joined in to donate cookies to this bake sale. You can see all their beautiful creations here. The foundation is named after Bo Johnson, a courageous and brave boy who lost his battle to Leukemia. The Go Bo foundation is all about paying it forward by funding research, helping families, supporting treatment for children with life threatening medical conditions. The bake sale is organized by Jill Wettstein of Funky Cookie studio to raise money for this cause. If you . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

09.09.14

MineCraft Cookies

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My dear friend Megan ordered these cookies for her son’s 6th Birthday! I really had no idea what Minecraft was all about until my daughter explained it to me. I made 3 designs. These were really fun to make!

09.03.14

Cookies this Week- Ballerina Cookies and Hand painted Tropical Cookies

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I have been missing from the blogosphere for a while now. Just been busy with getting back into the school schedule. But I am excited to be back, now that I have settled in. Hope you all had a wonderful summer. Here’s looking forward to a great fall! I recently made these ballerina cookies for an adorable 5 year old who loves to watch ballet. The ballerina slipper and dress were hand cut using this template from cake journal. I kept the dress design simple and just made a ribbon rose for the belt! I wanted to make this little girl into a cookie ever since I saw her on a bed spread I picked up for my daughter a . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

08.07.14

Graduation Cookies, English Language Learners, And Engagement Cookies

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Graduation Cookies. Cookies made for an ELL class- English Language Learner’s. Engagement Cookies.

08.04.14

Paris Themed Cookies – Happy Birthday Sarah!

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I made these cookies for a very special and adorable little munchkin who turned one. I also made a 3 layer chocolate Rose Cake using my favorite icing-Swiss Meringue buttercream. Sorry, don’t have any photos of the cake as I completely forgot to take pictures. Happy Birthday Sarah! Update: I finally got a picture of the rose cake I made. My friend Sandra was kind enough to share the dessert table with me. I love the way she has displayed this table! . . . CLICK TO READ MORE