Princess, Prom and Wedding Gowns

June 9th, 2013

 

Prom Gown Cookies

The Wedding Gown cookie cutter. A popular shape that every cookie decorator has worked with. The Ann Clark Dress cutter is a really nice one. Some dress shapes look very odd to me, like the bust is just way to bulbous and huge, and it doesn’t even LOOK like a dress.

The creative people at Ann Clark wanted a few different “stories” with the gown cookie shape.

First up is “Prom”. They had their own design sketched out for me, the black/turquoise/purple one, but I searched for “prom trends” and came up with metallic gold, red, peplums, white, and high slits. So the other dresses were created and inspired from a few young celebrity dresses I found online.

Prom gown cokies

I used the airbrush and a bit of hand painted gold on the gold and black dress.

Princess gowns

The next theme they requested was “Disney Princess” gowns. These are based on the Ann Clark creatives sketches.

Can you guess which princesses these dress inspirations belong to?

Gowns wedding

The final theme was Wedding. The very basic white dress as sketched and directed by Ann Clark, and the floral gown.

Floral wedding Gown cookie

They had the idea that you could use the gown cookie to create a floral bouquet…I’m not so sure that it really happens when you turn the dress upside down…

Wedding dress cookie

I DO think it looks like a very awesome Haute Couture wedding gown.

What’s your favorite?

Gingerbread Man, or Something else?

June 5th, 2013

We recently worked on a new HUGE run of new designs for Ann Clark. In case you don’t know who Ann Clark is, she’s a local artist who started a cookie cutter business, right here in VT.

We’ve been collaborating for about a year now and the designs we created last year are featured on the packaging for their “Make More Cookies” line of cookie cutters. (if you click the link, our cookies are towards the end, starting with the gingerbread girl through the pink ribbon).

Here’s a little sample of the cookies we created last week:

Super Hero cookies

We started with the Gingerbread man shape. The creatives at Ann Clark wanted a whole super hero theme, so Dave and I (ok, mostly Dave) created some superhero designs. I came up with the ninja and the karate kid. (those are my favorites).

ninja cookies

Aren’t they cute? My black was a little funky for the ninja, so I hope the will be able to edit out all the swirls and include it on their packaging.

Super hero cookies

There were a few other cutter shapes that were included in the theme. Stars and rounds that the creative team at Ann Clark had all sketched out and color coded.

Super hero cookies

The full Super Hero set, along with the border that will possibly appear on the bottom of the packaging.

Cute and fun and different than most of the orders we typically create. Maybe this will give clients some ideas!

Arrested Development

June 3rd, 2013

Arrested Development

Unless you live in a cave or under a rock, you know that the 4th season (7 years after season 3) of Arrested Development is available on Netflix, right now.

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Some people are binge watchers and caught the entire season last weekend, but Dave and I took our time…a whole week, to watch the entire season.

Arrested Development cookies

We loved it and I can think of tons more cookies to make to celebrate the 4th season.

We had plans for even more cookies for the first three seasons, but there’s only so much time for us to make cookies “just for fun”.

Arrested Development cookies

There was no way to skip those awesome “Never Nude” cutoffs. And one of the many awkward Tobias quotes.

Arrested Development cookies

Somehow Lindsay is most represented by clothes. Next time it will be a Shemale T-shirt.

cornballer cookies

My cornballer needs a little work…it was very late when I made these, and I was starting to get lazy…

Arrested Development cookies

Buster’s hook.

Segway cookies

Oh G.O.B. “Illusion, Michael. A Trick is something  a whore does for money”. And The Final Countdown should be running through you brain EVERY time you think of GOB…

Banana Stand

And last but, not least, the Bluth Banana Stand. If only we lived in NYC, we could have waited in line for hours to get our hands on a Bluth banana…

I had such a hard time choosing only 10 quotes.

What cookies would you include for Season 4??

And if you haven’t seen Arrested Development you can watch all 4 seasons on Netflix. I suggest you take a couple of days and watch the entire series, then over a few weeks watch it again. You pick up a lot more of the details the second time around. As for Dave and me, we’ve watched seasons 1-3 more than 10 times I think.

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12th, 2013

It’s true, there’s actually a new post for today.

MOM collection

We came up with some new collections for Mother’s Day and unfortunately, if you don’t follow us on Facebook or Twitter, than you probably missed out.

There just isn’t enough time to update all our other accounts, get actual work done, have a life, AND keep up with the blog. That’s why my posts have been lackluster and sparse.

But, today is a special day for all the Mom’s out there and I wanted to wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day.

Couture Mom

This is a collection that I created last year. Obviously, I didn’t invent the purse, shoes, perfume or any of these IDEAS, but I did create the Chanel jacket with signature chains and pearls. And I did have the idea to put them all together for this collection.

We came up with the idea for the No 1 Mom on the perfume bottle from a custom order we did for a client. That collection was so cute, we decided to make it MOM centric with No 1 Mom.

My Favorite Lady

This collection was created last year, and it was just so bright and colorful, we had to use it again this year.

If you missed out on Mother’s Day cookies from A Dozen Eggs, there’s always Father’s Day!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s and dog and cat Mom’s out there!!

Spring Cleaning Part 1

April 30th, 2013

I’m just cleaning out my March photo folder. Not sure if these pics have been on the blog or not, so I’m posting them all, and I’ll tell you what I remember about each one.

Angry Bird Cookies

We’ve made a few Angry Birds cookies. These were for a Birthday party.

Fire Truck Cookies

Fire Trucks for another Birthday party. These were created to coordinate with the invitation.

Thank You cookies

A Custom Thank You collection that we created for ourselves to gift a GREAT client.

Pig cookies

Pigs with number 2 and a custom topper.

Shooting Star Cookies

Shooting Stars for a 1st Birthday.

Elephant cookies

Elephant cookies with the original sketch by Dave!

Pig cookie

Pig cookie that I created to coordinate with a gift I gave at a Baby Shower.  (The baby was born a few days ago!)

Easter Island Cookies

Easter Island cookie that I created for a group project. After saving it from February, I finally caved and threw it out. You can’t keep cookies forever!

Easter Island Cookie

What it actually looked like after photo editing.

Easter Island sketch

That’s all folks!

I hope to get back soon and clean out my February folder!!

Character Cookies

April 19th, 2013

IronMan cookies

Minnie Mouse cookies

Scooby Doo cookies

Matching the Invite

April 17th, 2013

Stork cookies

Custom Stork invitation match created for a baby shower.

Tea cup cookies

I wasn’t sure that this one would translate so well into cookie format, but I think it’s pretty cute. Simple and sweet.

Stork Cookies

And a second stork!! This one slightly different than the first one. I found out that “Sills” is much easier to write on a cookie than “Peters”. I think it’s all those super straight i’s and l’s!

 

 

Custom Collections

March 17th, 2013

I’m always dubious of some of the designs requested in our custom collections. I like my collections to be cohesive and to make sense. Sometimes, well, a lot of the time, the collections make sense only to the client and the recipient.

Here are some of the custom collections we created last week. It was a big week for custom collections.

50s Cookie Collection

A 50′s collection. With the exception of the record, all of these cookies are new designs for us. A front view of a Chevy, a pair of saddle shoes, a jukebox, fuzzy dice, letterman jacket, cat eye glasses, and a poodle skirt.

This collection clearly makes sense to anyone!!

hot rod cookies

This seems like an odd combination, but evidently the recipient likes Hot Rod cars, surfing, the Red Sox, and he wants a puppy.

I guess that makes sense…

birthday cookies

Aaaand, this collection is for a soldier in Afghanistan. My guess is that he loves his cats, the NY Giants, America, and he’s Irish.

Makes perfect sense to the gift giver and the gift givee…(that’s not a real word, BTW) And that’s all that matters!

Pink Vermont cookies

This one is a no brainer. It’s our signature Vermont cookie collection done in pinks and softer girly colors. Barns, maple leaves, tractors, cows, milk, the VT Euro tag, and the Great State of Vermont in Electric green!

I really like this one, maybe even better than our classic VT collection!

So the lesson is that it doesn’t matter if I GET the collection, it matters that it means something to the person receiving the cookies.

Baby Baby!

March 14th, 2013

Last weekend I went to a baby shower.

I brought this from Tadpole in Boston.

I made this to coordinate with the piggy bag:

Piggy cookie

And added this little beanie to the gift bag.

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You can get the beanie HERE!

 

 

Easter Extravaganza!

March 10th, 2013

Right now I’m in the midst of St. Patrick’s Day cookies and a bunch of other non-seasonal custom orders, so the thought of a new Easter cookie is a very welcome one! Thanks to Haniela for inviting me to participate in the Easter Extravaganza, a collection of Easter treats and crafts from talented food and craft bloggers.

My first thought for an Easter project was of course bunnies and eggs and Easter baskets, but then I thought…everyone’s going to do that!  I had another idea, then another, and then it came to me.

Moai of Easter Island

Moai of Easter Island

EASTER Island!

Those heads are actually called Moai. Some are just heads protruding from the ground and a lot of the Moai are arranged in lines facing inward.

Now, do you know how Easter Island came to be called EASTER Island?

It was discovered by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen on Easter Sunday in 1722.  The real name of the island is Rapa Nui.  The native people are also called Rapa Nui. It’s one of the most remote islands in the world and is part of the Polynesian Triangle.

rough sketch

rough sketch

I did some research to see how long it would take to get there and how much it would cost…20 hours to Chile, then another 6 hours to Easter Island. You can figure out the cost.

Needless to say, it is now very high on my list of places to visit!

"directors cut" The whole cookie!

“directors cut” The whole cookie!

I decided on a cookie “diorama” with bunnies and eggs, which are not indigenous to Easter Island. They are, however, in my cookie version!

There’s a lot to learn about Easter Island, and I could spend a week studying it, but then who would make the cookies?

Enjoy all the Easter treats and thanks again Hani!

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