She Sells Sea Shells

I was able to try out another new cookie cutter this week – the conch shell!  I had a sea shell cookie cutter, but hadn’t used it in a few years.  I was asked to make shell cookies for a rehearsal dinner for a beach-themed wedding and I wanted a couple of varieties of shapes.  Since I had never made the conch shells before, I wasn’t sure how I was going to decorate them, but it kind of evolved over a the course of a few days.  I kept adding a little more detail until I was happy with the way they looked.

So they started out like this…

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I’ve made these sea shells before, but I forgot how much I like them 🙂  I was sticking to all pastel colors, and I tried to keep them in colors that would compliment each other since they were going to be packed in pairs and tied with navy blue ribbon.Image

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I even threw in a few of the octopus cookies for fun 🙂  How cute is that lil guy all wrapped up?!

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I know that’s a lot of pictures, but these cookies were a long process.  I really enjoyed making them.

I love love love summertime, so these summer-themed cookies are just the best!

Until next time…

 ♥ LL

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Sweet Summertime

Helloooooooo friends!

It’s been way too long!  So you know that part on my About Me where I said I started this blog to motivate me to bake more often and stop being a workaholic?  Well I haven’t been doing an awesome job of that lately, so I’m going to try to fix that.  Luckily I’ve had a few people contact me recently with orders, so that will keep me going.

So this batch was thanks to my awesome friend, Andrea.  She ordered them for a birthday of a friend of hers for this weekend.  They are celebrating on Ocracoke Island!  So she asked for beach themed cookies. I haven’t done anything like that in a few years, so I was pretty pumped.  Plus she asked for really bright colors.  So my canvases and color palette looked a lil like this…

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ImageThen the fun began!  I had never made palm trees, starfish, margherita glasses, or flip flops before.  So I was pretty excited to get started.  I nerded out big time.  I put on Friday Night Lights on Netflix and a couple episodes later, I had these…

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I even had a request the next day for some cookies for a client at work, so I made some more 🙂

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I hope these cookies make you smile 🙂  And I hope you all have fun plans for this Memorial Day weekend!  Get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather!

Until next time…

❤ LL