some of my favorite cookies are the ones that require a few extra steps, like tweaking a cutter or assembling cut pieces of dough together to create a different shape. like this one i borrowed from sweet sugarbelle - i've been waiting for a reason to do graduation cookies, and it was actually kind of hard to pick which one of her genius ideas to use. you just take a simple square cutter and squish it to make it into a diamond, cut out a round cookie and put them together:
and then go to work. i asked for specific details about the graduate's face, and here's what i ended up with:
i've also learned that if i want to make something sparkly, it's just easier to work on that detail first if possible. any time i try to add the glitter afterwards, it usually ends up either not sticking or settling into the wrong areas. SO annoying. for a set of sofia the first-themed cookies, i wanted to make her magic amulet necklace using some of my purple sanding sugar. so i piped out the teardrop shape, flooded it and added the sparkle right away.
while i waited for it to dry, i got to work on the dresses.
when i was all done, they looked like this:
i had a lot of fun playing with designs for little baptism gowns:
can i tell you how good a table covered in six dozen sugar cookies smells? because it's like walking into a cloud of sugary heaven. i wish i could bottle that scent, for real.
and to continue with the disney junior theme, i got to do some doc mcstuffins cookies, too. these were super fun to work on, and i'm hoping to get another chance to make some more.
yellow and gray make for a really pretty gender neutral palette, don't you think?
oh, and check out my newest toys for mixing up frosting:
as if making cookies wasn't fun enough. right??