Several weeks ago, a group of some of my most favorite cookie gals decided to join forces and throw Cristin of Cristin's Cookies a virtual baby shower. See, Cristin is about to become a grandma and she is sooooo excited. If you have anything to do with cookies at all....odds are Cristin has supported you, encouraged you, offered kind words. She is one of the nicest, kindest people I've ever 'met' in this virtual world.
So we decided to pull our inspiration from some of our favorite children's books. Originally, I had every intention of using a Sandra Boyton book. Once upon a time, my younger sister's nursery was decorated in Sandra Boyton characters.
But then I visited the bookstore and immediately "To give a mouse a cookie" jumped out at me. How could I pass up a book with the word cookie in the title? More importantly, how could I forget about this wonderful book?! I used to love that book!
So I bought it and brought it home with me. Then I got to work. I knew I wanted these cookies to be beautiful, so I started early. I was going to plan ahead and have plenty of time for these very special cookies. And that's just what I did. I baked them early, outlined them early and flooded some parts early. Boy these cookies were shaping up nicely!!!
And then those horrible storms hit. And I went without power for 5 1/2 out of 7 days, practically lived at my grandparent's apartment, dealt with 4 dogs and somehow had to manage my other weekly orders.
So the cookies sat. And sat some more. Until the deadline approached and I ran out of time.
Those storms sure put a cramp in my timeline!
Oh well, sometimes simple is better, right? RIGHT?!
Check out all the other fantastic cookiers and their artwork!
1)The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Kim of The Cookie Puzzle; http://www.thecookiepuzzle.com/
2)Ladybug Girl by Stephanie of Ellie’s Bites Decorated Cookies; http://elliesbitesdecoratedcookies.wordpress.com/
3)Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Shannon of The Sweet Shop Cookie Company; http://www.facebook.com/TheSweetShopCookieCompany
4)Rainbow Colors Peekaboo by Kristina of Kristina’s Kreations; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kristinas-Kreations/251226944912844
5)Camilla the Cupcake Fairy by Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee; http://www.simplysweetsbyhoneybee.com/
6)Are YouMy Mother? by Stephanie of Sweets by Steph; http://www.facebook.com/sweetsbysteph
7)Pinkalicious by Aymee of Wacky Cookies; http://www.facebook.com/WackyCookies
8)BecauseI Love You by Jamie of Fresh Baked; http://freshbakedbyjamie.blogspot.com/
9)Pat the Bunny by Margaret of Edible Canvas Creations; http://www.facebook.com/EdibleCanvasCreations
10)PeterRabbit by Tiffany of Tiff’s Tasty Cookies; http://www.facebook.com/tiffs.cookies
11)Birdie’s Big-Girl Shoes by Ansa of Sweet Treats by Ansa; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Treats-by-Ansa/288681727826668
12)If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Kate of Kooking in Kate’s Kitchen; http://www.kookinginkateskitchen.blogspot.com/