Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And the Winner is......

#5---- Laynie!!!!!!
Wins the dozen Mulan Cookie Set!! Yeah Layne!!

Please email me at CookieKrista11@gmail.com and include your full name and address.
I am hoping to get these out to you asap :) You have till Thursday morning- otherwise I will just "Random.org" it again ;)

Congrats!!! Hope you enjoy!

Sorry Melissa but I didn't count your second entry :( 
Second sorry... yes picture is bad.... yes I took a cell picture of my computer screen.... yes I am super lazy tonight.
Sorry about all the "sorrys"- I am Canadian- Its was we do.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Once Upon a Time....

... All over the world, (Korea included- that's the far far away part) 22 cookie bakin' women decided they didn't have enough on their plates, so they would create a "Virtual Fairy Tale Baby Shower."       I was lucky enough to be included.

Each of us were given a "Fairy Tale" to theme a baby shower around. Mine was Mulan. When I saw Mulan in the choices, I jumped on it. I was so excited to create something around this character. It held alot of memories for me. Mulan was the first movie I worked on when I joined the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio in 1994. It was also where and when I met my husband Kevin. We worked on the same crew/character... Mulan herself.

The tricky part for me was creating a "soft and cuddly" baby shower based on such a stark and heavy themed story. I don't find Mushu or Cricky to be too baby-friendly and my husband suggested I leave out the huns. Then, as I walked past the picture we have hanging in our house for the bazillionth (yes that is a real word) time, I new what I wanted to focus on. This picture is of Mulan and her father under the blossom tree. (Why did I just say blossom and not cherry blossom- well because I am not sure it is a cherry blossom tree. If you google Mulan- it says it is, yet they don't look like cherry blossoms. To me, they totally look like the magnolias out in my backyard- and that is why I say just blossom.)

These flowers are so soft, pretty, and elegant that I thought they would lend themselves very well to a baby shower. I was also reminded of the relationship between Mulan and her father. I loved my baby shower because I felt is was for both my husband and myself - Our new family - so I tried incorporating that as well. And so we have our Mulan baby shower. As my son says,..."ta-da"...

This adorable tag on the box is from "One Sweet Party." It could've been used as a bag tag but hey, I just couldn't resist using a take out box! I think they are so cute!!

This cookie was the largest cookie that I have done to date. (I hand cut this shape which was inspired by Georganne's cutter. It is about 5"x5") I used a Royal Icing transfer for this. If  you would like to see a little bit of my process and sketches, feel free to jump over to my Drawing Blog and have a look. But come on back- I have giveaway news!!!

Ok, glad you are back...or you never left... whatever. So... what to do with "Virtual Baby Shower Cookies?????" Well, my waistline can't handle them and Anita over at SweetHopeCookies  gave me an idea for a giveaway. I had wanted to do a giveaway if i ever I hit 1,000 likes on my FB page. Since the 1,000 mark has come and gone, I am having,.."THE BIG 1,336 LIKES GIVEAWAY."

Here is what you could win... this platter of 1 Dozen Mulan cookies. So sorry, but the large Mulan and Little Brother, just can't be included. I have an ongoing battle with my 5yr old daughter about how all the cookies leave this house, so I promised her this one. What do you want me to do, make her cry, scar her for life? She needs that cookie! You will still be getting the other 12, they all taste the same anyway ;)

Contest Rules: Here is what you do...

Click over to the right to follow me here on my blog, then leave a post saying you did.

(You can also, if you feel like it, jump over to my FB Page and give me a like, if you like.)

I will "close" the comments as of 10 p.m. central, TUESDAY night. I will then go to Random.org, generate a number, scroll down the this comment line, find who's number matches and that is who wins! Pretty simple right? I hope so, its my first giveaway- so please bear with me. :)

Sorry but I have to limit it to US and Canadian addresses only. (I just can't leave out my own peeps- yah Canucks!) Winner has 48 hrs to respond with mailing address before I pick another winner.

After you have entered the contest... hop around to the other "Baby Showers." There are so many wonderfully talented ladies there!!! I am so glad to be a part of this event. Yeah!!! Thanks to Anne from the Flour Box Bakery. Anne was the mastermind behind all of this. Please hop on over to her site to see her gorgeous cookies and more on this Cookie Event!

Once Upon a Time Baby Showers:

Little Red Riding Hood, presented by Angela of Oh, Sugar Events

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Oh, Sugar Events Blog

Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, presented by Susan of The Painted Cookie

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The Painted Cookie Blog

Aladdin, presented by Nicole of Life's a Batch

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Life's a Batch Blog

Rapunzel, presented by Adrianne of Color Me Cookie

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Alice in Wonderland, presented by Debbie of Mt. Lookout Sweets

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Prince Charming of Cinderella, presented by Tiffany of The Red Cooky

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The Red Cooky Blog

Jack and the Beanstalk, presented by Laura of Laura's Cookies

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Princess and the Pea, presented by Anne of Flour Box Bakery
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Flour Box Bakery Blog

Pinocchio, presented by Stephanie of the Hungry Hippopotamus

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The Hungry Hippopotamus Blog

Peter Pan, presented by Elizabeth of SweetArt Sweets

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SweetArt Sweets Blog 

The Frog Prince, presented by Anita of Sweet Hope Cookies
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Sweet Hope Cookies Blog

Jasmine, presented by Kimberly of Sweet Creations

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Sweet Creations Blog

Little Bo Peep, presented by Lorraine of Lorraine's Cookies

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Lorraine's Cookies Blog

Tinkerbell, presented by Andrea of Cupookie

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Cupookie Blog 

Cinderella, presented by Hillary of The Cookie Countess

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The Cookie Countess Blog

Hercules, presented by Sarah of Songbird Sweets

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Songbird Sweets Blog

Sleeping Beauty, presented by Natalie of Palestine Painted Cookie

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Palestine Painted Cookie Blog

Goldilocks, presented by Liz of Arty McGoo

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Arty McGoo Blog

Robin Hood, presented by Teresa of Sweet T's Cakes

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Thumbelina, presented by Callye of Sweet Sugarbelle

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Sweet Sugarbelle Blog

Ariel, presented by Georganne of LilaLoa

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LilaLoa Blog

Hope you enjoyed our collaborative cookie project!!!

And as a little aside.... here is my daughter's addition to the "Mulan Set." I told her I would include it online, so here it is in all its glory. (In case you don't know, she is 5 and has her own cookie company she says~ Cookies with Character2)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Do you see what I see?

When I was shopping way back around Christmas time, I happened across a very interesting cookie cutter. Of course I was not "shopping" for cutters as usual- they just find me and I have to buy them. But when this one popped out. I knew I had get it. So I ask you... What do you see?

I totally see a Penguin! My Mom says I am crazy for seeing a penguin. (well...she said "creative" in the way only mother's can say it- creatively crazy) And apparently I'm not the only one. My new cookie friend Lisa, over at TheBearfootBaker beat me to it. (I really can't believe I am posting my pics after seeing hers- they are awesome!)  She and another cookie friend of her's saw a penguin as well.  Although, I am told it is supposed to be an elf. Really? Ok if you say so- but then please tell me what is that little thingy below his ear on the right side???

So, finally I had some time, post Christmas to play with my cookies and here is what I came up with.

A pink Penguin for my little girl and a snowman for my little man. My poor kids, they don't get to eat anything sweet these days until I have photographed it! And even then, I make them wait until I can download them and see if they have turned out well or not.
...and a few snowman heads.... just because I can.

Happy winter all!! ~K

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy New Year!

Nothing really new to show, sorry. Busy coming down from the big Holiday season. Lots of "cleaning house" going on here. Whether the kids like it or not! So needless to say, not much "cookie-ing" going on lately, till now.

Be sure to follow me on FB because I am participating in a "cross-blog virtual baby shower!" Pretty cool eh? (Yes, that's the Canadian in me coming out) I will be putting info on here as well as my FB site and may even do a giveaway!! Some other ladies may as well, so it will be a great opportunity to get your hands on some cool things. Stay tuned!

 Happy New Year and a big Thank You to anyone who gives my site just a moment of their time!! It sure has been a great year. Looking forward to 2012!

And of course a thank you to Arty McGoo for the inspiration for these thank you cookies! Check her out- AMAZING! :)

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