Sunday, September 17, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Rowan University Chocolate Sugar Cookies

My good friend recently approached me with a request to make sugar cookies for her nephew who is starting college this week. She wanted to send him a care package to help get his year off to a great start. So why not say have a great year in cookies?! She told me her nephew was a bit of a chocoholic, so I knew that these sugar cookies would have to be chocolate. Also, it only seemed fitting for the design to be his school's mascot....great for a little school spirit! These were so fun to make and I hope he loves them. Here's to a fantastic freshman year!

{Sugar Bee} Emoji Cookies

What do you do when you have extra cookies in the shape of a circle? Make emoji cookies of course! My kids loved these and they are a really cute addition to any lunch box, sending a smile, blowing a kiss, or perhaps a present "just because"!

Monday, September 11, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Cruisin' Cars Cupcakes

These cupcakes raced their way to a special boy's birthday celebration this weekend! Max turned 4 and had a fun filled hot wheels themed party and I was asked to create cupcakes for the occasion. Cars are all the rage with little boys and when I learned the theme of the party, I knew chocolate cars had to top these goodies! I left the buttercream frosting white, so that the colorful chocolate cars would pop. The printable racing flags just completed the look and added that personalized touch that highlighted the birthday boy on his special day.

Happy Birthday Max!

Monday, August 28, 2017

(Sugar Bee) Cake Pop Flower Arrangement

I love a good cake pop display, especially when it is in the form of a flower arrangement! My client requested cake pops to go along with her sugar cookie order that she planned to use for the launch of the Matilda Jane Clothing Fall line. Since I had used flowers on the sugar cookies, I wanted to continue with them on her cake pops. So it seemed perfect to make cake pop flower arrangements.
These pretty petals are made using lemon cake and are coated with white chocolate and covered with green sprinkles. Each are topped with a little pink and purple flower. These will look lovely next to these sugar cookies!
Hope the Fall clothing line launch is as fun as it was creating these delicious treats!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Launching MJC Fall Line with Cookies!

I was so excited when my client requested custom sugar cookies to help her launch Matilda Jane Clothing's Fall line! For those of you who aren't familiar with the brand, Matilda Jane is a clothing line mainly for children through tween (though they do offer adult clothing and home products as well) and they are known for their colorful patterns and whimsical designs.
So when it came time to design cookies specifically for this event, I knew I had to incorporate shades of plum and dark blue because they are the main colors for the Fall line, but also include other pops of color as they are known for their colorful clothing and mix of patterns. Among the many types of patterns they use are floral, stripes, and polka dots. Thus adding a mix of patterns was a must! Lastly, I wanted to add the Matilda Jane Clothing initials as a way to help brand them for the event.

I am so happy with the way they turned out and I really love the mix of colors and patterns! Here is to a great Fall launch!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

{Sugar Bee} Retirement Sugar Cookies to Celebrate 47 Years!

A few months back I took an order for sugar cookies for a retirement party for my friend's father. I was so amazed to learn that he is retiring after 47 years of working! I don't know about you, but 47 years working at one establishment is certainly a huge feat and most definitely something to marvel at....and boy does that deserve a celebration!

These cookies were so much fun to make as they represent both his many years of employment at a job he really loved, as well as his fondness for the Oregan Ducks. I hope the retiree enjoys his cookies as much as I enjoyed making them!

Happy Retirement!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

{Queen Bee} Sweet Apples for Teacher Containers!

As you probably already know, I love to package my treats almost as much as I love creating them. It is like the icing on the cake! I absolutely love to use kraft boxes for packaging, but I equally love to use metal containers. They are great because they come in so many different colors to match themes, holidays, etc., and they are reusable so the recipient can use them for organizing their home, office, craft supplies. But more importantly they can be found just about anywhere and they don't break the bank!
Here I found some very cute metal buckets at Target in their dollar section....that is one of my favorite places to browse.
The last touch that I add to my packages is a little tag to tie the theme all together! 

These are perfectly packaged sweet apples to give to teacher for the start of the school year!