Thursday, October 25, 2012

Milestone Birthday...For My Hunny!

I made a birthday cake for my hunny.
It was a milestone birthday.
I'm not allowed to say "which" milestone it was though, LOL!
But I will tell you the cake was good.
A moist yellow cake with lucious homemade chocolate buttercream.
Happy birthday hubby!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lions and Tigers and...COOKIES...oh my!

Lions and Tigers and...COOKIES...oh my!
What a fun-filled sports themed cookie week it's been!
My hubby should be thrilled with the cookies that have been created this week!
His beloved Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers!
Although...none of them were for him, LOL!

The first order...the Detroit Lions football cookies were for a birthday order placed by a friend of mine for her son.
I have attempted the Lion on cakes before and even now that I have a still creates challenges for me.

I told my hubby, "I think we in Michigan have THE most difficult mascot in the NFL!"
That dang Lion is a stinker to pipe!

I managed and I am by no means a pro, but I think he turned out ok.
I really hope my friend and her son are happy with them.
I always worry to death each time I make cookies for someone.
"Will they be happy with them?"
"Do they think they're pretty?"
"Are they what they expected?"
"Did I disapoint them?"
"Do they taste ok?"

Well...I suppose all one can do is their best...right?
My motto here at Sweet Ivy Confections is:
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. Ecclesiastes 9:10
If one is doing their best...God will do the rest.
That's what Pastor Dalaba always told us!

They were a fun cookie to make!
Go Lions!

Can I get a holla???
World Series bound, eh?
Oh yeah!
What say you my fellow Michiganders?
Pretty awesome, huh?
These were even MORE fun to make due to the recent win!

We have friends coming up this weekend and they are Tiger fans as well, so I decided to make a platter for them.
I was pretty pleased with these.

Good luck Tigers!
You can do it!
Make us proud!

MSBOA Marching Band Festival Cookies 2012 I'm a little behind on this post.
Bad, bad blogger...I know.
But better late than never!
I did these marching band themed cookies a couple weeks ago for my son's high school marching band festival.

The festival was once again hosted by our school and held at our stadium, so we provided a meal for the judges.
When our band director asked for volunteers to make the meal...I couldn't resist donating band themed cookies!

This was the first time I'd ever used these new cookie cutters!
I picked them up at Marshall's in Chicago during our Girl's Weekend Away with my mom, sister, and cousin back in July.

This baby was quite the challenge for me!
This emblem was DIFFICULT...and by no means perfect...but I thought it turned out decent.

A few trumpets and drums...

The whole collection!

...and with the leftover dough and icing...a few just for fun!