Little Ben is the first Grandchild of my friend Cheryl. I can’t say no to a friend even when I’m in the midst of Christmas Cookies.
Here is my problem, coming up with color palettes. Man this is one of my biggest challenges. I try to look for inspiration, when do I stop? I went safe and slightly traditional but used ivory instead of white for a base. In the end I was pretty happy.
Valentine’s Day is the easiest and most frustrating holiday for me to make cookies for. Easy because the best cookie shape is a heart. The most frustrating because it takes me forever to decide how to decorate! Icing, no icing, sprinkles or sugar? Traditional or outside of the box colors? I could go on forever! I went with tradition colors, sugars and sprinkles, no icing. I also seemed to favor my scalloped heart cutter. It was a set from Crate and Barrel last February. Then on Sunday afternoon as I finishing up, I noticed a beautiful beam of sunlight across the counter. All I could think was quick get the camera and take some pictures! So I did!
Well I, like everyone else in the world has to get older. I decided that for this one it would be in Paris, France!
As much as I love making cookies for family and friends to help celebrate all their wonderful occasions and milestones, I should be able to do the same for me, right? Paris Birthday cookies were ordered immediately! Eiffel Tower on one, Arc de Triomphe on another and Notre Dame on a third. Then Hubby took a picture of me with each cookie in front of each beautiful Paris landmark! What a dream come true. I won’t bore you now with my love of Josephine Bonaparte and my visit to her Chateau Malmasion, another time mon cher!