All entries must be inspired by the designs and colors included in this Autumn Quilt Inspiration – Pinterest board.
More fall cookies – Scarecrows and fall wreaths!!
For the big scarecrows I use a witch face cookie cutter from a Wilton Halloween set and for the wreath cookies I use a Christmas Wreath cutter and the same technique that I use for my 3-D fall Tree cookie last year. Actually this set is also from last year cookies.
As you can see in the next picture I also use mini cutters in combination with the Christmas Wreath, I use a mini skull cutter upside down for the scarecrow.
Two months ago I had my cake club annual event called Day of Sharing and the theme was “Born in the U.S.A.” This was the post card for publicity and the cake is mine!!
I made this cookies for the event but they are perfect as 4th of July cookies.
I didn’t plan to make any cookies for Easter but my dear friend Path called to request some. I usually decide in advance what shapes, cutter or color scheme I’m going to use but she needed the cookies for the next day, so I just use roses for inspiration.
Fall finally found south Texas !! I live in San Antonio and until last week we were still wearing our summer clothes. Halloween was over and Thanksgiving was around the corner but I wasn’t in the holidays mood at all. Then suddenly cold weather kick in and now . . .
I spend months crying because all my 2012 posts get lost. One day at the end of June they just disappear and to add to the drama the back up I supposedly had . . . didn’t work. This blog is my hobby but still is a lot of work and time that get lost. I finally stop my lament because my followers in Facebook keep growing even though I’m not posting anything new since this happen. Thank you to all of you !!!!!. So to close that horrible episode in my blogging life I will re post in the near future some of the cakes and cookies that get lost (you can still find all the pictures on my flickr account), but for now let’s celebrate “El Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead) . This is a celebration that really get close to my heart when I moved away from my hometown in Mexico. Is a beautiful tradition that honor our love ones that left before us . . .
Happy Chinese New Year 2012 !!! Last year I make an amazing collection of cookies for the celebration of the Chinese New Year that you can find here part1, here part 2 and here part 3. The picture is at the end of this post. Was amazing not only because it was beautiful but because I make a lot of their traditional symbols and also share with you their meaning. All this bla, bla, bla is just to tell you that I couldn’t came up with any new ideas so I limit myself just to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar’s symbol for 2012 “The Dragon”. Feliz Año Nuevo Chino 2012 !! El año pasado hice una espectacular coleccion de galletas (modestia aparte) para la celebracion del Año Nuevo que pueden encontrar aqui la 1ra parte, aqui la 2da parte y aqui la 3ra parte. Puse la foto de esas galletas al final de este articulo. Era espectacular no solo porque quedaron hermosas sino porque hice muchos de los simbolos tradicionales que usan durante esta celebracion y aparte les comparti sus significados. Pero bueno todo este bla, bla, bla es solamente para confesar que no se me ocurrieron nuevas ideas, asi que me limite solamente al simbolo para el 2012 del Calendario Zodical Chino “El Dragon”
“The Dragon” is the mightiest and most favored of the 12 zodiac signs.
Today we celebrate el Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. Is a very important celebration because we remember and honor family or friends that are already enjoying heaven. Most people visit the cemeteries where their loved ones are buried and decorate their graves with ofrendas or altars that are rich in symbols and are a welcoming gesture for the souls that will be visiting during the festivity. The altars or offerings can also be built in their homes. Because I live far away from my family I just make these cake and cookies to celebrate my Mexican traditions and to share them with all of you.
I was in the supermarket the other day and saw another costumer with one reusable groceries bag with a skulls design that screamed “I want to be a cookie”. I try to get a mental picture of all the details but with 3 little kids around me it was almost impossible. So I head to the cashier’s area to get one just to find out that the bag was from the previous Halloween season and was not available anymore. Since then I have those cookies . . . I mean that design spinning in my head. Luckily for me, in a school event last week, a lady had the same bag and this time I have pen and paper to capture it. I was so excited and get everything ready in no time to start decorating them just to realize that I didn’t like how my 2 first attempts turn out. So I ended up decorating them with anything and everything that came to my mind and this is the end result