Thursday, October 30, 2014

#TBT...The cookie shop of my dreams.... Part I

Sometimes I forgot all that I have been through to make one of my dreams come true...

I will start sharing all my experiences  in trying to built my little business, I know I still have a long way to go, but I do not like to think it that way...I just focus on what is going on today, try to do my best, take a lot of pictures and then with a lot of patience and dedication,  everything  will falls in to place. 


I invite all of you that are reading my blog, to follow your dreams and don't let nothing stop you...but very important...you need to have your eyes and mind wide open and have faith on your prayers, because your dreams may not come true exactly the way you have 
always think or have ask for...you just need to adjust them at time and trends that are going on out there, and really trust that God will lead you in the right direction. 



Since I was a little girl, I always dreamed to have a Cookie Shop, and few years ago I opened the storefront of my Cookie Shop in the  Internet..." The Cookie Couture" on ETSY....I would have never believe that I was going to be selling cookies through a computer and sending cookies to families around the United States...This have been AWESOME!!

And I can tell you that it is a lot of work...setting the store and baking, decorating, taking pictures, packaging, ship costumer services stuff, etc, etc, is almost like a real thing but in a smaller scale.



These cookies are some of the my oldest Christmas designs,  and were some of my first designs with sprinkles, I used metallic edible pearls...this was the begging  of "Mil Grageas"... I remember that when I made them, I was so excited and thought they were Amazing.... one true thing is that after practicing many times a technique you can always improve...also in the pictures... I think I have improve a little....




You learn a lot, and really gives you an idea of what could it be to have a real business, and if now your priority is being a WIFE and a MOM...you can still be a business women, in a small way, and the time will tell you when you are ready for the REAL thing. 

I encourage you to follow your dreams and don't stop believing....research what kind of help is outside to support the developing of small business, put a all your heart on it and   always try to think outside the box to be unique. 


This are some of the cookies that people likes the most of my Etsy shop. 




These baby shower cookies were inspire in the Juicy couture baby girls clothes...they are just too sweet and dainty.



This one is one my first design inspire in a painting that I bought for my daughter's room, from a Mexican artist. 


I love everything Vintage...for this kind of cookies, I bought the edible ink and paper, and make the designs in the computer, print them...it was a lot of fun... I just love this kind of cookies!!



This fairies were inspire in my daughter and her fairy costume, actually this cookie cutter is a cupid, but when I saw it it talk "Fairy" to me.... ; ) 




Ballet has been a big deal in my life...nothing compares to watch my daughter dancing and becoming a beautiful Ballerina....





One of our favorite board games!!! Candy LAND!!!... I have improve in my pictures and the settings.... LOL



I find these cookies just adorable...I




When I saw these cookie cutter, I felt in love!!! Fancy flours' catalogue is always inspiring!!!




When I find out that the mini cookie cutters exist...my heart start pounding like crazy....am I the only crazy cookie here??   This was the my first mini collection .




I love Matryoshka's, and with these cookies, I learn to make my own cookie cutter... I was so  desperate that I could not find it any where, so  I have to sacrifice one of my old cookie cutters and transform it in a Matryoshka cookie cutter...and until last year I saw Matryoshka cookie cutters ..they are so sweet, because they are a set of stackable Matryoshka's.




First time trying to make cookies on a stick...love the colors and THE BOWS!!! I am a BOW lover!!!!





These were the first cookies that I design for an event....Attitudes dance wear in Wichita is the Cutest ballet shop you can ever see... Is like an Anthropologie Ballet shop...you can imagine...every little corner is beautiful....I miss it!!!






When I find this cookie cutter set al hobby lobby....my heart pounded like crazy again....





I think I am a trendsetter in my cookies....but for these cookies I have to follow the CUPCAKE CRAZE trend and off course made some Cupcake cookies...is this too much?? no I do not think so...





One of my favorite craft magazines is Living by Martha Stewart....always a fountain of inspiration....this cookies were inspire in the spider web skirt from her Catalogue....she is just Awesome!!!





One of the things that I miss the most of my country...are  the Nativities.... people put a lot of effort putting everything them together... my mom's is always the sweetest!!!



One of my favorite childhood movies, is Alice in Wonderland...not so much because of the story...because I still do not understand it very well... what I love are all the colors and characters.... I use a lot of different cookie cutters to be able to make this set of cookies. 




Every time we go to see "The nutcracker"... I get so inspire!! I just want to go home and start baking and decorate cookies, my daughter just get out of the theater and start twirling and dancing...like a little girl...well she will always be my little girl.


 I think this simple set of cookies,  has give me the more satisfaction ever, being able to help people  to let their love ones know that they care for them is  priceless. 

I encourage you to follow your dreams and don't stop believing....research what kind of help is outside to support the developing of small business, put a all your heart on it and   always try to think outside the box to be unique. 


My profile picture on Etsy.




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thanksgiving place card cookies

Multitasking my  decorated cookies
is one of my favorite things,  I think if you spend some time decorating them, you should use them for one more reason that  just satisfy your sweet tooth. 

I really like "Thanksgiving", I think is very important to stop for a little while and count all the blessing we have receive through the year...I know sometimes  in life not everything  is like cookies and icing, but rather to focus on the negative stuff we should focus and count all our blessings. 

This is a very simple design, and I know it will look so cute on your thanksgiving  table setting. 









You will need:

*  Favorite cookie recipe... Click here for mine
*  Scalloped frame cookie cutter
*  Firm royal icing
*  Americolor gel food coloring in orange, gold and avocado green
*  Pastry bag, coupler and decorating tip #1 and #2

PROCEDURE:

1)  Cut out your cookies and bake them at 350 for 10-13 minutes. 

2)  Let them cool.  Tint some firm royal icing in orange, gold and green  add a little bit of water, so it won't be too dry, and pour each  in the pastry bag and set them aside. 

3)  Prepare some flooding royal icing, outline the cookie with any color of your choice and flood it with white royal icing and let it dry for 6-8 hrs. 

4)  When it is dry decorate the cookie with pumpkins, leaves and swirls, you can personalize each of the place cards if you want, and let them dry. 

I really loved these cookies, if you have guest you can put them in a cello bag with a cute bow and they can take them home and enjoy it the day after thanksgiving. 

These place card cookies, you can make them for any occasion. 
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Grageas de Halloween/ Halloween Sprinkles



Desde que estaba chiquita me encantaba disfrazarme y mi mama siempre me hacia mis disfraces para el Kinder y para la escuela, me acuerdo mucho de un vestidito negro con estrellitas de papel doradas.... me sentía soñada.  

Como me encantaria tener fotos, las voy a buscar y se las compartiré cuando las encuentre.

Como ya han visto casi siempre me gusta agregar un toque especial a mis galletas decoradas con grageas o sprinkles. 


Una de las grageas que mas me gustan son las grageas de Halloween y cada año Wilton, CK e  Indian tree se ponen mas creativos y hacen combinaciones muy padres. También en Williams Sonoma,   Walmart y Target puedes encontrar  unas muy bonitas, al igual que en Fancy flours Gygi y Amazon por internet.



Para esta colección, utilice unas sprinkles de Wilton y unas perlitas de Williams Sonoma.





Cuando vas a hacer galletas como estas con la orilla negra, tienes que dejar secar un poco el icing de la orilla para que cuando rellenes la galleta con el icing fluido no se mezclen los colores, en ingles, dicen: " The color won't bleed"....o sea que el color no se desangre...suena un poco raro, pero para halloween como que si queda... jijiiji



 Cuando vas a agregar grageas, sprinkles o decoraciones, tienes que planear un poco el diseño de tu galleta y primero rellenar con icing las partes donde vas a agregar las grageas, ya sabes que estas grageas son muy saltarinas y se van por todos lados y eso no quieres q le pase a tus galletas, verdad?

En la galleta del cazo, primero rellene toda la parte de abjo y deje secar por completo y luego decore la parte superior y agregue las grageas.  Haciendolo de esta manera el proceso de secado es mas largo que si lo hubieras hecho al reves.


Esta colección se me hace super femenina, no crees?




Ya faltan solo unos días para Halloween, como se va el tiempo volando....Espero que te diviertas mucho y anden con mucho cuidado en esta celebración. 





Yo ya tengo listas algunas galletas, como los ojos, los dedos de Ogro y otras en las cuales  utilize imágenes comestíbles  para hacer unas galletas en forma de paleta y un banner que dice "Happy Halloween".




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