Saturday, February 23, 2013

100th blog post: Busy Week! with a giveaway!



 

I was excited to put together this blog post to document a busy cookie week . . . then I realized this post was sort of a big deal - it's my 100th post!   I am sure not too many people have read all 100 posts (except maybe my mom - hi mom!), but it's a big deal to me!  I have really enjoyed turning this little cookie/baking hobby into a successful fundraiser for a cause important to me, and also enjoyed improving my skills and meeting wonderful people along the way.

As the title says, this was a busy cookie week.  I had two orders - for a baby girl and a thank you platter for a dog walker - plus I took a platter to a party.    In the process of making these, I tried a couple of new things.


I used my new Kopykake to do some doggie portraits.  . . . fun!  This doggie platter was for a friend to give a client who is a dog-walker.  Thank you for the donation, Terri!





In this baby girl platter, I used a new stork bundle cutter I've been wanting to try, and I also tried "gluing" ribbons to bib cookies with royal icing.   Fun again!   Thank you for the donation, Angela!



Speaking of fun, this wine glass platter was for a fun group of ladies.  A friend from high school put together a monthly "women on wine" wine tasting group.  Each month, we'll meet to learn about and taste a type of wine.  I missed the first month, but this past week, I was lucky enough to attend the "Pinot Noir" night.  We had a great time tasting a variety of pinots, learning about the varietal, and chatting with some lovely friends.  I used to be in a book club, which was really just an excuse to get together and chat and drink wine . . . I'm liking this group, which cuts straight to the chase :)


Now for the giveaway. . . to celebrate my 100th post, I will give away a platter of cookies at random to someone who comments (hoping I get some comments here . . . )  Leave me a comment with your favorite cookie theme, and you just might win!

14 comments:

  1. Rachel, your cookies are fabulous and you put your own mark on them. I can see they are yours from a mile away! Keep up the good work.

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  2. I've read all 100, I think! Stalker much? Nah, haha. I'm just really impressed with your work! Start that baking class already. Summers work well for me, haha. ;) I dont need a platter of cookies, but I'll wait for a mystery one to appear sometime in my box in the years to come.

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    1. thanks Megan! keep checking that mailbox :)

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  3. I try to check out your site every few weeks to see what you have created. Some of my favorites are the birthday cake cookies, ice cream cones, and the cheerleaders. Your talent has no limits..keep baking!!!

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  4. Rachel, each platter is more awesome than the last! It's time to go LLC!

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    1. thanks Holly! going to stick to fundraising for now, but may be someday!

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  6. I love the wine club...my book club turned into a movie group and we have been known to hang at my house and watch 3 back to back. It helps that we get our hands on movies still in the theaters thanks to a producer we know. But I think I may steal your wine cookies for my sister with the vineyard....I love the flower minis with them (and it's red, you know how I hate chardonnay!) I also want that stork baby cutter. Wish you lived a little closer!

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  7. I am going to say you need to branch out and make some "Hockey" cookies! :) Tee hee. I hope I win. You make some fantastic cookies, lady.

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  8. So you know this comment is from the man that would leave me for your cookie skills, Star Wars was by far our favorite theme. So much that he displayed them in his cube for weeks!
    - Your best employee ever

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  9. I like a Chinese theme! Like fortune cookies, take-out boxes and red lanterns.

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  10. Rachel, you are so talented! I wish I could make cookies like yours for holidays and parties. Your cocktail theme is great. I like fish/shell theme cookies since I live on the water!

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