Thursday, August 21, 2008

Truckloads of Cookies

So this week I took on a project for a little man that's very near and dear to my heart. My very good friend's little boy (and quite possibly my future son in law) is having his 4th birthday party this weekend.


The theme?

Monster Trucks.

Short on time and even shorter on 'monster truck' cookie cutters... I opted for a plain circle in which I could pipe monster trucks on.
little did I know what I was getting in to.

Undeterred, I did some research, printed out a few clip art images, did a few practice sketches in pencil, then dove in.


Some of the first ones weren't exactly the best, but eventually I caught my groove and came up with an acceptable design.

Final count was two dozen, and the birthday boy should receive them tomorrow.... with plenty of time to spare for his party on Saturday.

Final pictures.... here's to a "monster" good party....




Lessons learned? I still need to figure out my shrink-wrap methods. the backs of the cookies looked lump and bumpy, which is PROBABLY because I used too much shrink wrap.

also? if I ever get to a point where I'm charging people for cookies, I have to be mindful of the design and amount of effort each takes. This particular project was done out of love, so it could have been 100x more intricate and I wouldn't give it a second thought... but in terms of something that could be a paying job... I'll need to consider the amount of skill and time certain designs require. I'd be curious to compare my 'speed' to get cookies such as these done now, and let's say.. in another year from now.

5 comments:

Jenni said...

those are SO cute!! How good are you at airplanes??? ;-) haha. seriously, good job Carrie!

Cathy said...

OMG Those are awesome!
nice job!

raisingtheboys said...

They look so great mama! Can't wait to see them in person... wish it was a hand delivery though... But I'll take it!

Erin said...

Carrie! How do you do this? You should totally have your own cookie decorating bakery?

Hannihaus said...

these are just adorable. i am always surprised by how awesome your creations are. i wish i had 1/10th your decorating skillz.