Sunday, February 22, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
cherry-infused, you ask?
Monday, February 9, 2009
ok, ok... I'll spare you the agony of waiting any more.
The lucky winner, via the cool random number generator.... is #18!!!
Jodes, please e-mail me the address to which you would like for your dozen cookies to be sent to, and your personalized batch will be on their way! you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again to all who participated... and for my first FOLLOWER! Thanks to Melinda Mey for being my first groupie! (you too can be a follower, btw... there's a place to click along the left sidebar!)
look for some new posts this week... I've been doing a ton of baking! I also came up with a new flavor for my Happy Janes, so I'll be sharing that... and very soon I'll be talking more about my side project, A Taste of Stepford. Then, of course.. you never know when I'm going to bust out with another contest!
Friday, February 6, 2009
One of the most popular treats you see at Valentine's day are those little boxes of 'conversation hearts'. personally? I can't stand them! Now, that doesn't mean to say that I don't EAT some every year... (what can I say... you never know if/when your tastes may change!) but invariably.. every year... BLEH.
So... out of respect for the item's popularity, but keeping my tastes and talents in mind... I like to make some Conversation Heart Cookies. Below you'll see some I've made in the past.
This year? I'm giving you a chance to win your very own batch.... (that'd be a dozen)... right in time for Valentine's Day! what's the catch? none. well.. you DO have to leave a comment, and you DO have to live in the Continental US. After that... the handy-dandy random number generator will do the work. Oh, and leave your comment before NOON EST on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9th.
Really. it's that easy. one comment = a chance to win.
ANNNND... since I'm feeling crazy... I'll even give you a SECOND chance to win. Link to this post on your blog, facebook, or twitter feed, and you'll get another entry. Just come back here after you link me, and leave me a comment saying where you pimped me out.
Can you feel the love tonight?
good... now let's give them somethin' to talk about!
- one comment/entry per person, with one BONUS entry allowable if a second comment is left showing where/how you link back to this post.
- All comments/link backs must be posted PRIOR to 12:00pm EST, Monday, February 9th.
- Winner will receive 1 dozen personalized Conversation Heart cookies, shipping via USPS Priority 2-3 day Mail.... just in time for the 14th
comments are now officially closed!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
A few weeks ago, I got my first 'gig' doing cookies for someone. A friend was hosting a baby shower for someone who was having their third baby... and she asked me to do cookies as favors for the party guests. It was an exciting event for me, and I'd be lying if I didn't admit that my nerves were on edge the whole week. I mean.. for the first time I was baking for a guest of honor that I didn't know!!!
Supposedly all turned out well... I've only had sporadic contact with the hostess since the event. The good news is that no matter what... I was able to get more practice in. and my shrink-wrapping is coming along rather well, too! (especially considering the SHAPE of these cookies)
also got a chance to play with backgrounds for the cookies. I'm finding that fabric backgrounds seem to take the best pictures for the cookies. While the wrapping paper offers great colors.. I always get a shine. and bonus! a friend of mine reminded me that fabric stores always have a TON of scraps for super cheap.... so look for (hopefully!!) some better pictures highlighting my efforts in posts to come.
speaking of things to come... February bake sale is this coming weekend. I had a request to make my biscotti again... and I have a new Happy Jane flavor in the works. Also? can you believe I've never done my cookies for the bake sale??? so yeah. I think some nicely decorated hearts are in order.