Say, “Cheese!”

Happy Birthday to my cousin Shelly! I couldn’t think of a better birthday present than celebrating Shelly’s love of photography (check out her work/blog at

What kind of cookies should we make for a photographer? What comes to your mind first when you think of taking pictures? “Say Cheese”, of course.  We honored that tradition with some camera and cheese cookies! We’re so proud of how the cameras came out.

We made message cookies honoring the age old saying.

We made some real cheese too!

The next set of message cookies says, “Click, Snap, Smile.”

Now for our favorite…the camera.

Since this was for a birthday, we threw in some “Happy Birthday” too! Here is the set. Say, “Cheese!”

Happy Birthday Shelly…Hope you get to do a lot of cheesy things!



It’s not DiJorno, it’s a double chocolate cake…14 inches to be exact! You bet the kids were impressed with this deep dish Italian look-a-like, topped with hand-shaved white chocolate “cheese” and fruit roll-up “pepperoni” slices, served up in a classic pizza box. (Note: A Wilton round 14-inch pan was used for this big pizza!)