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!


Wine Divas!

A group of ladies were hitting the road for a wine tasting getaway! How fun to escape from the kids and enjoy the beautiful vineyards. We think these cookies came out so great you might even mistake them for the real thing…ha ha ha!

First you need the wine…so here are two wine bottles to get the party started…oh…and don’t forget the cheese.

Next, grab the glasses and fill them up…

How about some grapes…wouldn’t it be nice if there was actually someone to feed them to you?

Grab your swim suit to enjoy all of this pool side…

Here is the party tray! No whining that you didn’t get any.


FYI….here is how we made the grapes…we started with a bunny rabbit cutter and cut off the ears (ouch). Then attach one ear for a stem. The photos below will show the many many layers of icing. We used three different colors of purple to get the variation in color! We waited for each layer to dry before moving on to the next layer (approx 2-4 hours). The green stem was added at the VERY end after everything is dry.