Sunday, March 11, 2012

Notes From A Kitchen - Bonus TUTORIAL

Sunday, March 11, 2012
I was trying to thin of some clever, cute, witty way to start this post, but I'm blanking.  So let's just jump to the good stuff.  Save the witty banter for later. 

  


That and I have a ton of pictures from this set.....

I recently made cookies for a book signing.  The book is:


An impressive new book written by Jeff Scott and Blake Beshore.  Blake is from these parts.  His parents still live here.  



In fact, it didn't surprise me too much when my Mother-In-Law called me up and told me she was going to a party.

And she wanted to bring cookies.  


 How could I say no?



.Glad I made them. 


Not just because I LOVE the way they turned out.  




But also because my MIL felt so inclined to score me a signed copy.



Sweet!!  :)

 

With how beautiful this book is, I think that's a fair trade.  :)


 I'll give y'all a review some time.

Also, wanted to show you a VIDEO on a quick way to apply a sugar border.



It took me HOURS to do all these.  I did 8 dozen in less than 24 hours, including dry time and photographs.  So sleep....sleep is over rated.  Please excuse me if I seem tired in the VIDEO.  I think I was running on a 2 hours of sleep medicated with a large mug of black tea and a sugar free Redbull.....
 
Anyway, I was honored to make cookies for this event and for such a special publication.  I'll let you know how the book reads later ;)



15 comments:

Elizabeth L in Apex, NC said...

Wow are these amazing! The black 'chalkboard' style cookies are just stunning, and I'm in love with the diamond pattern, too. I appreciate the note-paper ones also, as I'm making cookies for my son's high school writing club tomorrow and was searching for a style for them - found it!!

veenaartofcakes said...

Alison,
I always admire your talent for cookies but these are wow....
I mean really beautiful!
You have a wonderful blog and when it comes to cookies I do visit to refresh my mind at times. In fact I did mention you in one of my blog post... on brush embroidery.
Wonderful work
Thanks for sharing
Veena

Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie said...

Wow - amazing! I would love to know how you did the white/chalk style drawing on the black cookies. It looks perfect!

Alison said...

@ Jennifer, I have a tutorial on those on Wednesday :)

Haniela said...

These are so fun, I love the whole look of these, really awesome!

Paula said...

Totally unique cookies and a big hit at the book signing I'm sure. So nice that your MIL snagged you a signed copy!
I am so looking forward to the tutorial on the *chalk* style cookies.

Nicki said...

These cookies are amazing! I am unable to watch the video as it says: This video is private? I have had no trouble watching any of your other videos.

The Painted Cookie said...

Ali I am blown away! I love them all, but the chalkboard looking cookies are AMAZING! Did you hand paint them with dye? Wow, I know you are tired but what a set you have here!

Lora said...

Wow hese are amazing! I am dazzled. The chalkboard ones are pure genius.

Stephanie said...

Your work is outrageously beautiful! Totally worth staying up all night for!

Alison said...

Thanks all!

The YouTube video was experiencing a minor glitch today for some reason so it was down for about 20 minutes. Sorry you caught it in a hiccup! But it's up now! :)

paddle attachment said...

These cookies are really something special. I love all the doodles and handwriting. They must have been a huge hit at the book signing. I can't wait for the tutorial!!!

vicki said...

These are my very favorites that you have done and I'm super excited about the chalkboard tutorial! It is so cool you are willing to "share"...thanks!

sandie said...

these are fantastic. I would love to know how you did the chalkboard style cookies

Nicki said...

Thanks Alison. I watched the video today. I am looking forward to your next one.

 

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