Monday, November 8, 2010

A Reason For Piping

Sunshine & Rainbows

Why I bake & decorate seems as good a topic as any to kick off my blog.

Saturday night after dinner was almost cleaned up and we were supposed to be winding down for the evening, my husband asked if I would make some cookies for one of his employee's daughters who was recently hospitalized. I knew this was really important to him because all of my orders were done for the weekend and that night was supposed to be a cookie free night where he would have my undivided attention.

My five year old and I went right to work on her cookies- this was also extra special because she's not allowed to help with the baking of paid orders. As soon as the last tray went into the oven I mixed up the icing and sat down and turned these out pretty quickly. After the base was down I wasn't feeling very good about how these were turning out... my cookie designs are usually at LEAST thought of for days, if not sketched out a few times before being set in royal icing. I considered not even finishing this set, but then I remembered who it was for and figured that a five year old girl would love any tray of cookies that was just for her so I committed to finishing them, however displeased I may have been.

When I woke up the next morning they were cuter than I remembered and didn't feel too bad sending them off to work with my husband (on a Sunday!) to bring to her father.

Monday morning I woke up to these photos on his facebook...

Happy Girl!

... and this is why I make cookies.


  1. So cute! Very precious story and it's so sweet to see from the photos what joy you gave that little girl!
    Welcome to blogging! =)
    Glory/ Glorious Treats

  2. Great post Holly! How cute are those pics?!

  3. precious! she looks so happy...i bet that made your day. :)

  4. Love this story, Holly. And so glad you have joined the blogging world. It won't be long and you will be one of those top bloggers I am sure. :)

  5. Awww Holly -- and that is why you're the sweetest!! Nice post! Glad Callye talked you into it!

  6. aww how sweet and i loveeee your rainbows they looks awesome

  7. Welcome to the blogosphere, Holly! I can totally understand where you're coming from! Only another fellow cookie decorator can understand the insane hours and crazy addiction to cookie decorating and the reasons why we love to do it......the pictures say it all!! I look forward to following your blog. I invite you to follow mine as well.

  8. i follow you on facebook and am SO HAPPY that you decided you start a blog!! your cookies are way awesome and deserve to be all over the internet!

  9. From one Holly to another I completely understand what you mean. You sound exactly like me!