Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Over The Hill Cookies

I got my first order for over the hill cookies, I have never done this theme before and I was excited to do some thing different. My friend ordered these for a coworker of hers and she picked  out the sayings she wanted and then let me have free reign on the rest.  

Excuse my white balance it was overcast when I took these pictures. 

First up, the plaque to wish Layne a happy birthday. The stencil used in the picture is from Salsa Stencils. I used pearl airbrush with all the cookies in the set.

It's a birthday so balloons are in order. I used my petal craft dusts to do some shading on the balloons. 

As well as balloons you have to have cake...in cookie form, right! 

And of course the obligatory head stone stating you are over the hill. The cracks are the wet on wet technique dragged with a toothpick and shading with petal dust.

These over the hill sayings are pretty funny. Stencil used here is from Artfully Designed Creations and can be found here

I have a few chevron stencils this one I got from Michaels. This cute cutter is called the Jenn from Whisked Away Cutters and can be found here.

I really like how this one turned out. Shading was done by using brown airbrush around the edges.

And this is my favorite, I just love the long rectangle which the cutter is from Truly Mad Plastics and you can find it here. and the stencil is from Artfully Designed Creations and you can find it here

And here they are all together. I sure hope Layne has a great birthday! Thanks JoDee for the order. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Did you say Tyra Banks?? Birthday Cookies

I have a funny story about this set of cookies. This may be a little long but it needs to be to explain my dinginess!!

I was at home and I was actually working on a set of cookies to help out a friend for cookie con 2014 when my cell phone rang. It was my good friend who lives in Minnesota we have been friends for over a decade and I never want to pass an opportunity to catch up with her so I answered the call and continued working on the cookies while we chatted. I was not sure if I was distracted or if it was the reliable cell phone connection we had but I obviously did not comprehend what she asked me to do.

We played catch up for a bit and then she told me she wanted to place a couple of cookies orders. She told me about a girl that was a neighbor and a great athlete and she wanted to do something for her and she said another name and said that she was in her husbands Harvard class and they were going to go visit her around her birthday and wanted to give her some cookies. I told her to go ahead and just send me an email with all the details of the designs she wanted and such and we ended our call.

A week later I got the email from her and I read through the first order...... it went something like this 

For Elizabeth E....
  • Blue, white, red are some of High School and future college colors. #19
  • Soccer-she won Ms. MN Soccer 
  • Track-she broke long standing (20+ yr) record in 400 meters at Minnetonka high school
1 Doz, you can decide how to decorate! 

Then I read the second order on the list

For Tyra Banks, (i'm thinking oh they know someone named Tyra banks, that's interesting...I continue to read) 

  • Favorite word/theme: *SMIZE, 
  • Favorite color: *yellow, 
  • She loves: designer furniture, new food, Mexican food ;) 
  • spending time at the spa
  • Likes creative make-up artistry 
  • Graduated from Harvard, She runs America's Top Model, 

(WAIT what did I just read, is she really talking about Tyra Banks..I keep reading) 

I think a *picture of her would be fun...hope that gives you some ideas...let me know if you need more (I starred the things I would for sure like) 2 Doz sent as close to 8th of April, as possible. Thank you so much!   Did you enjoy your convention? Xoxo thanks for the visit last week! 


I immediately yell for my husband to come to the computer and I read it to him. Asking him do you think this is for real. So then I recall seeing a picture of my friends husband on his facebook feed  that he posted of a group of people and remember maybe that one of them could have been Tyra Banks. So I go check out his page and sure enough the woman in the picture was indeed Tyra Banks I just did not realize it when he posted the picture.  

I am in shock and I call my friend immediately and no answer I leave a message, I then text her to call me and also send her an email. I needed to confirm that this cookie order was indeed for Tyra Banks!!!

Some pics of Tyra

She was not able to call me back until the next day and we had a good laugh and my dinginess when she first called me. She said that she was a little surprised that I did not say anything or have any kind of reaction when she mentioned that she wanted me to make some cookies for their friend Tyra Banks for her birthday.

Her Catch Phrase SMIZE

I obviously did not hear the name correctly when we were on the phone the first time and after I talked to her more about how they knew her and found out the Tyra was in the same Masters program with her husband at Harvard and my friend had met her before and said she was a such nice and wonderful person and they wanted to give her something unique for her birthday, and she thought my cookies would fit the bill.

After the call was over I was overcome with fear that the cookies I would make would be awful and Tyra would hate them but after I got them finished I was pleased with them and I am happy to report that when she got the cookies Tyra was so pleased with them and just could not believe that there were pictures of her on cookies. Funny hu, Tyra sees her face one magazine and TV all the time but never on a cookie.

Harvard Graduate

I asked my friend if possible I would love it if she could get a picture of Tyra holding my cookies but I understood if that wasn't possible.

She did not get a picture of Tyra holding my cookies and so you don't have to believe a thing I have said..............BUT it is true!!!

Love of Mexican Food

Spending time at the Spa

Love of Makeup Artistry

The whole Cookie Line up!!

Sooooo this is probably the closest claim to fame I have ..... I made cookies for TYRA BANKS!!!

Thanks to my awesome friend Evonne, for trusting me that I could do this for one special woman!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's cold outside time to bundle up in Sweater, mitten and hat......cookies!!

It has been awhile since I have made a post but I wanted to share these cute sweater cookies I did for a good friend. I tracked down the ugly sweater cookie cutter because I have always wanted to do Christmas ugly sweater cookies but then I decided I want to do just some cable knit sweaters instead. And hopefully they are not ugly. :)

Here are the sweater my frosting was a little thick for the cable knit so my hand got a little tired.
I know the consistency is the main key but I am just too lazy to remix sometimes.

It's getting colder so you need to start wearing those beenies! I would wear a white one like these if I had one.

And keeping those fingers toasty it important. I airbrushed retro snowflakes on all the cookies first before the detail and you can see it in the hats and gloves the most. Stencil is from Artfully Designed. 

I thought I would put a couple of outfits together that might be fun to wear if they were real. But eating them will be even better.

And the whole wardrobe altogether. It's amazing how using just white can make really cute cookies. And if you have an aversion to food coloring you can see you can still have pretty cookies.

Thanks LJ for the order I hope your girls night is a blast!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Annette Southern Belle nurse! Birthday Cookies

I have not been really good at posting on this blog this year. These cookies were in fact made clear back in January!! My friend wanted some birthday cookies for her friend Annette.

Like I normally do, I like to make sets that include their hobbies and likes.
Annette is a awesome nurse.

The magnolia is her favorite flower.

She loves to bake.

And the whole crew together!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Prison Cookies???? Yes that is what I said!

 It has been so long since I have done a blog post. I wanted to share these cookies that when I got the order I was thinking...."really??? you want what??!!"

One of my best customers sent me a text saying she was in need of some cookies. Her text said that she had a friend getting out of Jail and wanted to give cookies to them as a joke to make light of the whole situation. I can honestly tell you that this was the most interesting cookie request I have received to date.

After I got the request I started thinking of what I could do and I saw some "cute" clip art of a prisoner behind bars and I thought he had to be cookied.

Of course handcuff cookies were in order. I used this eye Wilton glasses cookie cutter to make them and trimmed the edges and then squeezed the sides down. You can get this cutter in this set here.

I then used the Sugarbelle bus cutter to make police car cookies! This cutter is so awesome. I have used it a few different times already but not as a bus. If you want to order one you can at this link on Karenscookies.net

The first time I used it was as a moving truck.
Then as a regular truck 

And here are the police cars I did from the cutter. I actually trimmed the top down a bit on these. And these were my favorite. 

I decided to do some minis to spell Free at Last!

It started out as a pretty strange request but ended up being one of my favorite sets!

Thanks Leslie for the order :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Newest Addition to Sweet Shop Natalie - Edible Images!!!

So excited to announce the latest addition to Sweet Shop Natalie! Another way to make any occasion you have special and custom.

Edible Images are now available!

The possibilities are endless and will make your event even more memorable by adding edible image cookies.

Here are just a few ideas to get the ball rolling.....

Business logo... want to promote your company in a "sweet" way? Your logo can be printed and put on any size cookie you want to hand out to customers at your event, business luncheon, or employee.

I even did my own logo and I love it! Maybe I will start using them as a business cards for special events.

How about a baby shower or 1st birthday, or any age.....

Customize your parents anniversary party by putting your sweet parents on a cookie....

Here is an example of a cookie you could do for Father's Day or a milestone birthday.... (this is my Dad, you got to love the lamb chops he had)....

Wedding or bridal parties: Take your event to the next level by having the lucky couple's picture on the cookie, you could put them on the dessert table, have it as a wedding favor, or even a thank you gift to your wedding party/guests....

Graduation time: Personalize your son or daughter's graduation party with their picture on a cookie mixed in with a themed cookie platter...

Christening/baptism.. Here are some cookies I did last month for a baby baptism, they were cookie favors for the dinner celebration party guests....

Another shot of logo cookies on a platter...

The cookies below are heat sealed in a cellophane bag that would be perfect for party favors!

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