Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Animals and snowflakes

Quick post today, just to show you that I'm still as busy as ever!

The weather in Kotzebue is about minus 45 below zero right now. My car is cold soaked and "mad" at me for even turning it on this morning. My hands and foot are super cold and aching. I wonder if the weather has anything to do with my healing?



A few weeks ago, I was asked to make 200 "Martha Stewart" type cookies for the Grand Opening of the New Northwest Arctic Heritage Center on the 19th of December (my mom's 55th birthday). Last night I finally made the first batch.

I decided that since we live in Kotzebue and don't necessarily have any sort of "martha stewart" type supplies, that my supplies (thanks Roxy!) would have to suffice. And they did, for now.



I also decided that since it was the new Heritage Center and owned by the Park Service, I would make some animal cookies.

You can see the first batch and the first layer of frosting going onto them now. There are Ptarmigan, Polar Bears, Moose, Fish, etc.



Of course, There will also be the traditional stockings, trees, stars and, my favorite...SNOWFLAKES.

I could spend hours decorating snowflakes. Actually...I DID spend hours decorating snowflakes!

14 comments:

Tari said...

I love the cookies! Especially the animal shapes and snowflakes. You must have some really steady hands. Now I must find some down here so I can let my daughter decorate animal cookies.

bea's blog said...

They all look nice, specially the fish, but the snowflakes top them all!
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European Greetings
Beatrice

Deborah said...

You make beautiful cookies!!

What kind of frosting do you use?

gpc said...

Really beautiful -- martha stewart will eat her heart out!

Lisa said...

-45, wow! Just a tad chilly, since its a balmy 6* at my place. Love the cookies! Of course, now I'm hungry and totally blame you :P

Anonymous said...

can you please post your icing receipe,,,,, i have been looking for a good one and can not find one that will set up quickly..

Thank You

merinz said...

And very beautiful snowflakes they are too!

fireweedroots said...

Those snowfalkes!!! How on earth do you do it?

Susan Stevenson said...

Your cookies are beautiful! I'd hate to eat them and ruin them! I especially love your snowflakes. The intricacy of the frosting is really gorgeous, and I love how different they all look.

Sabrina said...

Did you use an icing bag to make those designs? I'm having trouble with the icing coming out too fast or sometimes it gets stuck and explodes out onto the cookies. I'm doing something wrong...I love yours though! So cute!

Dorice said...

Wow... is all I can think to say. Those snowflakes are seriously beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful job! You outdid yourself on them cookies, they are going to love them and want them every year!

Linda said...

Beautiful cookies! You are very talented. I love reading your blog and learning a little about life in Alaska. Merry Christmas to all from NC.

Anonymous said...

Just amazing!