Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Nutcracker

Happy Holidays and the season for Nutcracker performances all over!  I had the pleasure of making cookies for the New Albany Children's Ballet Theater once again.  Working with Cathy is a dream and I want to thank her publicly for such a  great experience.

After thinking of the endless possibilities and directions I could go with this, I finally decided on 4 designs:

The Sugar Plum Fairy, a ballet slipper,
The Nutracker and a simple snowflake.

Cathy ordered 9 dozen cookies so I did just about 2 dozen of each design.  I was hoping for a variety of colors and that is what I got.
I don't feel like my pictures did the cookies justice this time around, but I think you get the idea.

This is a rather delicate cookie - long and skinny.
She held up well though.  I chose to keep her dainty
with only little black eyes and a small nose.
If you could only see my trial and error for this guy.
Sure, he looks simple, but um, not for me!
The design itself was just tough for me.
The Nutcracker isn't known to be "handsome"
but before I settled on this, he was just plain UGLY!
I feel like I got a happy medium while still looking like
The Nutcracker.
I've done these a few times before, but it is one of my faves.
I just thought a snowflake would be nice for this time of the year.  If you look closely, you might see the shimmer of
luster dust I brushed on the white icing.
 I decided to package them in the plastic since
they had to sit among the ballerinas and nutcrackers.

It's never fun to see an order like this go...
until you hear that they were selling out like crazy!
Thank you SO much, Cathy.


  1. Wow! They are incredible!! I love the detail in the cookies and your packaging is fantastic!

  2. Amazing! The packaging turned out great. Good choice with the round clear boxes.