Monday, June 3, 2013

Graduation Time

 My friend Tuija asked me to make a cake and cookies for her daughters graduation party.

In my head I have all these grand ideas, and in my head I think it is going to take 2 hours to complete and is going to be easy. When in reality it takes 8+ hours and nothing you plan works out. Ganache won't set up so you add more chocolate then it sets too quickly you finish the top of the cap and notice that you covered the board wrong so you have to chuck it and start again, you try making a tassel 3 or 4 times but it just keeps breaking apart so you just scrap the whole idea. Oh I could go on and on but I wont. I finally finished the cake and the cookies. Cake people say cookies are too time consuming but right now I feel the opposite. :)

Here are the cookies I did, much less stress here except for the airbrushing... I so need to work on my skills with that. But I've got plenty of time to do that.

Amanda is way prettier than these cookies, she is such a beautiful young woman. But this cookie version is cute too. Oh and this cookie version is copied from one of Sugarbelles creations.

Her mom told me that she likes Africa and I had these stencils with all these animal prints so I thought I would try them out. I figured out a better way to use them after I was done so hopefully next time they will be more sharp.

 Some diplomas and stars for such a super grad!!

We had a good time at the party yesterday. My husband got to speak Finnish to all the Finns that were there and I did a lot of smiling pretending I knew what they were talking about!! :)
Congrats Amanda and thanks Tuija!


  1. Your lettering is PERFECT. Do you use a stencil? The cookies look great. I do both cakes and cookies. And when I'm having a cake moment, I wish all I did was cookies!

    1. Thanks, just got a KopyKake projector that is the only way I could have done that! :)