FROZEN SNOWFLAKE COOKIES/ Living in Harmony

 

As we begin this new decade, I’ve been thinking about the times we live in and how so much has changed since the millennium. I believe it is imperative that we live in harmony and that means to embrace our diversity, accept and respect one another and realize that we are more alike than different. It’s essential that we live up to the goal of previous generations to leave the world a better place than we found it. I thought it appropriate to post this poem by the inspirational American poet, Maya Angelou.
 
Human Family  (by Maya Angelou)
 
I note the obvious differences in the human family.
Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy.

Some declare their lives are lived as true profundity,
and others claim they really live the real reality.

The variety of our skin tones can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple, tan and blue and white.

I've sailed upon the seven seas and stopped in every land,
I've seen the wonders of the world not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I've not seen any two who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts while lying side by side …

I note the obvious differences between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.  

            * * * * *                      

These airbrushed and stenciled Snowflake Cookies were made for my grand niece’s 5th birthday party. It was a Frozen-themed party which is still as popular as ever among the young set. Anna, Elsa, Kristof and Olaf are back with some new friends, Queen Iduna and Lieutenant Matthias.


Snowflake Cookies
Snowflake Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Blue with AmeriColor Sky Blue
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Retro Star Stencil
AmeriColor Pearl and Sky Blue Sheen Airbrush Color
Airbrush Kit or Wilton Color Mist
CK Light Blue Sanding Sugar

Outline cookie with #2 tip in blue icing
Flood cookie with blue icing. Let dry overnight.

Place stencil on cookie. Spray with pearl airbrush color. Gently lift stencil. Let dry 10 minutes.
Place stencil on cookie. Spray with blue airbrush color. Gently lift stencil. Let dry 20 minutes.

Pipe snow with #2 tip in blue flood icing.

Sprinkle with light blue sanding sugar. Let dry overnight.

Some cookies were done with the Bethlehem Star cutter.






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MORE THAN COOKIES/ 16 Cherished Favorites



It’s the beginning of a new year, a new decade and year 8 of blogging. Back in 2012, I did not know what a blog was. Taking on the challenge to learn something new, I started this blog and published my first post on Jan 13, 2013. I have made friends within the blogging community and learned codes thanks to my husband, a computer genius. Under my About tab, I explain my two reasons for starting this project. Besides sharing my passion for cookie decorating, my aim was to share with my nephews our family history and my childhood memories of growing up with their Dads. No doubt many of my childhood memories are similar to your own. So with 240 published posts, I’ve chosen 16 of my personal favorite blog stories, some of childhood, others about family and more. Whether you are new to my blog or a long-time subscriber, I hope you will enjoy the read with the aim of bringing your cherished memories to mind.

Thank you for your kindness and support over these years and I hope my little blog has brought some sweetness and joy your way. Happy New Year and best wishes to you and yours for much happiness, success and good health in 2020.

SUMMERTIME
(How a Child Views Watermelon Seeds)

FEAR OF GOD
(Scary Nuns and Memorization)

THE PATIO
(Summer in New England)

GOOD HUMOR
(Love of Ice Cream)

SHOE FETISH
(My Lack of love for Footwear Despite Descending from Bootmakers)

REUNION
(You Can Go Back!)

DAD at 90
(The First Man I Loved)

LOVE LETTERS
(Long Lost Missives)

SISTERS
(Siblings Forever)

WAR HERO
(Ancestor Found & Lost) 

HOLIDAYS PAST
(Memories of Mom & Dad)

TRADITION
(Heirlooms Stitched with Love)
 
BROTHERS
(Best Sibs Ever)

JOY
(Goodness, Love & Laughter)

NAVY BLUE
(My Favorite Sailor)

GRATITUDE
(Family)

 
MORE FAVORITES


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