Don’t slouch, speak up!
It’s Monday morning! It’s time to break some rules as promised… well, how about breaking one rule? But I promise it is broken A LOT and in incredibly creative and amazing ways! Seriously, the sets in this virtual party will change the way you think about cookies.
The awesomely talented and funny Angela of Oh, Sugar! Events got some cookier friends together to play along with her in a cookie collaboration themed “Play With Your Food”. Each of us raided our game cabinets and reached into the dustiest corners of our brains for inspiration.
The item I chose to play with were my paper dolls. As with most of my childhood memories they inevitably involve at least one of my 5 siblings. This one in particular is all about my sister Becca. We each got a book of incredibly detailed paper dolls one Christmas. We pored over each detail, squealed over each vignette and delighted especially in the accessories that were included on each page. These books had none of that perforated punch-out silliness. We are talking paper doll purist pages that we carefully snip snip snipped our dolls to freedom.
|the era is a bit early for playing with scissors, but it’s one of my favorites|
|We debated re-creating the above picture, but thought it best to show a little less skin.|
So, after cutting each shape out by hand, flooding each with royal icing, and lovingly painting on each little elbow dimple and ruffle detail with food coloring, I knew there was only one person who above all, would truly understand and appreciate these cookies… and I shipped them off to my old roommate, my laugh till I hurt compadre: my sister Becca.
I chose to recreate this “Dolly Dingle bakes a cake” page for obvious reasons. I don’t know if you realize this, but I kind of like to bake and it just so happens my sister does too. Dolly is shown here baking a cake, but I’m sure there is a good sugar cookie recipe in that book of hers and she’ll discover the joys of decorating cookies soon. Before we know it she’ll have shelves dedicated to sanding sugars and a serious cookie cutter addiction. I’ll send her Karen’s Cookies latest discount code and we’ll be besties!
I hope you enjoyed playing with your food with me! SOOOOO many incredibly, jaw-dropping projects are included in this collaboration. I hope you’re in the mood for being toyed with, playing some games, and breaking some rules because we are playing with our food like never before! So try one more outfit on Dolly Dingle… that’s it… bend the tabs over… and then head out to play with your other friends.
Go here to Oh Sugar’s blog with links to all the projects!
or go to individual projects here:
Horseshoes, Jacks, Marbles, Pick Up Sticks – Sweet Hope Cookies