Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Autumn Cookie Bouquet

Oh my dear blogger friends; are you terribly disappointed in me and my lack of posting over the last month? Goodness, I've been incredibly sporadic with keeping you informed on the happenings in my kitchen! Just when I think that life will calm down a bit and I will have ample time to spend on doing things for me; such as blogging; my kids' activities, homework and obligations grab me by the shoestrings and we're off and running again and again. This first nine weeks of school has been quite an adjustment for our family and just thinking of all that has gone on around here tends to wear me out all over again...whew!! I have so many fun and fantastic recipes to share with you and I'm hoping (crossing my fingers) to catch up over the next few weeks.

This past week our bakery was busy with several bouquet orders and they turned out so incredibly cute that I had to share these with you first. The Fall cookie bouquet was a "Get Well" bouquet and our client was thrilled with the idea of using an Autumn theme. Check out the cookies below to see how each cookie turned out. We baked each shape with our regular sugar cookie dough and also in our chocolate sugar dough. Both were delicious!!

Autumn leaves filled with orange royal icing and sprinkled with a combination of red, orange and yellow sprinkles.

Autumn leaves filled with yellow royal icing and piped with brown and orange. We then pulled a toothpick through the wet piping to blend the colors.

Fall isn't complete without Candy Corn! These were so much fun to create!

Every squirrel's favorite, Acorns!! I think this was my favorite of the bunch.

All of our cookie bouquets are potted in our signature, customizable, clay pots. How can you not love all the colors of Fall? Cute!!

Wouldn't these make a great Thanksgiving gift for your dinner hostess? Or a cute centerpiece for the kids' table? Adorable and edible! Or, maybe, a special "Thank You" gift for your kiddos' teachers. If you're interested in ordering for Thanksgiving, please contact us and we can customize your bouquet. Watch for our Christmas themed pots too; coming soon!

We also completed another adorable baby bouquet last week. This was to be the centerpiece for a baby shower for a precious little girl due to arrive next month. Yes, you are reading the rattle correctly, her name is to be Poet Scout. Very artistic!

This time our little duckie didn't want to darn the standard "duck" yellow, so we dressed her up in light lavender and gave her tiny pink beads at her neckline. Very chic and stylish don't you think?

I just love little baby bottles!!

When a baby gets a bottle, she also needs a cute little bib too. Less mess for Mom. :-)

I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial of last week's kitchen happenings! I promise to catch you up on all the yummy sweet and savory recipes we've enjoyed lately.

From the heart of my kitchen to yours, may your experience be fun and the food always flavorful. Enjoy!

Source: Decadent Dreams Bakery Originals


EtsyFoodSnob said...

Okay I'm officially craving your sweets and so jealous of whoever received those adorable bouquets! I love the idea of using a painted flower pot - thanks for sharing this!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Sounds like you have been keeping mighty busy!!

I love the bouquets--so adorable! The candy corn ones are my fav! And I sure do know how good your cookies are from winning the giveaway--yum :-)

teresa said...

these are adorable!! i would love to put something like this together, thanks for the tips!

Megan said...

What awesome bouquets!! They're adorable!! =)

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!! =)

Krista said...

Those are awesome! I especially love your fall collection of cookies. Adorable.

Ingrid said...

They all look lovely. I'm with ya the acorn is my fave too.

I don't know how you find the time and patience!

Colleen said...

These look so cute! Makes me want a cookie right now!

the ungourmet said...

That autumn cookie bouquet is just adorable! I would love to try and make some!

Cheri said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love these fall cookie bouquets. What fun. I am not good at the decorating details or I would be giving these a try!

betchacanteatjustone said...

Oh my goodness, the candy corn and the cute! I adore sugar cookies and yours are beautiful!

bluecottonmemory said...

I LOVE this! I think I'm a wonderful cook, but you definitely are bumped up to heavenly cook! What kind of paint do you use for your pots? I have one I use for pencils, but it got broken. I want to make some for gifts. I also want to know how to make the icing and decorate your cookies. Yep! I either need a sister like you, you need to adopt me as your sister, or you need to show us how to do those cookies!

Michael said...

fantastic picture for edible thanksgiving centerpieces