Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine Cookies!

Well, I broke down and bought some of these cookies... Ha ha! Just kidding! I made these bitches myself!!! The images are from valentine's that were my mom's when she was a little girl and I found a bakery in town that sells/makes the edible printed sugar sheets for 5 bucks!

UPDATE: sorry, I didn't post the 'how-to' and all!! I was running around here like a mad woman yesterday trying to keep up with not burning the cookies and pumkinbutt 'driving' the cars! Okay, I scanned the images I liked, darkened them up a bit (figured the sugar paper printing would be on the light side and it was) and printed it out on photo paper. I printed on photo paper because the colors are more vibrant and the images are more clear than regular paper. Brought my print out down to Mrs. Bakery lady, it took her only 30 minutes to print it out. The sugar print out has to be used in 2-3 hours or else it...blows up! No, actually, I got the impression from Mrs. Bakery lady that the sugar would dry up and the paper would become brittle and break. I brought the printout home, measured and cut out the cookies, baked them, let them cool, then iced them. To apply the sugar paper images; cut out with scissors and just peel the images from the backing and smooth over the iced tops (that was the easiest part). I then decorated the tops with piped icing and red sugar sprinkles. Easy enough, right?

21 comments:

elizabeth said...

those are friggin' amazing!!! and what great idea that will come in handy for any occasion. now i'll have to see if any the bakeries around here do that (i doubt it though)

Momsy said...

You are so very cool. Love that idea!

julia/tickytacky said...

very cute. I've got the bug and am making both cookies and cupcakes tonight. Thank god I have a lot of neighbors to share them with ;-)

Wish I'd gotten some of that stuff to print on!

Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day!

moki said...

What a fabulous idea! So creative!

Lady K said...

I really like your blog. You crack me up!

Did you just take your vintage valentines to the bakery and they made you a sheet of your images or was each cookie $5?

I'm having an excellent image in my head of a sugar photocopier.

tricia said...

Those are so cool!

sarah said...

Hey! They came out great!! And much cheaper than buying the whole system yourself (although not if you do it a lot). (um, I did send you the info, right?)

I'm glad you found a place - the only place I ever asked wouldn't do anything you brought in, only their own images. Did they scan them for you or did you take a file down and have them printed?

I hope you charged your family $54 for those awesome cookies!! ^_^

Jennifer said...

My mouth is agape in awe right now! Those are so friggin' amazing!!! I'm definitely going to have to research this technique some more, though I doubt I'd ever has as incredible images as those to transfer to my cookies...

my house is cuter than yours said...

Lady K and Sarah i scanned the images i wanted into my computer and printed them out on one sheet of photo paper (only because I knew the image colors would be more vibrant). i didn't want to leave my original's to get all greased up! the entire sheet was 5 bucks. This sugar sheet was about 75 % the size of a reg sheet of paper. The bakery had to shrink down my images some to fit. i took the sugar sheet home and cut out the images and placed them on my own cookies.

vicci said...

These are so so cool!!! Sugar sheets huh????? I'll have to start checking with some bakeries now to see if they do this!! I doubt it! This town is pretty small...great idea! Explain how this process works!!! Please! I like your blog!

Grinza Dayglo said...

They are charmingly beautiful - both the cookies and the paper Valentine's. You are so lucky to have the original Valentines! I am sooo jealous! P.S. I love your site and especially your Polynesian 99 cent dinner.

Barb said...

wow, that's wild. Was it expensive?

megan said...

They came out great-- dare I say, better than the muy expensivo ones you showed earlier?

Gina said...

Those are amazing! I'm still holding my breath.

M. Patrizio said...

Impressive!! They came out so great!

Dacia said...

Wow! I am totally impressed. Awe-stricken actually!

risa said...

i just doscovered your blog and love it! and how darling are these cookies! i love that you used an old valentine of your mom´s. cute!

desperate housewife said...

That cookie would be very hip with two cowboys instead boy and cowgirl.

Mom said...

I am sooo glad I gave you those old Valentine's Day cards!!! You did a super job with the cookies!!! I wish I were so talented, or did you get that talent from me???!!! Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Honey, your house is cuter than mine.
Snowbear

Teresa said...

You are amazingly talented and really know how to think outside the box. I think your cookies put those over-priced bakery ones to shame.