Oh what fun I have been having making and decorating Valentine Cookies.
I even tried two new recipes, a Chocolate Chip and a Red Velvet. Both
turned out great but I'm probably going to stick with my tried and true
recipe. Here are some pictures of my efforts.
Last Saturday I attended a Celebration of Life for a friend.
I met Gail through our volunteer work together at the Terry Fox Foundation and
over the years we had become friends. Gail enjoyed baking and last year she and
I baked cookies together at my house. So it was with great pleasure that I was
able to bake and decorate cookies for the reception that followed the service. I'm not sure why I chose to make butterflies and I certainly had no
way of knowing that Gail's husband would
reference the butterflies in his stomach nor how the Minister would talk about
getting them to fly in formation. It's as if someone was guiding us that
day. Beautiful cookies for a beautiful friend.
A good friend of mine's son was getting married over the Christmas season this year. As he is a proud US Marine, he would be in uniform for the ceremony. My friend asked if I could make some wedding favors for the happy couple, and I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate his Marine uniform into the design. Here is the result. I wish this couple many years of happiness and sweetness!