We can't think of any better cure for a case of the Mondays than plates of gorgeous cookies - can you? Our lovely Kelly has been baking up a storm lately and treating us to heaps of delectable goodies. So sweet on mismatched vintage china, we can just imagine these pretty cookies as part of a wedding dessert bar!
Chocolate Chip with Toasted Almonds and buttery Shortbreads with Macadamia Nuts... and oh yes... dipped in more chocolate! Yum, pass the milk please!
Saturday was Jude's first birthday party, and what a fun little fête it was!
We served fresh popcorn in vintage style popcorn boxes, sugar cookies frosted with royal icing (so fun to paint!) and delicious cupcakes with chocolate frosting with little flags made from ribbon and satay sticks - classic birthday treats!
The cake was a yellow cake with buttercream frosting, with a cute little banner (it's been a hot trend this year, and I couldn't help myself - so perfect for the circus theme!) And how perfect were these napkins? I found them (as well as stripey straws, paper fringe and more) at a super adorable little shop called Shop Sweet Lulu!
We provided clown noses, for those who didn't happen to have any appropriate circus attire on hand...
...or who just happen to look ridiculously cute in one...
We made these charming birthday hats out of pom poms, ruffly paper trim, stickers and poster board - so fun!
One of Jude's birthday presents was this amazing Schylling baby piano that Sabrina picked up at the super marvelous shop Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids which was a big hit at the party - she brought over hers too so we could have dueling pianos...
Apologies in advance but we couldn't help re-posting these ridiculously adorable Pantone Cookies featured on Design*Sponge. Designer/baker Kim Neill created the cookies as gifts for her clients, using as edible marker to delineate each spot color. Apparently, pink, red and silver were the most popular! Click here for more info.
We've been thinking pink around here— our super cute new Valentine's cards seem to be popping up everywhere and Valentine's Day is just around the corner!
Love, icing and typography! The best combo, and just our cup of tea!
But Linzer Hearts might just be our fave.