So I had both rewarding and confusing set of orders this past month…
First up was the rewarding, something called Rookie Cookie at my new job where new hires bring a batch of cookies to the workplace as a kind of introduction. Not only was this a time for me to show people what I do outside of work, but it was also a time to present a face to go along with all those emails I had been sending.
This was probably the first time an order had been all me from start to finish. This was a design I had been wanting to execute for quite some time and I was so happy with the results. I was totally tempted to keep them as half colored.
I decided to go ahead with my sparkly plan and do the other sides. The black and white cookies were made to stand out as they were gluten free!
Along with these basic cookies I wanted to bring something with a bang, to showcase that I actually did something other than just flooding cookies. So I decided to create the company logo with a location picture in the background…in cookie form.
I also decided to take on a challenge of gradient/ombre baking (totally just made up that term) where a cookie is colored but starts out as white. You can see from the picture above that it was a success!
Now let’s move on to the confusing. Target themed and Spirit Animal themed baby showers. Might be better to show it than talk about it.
Let’s start with the Target themed cookies.
Having Target be a theme was harder than I thought it would be, as in what does one present as an image to represent Target besides….well, a target. I decided on Spot the dog, a basic target (with M monogram) and a shopping cart. As a set, though they were simple, I think the designs were super effective.
Next order was spirit animal themed cookies. Unicorns, fish, eagles, bees, Care Bears and monogramed cookies? All animals were decided by the client and they were all so much fun to make.
Here are some close ups.
I’ve decided cookies are my spirit animal.