After a year of doing cookies, I have decided that it is time for me to have a "Signature Cookie Style"....So....after lots of thought...here it is...The Cookie Puzzles' Signature Style...A slightly imperfect, a little on the amateurish side, cookie, with an occasional bleeding colors and terrible writing. So when you see my cookies, and they don't look perfect, please don't be embarrassed for me...that is MY SIGNATURE THE COOKIE PUZZLE look...I worked really hard on it..see...if I WANTED to, I could make perfect cookies...but then how would you know it was a THE COOKIE PUZZLE cookie. Over and Out.
That was my Facebook Page status update for January 26, 2012
What can I say...A perfect cookie decorator I am NOT!
And you know what? I am ok with that...really I am!
Do I "want" to make the perfect cookie? Yes! Every cookie I sit down to decorate, I want to make perfect....it just doesn't happen.
And that is OK....cause I decorate cookies because it makes me happy. People buy my cookies because they TASTE good...how it looks is just ICING ON A COOKIE!
Now...all that being said let me lay out my Cookie Philosophy for you
1. IT IS JUST A COOKIE
2. DECORATE COOKIES BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT...IF DECORATING COOKIES BRINGS YOU TO TEARS...YOU WILL GROW TO HATE IT
3. MAKE A GREAT TASTING COOKIE...IT WILL MAKE PEOPLE FORGET THE FLAWS IN THE DECORATING.
4. 99.999% OF THE FLAWS "YOU" SEE IN YOUR COOKIE, GO UN-NOTICED BY OTHERS
5. EVERY COOKIE WILL NOT BE PERFECT....THAT'S OK..HIDE IT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PLATTER OR BOX...AND DON'T TAKE A PICTURE OF IT
6. YES, YOU SHOULD PRACTICE...BUT KEEP IN MIND...THAT IN YOUR EYES, YOUR COOKIE WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE PERFECT
7. NEVER COMPARE YOUR COOKIES TO OTHER'S COOKIES...IT WILL DRIVE YOU INTO A DEPRESSION..WHICH IN TURN LEADS TO HORRIBLE LOOKING COOKIES
8. EDUCATE YOURSELF...STALK EVERY COOKIE BLOG YOU CAN FIND...THERE IS LOTS OF GREAT TIPS OUT THERE
9. NEVER NEVER NEVER, "BORROW" A COOKIE DESIGN WITHOUT ASKING PERMISSION, AND GIVING CREDIT
10. ASK FOR HELP, I CAN GAURANTEE YOU THAT OTHERS HAVE DONE WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO...ASK..YOU WOULD BE SUPRISED HOW MANY OUT THERE WILL HELP, IF YOU JUST ASK!
So there you have it...my cookie philosophy! Now you can conquare the world..well not really, but humor me a little!
Here are some photo's of some of my first cookies...don't laugh...they are NOT pretty...but you know what...that's ok...I really don't care!
|My very first cookies...see..not so pretty..but they tasted good!|
|Wet on Wet decorating...again...not so pretty|
|The outlining is terrible...the dots are un-even...but who cares!|
|OH MY...this is one of the cookies that I should NOT have |
taken a picture of.
|WHAT WAS I THINKING?|
So...there you go...now go have fun..enjoy what you do....don't strees...IT IS JUST A COOKIE!