To Infinity and Beyond

Posted by Anne Yorks on Sunday, February 21, 2010

“To Infinity and Beyond” is the mantra of a very popular spaceman…who happens to be very popular to a special 3-year-old boy I know. His mom is the scarf lady. Remember this post from a few weeks back? She custom made this for me…

And now she also makes these. I think this might make a cute gift for my little girl for Easter.

So, she asked me to make her some rocket ship cookies for her little man.

“Anne, can you make rocket ship or star cookies for the party?” asked Kim.

“Sure, but wouldn’t Buzz Lightyear cookies be so much cooler?” I replied.

Cooler and way more challenging. I did lose a little sleep over this project. But in the end I was pleased with my effort. First, I drafted a sketch of the cookie. Next, I created a ‘stencil’ out of plastic to hand-cut each of the cookies. He was huge, almost 8 inches tall. That’s a gigantic cookie. Buzz has a lot of moving parts. I had to simplify things a tad to make the design work.

Here is a close-up of his chest.

Not too bad, but I think this is one design I’m going to retire. Of course, what does retirement mean these days? Jay-Z, Michael Jordan, Brett Farve (heart is now beating faster), and the list continues of people that supposedly retire, but don’t. So maybe there will be another Buzz cookie someday.

Anyway, the kids loved the cookies. That’s all that matters. They also loved Rocketball and Pin the Star in the Galaxy. How cute!

I am currently working on finishing St. Patrick’s Day designs. I hope to have something to show you this week. Plus, my next e-newsletter will be going out on Thursday. This will keep you up-to-date on all my cookie antics. If you’re not on the mailing list…go to this site’s homepage and click on the tab on the right. All I need is your name and email address. Rest assured that your email will not be shared. And, I only send one or two emails a month depending on the number of holidays.

Have a sweet day,