U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A.

Posted by Anne Yorks on Saturday, March 6, 2010

This post is a little delayed as a result of my birthday posts. But, just start chanting "U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!" and you'll get in the mood for this cookie project.

I had a busy cookie week during the Olympics and so I got to listen to a lot of the evening broadcasts. I glanced up every now and then to see a USA competitor, but for the most part my eyes were on the cookies. There's just something so cool about the Olympics. The history, the traditions, the whole world coming together for two weeks. I just love it! 

And how about that hockey team? Pulling the major upset! Seems like (according to facebook posts) the USA was robbed a gold medal in the end. I don't know about all that, but I did learn something new. Did you know that our star player, Ryan Miller, comes from the NHL team the Buffalo Sabres? I didn't. I was working on a custom ice hockey cookie order and the customer requested that I add the Buffalo Sabres logo to the design. Logos can stress me out. Sometimes they are too complex for me to translate to a cookie. But, this time I think it worked out well. And then I find out that Ryan is on the Sabres. I had no idea that either existed and now it seems like they are all I hear about. Here is the Sabres logo...

And here is the cookie version...

The trick is doing the logo consistently a bunch of times. I had made quite a few extra cookies to practice and I'm glad I did. 

In the end, I had just enough good ones to fill the order.

I have another adorable custom order that I'll try to post tomorrow. I'm also working on some new Easter designs. I'll be posting those pics soon. It might [crossing my fingers] be time to take the winter cookies off the site. It just feels good to think that spring is near!

Have a sweet day,