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Toy Boat

Posted by Anne Yorks on Thursday, March 31, 2011

On the way home from our recent trip to Indianapolis, we got a little punchy. After a long day of basketball, we didn't leave until 6:30pm for our 10-hour drive. A couple hours into the drive we were all tired, but no where close to home. That's when the tongue twisters came into play.  

I think we started with "Unique New York". The challenge was to say it five times as fast as you can. 

We also loved: "She Sells Seashells Down by the Seashore", "Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers", and "Toy Boat". Toy boat is funny because it seems like it's a easy one, but then the tongue usually gets twisted. Go ahead and try it!

This cookies are not toy boats, they're cookie sailboats! 



This was the first time I did a sailboat cookie. That surprised me. I had the cookie cutter, but never got an order for it. I was very happy to use it for the first time. I really like the color combination of the white, aqua and yellow.



I have an anchor cookie cutter also, but it has some really thin areas, which means that the cookie has a higher probability of breaking. And since the client requested the name of the marina on the cookie, I decided to make a round cookie with an anchor.  



The whole collection was fun to work on. But I have to say I was happy when it was done because the entire time I kept singing that STYX song, "Come Sail Away". I couldn't get it out of my head for the rest of the day.




On a separate cookie note...I need a little HELP. Any cookiers out there know where I can order printed icing sheets. I'm not even sure if this is available by the sheet, but I'm not ready to invest in the ink/printer set-up. I need the icing sheets for a really fun cookie idea for a friend's fundraiser that I will be donating in May. Any suggestions on who might do these would be MUCH appreciated!! If you can help, please email me at anne@flourboxbakery.com, or leave a note in the comments section below. 

Thanks!!

Anne


10 comments

  • Riadh

    Sep 17, 2012

    Dear Anne -I also ripped out the arlicte in People Magazine tracked down a local training in Washinton DC. I attended a Stewards For Children training this morning. The presenter was Michele Booth Cole, Executive Director of Safe Shores at the DC Childrens Advocacy Center. She facilitated a great training, that had me both concerned and inspired.I am hoping to take it one step further and become a trainer myself for Stewards For Children. I just wanted to say Thank You, Anne for your mission, and for all you are doing to keep children safe. Count me in, to join you on this journey!Sincerely,-Hilary Boboshko, LGSWSilver Spring, Md

  • Anne @ Flour Box Bakery

    Apr 01, 2011

    Thanks, Linda! I’ll check it out! Cookiers are so helpful! Thanks!!

  • Linda

    Apr 01, 2011

    I just, as in now…at 2:00 am. finished cookies for my sister’s 50th birthday celebration. I sent a jpg to www.edibleimages.com and received 2 sheets, each containing 30 images of my sister. (The photo was when she was about 5…so darn cute) The order arrived within the time quoted and was very well packed. The company included 8 extra images at no charge. I don’t know if that was because it was the first order I ever placed or if they always do that. A bonus….I sense that the company is run by Christian people. (That always makes me feel happy!) I am very happy with how the cookies came out….and now…..TO BED!!! In the morning…..to Maryland to celebrate 50 years of greatness!!!!

  • Anne @ Flour Box Bakery

    Mar 31, 2011

    Robin,
    I’m going to check into that – thanks so much for your help! I’ll post an update soon as to how I made out.

    Thanks!
    Anne

  • Robin

    Mar 31, 2011

    Actually, a lot of local bakeries with print them for you and charge per the sheet – you just need to email the image or take it to them on a flash drive.

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