A Women's Concern

Posted by Anne Yorks on Friday, April 29, 2011

I made these cookies a little while back as a donation for A Women's Concern annual benefit. I have been so busy with Easter, and other projects, that I never had a chance to post them. 

I wanted to make pink and blue cookies. The pink is the AWC logo.

The blue cookie is an image from their website...a parent's hand with a child's hand. 

I heard through the grapevine that a friend bid on these cookies and gave them as a gift to one of the women that shared her story that evening. I think that is pretty cool.

I have been busy, busy working on a few other projects in addition to the Easter orders. Here is a sneak peak of a blog post that will be coming soon...a carnival themed set of cookies. Here are my sketches and the icing colors : )

Also, in addition to my Little Red Riding Hood cookies being featured on the Hostess with the Mostess website, Flour Box Bakery was also featured on the WPSU Local Food Journey. I'll be posting a behind-the-scenes blog post on the interview and the making-of-the-cookies - which were themed 'April Showers bring May Flowers'. 

Here is a photo of my demonstration set-up. It took me a little bit of time to get everything organized just right!

In non-cookie news, our family had a wonderful Easter. We dyed lots of eggs, first at home and then again with my family. Gotta love our mug collection!!

My family had 8 dozen eggs to dye and so many different kits!

Then on Easter we enjoyed a great church service and a wonderful Easter dinner with Topher's family. Grace got to do the biggest egg hunt ever.  I think we had enough eggs for 15 kids, but we only had three. Grace had so much fun. Plus, she tried her very first piece of bubble gum...and then swallowed it. Oops.

Did I mention that we have a new renovation to our house? Last spring, a friendly robin took to building a nest next to our deck light. A normal bird's nest that became the home to four adorable babies. 

This year, the nest has been remodeled and has now doubled in size!

The nest is so high that I can't peek in to see if there are any eggs. But, Easter morning I angled my camera into the nest and took this photo...which shows four beautiful blue eggs!!

I've already started picking names of course!

That's all for now...looking forward to the April Showers post for this Sunday. 

Until then, have a sweet weekend,