1st “Inspired” Cookies Post!
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I’m so excited to announce our newest blog series “Inspired” Cookies!  I am constantly finding inspiration for cookie designs in every-day life and I thought that it would be fun to start a new blog series sharing some of the cookies created from this inspiration.  In these posts I will share pictures of my original inspriation followed by some pictures of the “Inspired” Cookies as well as commentary on the designs and their intended use.  I have been collecting pictures as I find them for well over a year and actually thought up this blog series last summer.  Unfortunately, with the renovations of our shop and fulfilling orders I didn’t have the chance to make any of the cookies until now.  January-March can be a slower time for me as far as large wedding orders, and since I have several Bridal Shows and Tastings to attend, it is the perfect time to try out new designs.  It has been so exciting to finally get some of the designs floating in my head made into real cookies!  Some cookies will be accompanied by a whole inspiration board, color palette, or theme and some will be based off of a random item I found which interested me.  So, without further ado, here’s my first “Inspired” Cookies…

Last fall I was browsing Etsy in search of a purple glass bowl for a photo shoot.  Unfortunately, I didn’t find the purple bowl, but I did come across this beautiful Terra Cotta bowl which caught my eye.  I found the colors and pattern intriguing which got me thinking about how they could be used as part of a wedding.

I decided to use a circular star-burst pattern pulling the copper/melon from the bowl as well as the turquoise and white.  A block script for the monogram kept the cookies feeling modern.  I envision crisp white linens with pops of copper and turquoise throughout the room.  These cookies would look perfect as favors at each place setting or neatly lined up on a square platter as the “something bright” in a minimalist dessert display. 

Because of the star-burst pattern and colors, I think that these cookies also have a bit of a vintage/retro feel and could work well for an eclectic or retro inspired event.  Mismatched bridesmaid dresses in shades of copper and turquoise?  Cute! 

I hope that everyone enjoyed this little glimpse into the head of a cookie designer :)   I can’t wait for next week as I plan on spending some time decorating and photographing more “Inspired” Cookies for our February post!