Trick or treat "Piñata style " favor

Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com 

Few years ago I purchased a kit to make a mini piñata, and finally I had the time to make it, it was really nice that everything came already cut and it was very easy to assemble. 

I really like the idea of the piñata to put some of the candy cookies I made. 

Here is the video and you can see how I made it!


While making the mini piñata, I came with the idea to make a little "Piñata style" Trick or treat favor using a cookie cutter as the template and some black tissue paper. 

Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

Let me show you how I did it, for the project  you will need:


  • Black card stock
  • Black tissue paper
  • String
  • Any kind of crafts eyes
  • Candies
  • Scissors
  • Ruller
  • Puncher
  • Glue or hot gun

Here are some pictures of how I did it.


Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

I used a cat cookie cutter as a template, then I cut the cat. 

Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com



Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com


I cut 1 in strips of tissue paper and cut 1/4 in fringes. 





Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com



Then I started glueing the paper to the cat starting from the bottom.


Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com


Then I made some holes in the top of the cat to pulled the string to hang the "Piñata".



Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com





Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

Then I put the eyes and in the back I glue the cookie bag.
 
Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com




Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com




Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com

And that was it! It is really simple and looks cute, they will look cute hanging on a tree so the kids can come and pick one, or two. 

Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com



Piñata favor @www.thecookiecouture.com




Let's make some candy "cookies" for your trick or treaters!

Candy shaped decorated cookies @ www.thecookiecouture.comI have been thinking about how different this Halloween will be, this is the time of the year that we like to buy some candies for the kids that live in our neighborhood.  We will need to think in a creative "COVID" safe idea on how to give them some treats. 

I have very sweet memories of my daughter coming back from Trick or treat and check all the goodies she got, I remember my husband having the first pick on the candy mountain.

These cookies that I made are inspired in those moments, these cookies are a lot of fun to do and if you invite your kids to make them, for sure they will enjoy it! 

Candy shaped decorated cookies @ www.thecookiecouture.com

Don't worry if you don't have candy shaped cookie cutters, for these cookies I used very basic geometric shapes cookie cutters, like circles, triangles and rectangles.  You can also have a math teaching time while cutting out the cookies.

How to decorate a pumpkin with a mask cookie 2020


How to decorate a pumpkin with a mask cookie 2020


pumpkin with mask decorated cookies @www.thecookiecouture.com



Ok, here are the 2020 pumpkin cookies, these cookies are inspired in the little kids that I saw every day where I work.  I really admire their resilience and how they wear their masks for so many hours and how respectful are about following that rule of wearing their mask to protect them and to protect others. 

 

If you want to see how I decorate these cookies you can watch the video here:



So, these pumpkins are getting ready to wear a mask and I will cut out the cookies using the cookie cutter set that I wrote about in the last post. 

 



pumpkin with mask decorated cookies @www.thecookiecouture.com

pumpkin with mask decorated cookies @www.thecookiecouture.com

Simple, pretty and delicous cookies

               Simple, easy, cute and delicious cookies

Simple easy cookie decorating ideas @ www.thecookiecouture.com

Sometimes the cutest things are the more simple, and these cookies are not exception to the rule. 

Pumpkin decorated cookies ideas

Pumpkin season is almost here, fall is my favorite season and I can't wait for cooler temperatures, and I am wondering if there will be less pumpkins around this year because of the pandemic, I hope not, because I love to see them everywhere!  
The Cookie Couture Jack O' lantern cookies @www.thecookiecouture.com


 If you have been reading my blog, you might know that I love to make pumpkin and Jack O lanterns cookies.  Many years ago I purchased a Jack O' lantern cookie cutter set in Williams Sonoma and it has become one of my favorite cookie cutters. 

The Cookie Couture Jack O' lantern cookies @www.thecookiecouture.com

The Cookie Couture Jack O' lantern cookies @www.thecookiecouture.com

Can you believe I just paid $2.99 for it? It was on sale of course! If you want to buy something similar amazon has one click HERE. 

How to use your decorated cookies this coming Christmas



Are you looking forward to Christmas?

We all have been living unusual times and are looking forward to our lives going back to "normal." Yet,  I am so grateful that in this time at home, I have enjoyed so much of my family, we have tried to use this time to learn new things, to finish past projects, to exercise, to pray together, to prepare complicated family recipes, and so much more. 

So in three words, we have been: Eating, Praying and Loving...yes, like in the movie (or book). 




We have tried to live and enjoy the "now", doing all what we can do to stay healthy and finding courage to continue with our lives. 

Today that it is almost the last day of July, (I can't believe it) I want to share a new Christmas family tradition, that started last year on how to use your decorated cookies this coming Christmas. 



It was almost Christmas and I hadn't baked the cookies for my family, so I thought that it would be good if my daughter could help me on the decorating part, and as she was decorating the cookies, I was wrapping presents and the idea to put the cookies on the presents came along. It was such a nice touch to the presents that everyone really seemed to enjoy.





This is a great family activity, the kids will enjoy decorating the cookies so much. They could use edible markers or use the watercolor technique.  




One thing that you need to remember is that Christmas cookies need to be delicious, click here for a great recipe. 

If you are looking for a royal icing recipe you can watch this video on YouTube and here in the blog this tutorial will be helpful. Click here 








Grandparents will love to receive a cookie decorated from their grandchildren, and will love the originality of each of the cookies, remember that the cookies don't need to be perfect, they need to be delicious and will need the most important ingredient...LOVE!









And, am I looking forward for Christmas?....Yes, I am looking forward for Christmas!! but I am also looking forward to live one day at a time and to enjoy things that I didn't enjoy in the past and continue baking cookies for you all. 




Enjoy the last days of Christmas in July 2020 ...








How to decorate your kitchen for Christmas




Here is a video if you want to check it out










If you are like me and find joy remembering of happy moments in your life, the pictures that I will share in this post really bring joy to me and hope it will bring joy to you too!








With this global pandemic, I have had time to take a look at all the pictures I have and find these pictures of my kitchen and thought that they will be perfect to share  for this Christmas in July.




For so long I have ever wanted to decorate my kitchen hen for Christmas but for one or other reason I never did. 








My idea was to decorate it with a bakery themed like ginger bread cookies, but then I thought... what about if I used cookie cutters instead? 




And having choose the cookie cutters as my focal point, the other decorations came along. 







My kitchen is white, so it is the perfect canvas for any color combination I wanted to choose. 





I also have a lot of black and white items and red and copper appliances, so I choose, white, black, red, copper and green as my color palette. 




I had so much fun decorating my kitchen and really love how it look.




Most of the things I already have them from other Christmas, so I did not expend so much money, the only thing I bought were the command strips. 





I hope that this #2020ChristmasinJuly you and your family take some time see some Christmas pictures and savour and rejoice in those moments.  Also July is the perfect time to start planning your Christmas decorations and now that you have time take a look in your storage boxes and I am pretty sure you will find a lot of things that you can reused and add a little jolly Christmas joy!