Monday, February 18, 2013

Hail to the Chief...

2013 President's Day Cookie Collaboration
Happy President's Day!

One of the great this about being a cookie baker is getting to celebrate obscure holidays with cookies!  Another great thing is the amazing community of cookie bakers, who are encouraging and supportive, helpful and challenging.  I can not begin to tell you how knowing and talking to these gals everyday has impacted my abilities as a cookie decorator and my sanity in more ways than I can count.

One of the fun things that we will often to is challenge each other to stretch our skills, creativity or comfort level in new and exciting ways.  One way we do this is through cookie collaborations!  I am so pleased and excited to have been a part of my very first cookie collaboration for President's Day this year!  

Anne, at the Flour Box Bakery, got it all started with an idea to do a series of presidential cookies. She contacted a whole host of bakers and the rest was well, history. ;^)

Out of the luck of the draw, I got President Taft #27 and then, because I was feeling ambitious (read STUPID) I asked for George W. Bush #43 as well. (Truth be told, I really wanted an excuse to buy a Texas  cookie cutter... but it would have been a way better plan just to add one to my cart the next time I was buying.)  You can see all of my Presidential cookies (Yes, I made a whole set for each.  Yes, I was supposed to do just one cookie.  Yes, I am glutton for punishment.) and read a little about each by checking out their individual blog posts "Help!  I am stuck in the bathtub!" and "They misunderestimated me!"

And when you think you have had just about as much of my President's Day cookie fun as you can handle, then you can go and visit the pages of each of the lovey, and very talented, cookie artists that participated in this amazing collaboration!  

1) George Washington by Sarah of Sweet Surrender Cookie Co.,    
2)  John Adams  by Nicole of Life’s a Batch
3)  Thomas Jefferson by Sarah of Songbird Sweets
4)  James Madison by Georganne of LilaLoa
5)  James Monroe by Anne of Flour Box Bakery
6)  John Quincy Adams by Liz of Arty McGoo
7)  Andrew Jackson by Tiffany of TheRedCooky
8) Martin Van Buren by Jill of Jill FCS – Funky Cookie Studio

9)  William Henry Harrison by Christina of Sweet C’s Bake Shop
10)  John Tyler by Kim of The Cookie Puzzle
11) James K. Polk  by Debbie of D&T Designs
12) Zachery Taylor by Stephanie of Ellies Bites
13) Millard Fillmore by Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee
14) Franklin Pierce by Kris of So Cute Cookies

15)  James Buchanan
by Lene of Not Your Everyday Cookie
16) Abraham Lincoln by Debbie of Sweet Creations by Debbie

17) Andrew Johnson by Liz of CookiesToGo
18) Ulysses S. Grant  by Rebekah of Love at First Bite
19) Rutherford B. Hayes  by Heather of Twins Plus One Goodies
20) James A. Garfield by Teresa of Sugar T's Cookies
21)  Chester Arthur by Alyse of B.E. Sweet Treats
22) Grover Cleveland  by Kimberly of Barefoot N Baking
23)  Benjamin Harrison by Laurie of Cookie Bliss
24) Grover Cleveland  by Kimberly of Barefoot N Baking

25)  William McKinley by Susan of Sweet Williams Cookies
26)  Theodore Roosevelt by Heather of SugarNosh Treats
27) William Howard Taft by Sarah of Sarah’s Sweet Shoppe
28)  Woodrow Wilson by Cheryl of The Sugared Apron
29)  Warren G. Harding  by Shannon of Artfully Delicious Cookies
30) Calvin Coolidge by Stephanie of Ice My Biscuit
31)   Herbert Hover by Fumie of A+Kake sweets 
32) Franklin D. Roosevelt by Christine of Chris’ Creative Confections

33)  Harry S Truman by Kim of Sugar Rush Custom Cookies

34)  Dwight Eisenhower  by Monica of Cookie Cowgirl
35)   John F. Kennedy by CeCe of The Tactical Bakery
36) Lyndon B. Johnson by Jennifer of One Kookie Cookie
37)  Richard Nixon by Jackie of iBakery
38)   Gerald Ford by Georgeanne of LilaLoa,

39)  Jimmy Carter by Jennifer of One Kookie Cookie
40)  Ronald Reagan by Melissa of The Baked Equation
41) George Bush Sr. by Penny of Lucky Penny Cookies
42)  Bill Clinton by Laurie of Cookie Bliss 
43)  George W. Bush by Sarah of Sarah’s Sweet Shoppe
44)  Barack Obama by Teresa of Sugar T's Cookies

Thanks, Anne, for this great idea and this wonderful opportunity!

Happy President's Day!

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