Anyway, we are now comfortably ensconced in 2012, and reflecting with the assistance of a rather delightful MacBook Pro. Our first Apple... a final gift from 2011 and the legacy of the late, great, Mr. Jobs.
So here we go!
2011 was the Year of the Rabbit. I still love the idea of zodiac cookies... although 2012's Year of the Dragon cookies will no doubt be a little more involved than my beloved bunnies.
Our "cookie" year began quickly with many orders, but in early March we were saddened by the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
We were thrilled to celebrate the wedding of our dear friends, Nicole and Dan, in Mexico. We were also thrilled that all of the cookies we created made it there in one piece!
We were asked to create cookies for many special events from graduation parties to corporate events. These Alice in Wonderland cookies for an elementary school fundraiser were SO much fun to make and we loved the results!
These Easter cookies were also a personal favourite for a customer wanting "anything Easter-y". If you ask me to 'be creative' when making your cookies, you might get a sweet surprise :)
Baby onesie cookies for baby showers were probably our most popular item this year... we created them in all kinds of colours and patterns. We particularly enjoyed the sea creature motif below for a marine biologist's shower (I'm partial to anything with animals).
Elmo and Hello Kitty were also very popular...they are definitely a perennial favourite of children everywhere.
I think these were the most unique custom cookies requested.. I had fun making the "wool" texture on these sock monkeys.
And these are the cookies we made for our favourite nephews who turned three with a most amazing "Go Dog Go!" birthday party in Seattle.
Our cookies officially traveled more than we did in 2011. This set went to Hawaii!
We'll be heading to Kauai in 2012... any tips??
Although the official Tall Ships Festival in Richmond has been postponed until 2014, we enjoyed the tall ships that came this summer... and all the crowds that came to the Steveston Farmers Market to check them out.
And who could forget this? Oh wait, that hasn't happened yet. Last year's playoff run was apparently just a warm up for the cup in 2012 :)
So there are some snapshots of our year! We hope to update the blog more frequently, but we aren't kidding ourselves with any resolutions... 2012 is already shaping up to be as busy as 2011! Thank you to the family and friends, fans and customers who have supported us and inspired us. You make it fun!!
Happy New Year :)
Mika and Andrew