Last week, a friend of mine was in a bit of a slump. And not the short-term kind. The type of slump that only bright, happy things can get you through the day. She needed some flowers.
But, of course, in my language, that translates to cookies. Cookies make all things better. Especially smiley, flower-shaped ones.
**Disclaimer** As if my photos aren’t lighting-challenged enough, these were taken at 11pm, so pretend there is beautiful, natural light shining in on them, would ya? Thanks.
I used the bamboo stick idea from Callye @ Sweet Sugar Belle. I was going to stick them in big brownies to make them doublely yummy, but that didn’t happen. So foam blocks it is!
And since I went a little nuts on the number of flowers I made, I decided to make one for each of my girl’s teachers. My 13-year-old son would have been mortified if I walked into his school with these little babies, so his teachers had to do without. (That’s what they get for teaching middle school)
My 1st grader’s teacher is a frog fanatic, so we had to throw the frog prince in there for her.
And my 4th grader’s teacher – well, I don’t know anything about her. But what woman doesn’t like edible flowers and smiley face, right?
And because I couldn’t seem to stop myself, I also wrapped up the leftovers and put them in little tin buckets and passed them around at school. (No, I was not trying to score points with the principal’s assistant. Why do you ask?)
These were really easy to do and made everyone that saw them smile. So if you know anyone that could use a little pick-me-up, these cuties will do the trick!
It feels good to be back in the kitchen. Have a great week!