so my former-coworker friend Lisa's cousin Cassie's friend Bailey has accepted Steve's proposal, and it called for a shin-dig worthy of custom cookies. Cassie emailed me with a bunch of ideas, so i emailed her a bunch of sketches. about 8 emails later we narrowed it down to flowers in purple tones, and circles with their initials, butterflies somewhere, pearl dust, and a particular shade of green.
this order was awesome. usually i get told "you're the artist, just do whatever" but this one challenged me--in a good way. the end result, as described by one guest with lots of exclamation points, was gorgeous and tasty:
letters and butterflies were pre-piped on wax paper, raw sugar provided the ivory border for the circles. periwinkle, lavender and raspberry-sherbet toned icing was brushed with white, purple, and red pearl dust (respectively). i imagine if they were real flowers, they'd be tiny, shade loving, and vanilla scented. :)
best wishes to the happy couple!