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Taylor Swift Cookie Favors

OMG sweet Swifties! Is that a Taylor Swift cookie?!
OMG! I’m just gonna shake!

Everybody knows how much I love a good dance party, so it should be no surprise that I am a proud Swiftie (For those who do not know the lingo: huge Taylor Swift fan)! I will keep the gushing to a minimum here but to sum it up I requested one song only at the last wedding we went to, it was “Shake it Off”, and I practically knocked my newly married sister-in-law over on my way running to the dance floor! So, when Roe Francesca, wife of the famous and amazing Mike Francesca, asked me to do cookies for her daughter’s 10th birthday party I couldn’t say “Yes, please!” fast enough.

Here's Emily Francesca at the Jingle Ball with Taylor Swift and her friend Kate!
Here’s Emily Francesca (on the right) at the Jingle Ball with Taylor Swift and her friend Kate! Amazing photo! They said “she was so nice!”

Of course no ordinary cookie cutter would do for this assignment so I emailed my fairy cookie Mother, Beth Braman of CopperGifts.com and we promptly designed two new cookie cutters based on the idea of a singer and a rock star guitar player. Yes!!!

SDB Cookie Cutters: Singer and SDB Rock Star Guitar Player
Our first new cookie cutters of 2015, the Singer and Rock Star Guitar Player

It was not easy to decide which fashion forward Taylor Swift outfit we we would be icing. Since Emily met Taylor at the Jingle Ball, I decided we had to go with her amazing plaid pant on stage look. The guitar cookie inspiration was one of her looks from her VH1 Storytellers show… Obviously that glitter guitar of hers was not something I could pass up! With the cookie cutters hot off the cookie press, I got right to work…

To ice the guitar player cookie, I sketched in the guitar using a foodoodler...
To ice the guitar player cookie, I sketched in the guitar using a foodoodler
...then iced it using grey icing...
…then iced it using grey icing…
...then sprinkled it with sanding sugar.
…then sprinkled it with silver course sanding sugar.
Just when I thought I was done with the Taylor singer cookie, the fashionista in me noted that this plaid could be better...
Just when I thought I was done with the Jingle Ball Taylor singer cookie, the fashionista in me noted that this plaid could be better…
...so I added a fine line to the squares using a blue foodoodler. Yes!
…so I added a fine line to the squares using a blue foodoodler. Yes!
I added a gumdrop heart to each favor box.
I added a gumdrop heart to each favor box
We made a special "Shake Shake Shake" cookie box for the birthday girl!
We made a special “Shake Shake Shake” cookie box for the birthday girl!
...which her Dad surprised me by showing on camera on his show! (Thanks to my friend Lynn for sending me this amazing pic! I was sitting there, mouth open in shock!)
…which her Dad surprised me by showing on camera on his show! AMAZING! Thank you Mike! (Also, thanks to my friend Lynn for sending me this amazing pic!)
The "icing on the cake"? Cookie cake toppers! Yes!!!
The “icing on the cake”? Cookie cake toppers! Yes!!!

Happy Birthday Emily! I hope you had the most amazing day celebrating! Thank You for such a fun cookie assignment!

And… Dear Taylor Swift, If you are reading this by any chance, hit me up if you’d ever like to BAKE BAKE BAKE together! I hear you are a very talented baker already… my only request is that we dance in between cookie drying time. Life is Sweet! Xo Dani

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DFiori

DFiori

Sweet Dani B is my small business and my mantra is Life Is Sweet! Both my business and life center around celebrating life’s occasions and making those occasions amazing. We design one-of-a-kind cookies, invitations, paper goods and pull them all together to deliver fabulous parties and events.

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