Happy new year! 2015 was a good year for me… coined “my year of yes” (me and Shonda Rhimes apparently!), I not only kept busy with cookie orders and workshops, but closed out the year busiest I have ever been. Thats a lot of love spreading and I enjoyed every minute! As KF put it, another year we are here, enjoying life, laughing and having fun with the ones we love is “always a good year”.
The irony of the way my last cookie set of the year turned out, however, was not lost on me. I spied this adorable Baby New Year cookie on CopperGifts website right after Christmas. Knowing it would be tight to decorate in time, I ordered it anyway. If you look closely you can see the evidence of how many times I scraped this cookie. As adorable and fun as the shape is, technically it was such a challenge! I declared it a “fail” around 12am on New Year’s Eve eve and vowed to master it by next season. Maybe even a how-to-ice video will be in order depending on how the final turns out (but this is not it)!
With Baby New Year I also ordered this NYE party clock. Super fun, but alas, I dropped it while placing on drying rack!! It could use some fine tuning as well.
At about 1am on New Year’s Eve eve, I got the message. I had decorated enough cookies in 2015. Time to call it a year! Both my gingermen and hug monster cookies learned how to hug (thanks to Food52 for the inspiration) and 1 out of 3 is not bad!
As I look out onto the canvas of a blank new year I could not be more excited. Our goal list is set and I can’t wait to see what sweetness is on the horizon. Thank you for all of the support and love you showed us in 2015! I know 2016 will be even more sweet! HUGS and HAPPY happy new year! Life is sweet! Xoxo Dani