|All photos via The Decorated Cookie blog by Meaghan Mountford|
You know those people that come into your life and, on pretty much a daily basis, make you laugh so hard you're worried you're going to pee your pants?.... No?.... No one?.... Just me?
Well, today I'm saluting my friend Meaghan Mountford of the blog The Decorated Cookie who was just one of those people for me and whose second book, "Sugarlicious" was released today! When Kathia of the Pink Little Cake asked me if I wanted to join in a little celebratory blog party for Meaghan's book release, I thought back to all the times I couldn't decorate cookies and work because I was too doubled over in laughter from something Meaghan was saying. Then I thought of the time that Meaghan stopped by my senior art show here in Philly even though she lives all the way in DC and how amazing that was, and I thought, "Of COURSE I want to celebrate!" Look at all the amazing things she makes!
Kathia asked me to share anything sweet and decoarte-y, so I thought I would share something that I'm very proud of and I have a feeling Meaghan would appreciate. As many of you may know, I now work for Zoe Lukas at Whipped Bakeshop here in Philadelphia making cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and teaching decorating classes.
This year, Zoe and I had a little too much coffee and went on a Valentine's Day cookie set idea spree, and whipped up (get it, "WHIPPED" up?! 'Cause, you know, WHIPPED Bakeshop. HA!) about a bazillion different cookie sets for people to send to their loved ones for V-day. (You can see all of them and purchase on Whipped's Etsy shop!) These mixed tapes were definitely my proudest contribution to the cookie-making frenzy.
My favorite is the rainbow sticker one; so retro. I often have regret that people in the generations after me won't know that feeling of listening to the radio for that one certain song, having your tape all queued up, and then when that song comes on making a mad dash across the room so you can quickly hit the "Record" button. Of course you would always get a little of the DJ's talking in the intro of the song, but that was okay because the otherwise it was perfect.... as long as you hit the "Stop Record" button in time that is.
Ahh, making mixed tapes isn't what it used to be..... *lamenting sidelong look*.....
Anyway, happy book-ness, Meaghan! I'm so proud of you and miss you very much!!... wait... who's doing what now??
Oh, and if you want to mingle at this blog party a little bit, here's a list with links of all the creative ladies participating: