Now that it's summer, I'm trying to spend a little less time working and a little more time with family. So my daughter scheduled a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with some of her friends and I tagged along. I decided to bring some cookies for my grandbabies, Abigail and Aidan, to give out to their friends. I sent them a photo collage of a few cookie options that they could choose from and I agreed to make what they chose. I kept my fingers crossed they wouldn't choose a clown fish although I knew full well that they would! Yep, you guessed it, Aidan chose a clown fish. Abigail chose a sea turtle which is one of my very favorites. I knew that Aidan could wear the clown fish shirt that I brought home for them from Cozumel, so I quickly ordered a new outfit for Abigail with an adorable sea turtle on it and I got started on the cookies. The picture on Amazon showed very subdued colors and even though I really wanted to make bright pink and bright lime green, I subdued the icing colors to match the outfit. Well wouldn't you know it, the outfit arrived the next day and the colors are shocking bright. We had a lot of fun at the aquarium and giving out cookies to the docents that donate their time at the aquarium.
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I normally outline all my cookies in black because I really like the way the colors pop with an outline, but I wanted these to match Abigail's new outfit. I use buttercream for my outline, so this was a lot of icing colors to make, but she loved them.
Then I filled all the areas with my glaze icing.
Clean up for this project was a bit of a bear for only 12 cookies. I think next time, I'll just have the kids choose one design :)
One of my favorite sea creatures!
I can't take a selfie for the life of me and certainly not while balancing 35 pounds in front of me! But we had fun. That's what counts right?!
The kids favorite display at the aquarium that has the clown fish in it.
We had fun giving out cookies to the kids friends and to the docents at the aquarium.
My two favorites at the aquarium are the sea turtle and the penguin with a close third being the sea otter, although I really love them all (jelly fish, octopus, and sharks too). What is YOUR favorite animal at the aquarium?
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