Friday, June 21, 2013

Searching for the Perfect Cookie

I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the Summer of Color prompts for this week. The color combination this week was Hot Pink and Orange.


The orange was going to be a bottle of my favorite childhood orange soda. The hot pink was going to be a icing topped, buttery, melt in your mouth sugar cookie from my favorite local bakery.

The soda was easy enough. I picked that up when I got groceries earlier in the week. The cookie, in my true procrastinating style, I put off getting until today, Friday. Well guess what my favorite local bakery didn't have this morning when I walked through the door? Yep, my hot pink iced, melt in your mouth cookie.

Crap! So what was I suppose to do now? I was not going to let go of my vision for this color combination. So I tried one other local bakery, no hot pink cookies. At this point I was getting desperate, so I even tried the grocery store bakery.

As I was staring at the only hot pink thing in the grocery store bakery case, some mini cupcakes with hot pink frosting and sprinkles, I had a brilliant idea. I would make my own hot pink frosted sugar cookies. 

So I bought some ready for the oven sugar cookies, white frosting and neon pink food coloring.


And I made my own hot pink frosting...



Maybe I didn't find the "perfect" cookie for this color combination, but thanks to photography which forces me to be creative and blogging that allows me to tell the story, I may have come up with something even better than I had originally planned. 

Joining up with Kristin at Twinkle, Twinkle for the Summer of Color 2013 and
Kim Klassen for Friday Finds



19 comments:

  1. oh that is what i like...a girl that is resourceful! Don't eat too many!

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  2. Wonderful! I love your determination and your creativity. But I think my favorite photo might be that last one. I love the swirling of the red and white into all those shades of hot pink.

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  3. A woman on mission...will always accomplish her plans.

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  4. Creative thinking and a wonderful colour combination!

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  5. i love it when that happens! :)

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  6. Your story has me smiling! How dare they not have pink cookies when you must have them! I love how creative you are with these summer colors!

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  7. perfect photo of orange and hot pink and the story is 'the icing on the cake'!

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  8. Your homemade frosting looks far better than the storebought one.
    Love the whirling effect. [Wouldn't want to eat it though :-)]

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  9. You are so creative! I love how your cookies turned out and look beautiful alongside the Orange Crush soda!

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  10. haha, your cookies look wonderful.
    xx

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  11. I love it - procrastination fostering creativity - I know that's true for me! You did a fantastic job with this challenge - the pink and orange are vibrant. I'm getting a kick out of the ready to bake cookies and store bought frosting - definitely my kind of baking! :-)

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  12. LOL, I love this!!. You never know what life gives you, when you didn't get what you fancy, you worked it!. Totally yummy pink frosting :).

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  13. I agree with seabluelens: I really like the swirly icing picture.

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  14. Oh aren't you clever! I combined my Friday Find and Summer of Color 2013, as well...terrific job!

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  15. Oh...and I can almost hear you saying, "Crap!"

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  16. I love that you procrastinate like I do... I have an oh crap moment a few times a week... love the icing colour you made though... that is perfect for the colour prompt... happy week 2

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  17. Those cookies look delicious....hot pink frosting and all!!

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  18. Ha! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you didn't give up on your vision - and this photo is just gorgeous! Bravo, xoxo

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