Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bake at 350..and enjoy~





















                                              Bridget's Cookies Grace Imperial Sugar's Boxes~


I loved this blog the minute I set eyes on it..
It's Bridget's blog..Bake at 350.

She had me hook line and sinker w/ her beautiful cookies..the references to her mom..posts about her dad..her son..Trader Joe's even:)
I buy things based on her reviews..I do!

She's so good at baking and decorating cookies.. that  Imperial Sugar chose Bridget's cookies to grace their Powdered Sugar boxes..can you imagine having something you made on the boxes of such a product? In stores? On shelves..?
I think I told Bridget at the time..I would have a display in my kitchen;) 
Well I do now because of her give away..
I am set for Christmas Baking and more with Imperial Sugar's generous gift.

She just exhudes such warmth and real..and nice..apart from her many talents..

anyways..
..or is it anyway..?

One day I was so very pleased to discover I had won a give away of hers.
With her books:)

Prior to receiving the lovely gifts..Bridget had posted some of her gorgeous cookies..  w/ her new airbrushing talent..and toothpick roses..
I set out to try them..had to find the Wilton 101S here in QC..I found the 101..not sure it is as small as the 101 S..
anyways..you should see how much fun I had trying to make her roses;)
My mousepad even had icing on it;)
I was in my pj's till 11 AM..

You can find her tutorial here..

..me? 

I just read the tutorial and kept looking at her photos..all beautifully explained and detailed..but do yourself a favor and watch the video Bridget recommends at the end..it just puts it all in motion and I am not motion savvy in piping decorating..:) 

I used her Royal Icing recipe 101..find it on her side bar..and had just made sugar cookies w/ my fave embossed La Table De Nana rolling pin~
I have lots of little roses now..  not one perfectly sculpted..but I am going to do more..and they keep..for cupcakes..cookies..cakes..
sugar cube toppings:)
I once paid for sugar cubes topped w/ roses..imagine..now I can make them;)
Try them..little red roses on shortbreads? For Christmas? Or to adorn the Christmas Yule Log?
So many opportunities to be able to use these roses..

 I want to be able to flood and make some cute cookies in 2016.

Bridget's books will be my guide.

You can find Bridget's books here.. and here..







and now in our home..personally inscribed.

They were included in her giveaway along with 2 beautiful Kate Spade gifts..the apron.and an insulated tumbler..so cute..
Thank you Bridget:)
I look forward to perusing the beautiful books in their entirety.

60 comments:

  1. What a beautiful sight on this dark,cold,snowy morning...
    Such delicate work...and that rolling pin!♥️
    You are so dedicated to the small details...fantastic!
    We have a wee guest this morning...seems she has caught a cold..like her Papa :o(
    Happy to take care of her...
    Enjoy your day Monique..
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)
    ps...those pink roses are glorious..

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    1. Oh no..I had just read that your BF had a cold..in just a few hours Miss V has it too..How fortunate you all are to have each other ..♥
      You too nurse Nana..enjoy the day..the snow cover..it happens every year..doesn't it?
      Miss V and you should make roses:)

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  2. Pure loveliness and deliciousness! Thanks for sharing.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Fun to make Bonnie:)
      Great great cookbooks!

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  3. And thank you, Monique!! If you had a book, I would LOVE to have it! Your photos of lightness and pink just amaze me...such uplifting beauty!! The palette of our northern season seems to have turned, with a bit of snow. Except that for Thursday they predict 50 degrees!

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    1. I know.
      Rita..our weather seems to mirror itself with yours many many days..I remember posts of yours..through your window in winter:) Many..indelible posts.

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  4. Those cookies are so sweet and look beautiful with the lovely rose tea cup.

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    1. The little roses are like a pearl necklace against a black dress:)
      Thanks Karen~

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  5. You never fail us , with your lovely cookies and now those pretty pink roses. I'm sure they were perfect, anyway ( that's what I say ) what is perfect, it's in the eye of the beholder, I know that's the expression for 'Beauty' but it can work for your perfect roses.

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  6. Preciosas, me encanta, también sigo ese blog. Pretty, pretty
    Besos

    lagalletarota.blogspot.com

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  7. How beautiful dear Monique !! all beautifucl and charming!!
    I want your pin lol
    xoxoxoxo

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    1. You can get a pin:)

      I bought mine here

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/180814110/personalized-rolling-pin-made-by-pattern?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=rolling%20pin&ref=sr_gallery_2

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  8. Sweet roses and I LOVE your rolling pin! I bought the book Decorating Cookies. Maybe I'll learn with you in 2016. I have a feeling you will master this better than me! But the fun part of doing this for your grandkids is they love them even with mistakes!

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    1. The rolling pin is from Etsy..I have her link in the comment above:)
      I have a feeling we will learn together!

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  9. Such a lovely post full of gorgeous photos. You know how to style, photograph, and to bake wonderful pastries. Love those sweet little roses and of course your personalized cookie. Thank you for your Thanksgiving wishes.

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  10. Comme vous le dites ces cookies sont "gorgeous", si doux et délicats ~

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  11. I love your rolling pin Monique, so cool. The cookies look amazing and I love the little roses, yes they would be so fun on so many different things!

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    1. I like it too..so professionnally crafted..I have had it for quite a while and it's still just right..
      I bet The London Littles are old enough to make the roses with you..

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  12. Congratulations! What a great giveaway :) Love all your photos and your little toothpick roses. Can't wait to see what else you make in the coming year.

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    1. I was so surprised..chance was in my favor..very generous indeed..my husband seemed very surprised at all the gifts..:)Thanks Tricia..I feel the same about what you will share with us.

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  13. Gorgeous. The roses are so special. Perfect on those dear cookies.

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    1. Doesn't take much to elevate things:)I think the daintiness of the roses..would makeany dessert so cute!

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  14. LOL! I love the part of you being in your pajamas until 11a. Been there done that! :) Lovely roses and lovely site, she is very talented. How did you get your very own personalized rolling pin! So cute!!

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    1. I have had it for a while Bev..quite a while..

      you can get one too

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/180814110/personalized-rolling-pin-made-by-pattern?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=rolling%20pin&ref=sr_gallery_2

      I see that now many Etsy listings sell them..but I got minethere..I think she was the original..Great gift for a baker!
      I got carried away in my pjs..Only Xmas am I in them longer;)

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  15. Will wonders never cease? Monique, the pictures are so beautiful and your cookies couldn't be any prettier. Love your rolling pin. Those cookies would make wonderful gifts. I bet you get lots of requests from people who know your culinary skills. Lucky you. I'm going now to that blog.

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    1. I don't know a lot of people..at all ..really..
      The only ones that check my cookie stash when they come over..are the Littles:)And they do..ALWAYS..so cute.

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  16. Such beautiful photos Monique! You're just so talented! I love those cookied imprinted with the rolling pin. You did such a perfect job on them, and the candy roses. Magnifique! So beautiful. What a lucky win! So well deserved! I am off now to check out the blog and the books! Love and hugs! xoxo

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    1. You will want to make the cookies too ..but like me..you will want them to look JUST like Bridget's:)

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  17. I have to remember NOT to start a comment and then click on a link above before finishing - Poof - gone :) What a perfect giveaway for your to win, Monique, as you always will be the Cookie Queen in my mind! Just look your sidebar with all of the posts that start with "Cookie". Those petites roses are adorable and you did such a perfect job doing them. I get so frustrated with cookie decorating that I could use some of her (and your) talent. I subscribed to her blog so maybe some of will rub off on me - LOL. To have your photo on a product - WOW. The mug photo makes me smile ;)

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    1. :)
      You make me :)

      I think our Littles would love gorgeous cookies..I tried once w/ sharks..now I am MOTIVATED.
      Icing bags and I are not a match made in heaven..we're going to attend book classes..

      and see..I did get squirt bottles hopefully that will help..her French Flower cookies are so cute..stamping and decorating:)
      I do that too re the links..
      I know..every grocery store! Your boxes..I wonder if I would stand in the aisle:)Probably not ..I would have to be incognito.

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  18. Oh Monique! Oh my goodness! That a sweet post! And the those cookies!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

    I'm so happy you were the winner of the giveaway so I've had a chance to get to know you better!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  19. Your photos are works of art Monique. You have almost inspired this cookie baking novice into giving it a try. Bridgett's cookies are amazing.

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    1. They are totally amazing..!
      The books are wonderful..eye candy..techniques..tips..tricks....guest posts..

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  20. I love your post, Monique. Those little rosebuds are so sweet. I'll give it a try, but I'm not known for my talent with a pastry bag so will hope for the best. Your personalized rolling pin is a treasure.

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    1. I am totally pastry bag challenged..I feel I have great guides in these 2 books and am looking forward to trying!
      You need that rolling pin:)

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  21. Great cookies and gorgeous pink roses! Decorating cookies are a little tedious task for me so I bet the books are a perfect help!

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    1. I think they will be so helpful to me..I am looking forward to trying..and trying..happy to have The Littles..Lucas and Noah like iced cookies!

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  22. All very adorable...
    But when is YOUR BOOK COMING OUT.
    I don't know why they are not breaking down the doors ;(
    I would for sure.
    Now i will go look atthat tutorial though i am in danger near a bowl of cookie batter.

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    1. None ever for me.
      Like photos..I like being in back of the camera..
      I like reading books..
      I think to make a book you have to have star quality..as YOU do in pinting..Vivian..etc and the desire..

      there's another Blog I follow..the young woman is over the top talented w/ her cakes and photography..she could have one..
      I have had my career..and it is over..and I am finally ok with that.
      I get more excited over other peoples books than I could ever be for me.
      It would be a chore and not a joy for me..weird as that may sound..
      I like all this to learn..and I guess hang out with people who like things I like;)
      Thanks though for thinking in your mind..that I could.

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  23. OK i wanna frame her cookies.
    Yours I wanna eat and that makes all the diff.

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    1. Imperial Sugar had your artitst eye! To have picked her..oh you should see the boxes in person..more companies should o that..instead of hu -hum they raised the bar.
      I would gravitate towards this sugar in a breath.

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  24. Monique, I love Bridget's blog, she's amazing! Thanks for sharing her site, love the toothpick roses!! My favorite is your rolling pin. I remember seeing it before on your site. I have to put that on my Christmas List!
    Hope you and your family had a, "Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. I know you like pretties too:)
      So much still to learn!

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  25. Mon is that Caro holding the cup?

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  26. Your work should also be on a box, on a shelf, in a store. Everything you make and photograph is beautiful.
    Amalia
    xo

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  27. Bonsoir chère Nana,

    Un grand merci pour ton gentil message...

    Je suis très heureuse de découvrir l'univers de Bridget... Merci pour ce joli partage.
    Je viendrais bien grignoter tes adorables petits biscuits.

    Gros bisous ♡

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  28. What a pretty post! I could see you designing little footballs with roses on them. And then water coloring them, of course!

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  29. Amazing pictures and you are lucky to win one of her giveaways. I like her blog a lot. Your cookies are so nice.

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  30. Je ne suis pas très bonne dans la décoration des biscuits. Je déteste avoir le sucre qui me coule sur les doigts plutôt que là où je voudrais le déposer. pas assez de patience, je pense ... ;-) Tes petites roses sont magnifiques, cela dit. je devrais me poser un peu et prendre le temps de faire ça ... Magnifique rouleau, sinon ! Il fait t une empreinte incroyablement nette. C'est superbe !

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    1. Je te souhaite un rouleau:)
      Superbe qualité!
      Je vois que Ricardo en fait mention dans sa revue de Noel~

      Moi aussi ..j'ai du sucre coulant partout:)

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