Graduation Cookies and a Giveaway!

Graduation Cookie Collection

My baby sister is graduating from high school!  It kind of makes me feel old, but I’m so proud of her that I had to make her these cookies to celebrate.  Ever since I got into decorating sugar cookies I have wanted to make a collection like this.  I finally have an excuse!  Graduation Cap Sugar Cookies

I had planned on making these cookies a few months ago.  I was so proud of myself being so organized and all.  So I visited my favorite online cookie cutter shops and was having a hard time finding this graduation cap cookie cutter; it was out of stock!  Maybe I wasn’t as organized as some other cookie decorators.  When I finally found one in stock I was so excited that I ordered two: one for me, and one for you (if you are feeling lucky).

Pink and Blue Diploma Cookies

No graduation would be complete without a diploma!  I really like how these turned out.  I recently purchased some pricey PME piping tips and these were the first cookies I’ve them on.  I was hoping I wouldn’t like the tips since they are quite a splurge, but they are amazing!  I am finally able to pipe nice borders and small details!  The black outline I piped on these and all the other cookies in this collection were done using my size 2 PME tip.  I love how nicely the black border makes these cookies POP!

Chalkboard Star Graduation Cookies

I’ve been noticing a lot of chalkboard cookies around lately and decided to try my hand at it.  There are a few ways to make them, but I used Ali Bee’s tutorial with a slight modification.  Before carefully painting the words on with white gel paste food color, I used a large paintbrush and brushed some confectioners sugar onto the dried black royal icing to give the cookies the “just erased” authentic chalkboard look.

Graduation Sugar Cookie CollectionCongratulations to my sister Emily, and the graduating class of 2012!  You did it!  Hip hip hooray!  Happy days are here again!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

Now for the exciting GIVEAWAY!  Do you want to decorate your own graduation cookies? One lucky winner will receive these two graduation cookies cutters!

Graduation Cookie Cutter Giveaway

To win these graduation cap and diploma cookie cutters simply leave a comment on this post; what fun things are you doing this summer?

One winner will be chosen at random by 11am eastern on Monday June 11, 2012.

This contest is sponsored by me; good luck!

Congratulations Eliana!  I can’t wait to see how your cookies turn out!

  • Esther

    Wow! You’re so talented and incredible at what you do! I really enjoy browsing through your works of art. Keep it up!

  • Nina

    I LOVE these! I love the way the colors pop.
    Summer plans? Kids to camp and a little break from work!

  • sara

    Love your stuff but your next giveaway should be cookies not cutters 🙂

    • Lol, thanks Sara! I was thinking of including a set of the graduation sugar cookies along with the cookie cutters, but I baked them at home and therefore they don’t have proper hashgacha. If you win, I’ll send you some cookies too, how’s that?

  • These look amazing! I love the chalkboard cookies. Fun summer plans? I am going to Israel!

  • I am coming to America for a family simcha and I plan to shop for baking supplies til I drop!! This would be a great start. Gorgeous work, as usual!

  • rebecca s

    Love the cookies! hope Emily enjoys them!
    We might go away with the Florida Schochets when they are up north for a few days….but we will be waiting for the arrival of a new Queens Schochet!!

  • these are beautiful! love them 🙂 i’m graduating (double degree!!) next may – so maybe you can make some for me then?

    • Congrats Jessica! That’s truly impressive.

  • great – looking and FUN! cookies…and hey, altho the bottom line is HOW a cookies actually TASTES it sure does matter as to how a cookie LOOKS so as to get a person to even taste it! So you’ve definitely got that part covered… 🙂 As for some fun summer plans, hope to get away for a few weeks upstate and enjoy some nature…

  • Sherry ackerman

    Hi no summer plans!!! Just work!!! And if i win i want somee coookies or cake!!! They all loook soooo gorgeous!!!!

  • love these – so cute! I love those chalkboard cookies

  • Eliana Grosser

    Hoping to go away for a few days with my husband as a mini-honeymoon 🙂

  • I see I’m not the only one to love the chalkboard cookies. Those are definitely my favorites.

    Summer plans…my husband is going to Toronto to visit his family while I stay here to keep the home fries burning. Does that count?

  • MDS

    Wow! My twin boys are only three so I have years of cookie making practice time; hope it will be enough time to develop even some of your talent:). Summer plan – “staycation” this year & touring our own city as we plan for big vacation next year.

  • I wanna go graduate from school again, just to get cookies like these! So fun!

  • These are SOOO gorgeous, I can’t believe it, but I agree, the giveaway should totally include the cookies!! As for Summer, I get an overnight July 4th without the kids, going to Rhode Island, should be fun.

  • love the chalkboard cookies, adorable!

  • these are gorgeous! i love the pop of colors from the stars

  • Elana

    My daughter is graduating 8th grade and Id love to make these cookies for her/

  • stephanie

    Those are amazing; you are so talented!!! My fun summer plans include moving to monsey! 🙂

  • You’re super talented! The extra detail to achieve the erased chalkboard really paid off! They look great!

  • Avigail

    beautiful artwork as usual, i love the painstaking attention to detail that is always so effective.
    summer will hopefully be spent celebrating hubby’s graduation from med school – the cutters would come in really handy for some feasting between results day and starting work as a junior doctor!! also planning on a break to beautiful tuscany or somewhere nearby that area – can’t wait 🙂