Friday, February 5, 2010

Little Blue Houses for You & Me . . .


I'm always leaning towards pinks and reds and yellows and dots...read: BRIGHT...when making cottage cookies.


A sweet lady wanted to send some housewarming cookies to a friend. She described their house style as "Restoration Hardware" and wanted cookies in blue and brown. Well, I just love the way they turned out. I may take a break from BRIGHT and move into a more mature cookie decorating palette.

{OK...I'll never leave my pinks and reds and dots, but these were a lovely change!}

Here are the colors that I used...all AmeriColor Gel/Paste food colorings.


What color combos would you use to make pretty cottages?


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OH! I almost forgot! Check out the latest issue of my town's family magazine (Woodlands Family Magazine), page 27. You might see another familiar face on page 12! :)

31 comments:

  1. how about a sage green or very light green cottage with a pale yellow or creamy very light yellow roof? maybe not on the roof, but light green houses would be cute, i think.
    blessings
    ~*~
    ps: love your blog!

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  2. I'm all about some pink and green lately, but blue is always my fav! Love LOVE your blog!

    Kim
    http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com

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  3. I love that color scheme! Those are totally cute cookies! Great job! ~~Rhonda

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  4. You do such meticulous work! I really have to try royal icing! I did so house cookies a few months ago when my son and his wife moved into their first home. They came out cute and tasty but yours are so pretty! http://robertapm28.blogspot.com/2009/10/recipe-new-house-chocolate-sugar.html

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  5. I adore your cottage cookies Bridget! I love yellow and red too, but this blue and brown is just too cute!!

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  6. Very, very pretty. I like dots but have never been overly fond of pinks & purples.
    -ingrid

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  7. Oh, my! These are lovely. Very grown-up, without being fussy! Well done, as always, YOU!

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  8. Oh Bridget!
    How oh how did you achieve that scrumptious color of robin's egg blue...just perfection!
    I really want to live in that little cottage!
    XXOOXX
    Wow! What a fab community magazine.
    You are way more famous than Kelly Ripa!!
    xxooxx

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  9. I adore these! I love your other work, but these are such a nice change. I'm not sure if I could eat one, they're much too pretty.

    Laura

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  10. they are great! I love the color :) beige cottage with pink flowers would be cute.
    Congrats on the magazine article! You are amazing!

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  11. Such cute cottages, but I guess I have to go with yellow. Now I want to do blue though :)
    Also ~ great hob in the Woodlands mag!

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  12. Oh, how cute! I do so want to learn to make "pretty" food!

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  13. these are adorable!! But our new house is going to be pink & white brick, white trim and a grey roof so that is what I would choose :)It was so good to see you and J~ you guys look great! I found a pic of little J and Max with Nana I will get Dad to make copies if you don't have them. So cute XXOO

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  14. I think a purple cottage with pink and yellow flowers would be cute.

    I love your blue cottages. I almost want to pack my bags and move in!

    Love your blog!

    Anne

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  15. Oh-I love the blues and browns and the yellow & green accents are perfect!! Very "mature" and beautiful!! :) But don't go changing how you decorate your cookies-they always turn out so cute!

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  16. The cottage cookies are very cute! You never cease to amaze me with your latest idea. :)
    I had to tell you I have finally tried my hand at royal icing decorated cookies,inspired by your cute ideas on your blog. I made teddy bear cookies and round cookies that said "It's a boy!", for a co-worker who became a grandmother for the first time. I wrapped them in a cute little box and she was so delighted with them.
    I would post a pix for you to see my rookie work, but they were not great. I definitely need more practice.
    Anyway, thanks for inspiring me. I am having fun with it. This weekend I am making some heart cookies for Valentine's Day. We'll see how that goes....

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  17. I love these!!! They would also be cute in yellow! :)

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  18. Just came across your blog for the first time. Your cookies are amazing! Looking forward to reading more :)

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  19. Those are just darling.....I love the blue and brown - light green and brown would be cute too!

    CUTE magazine and articles ladies!!...wish we had something like that around here!

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  20. Such pretty colors! Love the yellow flower boxes. Congrats on the Woodlands article. Those tips were really helpful!

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  21. So cute!!! I just did some house cookies and I had a blast too! You are so talented. :)

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  22. I love these little blue houses. Your color choices are perfections as always. Really. I want to keep one and build a house that looks just like it someday! (maybe a little bigger!) ;)

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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  23. How about pink and brown(in sticking to the original lyrics:) I love the blue and brown though! Actually, all of your cottages look SO cute!!!

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  24. so pretty! I have to admit something: I read your advice on using cold butter instead of chilling the batter and I was very skeptical... THE BEST SUGAR COOKIES EVER! I used the vanilla paste too. I have tried so many recipes and they alway spread out while baking. I've been so frustrated. They won over the main judges (husband and kiddos). Thanks!!

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  25. so pretty! I have to admit something: I read your advice on using cold butter instead of chilling the batter and I was very skeptical... THE BEST SUGAR COOKIES EVER! I used the vanilla paste too. I have tried so many recipes and they alway spread out while baking. I've been so frustrated. They won over the main judges (husband and kiddos). Thanks!!

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  26. Love your choice of colors. Your work is awesome!

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  27. Love your charming cookie homes!! I'm not sure what colors I would go with; but whatever I chose you know I'd be adding some disco dust bling somewhere! lol. -Maybe on the flowers? ;-)
    Congrats on the magazine spread too!!

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  28. These are beautiful! I love the color combo. Have a BLAST in NYC. I can't wait to hear all about it!!

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  29. I love your colors! I just made house cookies about a month ago as a housewarming gift for my sister. I did white with a brown outline, and some flowers at the bottom - they're on my blog - http://runningonasugarhigh.blogspot.com, just a few posts back.

    I love your flower boxes! I wish I would have seen yours first, because I probably would have stolen that idea - so cute!

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