10 Years of Blogging : 10 Favorite Decorated Cookies

Ten! (10!!!!!!!!) This Sunday marks 10 years of Bake at 350.
How in the world did this happen?

Once upon a time, my sister and I had a little (private) blog where we shared complete randomness, recipes, and horrible photos. (My photos were horrible...hello, flash!...hers were actually good.) After almost a year, I decided that maybe I'd try a new blog where I could share with relatives who were interested how I was decorating cookies.

Never in a million years did I think that anyone else would read it. From this little post (with one photo...ONE!), Bake at 350 was born. Fun fact: Mr. E came up with the name "Bake at 350." I think I was zeroing in on "Bridget's Cookie Blog." Thank goodness for Mr. E.

Today, to celebrate 10 years, I thought I'd share my 10 favorite decorated cookies. (This was tough, as I still have many more favorites.) Here they are, in no particular order.
(Click the links to go to the original posts.)


1. Double-Decker Stripey Hearts

Double-Decker Stripey Hearts decorated cookies | bakeat350.net

So simple, but I love them so. The stripes, the double-decker-ness, the black and white. These speak to me.


2. Painted Christmas Trees

painted christmas tree cookies, inspired by Sur la Table | bakeat350.net

Christmas cookies are always special, but I love these because at the time I used a couple of new techniques. They're also inspired by some Christmas dishes at Sur la Table that I drool over every year. Maybe someday I'll treat myself.


3. Take a Little Pizza My Heart Cookies

Take a Pizza my Heart Decorated Cookies | bakeat350.net

Oh gosh, I love everything about these. From the heart-shaped pepperoni, to the melty cheese, to the cheesy title. Love.


4. Leprechaun Cookies

lerprechaun cookies | bakeat350.net

OK...every time I see this guy, he makes me smile. That beard just kills me.




5. Paris-Themed Cookies

Paris-Themed Decorated Cookies | bakeat350.net

Black-outlined cookies are my favorite. And maybe I love these just a little because I was SO STRESSED about piping that Eiffel Tower and in the end, they actually worked out. *whew*



6. Pier Giorgio Frassati Cookies

Pier Giorgio Frassati Decorated Cookies | bakeat350.net

I'd made saint cookies before, but these are my favorite. Frassati is the patron of the high school Jack attended, and I made these for a teacher in-service lunch. I love his pipe, his smile, and that Pocky walking stick. (And there's that black outline again.)


7. Cherries

Cherries decorated cookies | bakeat350.net

Maybe it's because I used to work for Mary Engelbreit. Maybe it's because I love cherries, dots, yellow, and red. Whatever the reason, these little cherry cookies make me so happy.


8. Taco Belle Cookies

Taco BELLE decorated cookies | bakeat350.net

I mean, what's not to love?!? ♥


9. Fried Chicken Cookies

Fried Chicken Decorated Cookies | bakeat350.net

Continuing on with the food motif (have you noticed that a lot of my favorite cookies are food-themed?), I present the fried chicken cookie. Again, the black outline. Again, the cookie design is so simple. I remember bringing that bucket of chicken cookies to our neighbors and whispering a little prayer as I walked over, "God, please don't let them think I'm crazy." 


10. Happy, Happy, Happy Cookies

Happy, happy, happy cookies with roses, dots, and scallops | bakeat350.net

Well, these just make me happy. ♥

Thank you, thank you, thank you for reading the blog. Really. THANK YOU. 
Here's to 10 more?!? 
{10 favorite RECIPES coming tomorrow!}


13 comments

  1. Sweetie pie:)(I can say that I am 63..)..KUDOS! I fell in love w/ your cookies when I first discovered you.I am so happy to have your books in my collection.
    It has been such a joy reading your blog..hearing about your dad..watching Jack become a collegiate:) Stepping back in time when you show pics of him:)
    Thanks for everything you do..

    and through you..I scavenged for Pioneer Women Flea Market line..(I LOVE!!)..and found Sugarbelle at Michaels..and love TJ even more.
    You are such a kind and good and talented girl.

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  2. Congratulations! I love your blog and am so happy that you have been so successful! Looking forward to 10+ more years!

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  3. I have followed your blog for 7 years! You and Callye taught me everything I know about cookie decorating. Here's to many more years of cookies!

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  4. Happy Blogaversery!! Okay - totally not a word but I'm so happy you decided to share your cookie talents with the world! xx, Rose

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  5. Congrats! And thanks for helping me turn an attempt for a goody box for my nephew into a true hobby! Love your blog AND your books!

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  6. You are the genuine article! I feel like I have been there from the start. All of your cookies are so cute/pretty! It feels so homey when I visit your blog and I know it has to do with you being yourself (which is great) and that shines through all that you post. ❤️ Congrats on 10 years, and cheers to many more! ❤️

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  7. I have been following you for most of these ten years and I have both of your books (which I love!). The happy, happy cookies & the painted Christmas trees are my favorites as well. I still have the be brave & try the painted tree myself. Congrats on ten years!

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  8. MAJOR congratulations on the blog anniversary! Keep up the awesome work and inspiration.

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  9. Congratulations, Bridget! I have followed you since you started and have always admired your work! Thank you for your talent, sharing your stories and a beautiful blog! God bless you!

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  10. Happy Blog-anniversary! I've loved reading your blog and drooling over all your delicious looking cookies for most of your ten years!! Here's to 10 more drool-worthy years!!

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  11. Hi! I´m Isabel and I´m writing from México! I love your blog!! Congratulations!!! I´ve been reading it for a while, love your cookies!!!, because of you I have the star wars cookie cutter from william´s sonoma :) super hard to decorate, i´m still working on it. Finally I´ve the courage to write and ask you about the royal icing. The problem is: I don´t have the paddle attachement, I use the regular beaters at low speed but the mix gets really bubbly and dries opaque and with little holes (so I use store-bought royal icing) any advice?? please!! with a whisk by hand?? Thank you! And greetings fron México.

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    1. Hi Isabel! It could be that your royal icing has a bit too much water in it. That can cause the little holes as well. Also, once it is thinned, let it rest for a bit with a damp dish towel covering the bowl. this should let the air bubbles rise to the surface. then you can stir gently to pop them before pouring into squeeze bottles.

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  12. Hi Bridget! Thank you so much!!! I´ll work on that

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