Monday, July 9, 2012

Step Right Up!

It's time to go to the circus!  Except this circus isn't creepy and it doesn't smell bad... Okay, I admit EVERY circus is a little creepy, but I promise 100% there aren't ANY clowns... there are fun carnival games...  okay, you're still a little hesitant, but what if I told you this slightly creepy circus is circa 1930's รก la Water For Elephants?

ALRIGHTY!  We have a taker here folks!  C'mon and step right up to see fantastical sights that will amaze and shock you.  Dazzle and delight!  {Vintage charm always trumps creepiness!}


While I haven't seen Water For Elephants yet, I did read the book a while ago and the idea to do vintage circus cookie set has been marinating since then.  I've always felt there is something fascinating and a little disturbing about the circus and this novel did nothing to dispel that feeling!  






Sorry, I know that was like a billion pictures, but I couldn't help myself!  I hope this carnival of mine struck the correct balance.  It should be equal parts intrigue and surprise with a dash of scary and a sprinkling of creepy?  And I kept my promise about the clowns!



  

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE these -I have already shared them on Facebook :)

    If you like vintage circus themes, have you read The Night Circus? Such a wonderful book! I made The Night Circus cookies a couple weeks ago :)

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  2. WOW! Amazing detail! Good job! :D

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  3. you had me at "no clowns"! These are beautiful. thanks for sharing!

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  4. Super FANTASTIC!!!

    Nicole
    sugar and stitches

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  5. These aren't just cookies, they are ART!! (Bless your heart for no clowns though!) "Vintage" clown are even creepier!!

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  6. Seriously Girl....WHERE do YOU find THE TIME?
    Your cookies never cease to amaze me, but these are outrageous. (AMAZING!!)

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  7. These are fantastic...I am a fan of old circus anything...even found an old cemetery last summer called Traveler's Rest where an entire circus train was buried after a fire in the 20's. It was cool and creepy....your cookies are spot on!

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  8. Is there any way for you to make a tutorial for making these amazing cookies? Are they freehand or with a kopykake. I really like the style you used to make them. Once again, amazing .

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  9. Fantabulouso!
    thanks for sharing all those pics... I love pics! esp with all that creativeness!
    Glad to see you all had a fun time, but back home again! I missed your creative projects!
    ti

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  10. Beautiful whimsical and nostalgic cookies! I did not read Water for Elephants but I did see the movie and really enjoyed it. If they sold these cookies at the circus instead of popcorn the BIG TOP would have standing room only at every show :)

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  11. My eyes are giant as saucers, I have not blinked since I opened your page and I have to go get duct tape to hold my jaw up as it keeps dropping. These are absolutely STUNNING!!

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  12. You are so amazingly talented. These cookies are amazing. Please continue to take a ton of pictures!!

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  13. I'm with TracyLH. I can't pick my jaw up off the floor. SERIOUSLY?! Are you serious?! How is it possible to put that much talent on a cookie??? AMAZING! I was about to embark on an alphabet circus cookie today, and then I saw these...my head can't even imagine what you just did on those cookies! Job well done

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  14. Call the doctor because we all have a case of "Jaw on the Floor!!!" I can't believe these are cookies! You are uber talented!!! WOW, there goes my jaw again!!

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  15. A most spectacular post! Refreshing and wondrous, too delightful for just cookies and milk. These circus cookies deserve a party!

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  16. I'm so happy you posted more photos of them here. I'm still in awe of them. LOVE!!!!!!

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  17. Wow wow Liz amazing and gorgeous work I salut you. going to my pinterest and to RT on my twitter. Have a blessed day xoxo

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  18. Those cookies are gorgeous! You are an amazing artist.

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