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Swooning Over Nutcracker Holiday Cookies!

This holiday season brings about some exciting news for me and some delicious news for folks here in Kansas City. Not only can you enjoy looking at my artwork, now, but you can EAT IT, TOO!

A few weeks ago, Swoon Cookie Crafters asked if I might do a couple of nutcracker illustrations for them to use to decorate cookies for a massive order they needed to fill for the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. The cookies would be for the Kansas City Ballet‘s performance of The Nutcracker. I couldn’t possibly say no. My art? Piles of cookies? Ballet? “Yes” is the only answer.

The Cookies

Nutcracker Cookies by Sonya Andrews & Swoon Cookie Crafters

I know. Pretty sweet, right? (Pun intended)

The illustrations were printed on icing sheets with an ink jet printer using food grade colorings (there’s a great blog post on icing sheet printing here). I’m hoping this is just the first of many similar endeavors. It’s fun to see my work being used to bring delight to others and I’m happy that I got to work with a bakery that takes a lot of pride in their work and produces such a great product.

Original Nutcracker Paintings

Nutcracker #1 & #2 by Sonya Andrews

The original works are for sale in my shop. I had so much fun creating these that I hope to make more characters from The Nutcracker Ballet soon.

Order Some Holiday Cookies

Would you rather eat your art? I don’t blame you. Forget slaving over the oven, baking cookies when you could be caroling or finding better hiding places than last year for your kids’ Christmas presents. Visit Swoon online and place your holiday cookie order! You’ll be glad you did.