Collaborate & Dream: Oven Fresh Dreams X Yema Yema

I’ve been a fan of theĀ Oven Fresh Dreams Collaborate & Dream series for a long time now. Recently, Mr. EasyBake (the man behind the brand), unveiled the latest addition to this collection. The T-Shirt is a collaboration between OFD and Yema Yema. If you haven’t heard of Yema Yema then you definitely need to get out from under that rock and check out her stuff. Yema Yema specializes in crazy monster-ish creature-based designs that are super fun. In the OFD calloborate tee she uses this strength to turn Mr. EasyBakes passion of cooking into a work of art. Think cookies gone insane!

The artistic mind who brought this shirt to life is none other than the talented Yema. She is a mother and a full-time graphic designer/illustrator. I had the pleasure of meeting her through my network of t-shirt buddies and I am forever grateful. Yema’s style is fun and youthful, which is why we get along so well. Ever since I started baking under Oven Fresh Dreams, I have felt very “alive” and working with Yema took that feeling a notch further. The art of baking is similar to designing because it allows you to make your dreams into a delicious looking reality!

The shirt isn’t available for sale just yet, but when it does you can be sure that I’ll let you know about it. If the other tees in the OFD store are any indication, you can expect to spend about $24.99 for the tee.

By the way, I highly suggest that you check out the official Oven Fresh Dreams Tumblr. It will make you drool.

As a side note, I thought this was pretty cool. It’s printed useable parchment paper featuring step-by-step instructions on how to make a pie crust. It was created by Ashley Ross of the Pastry Training Center (Vancouver, B.C.) to promote classes. Nifty!

Bad Diet + My Cookie Addiction

It’s the COOOOKIE MONSTEEER! Bad Diet by Glenn Jones of Glennz Tees has been a popular vote getter for some time now and is finally available as a T-Shirt. I have to admit that I can totally relate to this T-Shirt because I love a good batch of cookies. In my house, whenever there is a fresh batch of cookies, I transform into a cookie eating machine. Or, whenever there are Chips Ahoy or Oreos in stock inside the pantry, I can guarantee that they wont be there for long when I am at home.

I’m not sure about you, but different cookies provide me with different cookie vibes. Let’s say for instance that I want to feel nostalgic, then I’d go with a tray of store bought Chips Ahoy. If i’m feeling especially nostalgic, I’ll zap a couple of Chips Ahoy cookies in the microwave for a few seconds. I used to love doing this as a kid. And if I’m feeling daring and nostalgic then I’ll pick up a bag of Chewy Chips Ahoy!

Sometimes when I’m at the mall, I get cookie urges. The only place to go is Mrs. Fields. The standard chocolate chip cookie is my favorite but if I’m really craving chocolate then I’ll go for a chocolate chocolate cookie.

If I’m feeling like eating a “Hawaiian” cookie then I’d have to drive myself all the way to Kailua town and order a pound of assorted cookies from Chip and Cookie. The founder of Chip and Cookie was the original founder of Famous Amos cookies. Yes, Wally Amos (founder of Famous Amos) sold the brand to the Kellogg Company and then years later started Chip and Cookie in Hawaii. If you’re ever in Hawaii, I recommend checking out Chip and Cookie, they serve up excellent bite sized cookies. Think Famous Amos before Famous Amos became mass produced.

Of course, nothing beats a home cooked batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies. Moms always make the “best” cookies and my mom is no different. Although she’s been using pre-made store bought dough more often, every once in a while she’ll bake a batch from scratch. These are the best. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies made from scratch and with heart trump anything that can ever be bought.

Photo by Flickr user Lara604.

Make Your Own Katy Perry SNL Elmo Cut Tee

I missed the season premier of SNL but luckily I did catch a small bit on the Mighty Fine blog. The skit featured Perry in a very revealing Elmo tee, courtesy of Might Fine, and makes fun of her recent and controversial appearance on Sesame Street. Take a look:

Now you might be wondering how can score your very own Katy Perry inspired Elmo tee. Well, Mighty Fine has you covered. First of all, you need to buy the T-Shirt, which is available from Might Fine for $23. Then, you cut! No need to be precise either. Watch the short video and you too can be naughty like Katy Perry.

And of course, I’ve got a Mighty Fine tee for the fellas out there, who aren’t interested in exposing their man boobs. We’ve all seen the Double Rainbow video but have you seen the matching Double Cookies T-Shirt? It’s available now as a web exclusive at Mighty Fine for $23.