Category: Cookie Decorating

Baby Shower Cookies

Aaron’s Aunt became a Grandma and asked for some cookies for the shower/baptism of little Rose.

I’d been looking for any good reason to try making some baby onesie cookies anyway, so I was excited to give it a go!

There were also crosses (it was a baptism and all)

And of course her name — which is lovely, though maybe I’m a little biased, since ‘Rose’ is Averie’s middle name ūüôā

Also — here’s an indication as to why I’m not a professional cookie decorator (aside from needing more practice)

Cats are not cookie friendly creatures…

Thankfully those were the only two casualties and the rest of the cookies were bagged and delivered before Aaron and I took off on a mini vacation!

Cupcake Cookies for Mrs Cupcake

I absolutely love cupcakes from That One Cupcake Place.  Especially Pineapple Cupcakes:

Seriously – whats not to love here?! *drool*

Anyway, for Mrs. Cupcake’s birthday I had promised to make her cookies. ¬†I don’t know if she remembered my promise (since it had been months since I made it) but I ¬†never forget an¬†occasion¬†to make cookies, and I never forget cupcakes, so there was no way I was going to forget this¬†occasion!

And what kind of cookies do you make for your cupcake lady?

Why, cupcake cookies of course!

In purple and pink no less… ¬†because those are just cupcakey colors…

I might have snuck in some watermelon and dinosaur cookies into the same box too… ¬†just because!

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Cupcake!!

 

Watermelon and Dinosaur Cookies… Just Because!

Sometimes I decide to make cookies just because I can… ¬†I have the icing, and I want to play…

That’s how these cookies were born —

Watermelon and Dinosaurs!

The watermelon were made with a circle cutter, then cut in half. ¬†I used a scalloped heart shaped cutter to make it look like the watermelon had a bite taken out of it already. ¬†I think next time I’ll make the rind a little thicker, but other than that I was pretty happy with how they turned out!

The dinos were just supposed to be cute — I think next time I’ll wait until they dry and use a food coloring marker to draw on their mouths and maybe add nostrils or something too. ¬†But all-in-all I thought they were fun!

Congratulations Scott and Kylee ‚ÄĘ Wedding Cookies

My brother and sister-in-law were planning to renew their vows and have a ceremony and reception, and I wanted to help… ¬†so when Kylee suggested I help out with the candy buffet, I offered to pitch in some glassware, and to help stock it up with cake balls, cookies, dipped pretzels and colored popcorn. ¬† I love food, pitching in for sweets was definitely right up my alley!

In the end, my friend Emily was a rock star and ended up doing the cake balls for me, but I managed the rest, even if I was still dipping pretzels in the hotel room after the rehearsal dinner.

Totally normal to do this in a hotel room, right??

By 10:30 PM or so everything was all bagged up, done and ready to go – plenty of time for beauty sleep since my princess was set to be a flower girl in the morning

And here are all of the different cookies before they left my house:

The wedding itself was gorgeous, and Averie did a great job as a flower girl, even if she forgot to throw the flower petals out on her way down the aisle – she remembered to do it on the way back up though, so they didn’t go to waste!

Throwing the petals on the way up the aisle.  Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

Seriously, she was stinkin’ cute, and she knew it!

Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

And seriously – how gorgeous does my sister-in-law look?!

Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

And how freakin’ cute are they together?! ¬†My brother was a handsome groom too… ¬†can’t you just feel the love here?!

Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

Anyway, back to the wedding… ¬†it was a beautiful event, everyone did a rock star job making sure everything was gorgeous!

Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

And we made sure that the candy buffet was well stocked all night!

Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

Well, it would figure that the first chance I have for a professional photographer to take pictures of some of my cookies that there would be something that I wouldn’t like about them, right? I over-beat the royal icing… which made it crumbly as it dried. ¬†This isn’t something that would annoy the everyday person, they tasted fine and still looked pretty, but it annoyed me… and I can see it in the pictures… ¬†I’ve since learned my lesson. ¬†No more over beating of the icing!!

Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

Anyway, nobody else seemed to notice, much less mind, and the candy buffet had visitors and was busy all night long. ¬†I’d call that a success anyway!

Congratulations to my brother and sister-in-law on having such a beautiful wedding and more importantly, for finding each other — we love you both very much!!!

Photo Credit: Vogue Photography

Tulip Cookies + Bridal Shower!

These were cookies that were made for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower and then repeated again and made for my friends that are mothers for mothers day and then repeated again for another friend for a mothers day party she was involved with — all within a matter of a couple of weeks!

Super easy, the base is all one color and the outline on the top is just a darker shade of the base.

So, lets talk Bridal Shower — since it was my amazing sister-in-laws shower!

Here they are, on display – next to the multiple different cake flavors!

The shower itself was a great party – I’d loaned out a couple of decorations for the party but didn’t do any of the actual set up or planning, and Kylee and her family did a great job putting everything together…

Also, Kylee’s grandma makes the best punch ever… ¬†I believe it was raspberry lemonade punch!

The favors were adorable too!

Averie won the vote for the best toilet paper dress – complete with a veil and a bouquet! ¬†I think her cuteness might have weighed in somewhere too… ¬†unfortunately she was too confused as to what was going on and why we were wrapping her up with toilet paper to smile for the camera…..

Sock Monkey Cookies

Aaron’s sister really dislikes sock monkeys… ¬†which means that everyone goes out of their way to give them to her.

On the other hand, Aaron’s Aunt Norma tends to love them.

So naturally when there was a joint birthday party for them, we had to make sock monkey cookies for them!

In case you’re wondering where on earth you can find a sock monkey cookie cutter… crafty Aaron made it! ¬†You can get the kit on amazon! ¬†We made sure to pick a design that would fit for making ‘santa’ sock monkeys for the holidays too…

Bridal Shower Cookies

Cookies that only need one color of royal icing are my favorite. ¬†Especially when the only color is white! ¬†It means less cleanup time needed in the kitchen, and also guarantees a ‘classy’ look.

These cookies were made for my friend Brandy’s bridal shower. ¬†There were some double hearts as well as numerous wedding dress style hearts.

There is even a bonus picture my little helper assisting me with cleanup after we made the  icing!

Stay tuned for more pictures from the Shower itself!

 

Halloween Cookies

These cookies were actually my first attempts at royal icing… ¬†I learned a lot from this batch of cookies, so please excuse the shaky lines and crumbling edges!

If you’re thinking about giving cookie decorating a try — don’t be afraid to go for it — but definitely try to start out simple in terms of the number of colors, it makes life a lot easier. ¬†These were made with just orange and white, and I later added a tiny bit of brown for the stems.

You could just as easily make some fun ‘white’ pumpkins without using any brown too though:

The hardest part about decorating cookies with royal icing (aside from the time constraints) is planning. ¬†You have to plan out what colors you’ll need and what order you need to apply them in. ¬†The fewer colors, the less planning will be required. ¬†And the less cleanup too. ¬†And I’m¬†all about less cleanup!