Theodore R M was born on February the 11th! Happy, healthy babies are a great reason to celebrate! These cookies are for a bit belated baby shower celebrating Teddy (that’s what they are going to call him!). Naturally, a teddy bear theme was perfect for the occasion.
The teddy bears (panda bear cutter from Bobbi’s Cookie Cutters) started with a base coat of brown. Using Lila Loa‘s book for guidance, I mixed chocolate brown with purple to achieve the desired color. Once that was dry, I dabbed on some spots of same color icing and stippled with a stiff brush to achieve the “teddy bear texture.”
I let that dry for 1 hour and added the arms, nose and feet. After drying overnight, I stippled the arms and added hands.
Simple eye and nose details were added last, along with the rosy cheeks. The flower was made using wafer paper and a Martha Stewart (I think) Recollections punch (from Michaels). I painted them silver with a blue center (to match other cookie highlights ). Flowers were incorporated to match the invitation.
The stencil airbrushed on the 2 other cookies can be found at Killer Zebras.