This little slugger is rounding third base and heading for home. Always a “hit” to welcome a new baby boy and this baby shower was a sweet nod to his dad’s love of baseball! Used my favorite onsie cutter is from Kaleida Cuts and “baby” cutter from Bobbi’s Cutters on Etsy!
For a happy engagement party, add cookies to bring the bling. Okay, I get it; the RING is the bling. Still, I can’t help but put my own sweet spin on bRINGing the bling. Shine on, you crazy couple!
My favorite holiday. Stuffed with gratitude and full bellies.
The Denver Children’s Museum recently had their fundraiser gala and Jaala (Jaala’s Party Pantry) pulled together quite the event based on the book Wind in the Willows !! She thought the main characters come to life on a cookie would add a sweet touch. I tried to keep the personalities of each character in mind when designing the cookie.
The bold and fabulous Mr Toad:
These cookies took some time (understatement of the year) but when you have a design in mind and they are going to a great cause… Some day I will make myself do simple designs. But not today. To give you an feel for how a cookie comes to be, here are the steps for the rat (after baking, base flooding, and air brushing the cookies) ….
The Marvelous Mole:
Last but not least, the Badger:
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.
The theme for this 2 year old’s birthday was vintage trains. I used ivory Americolor gel as a base, letting the cookies dry overnight. I started by airbrushing the blue stripes on the vintage train cookies. I then “aged” all of the cookies by using a stiff brush and terra cotta dry powder, applied randomly around the edges of the cookies. You could also use a light airbrush coat instead.
The rest of the decorating involved royal icing, stamps, and those Rainbow Dust edible pens! I’d CHOO.CHOOse these cute designs for any train themed party!
Ready for pick up!