Boy, Oh Boy

There are some people in life that you just HAVE to admire.  These cookies are heading to a baby shower celebrating the coming of their FOURTH boy! Holy testosterone! (As you can tell, we have a mere two children.  And I was pretty happy to have the energy for them….).

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Blue and the number 4 were interwoven throughout the set. I added a little silver bling because everybody deserves a little bling (especially a mom of four!).  The “4” cutter is part of the zebrawood cutter set from SheyB ! They have such fast and friendly service!

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This little outfit cutter is my current favorite.  Can’t get over how adorable it is. Thank you Kaleida Cuts (so many designs to take advantage of!)!!! The clever technique is from the genius Tammy Holmes.  Utterly brilliant design.  Utterly delicious eye candy.

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Every boy in this family has a name that begins with the letter “C.” The fourth will as well. And heaven forbid that I not take advantage of a chance to word play.  I knew love was in the foreseeable future…

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Pardon my French

This set was made for a French teacher who is welcoming a little girl into their lives.  The client wanted some french words; as I do not know French and sometimes question my English, I hope I got it right.  The struggle is real.

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Little Boy Blue (ok, teal…)

Boy, oh boy, more beautiful baby boys!

Baby Lambros’s September 10th arrival left us starry eyed!  His room is neutral with teal accents so that was the color inspiration for this cookie platter.

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Here they are in process with the stork delivery not quite ready…

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Boy oh boy, he’s here!!


Details of the bib and the bottle.  Thank you Hillary (aka the Cookie Countess) for the stencil! Some day I will own an airbrush machine.  Until then, it’s a fairly.dry.paint.brush for me!


Final presentation…


Auto.matic Love

It’s always about the story… Long ago, the parents vacationed in Italy and got to tour the Ferrari auto factory.  As they heard the whole story, they fell in love with the name Enzo.  Two lovely little girls later, along comes their beloved Enzo… aaaand the car and driver themed baby cookie set. I hope Enzo Ferrari would be proud.

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PS:  Everyone should learn how to drive a manual transmission.  So much fun.  Really, really.  DSC_0661

Oh Boy!

Something in the water.  Lots and lots of baby boys lately.  For this 20 cookie order, I was given some wonderful details with which to work.  Like the fact that Caelan had arrived on his actual due date.  I cannot remember that last time I heard of that happening.  Thus, the cookie in the back (sorry, forgot to take an individual pic) had 3 speech bubbles: due date: Apr 7  arrival date: Apr 7  ‘this boy already has his act together’.  You know how I love a good play on words.  This resulted in the SONshine cookie.  I wanted to use springlike colors so I used a nice robin egg blue with a happy Easter egg yellow as the color theme.   Cute, eh?DSC_0656 DSC_0654 DSC_0646 DSC_0650 DSC_0676 DSC_0672

Bouncing Baby Boy

This was a quick, last minute addition to the baking schedule.  Friend at work asked for a box of cookies for a new baby boy.  Such a happy time, the arrival of a new little one.  Onesies are a go-to shape for new baby cookies and I must admit that I have a ‘thing’ for argyle.  I also was happy to try a design that had been sleeping in the recesses of my mind: mommy loves daddy loves baby loves mommy…. a little more work to make that just right but you get the gist.

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Pink, Grey, and White Baby Shower

There is nothing finer than a request for a color themed baby shower and a flexible client.  This customer was so incredibly lovely and she was willing to let me take the design reins!  I hope she enjoyed the special day with her daughter(s) and the cookies!


With pink, grey, and white as the underlying theme, I started with glaze (powdered sugar and water) for the onesies.  I love the effect of glaze on a sugar cookie.  As long as your design in uncomplicated and you have the drying time, a glazed cookie will offer a little slice of heaven.

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I used royal icing for the balance of the cookies.  Goodness knows there are a multitude of baby carriage designs out there, all beautiful.  But this is how I  approached the cookie for this order.  Started with a dried white outline.  Filled in the pink body and added the grey and white lines while the pink was still wet (immediately after each cookie was filled).  Then filled in the grey buggy cover.  Later came back to add black details.

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Next I worked on the plaque cookies where I wanted to show off the baby’s name.  The general idea came from an IG @sara_sweetsmiles (facebook: Sweet Smiles).  You can follow the steps below.  The grey stripe/dots  and stamping (super black Americolor thinned with almond extract- see conversation hearts post) were added when base was dried 6 hours.


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Georganne Bell is a cookie goddess.  The LilaLoa website is a feast for the eyes and this creative “pinned to your heartstrings” cookie idea is totally hers.  Can’t say enough times how inspirational she is.


I always like to make some “personalization” for presenting a platter so I used a popular bunting method to announce Miss Savanna’s coming.  I have seen it so many places now that I don’t know who to credit for the original idea.


The request was for 50 cookies and I think it is always interesting to see how folks plate their cookies for presentation.  Here’s a glimpse of the layering as I went…

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