My girlfriend Shannon has her first baby in the oven… she’s due in August so a friend and I threw her a shower last Saturday.
Shannon already knows that her baby is a girl. I’m secretly glad… Can you tell I like pink?
I tried to add some other colors though.
Guests got to take more than one cookie home though – I don’t think they minded.
I just wanted to play around with some different themes, like the baby clothing one above and below. Had to use some of my favorite edible sparkle,***disco dust. It was easy to make these cookies using scalloped cookie cutters. I will be doing a little tutorial on the actual making of the cookie dough etc. in the future, but for now, one quick tip for an issue I’ve been asked a lot about; how to make the cookies all the same uniform thickness. Easy with the right tools! I use these rolling pin spacer strips Place them on either side of your dough, making sure the rolling pin touches them on each end, and you’ll never roll thinner than you should. You can choose the thickness of the dough spacer according to how thick you want your cookies to be. There are also rolling pin rings… I’ll use them in a pinch, but prefer the strips for dough.
The cookies below were copied using this clip art:
Drawing freehand is a lot harder than using this KopyKake Drawing Projector, which I used to trace the design onto the cookie. I’ll take the time to demonstrate the projector in a future tutorial.
For these I just went with the cookie cutter outline and played around with some simple designs:
All the cookies were inspired by these ribbon colors. I’d love to make cookies inspired by these ones! (click link to see)
And some by the design as well!
For these wee little cookies..about the size of a quarter, I played around with my own ideas and stuck with easy decorations… dots for flowers mainly! Gave a bag of them to Becky, who hosted the shower at her house. (Thank you!)
I didn’t think the animal cookies would be the most popular at the shower, but they went first! They were inspired by the gift bag Shannon’s baby shower present was in.
Made some cupcakes as well, and will post them soon!