Tuesday, August 9, 2011

bridal shower cookies


Two years ago, I made these "H" and "M" cookies (in the picture below) as favors for my friend Helen's bridal shower - "H" for Helen, and "M" for her husband Mike.  


I decorated them with yellow and navy royal icing to match the color scheme of their wedding.  Then I wrapped them in cellophane bags, and tied them with raffia and a custom favor tag.


Helen liked the cookies so much that she asked me to make them again for her out-of-town wedding guests and wedding party - she was putting together a welcome package for all of them and wanted to include these cookies.  So I made the cookies again for her out-of-town wedding guests, and slipper (flip-flop) cookies for her wedding party.



Recently, Helen asked me to make cookies again, this time for a bridal shower she was planning for her friend.  She initially wanted "I" and "I" cookies (for Irene and Ivan), but after I saw their wedding website, which had a floral theme, I sent Helen a picture of my flower cookies which I had just made for a friend's daughter's birthday party.  We decided that I would do half of them flower cookies, and half of them "I" cookies, in the bride's color scheme of vintage pink, cream, and yellow.


When the time came to make the cookies, I got out my alphabet cookie cutter set and searched for the "I".  To my dismay, it was not the kind of "I" that had top and bottom lines - instead it just looked like a long, skinny rectangle!  I immediately asked my husband if he could make me a custom "I" cookie cutter.  Lucky for me, he made it (out of a soda can) that same hour!  (Thanks hubby!  You're the best!)



After I finally baked the cookies (using my favorite recipe from Peggy Porschen's book "Pretty Party Cakes"), I decorated them with pink and cream royal icing, and added my accents - yellow centers for the flowers, and tiny yellow hearts on each "I".



I hope Helen and everyone at the bridal shower liked the cookies!  Congratulations Irene and Ivan!!!


13 comments:

  1. These cookies are so cute! my fav one are the flip-flops

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  2. These cookies are just stunning. I love the alphabet ones! You do have a real talent for decorating cookies!.

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  3. These were so cute! Thank you! I love that the I's were custom made, too! Hugs. i+i

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  4. gorgeous cookies - i'm still too scared to try my hand at royal icing...

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  5. How pretty! These are amazing! Wish I could frost cookies like that!

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  6. These are so pretty! I love the slippers too, I'm sure this made your friends day when she saw this.

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  7. OMG! These are AMAZING! Please tell me you're in business for yourself - I've not seen anything this beautiful on the market! BRAVO!

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  8. @Sarah - thank you! the flip flops were perfect for her wedding care packages because her wedding was in laguna by the beach :)

    @Tina - aww, thanks! i do love making alphabet cookies, they are so versatile - weddings, birthdays, etc. and make events so personal and custom!

    @Anonymous (i+i) - you're welcome! i'm so excited for you two, and so glad i was able to take part in creating something for your bridal shower :)

    @wee-eats.com - you should totally try using royal icing! the first time is tricky, but once you get the hang of it, it's super fun! :)

    @Erin - thank you! you should give it a try, it takes some patience but it's really fun!

    @Lindsey@Lindselicious - thank you!

    @Ann - thank you so much! yes i am in business (sort of!) i take custom orders, but mainly this is just a side-hobby :)

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  9. I love how you step-by-step show how you made these cookies! You're amazing ...and so is Grant for making the cookie cutter!

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  10. Your cookies are all so beautiful! I especially love the flowers, so perfect for a bridal shower :)!

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  11. It is truly amazing what you can do, I would love to give decorating cookies another try, but the flooding isn't my strongest areas, any suggestions or tips to help get started?

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  12. I LOVE the flip flop cookies -- soooo cute! Was thinking about making something like them actually for a friend's daughter's upcoming pool-themed party.

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  13. Your cookies are absolutely amazing!!! You did an incredible job!

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