Tuesday, March 6, 2012

baby shower duckie and onesie cookies


My friend Cindy has a cousin who asked me to make baby shower goodies a few months ago.  We decided on an 8-inch cake and two dozen cupcakes (blog post to come later), and also duckie and onesie cookies for the favors.  I've made onesie cookies a few times before, but had not made duckie cookies yet.  Luckily, I had recently bought this animal cookie cutter set, which included a duck cookie cutter!


As always, I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe from Peggy Porschen's book "Pretty Party Cakes".  Once they were cut, baked, and cooled, I started on making my royal icing, also from the same book.  I divided the icing into separate air-tight containers so that I could mix in the colors; I would be needing white, blue, yellow, a tiny bit of orange, and an even tinier bit of black.


For the duckies, I started by piping on an outline with stiff yellow icing, leaving an empty space for the beaks, and then filled the ducks in with thinned yellow icing. Then I piped an orange outline for the beaks, and then filled them in with thinned orange icing.


After letting them dry overnight, I piped on another orange outline on top of the beaks, and then another yellow outline over the rest of the ducks.  Then I piped on the outline of the wings, and finally dotted each eye with stiff black icing.


For the onesies, I first piped an outline with stiff white icing, and then filled it all in with thinned white icing.  Once that dried overnight, I piped on an outline with stuff blue icing, as well as blue details including buttons and a little heart in the center of the onesie.



Once everything was completely dry, I packaged them in individual cellophane bags, tied with raffia and a custom favor tag.  I hope everyone at the baby shower enjoyed them!  Stay tuned for the cake and cupcakes that went along with these cookies!


*** Update: The matching baby shower cake and cupcakes can be found here!

13 comments:

  1. So cute, the little duckies and baby clothes ^^

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  2. Those are the cutest cookies! I wish I had the patience to make something so beautiful!

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  3. Im loving these party ideas- Pinterest has been a pretty good site to reference too!! I think matching my table settings is the first step..starting with pretty glass straws like these! http://bit.ly/simplystraws

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  4. Flawless and adorable cookies here. Wish I had your talent for these. I would have to eat some and save a few just to admire. Have a great day.

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  5. Those duckies are the most ADORABLE things! I'm drooling while I'm reading some of your blogs! :) Talk to you soon!

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  6. how did you get the onesie cookies to keep their shape while baking? mine became "chubby" baby onesies, barely recognizable!

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    1. @Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels - hmm, i'm not sure? maybe it's the cookie recipe i used? also, after cutting the cookies i like to put them back in the fridge for a few minutes so they are nice and cold when i pop them in the oven - maybe that helps with keeping the shape? try it and let me know if that helps! :)

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  7. do you sell them? if so how much and how do I order?

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    1. @Anonymous - yes I do sell them! but curently I am unable to ship cookie orders, so I can only take your order if you are in the SF bay area (california). Thanks for your inquiry!

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  8. Just made these for my daughter's shower. Not as detailed as your's, but this was my first attempt. I think they came out cute. I wish I could attach a picture. :-)

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    1. @Anonymous - so glad they came out cute! yes email me a picture! you can click on the "contact me" section on the right! :)

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