I recently reconnected with my friend Vicky from high school, and with her daughter's first birthday party coming up I offered to make cookies for the favors. Since she had planned a flower theme for the party, we decided that I would make flower cookies in her color scheme of light-aqua and yellow.
I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe, and a Wilton cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. Then I whipped up some royal icing (recipe from the same book), and decorated half of the cookies with white icing and the other half with a light-aqua icing, with yellow centers for both.
I like to decorate my cookies by first piping an outline with stiff icing, then filling it in with runny icing of the same color. Once that dries for a few hours, then I like to pipe another border on top, and then pipe on any extra decorations (in this case, the yellow centers and the white accents).
After letting the icing dry overnight, I placed two cookies in each cellophane favor bag, and tied them with raffia and custom tags that I had printed out on card stock (similar to the baby shower cookies that I made back in January).
The party was held at a park, and everything was beautiful! It was a perfect warm sunny day, and Vicky had decorated the trees with adorable aqua and yellow tissue pom-poms. She had yellow flower plates and napkins on aqua tablecloths, and even a station where kids could decorate little terra cotta pots and plant yellow flowers.
We had a great time, even though we had to leave early and missed the cake cutting! Thanks for inviting us Vicky! Hope everyone enjoyed the cookies!
The cookies look so pretty no surprises everything you make always looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
Cute cute cute! You're such a treat-decorating maven. Love the pom-poms, too!ReplyDelete
These are so perfect, nice display of your talent here. I am sure all the kids enjoyed these lovely treats.ReplyDelete
your cookies look so good! and i love how they coordinate with the rest of the party... i want a party like that! ;)ReplyDelete
These are so cute!! Perfect little cookies!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cookies! Absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Oh these really are perfection :) so talented!ReplyDelete
So cute! I especially like the aqua ones :DReplyDelete
wow these are so pretty!ReplyDelete
Do you know where the straws were purchased? Thanks!ReplyDelete
@Emily - i don't know where these ones were purchased, but there are similar ones on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K8N18Q/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=iheartbaking-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004K8N18QReplyDelete
I was wondering, i have my daughters 1st birthday this august and wanted to know, what is the earliest time i can start on making cookies?ReplyDelete
@kathleen bocalbos - i usually start on them 2-3 days before the party, but you can make them a week in advance and they will still be fresh if they are individually wrapped in cellophane bags. good luck! :)Delete