Wizard of Oz Cookies

Miss Hannah just turned 1! We celebrated Hannah at this baby shower and at this gender reveal dinner.

Her party theme was Wizard of Oz, and her mama did an AMAZING job with all the little details! Parties can drive a modern mama crazy, but once it’s all pulled together it’s spectacular!

I was up for the task of making the cookies of course. I had a hard time deciding what to make because there are so many fun ideas with this theme! I decided to go with rainbows, ruby red slippers, and a bit of yellow brick road.

Here is my progression with the rainbows… I wanted it to be as even as possible but didn’t want to have to mark out the cookie ahead of time.

   

I filled each rainbow color below the line it matched, if that makes sense. I started with every-other color to make sure nothing ran together while it was wet. Then I came back a little while later and did the rest.

 

For the yellow brick road I decided to line it all ahead of time and fill each section individually to give it dimension.

 

 

I think this was the first time I made so many colors WITHOUT making pink. It was weird. And it may never happen again. :)

The ruby red slippers. *sigh*

I outlined and filled in red, then added some disco dust once they were totally dry. I used a paint brush to just barely wet the top with vodka (don’t freak out, it evaporates) then sprinkled the sparkles across the cookie. Let it dry overnight, then used another dry paintbrush to brush off all the excess. There was sparkles EVERYWHERE.

 

Here are the finished cookies all together.

Love the dimension on the yellow brick road cookies.

It’s hard to capture just how sparkly the shoes were. I kind of want to sparkle everything now. #sparkleallthethings

So lucky to get to make these for little miss Hannah.

Now here are a couple of the other details from the party…

 

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Stitch Fix Maternity #3

I recently received my 3rd Stitch Fix Maternity box! I was delighted to find that I loved ALL 5 items! I kept them all and enjoyed my 25% discount!

Here we go…

I absolutely love this dress. It may not be maternity but fits perfectly even with a big round belly. Fabric is so soft and so comfy.

This shirt. I love the cut in the front. So many maternity shirts are high on the neck/chest and unflattering. The ruffle is girly and cute for work but casual enough for weekends too. It’s very comfy and lots of room to grow.

This is a comfy and perfect maternity basic. It’s nice and long, stretchy, and lots of room for bumpie growth. Look how big I’ve gotten since last month!

Love this cardigan. The color is perfect for me. The fabric is soft and stretchy, and light enough for summer but perfect for indoor AC at work. We freeze sometimes at work so items like this are ESSENTIAL.

These earrings were my 5th item. I love how simple and delicate they are, but still cute and can easily go with a dressier outfit. I don’t always like to wear necklaces and so I have been trying to make an effort to remember earrings everyday.

What a successful box, right?!

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Bridal Shower Cupcakes

I made some bridal shower cupcakes for a friend of a friend. Her wedding colors are coral and pewter/grey. Sounded easy enough, but when it came time to color the buttercream I realized I had no idea where to start! Thankfully Callye of Sweet Sugarbelle is an AMAZING resource for color mixing. A quick search on her blog and I had the exact answers I needed!

Here is her post on coral, and here is her post where I found the best way to get to grey.

Both were easy and took me only a second to do. No back and forth of adding colors.

Here are a couple pictures from the shower. The table set-up is so gorgeous!

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Gender Reveal Party Cookies

My sweet coworker Tiffany is expecting her first baby. She asked me to make her cookies for her gender reveal party. The cookies were not doing the actual “reveal” so they just had to be blue and pink or something creative including both colors.

While racking my brain for ideas, I saw these cookies posted to Instagram. Tiffany LOVED the idea, so I went with it!

They bit into the reveal cupcake to find out that they’re having a girl!

 

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Racecar Cookies

I bought a 3D printed racecar cutter that was going to be PERFECT for these racecar cookies for Syler’s Hotwheels party. When it came time to cut and bake the cookies, I pulled out the cutter and it had somehow gotten warped! Like unfixable, way too skinny, crooked warped.

Onto Plan B. I’ve had this 57 Chevy cutter since way back when – when I made 300 of them. It is way too long and fancy for racecars, so I had to do quite some trimming. I used my warped cutter as a reference.

I outlined in black to make the colors POP.

Then filled them in a bright blue.

I added window and tires, then red rims and a big red 4. Because Syler is 4! (Remember when he was 3? and 2? and 1?) I can’t believe I’ve had the privilege of making cookies for every birthday he’s had!

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Happy Birthday Syler!

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High Heel Cookies

Made these for a family friend. It was a prize she won at my baby shower (a year and a half ago) and we finally found a time to make them happen.

She loves high heels so I incorporated that, and then used my new cutters to spell out her name. These alphabet cutters are so fun, I can’t wait to use them again!

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Valentine Owl Cookies

Whoooooo is your valentine?

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Sorry, had to.

But seriously. Owl be your Valentine.

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Okay I’ll stop now. :)

I made these cute little love birds for Valentine’s Day. Kept it simple by having only 1 color of outline/detail, and just a couple other colors for them all.

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I love the way they turned out! <3

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Stitch Fix Maternity #2

Each of these pictures I’m pairing the top I got in my StitchFix with these amaaaaazing maternity skinny jeans I got at H&M. They are my absolute favorite. I kinda wish I could just wear them everyday.

This first cardigan I absolutely LOVE. I was in need of something “outerwear” that was Navy blue and this is perfect. It’s not too thick but not too thin, and has this fun pattern on the inside. The sleeves were a tad long so I cuffed them out, and then realized that I think they’re supposed to be like that. This isn’t maternity but works perfectly over my maternity tops. Definitely keeping this.IMG_8617

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This caridgan fit me a little funny. The sleeves seemed like they were too short. If I would have shifted to any other position they would have been about an inch or two from my wrist. The sweater is super thick so it would be great for winter, but I don’t like the “hairy” look of it. The colors and pattern are great though, and I love the way it drapes down the front. I didn’t keep it.

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This top was technically not maternity, but fit over the bump because of the poncho style. I felt like it was super unflattering and just didn’t work for me. Not keeping.

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This top is light and comfy. I prefer my maternity tops to be more form fitting, but it wasn’t too loose to make me feel like it was unflattering. And the back is SO SO cute! It’s perfect material for dressing up for a night out, or dressing down with my polka dot toms. Decided to keep this one.

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My fifth item was a scarf, and I just don’t really do scarves. I let them keep sending them to me thinking if I like one of them enough I would try to make it happen, but every time I end up sending it back. After this time I decided to give up, and I changed my profile so they don’t send me scarves anymore. :)

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Sexy Undies Cookies

These cookies, believe it or not, were for a man’s 60th birthday! I think they are just perfect for Valentine’s Day though!

I love doing cookies like this because I can do every single one different and unique and yet the whole set goes so well together. And it’s so fun to look at all the designs and try to pick a favorite!

These started out as a heart cookie cutter, and I just cut the tip off to make a nice round canvas. :) And of course I had to do black and red because those are the “sexiest” colors!

I did all kinds of undies…

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and some cute bras to go along with them…

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The details are what really make them all so different. Dots and bows and ties…

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These were so fun to make and I hope they inspire you to make something fun and naughty for Valentines Day too!

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Bowling Cookies

I made these cookies for Eli who turned 4 and had a bowling party.

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I made the balls swirled just like the real ones at the bowling alley. They ended up looking totally 3D which was awesome!

Piping a perfect circle for the ball turned out to be harder than I thought. Especially since only half of the circle matched up with the outside of the cookie. After doing a few (and making many fixes) I decided to trace a circle cutter onto the cookie with a food color marker. It worked FABULOUSLY and saved me so much time and aggravation!

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I filled in the ball as thinnly as I could with blue icing, then added the white to make the swirl.

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Then I used a toothpick to “mix” the white into the blue and make the swirly effect,

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For the red lines I used a thicker tip so that I could make wide flat lines on the pins.

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I just love the way they turned out!

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