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Lacy Easter Egg Cookies

Made these for a friend’s mom for a get-together.

Even though they are pretty detailed, they didn’t take a ton of time to do. Filling the eggs with a solid color and only using one color to pipe with saves a TON of time.

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Each cookie is totally unique. I just made up the designs as I went, there was no template that I followed. Doing this also makes it more fun!

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More Gender Reveal Cupcakes

I got the amazing opportunity to create some gender reveal cupcakes for one of my best friends. I made these not too long ago for another mama, and so I wanted to change it up a bit this time.

This time, I was NOT allowed to know ahead of time. So I had to make both pink and blue, mark them in separate containers, and the mama-to-be mixed the right one in while no one was looking.

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I made white frosting for the tops. Then I “painted” pink and blue food color gel in stripes inside the piping bag…

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Then carefully filled the bags with the white frosting.

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When I piped swirls on the cupcakes, these pretty pink and blue streaks came through.

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LOVE this technique, I will definitely be doing it again!

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P.S. It was a GIRL! We can’t seem to locate the picture of the mama-to-be with the pink inside. 😦

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Lollipop Cookies

My second baby shower’s theme was “She is about to POP!” My girls know how obsessed with bright colors I am, so they chose bright bright shades of pink, green, blue, yellow, purple, and orange.

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I made cake pops and kettle corn, as well as these Lollipop Cookies. (The cake pops were funfetti, and all coated in white candy melts, then topped with bright jimmies in all the coordinating colors. I ddn’t have time time take pictures before the party, and then it was so hot outside that they all got melty and slid down their sticks. Too messy for photo taking, but still delicious!)

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I was feeling lazy (and crunched for time) when it came time to decorate these, so I skipped the outlining step and made the icing thicker than normal. Then all we had to do was pipe a swirl onto the cookie, and then repeat in the other colors.

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Once they were wrapped like lollipops they looked adorable!

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Even the cleanup was pretty. 🙂

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Gender Reveal Funfetti Cupcakes

I’m going to start off by getting politically correct. I only named this post “Gender Reveal” because that’s the term everyone uses, that’s how it’ll be searched, and that’s how people are going to know what I’m talking about. People throw around the terms “sex” and “gender” as if they’re the same thing – but they are not.

The correct term for this party should be “Sex Reveal Party” because that’s what you find out when you’re pregnant – the sex of the baby. Sex is literally the physical body parts. Gender on the other hand, is how the person identifies. For most people, their sex and gender are aligned. In some rare instances, the person truly deep down feels like they should have been born with the opposite body parts because they feel like the opposite sex on the inside. Since we obviously can’t tell what the baby’s gender will be while it’s still in utero, we should only ever be referring to their sex.

Anyway….

I got the amazing opportunity to be the baker for a friend’s sex reveal party. Mama-to-be and Daddy-to-be did not even know the sex, so the tech actually sent me an email directly to let me know the color for the big surprise!

I just found the best ever Homemade Funfetti Recipe, and Mama-to-be requested funfetti, so it was perfect! (I’m not going to list the ingredients and directions here since I just posted it, but go check it out if you want to make some awesome funfetti!!)

The best thing about funfetti from scratch is that you can have whatever colored sprinkles you want. I added just pink and blue for these special cupcakes.

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After baking them, I used a melon baller to core out a hole in the top of just 3 of the cupcakes. Then I made my Easy Buttercream Recipe, colored a small amount, and squeeze it into the hole.

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Since I was topping these with white frosting, and I didn’t want the color to seep into the white and ruin the surprise, I left them to crust over a bit while I went to Michaels. 🙂

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Then I just piped swirls on the tops and sprinkled the tops with colored sugar.

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Mama-to-be and Daddy-to-be each got a special cupcake with the color hidden inside.

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The 3rd cupcake with the color was mixed in with the rest of the cupcakes and randomly distributed to their party guests. One lucky guest got the surprise center cupcake announcing to everyone that they’re having a BOY!!

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These cupcakes were super fun to make and fun to be able to know before the excited parents to be!

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I posted the cored-out cupcake picture above (without the color) on my Instagram to tease the Mama-to-be, and just said something like “Making gender reveal cupcakes” …. and I didn’t even think about it but everyone thought it was MY reveal! Haha, nope – sorry guys, mine is going to be a surprise when Baby comes!!!

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Sesame Street Birthday

Drew just turned 1! He was still in the belly for the baby celebration that I made the green onesies for from this post.

The party theme was Sesame Street, and I got to make all the treats!

Of course there had to be character cookies. I don’t have the cutters, so I made do with what I had. Cookie Monster and Elmo were created with a flower cutter and an egg cutter. For Big Bird I just bent my balloon cutter a bit to make the beak straight.

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For these characters, I knew black outlining was the way to go. It really make the features and colors pop.

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As always, I free-handed the designs. Cuz that’s how I roll.

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Last minute I decided I had to have cookie cereal to go on the cookie monster cookies. I got the idea from cupcakes like this that I’m sure just about everyone has seen at some point. It’s pretty genius whoever thought of it!

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I also made cupcakes in the same colors as the characters. Piped simple swirls, and make custom cupcake toppers.

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My husband actually made them on the computer for me and I just cut and put them together. 🙂 

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My most favorite part was the smash cake! Mama asked for it to be Cookie Monster, so I swirled it in bright blue frosting and piped the happy little face on the top.

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Then I stuck cookie cereal to the sides. 🙂

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Mama said Drew loved his cake. Once he got started, it was hard to get him to stop!

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Blue Bird Cookies for Tea

I recently started a new job. It’s the main reason my posts have been less frequent and erratic. It was a good move for me and offers excellent growth potential and benefits… but I have been and will continue to be working long hours. Somehow I worked 40 hours a week and found time to make all of the treats you have seen over the last (almost) 2 years… now I am working a minimum of 50 hours a week and just can’t seem to keep this blog regular. My apologies friends and family, I hope to find my energy and niche again soon so that I can get back to my passion!

These cookies I made for one of my former coworkers. She was attending a tea and was put in charge of one of the many tables of 8 ladies. Each table was decorated differently, and my coworker’s theme was birds. She decorated the table in black, bright blue, and cream colors. The cookies were made to match!

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My only previous experience with birds were these parrot cookies. With those, I had a cartoon character to go with, and I just incorporated ideas from real parrots to get the profile right. With these cookies, I had no image to start with, and couldn’t find a similar shaped cookie from which to draw inspiration. I struggled with the sketch but eventually landed on something that was doable. I was actually pretty happy with how they turned out.

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Yo Gabba Gabba Cookies

Syler turned 2 this last weekend! Last year I made these Monkey cookies from this post for his party. This year his birthday was Yo Gabba Gabba themed!

Last summer I first learned Yo Gabba Gabba when I made this very special cake for a very special friend of mine. Since then, I have been scared to make Yo Gabba Gabba cookies. Not only are the characters all uniquely shaped, but as a group they total 10 colors!

When Syler’s mom asked me to make Yo Gabba Gabba cookies for the party, I was relieved that she liked the idea of doing simple circle shaped cookies with just the basic elements of each character.

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Each cookie was bagged and tied with tags as his party favors.

Mama said Syler loved his cookies!

As part of Lilaloa’s February challenge of Sketching your cookie designs before you cookie them, I thought I would share my sketches. I typically do these before a complicated set, or if I am not sure the exact shape of something (for example when I’m doing animals) so I can play with it until I am happy with the outcome.

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So glad Georgeanne had such a fun challenge for February and I got it in in just the nick of time!

I will post more of my sketches soon. Every cookier has their own way of doing things and I’d love to share my method in case it helps anyone else!

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16th Birthday Cookies & Cake Balls

Alyssah turned 16 this week! Her mom is an old coworker of mine and decided to trick her for her sweet 16. Alyssah was told that there was just no money for a birthday party this year… but in reality there was a huge surprise party planned!

We went with zebra, hot pink, and turquoise as the “theme.”

This was my first time making zebra cookies. I contemplated a few ways I could do it before settling on outlining each stripe and filling them separately.

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They came out better than I imagined, and each one was unique because I just free handed the stripes.

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The rest of the cookies were filled in hot pink and bright turquoise, with alternating mongrams, 16’s, and her name.

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Don’t they look cute together? I am in love with this set.

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Last year for Alyssah’s birthday I made these Red Velvet Cake Balls. Her mom asked for cake balls again, so this year I went with yellow cake and chocolate coating.

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I colored the chocolate coating black (or as black as I could) so that they would match the cookies. Then I drizzled the tops with turquoise and hot pink to match the cookies.

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Alyssah was so surprised at her party! Her parents told her they were going to her aunt’s house for dinner. All her friends were hiding under the tables and behind furniture so they could pop out as she walked through the door!

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Little Man Birthday Cookies

Silas turned one over the weekend and his crafty/creative/baking mama threw him a “Little Man” themed birthday.

I made the cookies!

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Valentines’s Day Cookies

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