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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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Princess Baby Shower Cookies

These pretty pink cookies were for a friend’s baby shower. We learned she was baking up a little girl when I made these cupcakes.

I made babies similar to these, but knew I wanted her smiling instead of screaming.

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And since she is going to be the first girl baby in our group, and will be SO SO spoiled, they had to be princess themed. Diamonds and tiaras. 🙂 After outlining the tiaras, I painted them with silver luster dust mixed with a few drops of vodka. It turned them from grey to silver. Much more appropriate for princess attire.

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I also threw in some mini hearts because they are easy and good fillers for a party when not everyone will take a larger (normal) sized cookie.

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These were the first cookies I’ve made in a long time, besides my Christmas cookies. (Which, for the record, didn’t get finished… and the ones I did finish never got photographed so they never got shared. Meh.) It felt good to make cookies again, but my skills are definitely a little rusty. I’m not gonna lie – there were a lot of re-dos, and a few tears shed… and my husband standing behind me reassuring me that I’m being too hard on myself and that I’m just out of practice. *sigh* I seriously don’t know what I’d do without him. ❤

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Little Lady Baby Shower Cookies

A photographer friend of mine wanted some cookie favors for her sister’s baby shower. It’s going to be a girl, and the theme was “Little Lady.”

Here’s the invite, isn’t it adorable?!

Anyway, her and I agreed to do a “service swap” and she will be doing my maternity photos in a few weeks when I feel good and BIG. 🙂

We decided to do chevron on some onesies, and pair them each with a perfect little pink bow. I’m obsessed with my little bow cutter!

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I debated how to do the chevron design, because I wanted it clean and not a ton of outlining throughout. Especially since I outlined in pink. I decided the best route would be to go with a stencil.

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Unfortunately, I could not find a stencil! If I had planned ahead I would have just ordered one online, but seeing as chevron is so “in” right now, I thought I wouldn’t have a problem finding one.

I ended up buying stencil templates and making my own. I found a pattern online and printed it out, and my wonderful husband cut it for me with an x-acto knife.

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Then I just laid it across the cookies and sprayed it with Wilton color mist. Since the stripes had to be grey, I used black color mist and just did a light coat. (Obviously if you have an airbrush that would be better.)

Turned out better than I thought! The key was to spray exactly downward, and not at an angle – otherwise the spray snuck under the stencil and the design got a little blurry.

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Here are a couple that I sprayed a little too much and got too dark…

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And these are the last 2 that I did… the spray was running out and it started to get blotchy and messy on my poor cookies. Luckily I had made extras, so these were eaten. 1 can of color mist will cover about 50 3″ cookies like this. I’d say if you are doing exactly 50, opt for the 2nd can. You don’t want to end up with this at the end!

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Here are all the cookies bagged up and ready to go for the party!

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**A few other tips if you’re going to try this:

– Either do it outside or clear a large space. The mist gets everywhere. I’ve done it outside and it was windy and that wasn’t ideal either. Pick your battle I guess.

– Every 2-3 sets of cookies, wash and dry off the platter and stencil. You don’t want leftover smudging the next cookie.

– Make extras so you can test in the beginning, throw out any blotchy ones at the end, and play around with different shades of mist.

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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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Giants Birthday Cookies

Zach (who I made these cookies for last year) is now 7!

He wanted a Giants themed party, so I went to town with my baseball cutters.

I made the traditional baseballs and bats, as well as baseball hats for the first time.

Per tradition, I also made Z’s and 7’s in matching colors. Good thing it’s also Halloween season, I found these black and orange sprinkles that went perfectly with the Giants colors!

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The jersey cookie was made especially for Zach. As soon as I brought the cookies over, he wanted to eat it immediately! **Zach actually told me later that I spelled the last name wrong. Oops!**

I also made these awesome SF Giants colored bridges, since the “bridge” is such a huge part of San Francisco, whether it’s the Bay Bridge or the Golden Gate, or any of the others.

See that SF symbol up there? I have made them before, but this time I decided to freehand it.

I started with a basic thin line…

Then shaped around it until I had the right angles and edges!

Here are all of the cookies together, ready for the party!

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Australia Cookies

A friend/coworker’s daughter (Mallory!) is leaving for a 6-month exchange program in Australia. Her mom asked me to make her some cookies as a surprise.

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I used a teddy bear cutter that came in my Wilton baby set (top cookie) but I turned it upsidedown to make my koalas. Koalas have big ears ya know!

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To get an idea of my design, I first sketched it out on the cookie with a yellow food color marker.

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Then I outlined all the cookies in black. I will be doing this more often, it made my life 1000 times easier.

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I also made some kangaroos!

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I teased everyone on fb with this photo of my colors… I didn’t realize how many things could be made with browns and greys until everyone started guessing!

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I filled in my little koalas’ bellies, chins, and ears with light grey and let it dry a bit.

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Then I came back and filled in the grey. The ears were tricky because I didn’t want to lose the “fluff” definition I made with my black.

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So cute already!

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Once the grey had dried a little I added some eyes and filled in the noses.

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The kangaroos got filled in with brown and light tan for the bellies.

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I added a little mouth to a couple of the koalas.

Bye Mallory!! You’re going to have an amazing time!

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