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Baby Girl Shower

January 14, 2012 in cookies, cupcakes, misc. - 18 Comments - 2 min read

My good friend is having a baby girl soon.  Like in three weeks soon, and I couldn’t be happier for her.  I had the honor of helping host the shower, with my main job being to bring the desserts.  Her colors are pink and green and I spent a while deciding how I wanted to coordinate her colors into the desserts.  After much, much thought, I decided on vanilla cupcakes topped with a light pink vanilla buttercream frosting and a sprinkling of light green sugar pearls. (You can find the recipe for these cupcakes here.)

And for favors for the guests, I made sugar cookies.  (You can find the cookie and royal icing recipes in this lengthy post.)  Here they are all packaged up and ready for the guests to take home.  Lots of pink!  (I have two boys in my house, so pink is not a color I see very often.)

Here’s a close-up of the pink elephants and onesie cookies before I packaged them.

Pink elephants with a green heart…

Marbled onesies and flower onesies…

All but the elephant and onsies are done with clip-art and a kopykake.  I added some light pink disco dust to some of the designs, to give it that extra umph (a.k.a., girly touch).

I liked how these designs turned out, for the most part.  What really bothered me, and I don’t know if there’s an answer to this, (because most of the great cookie decorators have this problem too, to an extent), is why on the small details, there are air-bubbles, and even though I took a toothpick and “pricked” the wet icing, when they dried, they popped.  So frustrating!!  (I know some people believe that you shouldn’t talk about what didn’t go well or turn out how you liked, but since this is a blog about what goes well and what doesn’t, I thought I’d be fully honest.  That’s just who I am, so if you don’t like it…well, tough luck.)

Baby carriage…

Stork…

Girly bib…

Rattle…

These sugar cookies were so much fun to make and I had a blast creating a wonderful memory for a wonderful friend.  Thanks Carri-Anne for letting me be a part of such a special time in your life.

Now, my next task is to learn how to make a diaper cake like this one.  It is so creative and adorable! xoxo

I’m linking this up over at Tidy Mom’s and Serenity You’s blogs. Come check out all the fabulous-ness! (Yes, I know that’s not a real word, but it fits so perfectly here.)

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holly

Thanks for stopping by! I love baking and hope these recipes inspire you to create something wonderful in your kitchen. xoxo

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18 Comments

  • stlpecks September 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    where did you get your cookie cutter for the elephant cookie? So cute!

  • Black Bottom Brownies | Sweet Desserts March 2, 2012 at 12:04 am

    […] good friend Carri-Anne had a baby girl a few weeks back.  (You can read about her baby shower here.)  Today, she and baby girl came over for lunch.  But before they did, Matthew thought he’d […]

  • Natasha January 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope you can come and join us this week too

    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha xx

  • pipaclan@verizon.net January 21, 2012 at 4:44 am

    lucky girl!!

  • Amy January 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    wow!!all are so pretty ideas….
    would like if you share with my event…
    http://foodssrilanka.blogspot.com/2012/01/decorating-challenge-2-royal-icing.html

    • holly January 21, 2012 at 3:34 am

      Of course! Thanks for asking me. :)

  • Heather January 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you for linking up!!

    -Heather

    • holly January 19, 2012 at 5:00 am

      Of course! Thanks for asking me. You have a cute blog. :)

  • Heather January 18, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party!
    http://www.made-famous-by.com

    Hugs,
    Heather aka Made Famous By

  • Carri-Anne January 14, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    The cupcakes and cookies were so delicious! What a great post!

    • holly January 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

      Glad you liked them, and it was the least I could do for a good friend. :)

      • tara July 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

        Can you share your cookie recipe please? I have yet to find a great cookie recipe that holds up well for frosting like this!! Thanks so much :)

        • holly July 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

          The sugar cookie recipe I use, and absolutely love, is from the book Cookie Craft. Because it’s a published book, I won’t post the recipe on-line, but you can check it out at any library and at Amazon. Sweetopia has some great sugar cookie recipes as well, as does Sweet Sugar Belle. (Both are blogs.) Good luck!

  • sarahmryberg January 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I LOVE your cookies and cupcakes. I particularly love the elephants. They are so cute. Great job!

    • holly January 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you!

  • Natasha January 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    so so cute!!

    would love it if you could share this on my link party
    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha

    • holly January 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      Sure! Thanks for asking me!

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