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I was happy to receive in the mail an invitation to a surprise baby shower in honor of my college buddy, Brenda. It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve seen each other and recently reconnected. She’s married and has one son and one baby girl on the way. I was excited to see her again and be part of the surprise. It just so happened that her baby shower fell on a weekend that I was free of orders so I wanted to do something special…why not cookies!

The first set I I knew right away I wanted to do. I love to incorporate siblings into a design so why not add big brother so he can have his own cookie!
Sibling shirts

Second set had to be included…baby rattle, onesie, carriage & bib. (not shown are footprints)
Brenda's Baby set

Brenda & David already picked out their daughter’s name…so why not make cookie pops to spell out her name!
Carly's name

I needed more…so I made filler cookies…stars and flower pops.
Stars and Flower Bouquet
I had so much fun with these that I took a few more pictures…
flower bouquet
Star Bouquet
Carly with stars and flowers

Now what to do with all these cookies? For over 12 years, I’ve been making diaper cakes for friends and family. It’s one of the most practical gifts to give and they look so neat! Well, I wish I had taken pictures of all these diaper cakes, because it’s so popular now! There’s websites devoted to selling diaper cakes…who knew? So, here’s my version…
Brenda's Diaper Cake

I just loved how everything turned out with this. I love how the big cookies stand out and how the flowers and stars worked very well as fillers.
Sibling shirts in diaper cake

I didn’t put a stick on the bib because I wanted it to hang like this…
Bib on diaper cake

I was very excited to see my friend, Brenda and to see her reaction when was surprised… unfortunately someone told her about the baby shower! Oh well! Congratulations to Brenda & David, may they continue down the alphabet and hopefully pass us up! ^_^

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Leilani called me to help her surprise her husband on his 40th birthday. They were celebrating Allen’s birthday at a Hawaiian Restaurant so the party theme would be Hawaiian. We went back and forth on a few ideas….surfboards, pineapples, hawaiian shirts, plumerias, turtles…but how do we incorporate the number 40? Leilani saw the pictures from Leelana & Gabriel’s wedding favors and loved the square cookie. My dilemma was to make the cookies “masculine”…Just finishing lots of baby shower cookies and kids birthday cookies, it’s very challenging to step back and think “grown up cookies”. Leilani gave the colors that she wanted brown, yellow, green & blue…and this is what I came up with…

Allen's 40th-complete set

Fun right? I do love this set a lot! The details were fun to make! My favorite has to be the hawaiian shirt.
Allen's 40-hawaiian shirt

I tried to replicate my husband’s hawaiian shirt. Next favorite are the turtles!

Swimming turtles

Plumeria’s are my all time favorite cookie shape to make! and the addition of the two yellow flowers with the #40 is so neat…but it needed more so last minute, I added the bamboo stick on the side.

Allen's 40th-plumerias

Happy birthday to Allen!
Allen's 40th Hawaiian Cookies

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These cookies have been planned for months and finally were executed last month. 300 cookies for Leelana & Gabriel’s wedding.
a) Complete set. 150 plumeria’s, 150 monogram cookies.
b) Monogram “H” to match the couple’s logo. The two flowers are royal icing and represents the bride and groom.
c) Center of one of the plumeria’s. Not the traditional colors of plumeria’s, but the wedding colors were shades of purple.
d) Packaged wedding favors.

Leelana-Gabriel monogramLeelana-Gabriel plumeria wedding

Congratulations to Leelana & Gabriel!

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Deidre's Bridal Shower Cookie-October 2007

Deidre's Bridal Shower Cookie-October 2007

Every time I see this cookie, I think of happiness, love and long hours! My sister asked me to make these cookies for our friend’s bridal shower. She wanted a cookie to match the cake. I had just bought this cookie cutter from http://cookiecutter.com/, so this gave me the chance to give it a try. When I saw the picture of the cake, I wasn’t sure if I could do it or not. Still new to cookie decorating, I thought fondant would work best so the cookie would look uniformed. I actually made rolled buttercream fondant for this and was my last time making it…but it was very tasty! The red and white accents are royal icing.

Now that two years have gone by, It’s amazing to see how this cookie design has evolved. The swirled heart on top of some of the cookies came from my valentine heart cookie design.

For Nicole's Bridal Shower

For Nicole's Bridal Shower


For Ryan & Michelle's Wedding

For Ryan & Michelle's Wedding


For Ryan & Michelle's Wedding

For Ryan & Michelle's Wedding


For 35th wedding anniversary

For 35th wedding anniversary


For Aila & Carlo's Wedding Shower

For Aila & Carlo's Wedding Shower

Always one of my favorite designs!

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