As it grew closer to my best friend’s wedding in October, I thought more and more about what I wanted to give her. I knew I wanted to incorporate some custom cookies in her gift some how. I wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted to do it, so I looked to her registry for some inspiration. I went to Macy’s with my mom looking for something that might spark an idea. I stumbled upon a cookie jar/tin that she registered for and I was SO excited! The rest was easy. I mean – I’m not going to give someone an empty cookie jar. That would just be rude 😉
As I searched through the rest of the registry, I picked up a couple other things – one of which was a set of kitchen towels with rolling pins on them. I decided to pick those up and use the colors in the towels as my color palette for icing. I debated on shapes to make. It was a Fall wedding – so do I do leaves? Do I do a wedding theme? Hearts?
I went with wedding cakes and hearts because I had never tackled the wedding cake cookie before and I was anxious to try it. (Plus I can work the leaves into my Thanksgiving batches here shortly.) I went with the double hearts as well – though it would be cute to personalize them with their initials.
— Side note: I’m trying to be better about taking progressive shots along the process —
I filled up her cookie jar full of cookies, and I also made gift boxes for all of her girlfriends that came out to celebrate for dinner and drinks the weekend before the wedding on Hilton Head Island. I found the semi-transparent plastic take-out boxes and iridescent paper at Michael’s – simple custom party favor that everyone seemed to enjoy. I was honored that Tricia used some of the cookies just a few days later at the rehearsal dinner.
I have a few more that I will posting soon. I’ve been a busy baker lately! I hope that keeping up this blog will inspire and motivate me to bake more often. Please feel free to reply to any post with any ideas/comments/questions.