These cookies were made for a bridal shower/bachelorette weekend in Ohio for a wedding taking place on July 3rd. A dear friend of mine asked me to make cookie favor bags for the bride and her request was inspired by the last batch that I did for my brother’s wedding. So I was able to pull out the edible markers again and try something a little different out with those. We were originally going to use the bride and groom’s initials, but it looked a lot better when I wrote out their names instead. I added the wedding date at the bottom with the pink hearts to add a pop of color and match the other small cookie hearts in the bag. The wedding colors are blush pink and bright pink with touches of silver – so that’s where the silver diamond rings came in.
As I mentioned in my last post – it is very important to let the icing sit for several hours (ideally overnight) before writing with the edible markers to prevent bleed. I even left them under a ceiling fan overnight. Can’t be too cautious right? 🙂
I knew I wanted to do something special for my brother’s wedding, but it took me a while to decide on the details. I’ve made cookies for a few weddings, but I wanted to try something a little different. I thought the cursive L would make for cool looking cookie, and I couldn’t find a cookie cutter that shape anywhere. So I actually had this cookie cutter custom made. I took an image of a cursive L and created a shape around it so I knew that it would fit. Ended up with what looks like an amoeba, but the finished product was exactly what I wanted 🙂
The rest was pretty easy. I used some edible markers to write love on the background of the cookies and I used the colors of the wedding (navy blue and gold). I’m really happy with how they turned out. They were the favors for the rehearsal dinner and they were quite a hit! Some people there were already aware of my minor cookie decorating obsession/hobby, but many others had never seen any of them before and couldn’t believe I hand-wrote love on the background of all the cookies. That was actually really easy! I found a few brands of edible markers on Amazon – these are the ones I used.
One mistake I made was starting to write on them too soon. I let the white icing sit for probably 3 or 4 hours and that was nowhere near long enough. They didn’t bleed right away, but the next day, they were a mess. I had to remake quite a few of them. So lesson learned there. The royal icing should really sit overnight before you do anything like that.
The gold L was made by just using some yellow colored icing and covering it with gold sprinkles before it dried. They are the same sprinkles I use for the diamond ring cookies. The mini hearts were just an added touch. I made 4 different designs and there were 3 in each bag (one behind the big cookie that you can’t see). I highly recommend using these treat bags by Wilton. The shape makes it much easier to arrange the cookies and tie them up and they are the perfect size for small favors like these.
Congratulations to Meg & Josh! I’m off to get ready for the wedding!
I was fortunate enough to be asked to make cookies for not only a bridal shower this past weekend, but also a cocktail party. I’ve done champagne glasses a few times now for a few different events, and tried out some beer mugs as well. This time, I got a request for both wine glasses and beer mugs. I hadn’t done wine glasses before, so so I was anxious to try it. These cookie favors are fun to do too. I think they look so cute individually wrapped. What do you think?
Phase 1 of the wine glasses – just need to add the wine!
These cookies were made for a cocktail party celebrating the wedding of a good friend of mine. She has been super supportive of me with all this cookie chaos the last few months, and I was really flattered that her family asked me to make them for her party.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I will have more to post soon 🙂
It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post. I’ve been so busy actually making cookies (and working) to be able to post about making cookies. I’m trying to catch up. I have a couple batches to post about, but I wanted to start with this one. This order was just picked up yesterday for a bridal shower this weekend. It was an order I received after making the bridesmaids cookies that I posted in January. Very similar order, but different colors.
Since these were cookies that I have done before, I feel like I’m getting a little better at them. People have asked me if I get bored making the same types of cookies for multiple orders – definitely not. I feel like each time I make a certain shape/style of cookie, I improve it in some way. I learn from the time before. I either find a more efficient way to do it, or find ways to make it look just a little bit better. So I like getting the practice. Plus I’m always trying new things with design. Keeps it fun!
I hope you all have a great weekend! I will be posting more very soon 🙂
I was recently asked to make some cookie favors for the bridal party of one of my good friends, Laura. We talked about a few options, and she seemed to be a big fan of the champagne glasses I had made for NYE and the diamond rings. We also thought that hearts would always work to add some extra color. She sent me a pic of her bridesmaids dresses so I could try to match the blue. Here is what I came up with:
I’ve changed up the rings a little bit – added posts to the side instead of the diamond taking up the entire top of the cookie