My brother is getting married!

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.

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20150603_225029 20150603_225250 2015-06-04 11.19.22One 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!

Cocktail Party Favors

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?

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Phase 1 of the wine glasses – just need to add the wine! ImageImageImageImage

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 🙂

♥ LL