I’m back again 🙂 I had another special request for a birthday – this time it falls on Easter. Some friends of mine made their own custom invites for their daughter’s birthday that had a really great color palette. They sent me a digital copy of the images of the eggs on the invitation so I could try to match the colors.
Here are the images from the invitation:
And here is what I came up with:
Matching colors can always be a challenge, but I think I was pretty close on these. The darker the color, the harder it is to match without using too much coloring. One thing to always keep in mine when making royal icing is that the colors become richer and more vibrant after they sit for a while – at least a few hours, if not overnight. The navy blue originally looked more like a dark grayish-blue to me. But once I let it sit overnight, I was very pleased with how it turned out.
I have 2 more batches I need to get moving on this weekend. Shapes that I haven’t done before and one is actually to use as a fundraiser at my nephew’s school. Stay tuned!
I received a request to make some Shamrock cookies for a birthday party this week. I made some solid green ones last night and felt like they needed a little something extra. I needed something that was not going to take too long to dry because they needed to be ready the next day. Typically, if you use sanding sugar, it helps set the icing faster. I’m hoping they are happy with the results. I’m loving them! Happy Birthday to Lyon and Thank you to Stewart and Kristen for the order 🙂
Next up – Easter eggs! Doesn’t it feel strange to have these two holidays so close together? I am really loving the warm weather we have already here in NC. I can never get enough of the sun. Here’s to hope
I made some cookies for a baby shower that a friend of mine attended this past weekend. I’m really loving the color of these. This springtime weather we are having lately is very fitting for the pastel spring-like colors!
I hadn’t broken out my sailboat cookie cutter in probably 5+ years, so that was a fun one to make. The teddy bears are easily one of my all-time favorites. I made half the bears with the solid brown flood icing and the other half with different designs using all of the colors in the batch. I know some people don’t like a ton of icing on their cookies, and it’s also fun to play with different designs.
I’m really happy with how they turned out and it sounds like they were a hit at the party! Thank you, Jennifer! I am already working on my next couple of orders, so you will be seeing those soon. I will be making some for a St. Patty’s Day birthday and also some for Easter.
Just a quick post to say a very special THANK YOU to my awesome friends, Andrea and Justin, for giving me this adorable octopus cookie cutter!!! I was very flattered that they thought of me when out of town and picked up this lil guy. He’s a great addition to my collection. Justin was also really impressed with how quickly I put it to good use!
One of my dearest friends here in Raleigh was out on maternity leave for the last couple of months. As happy and excited as I was for her to welcome her adorable baby boy to the world, I missed her terribly at the office. I wanted to make sure that she felt welcome and missed when she came back. I know that she and her family have always been fans of my sugar cookies, so I thought, why not surprise her by leaving cookies on her desk for when she came back to work?
As you can (and will) see, I find all kinds of reasons and occasions to make cookies. You wouldn’t believe all the different types of cookie cutters you can find out there!
As always, please feel free to reply to this post with any ideas for future batches/comments/questions.