Thursday, September 24, 2009

Boy Baby Shower

Have you ever estimated that you could do something fairly easily and later discovered that it was probably one of the most difficult things you took on? Well I can say that about the project I just did for a baby shower. Wow......I looked at the invitation and thought, "No problem". Trust me, yesterday I was not saying "No problem"!

Here's the challenge......make 42 cookies of these palm trees, lion heads, and then onesies to match the colors and patterns.


First off, making matching colors was pretty challenging. Notice the "burnt" orange, avocado-y green, and strange brownish grey color. Wow......I spent a lot of time mixing up the colors...alone.

The palm trees were not terribly hard.....so I did those first.


Next came the biggest challenge......lion heads. But not just any lion heads. Making this whimsical look proved much more challenging than I expected. I figured I just swirl some white around the sides, add a head, and then some face features. Well I did all that.....but the outcome was a bit iffy. Hopefully they will be liked despite the fact that they are a little off. (Ntoice the little green thing up in the top right "corner" of the circle. It is supposed to be the little crown on the lion.....he's the KING you know lol......but they didn't exactly turn out so you can tell what they are......)




The final part allowed me to be creative......making onesies in all the same colors. I love doing onesies.....they are so fun.








Here are my favorite ones.....


And finally......the assortment together.


Well.....I did it. I can't say I'm totally happy with all the cookies, but I think it is close enough that they will work. (Remind me to be a little careful in what I agree to do from now on!)

35 comments:

Mini Baker said...

they look superb! I love the little jumpers... epecially the striped ones!
And the lion heads TOTALLY looked like lion heads, so don't worry :)
-Mini Baker

CookieCrazieLady said...

Awww.....thanks so much for the vote of confidence. It means a lot, Mini Baker. :-)

Summersfam said...

Oh my gosh, Pam! CUTE!!! You shouldn't feel one bit bad about any of them. I think it's perfect, and I'm sure they did, too. Awesome job!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Summersfam. I've been second guessing myself over and over.....so it is nice to hear it from someone else. The lady will pick them up tomorrow.....so that will be the real test.

LanieChuang said...

These are awesome!

Kris said...

They are darling! You did a fantastic job, as usual!

cookies and cups said...

Beautiful! I actually did an order yesterday that I was saying the same thing about...10 hours and 40 cookies later I was SPENT!!

jane l said...

Amazing, i love looking at your creations..i would be more than pleased if that was my order.

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

You are so talented!!! I love all of your cookies. I just printed your cookie and icing recipes - you have inspired me, although I know mine will never be as fabulous as yours :)

CookieCrazieLady said...

You're comments are so appreciated! Yesterday, I was really second guessing myself. But now that I've read all your encouragement, I know I can just relax knowing these cookies are going to "pass the test". Shewwww...... It's such a relief.

Cookies and Cupcakes....it was about 10 hours for me too. Ugh. I'm just not fast at this. My husband tells me I could never make money if I had a business because I spend way too much time with each cookie. Oh well.....at least I'm having a blast doing it, right?

Andrew's Mom said...

Amazing!

Linda L. said...

These are awesome! I love the lions! And of course, the onsies are wonderful!

SugarBelle's said...

They are all amazing!!! I love it when people give me an invite to work with. Takes the work out of it for me! I HOPE HOPE HOPE I get a similar theme soon...and have I told you yet that I LOVE THESE?!? =)

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks ladies.

Sabrina said...

These cookies are so beautiful! I am always amazed at what you are able to do!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Sabrina.....how sweet of you to say this. Thank you. :-)

claudia said...

I think the lion heads are cute and very well done!
I love those colors and the little jumpers are so nice!
I have to say I'll copy your idea within few months because...
I'm pregnant!!!
Wow it's so strange to say and I'm so happy I'm spreading the news worldwide ^^.
I think it's normal when it's your first time.
Cookies will surely be baby shower favours and that thanks to you!

Cirri said...

Pam:

I love your cookies,always you surprise me with your creations. Congratulations.
See you.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Congratulations, Claudia! I'm so excited for you. What a blessing to be carrying a baby. May God bless your pregnancy and the arrival of your little one. I'm so glad I could inspire you as you think forward to making cookies for favors.

Thanks for your kindness, Cirri. :-)

Jody said...

Those palm trees look incredible!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks Jody. Nice to meet you. :-)

We share similar lives. I have five children also.....but mine are 22, 20, 19, 17, and 16. To encourage you.....it gets much easier when they become teenagers....for the most part, they can take care of themselves. (I'll try not to discourage you too much with the down side of teenagers. ;-))

Shondra said...

Wow these are great. You nailed the colors.

CookieCrazieLady said...

The color matching was probably the hardest part in this set, so I appreciate your comments, Shondra. Thank you.

Annie said...

so pretty!!!! A fantastic job!! Kiss from spain!! ;o)

Micki said...

I'm so new at cookie decorating. Yours are just beautiful.
QUESTION....did you cover these cookies with a frosting first or did you use fondant? I would love to try it myself. Thanks.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks Annie and Micki.

Micki.....they are covered with icing and then I add the details with icing on top of that. I've never used fondant before.

viagra online said...

I love the little jumpers..That is so cute! Beautiful
What an amazing shower and such pretty decorations! You are sooo talented!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks Annie and Micki.

Micki.....they are covered with icing and then I add the details with icing on top of that. I've never used fondant before.

Micki said...

I'm so new at cookie decorating. Yours are just beautiful.
QUESTION....did you cover these cookies with a frosting first or did you use fondant? I would love to try it myself. Thanks.

Cirri said...

Pam:

I love your cookies,always you surprise me with your creations. Congratulations.
See you.

Jody said...

Those palm trees look incredible!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks ladies.

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

You are so talented!!! I love all of your cookies. I just printed your cookie and icing recipes - you have inspired me, although I know mine will never be as fabulous as yours :)

Summersfam said...

Oh my gosh, Pam! CUTE!!! You shouldn't feel one bit bad about any of them. I think it's perfect, and I'm sure they did, too. Awesome job!

CookieCrazieLady said...

Awww.....thanks so much for the vote of confidence. It means a lot, Mini Baker. :-)

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