Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome Baby Brian!

Along with the winter cookies last week.....I wanted to make some special cookies for my niece and her family in the arrival of their third child, Brian Gabriel, on December 31, 2009.

I had forgotten how much I love to do baby cookies. :-)

Bibs, rattles, and bottles.......

Onesies and a big brother shirt for James, and a big sister shirt for Eliza. This idea came from AMasterCreation.

B is for Brian. :-) My inspiration came from Johnna's cute version.

My girls helped me design this cookie.....Jill suggested putting B-R-I-A-N in "blocks". I like how it turned out.

All of them together. Lots of blue...... lol

I was hoping to do more winter cookies this week, but I think I'm going to pass. :-( My Achilles tendon has been giving me loads of trouble and I just don't have it in me to keep pushing through the pain. I had an MRI done this hopefully the doctor will get a clue of what is wrong after my surgery in August and we can get this resolved. I really am sad when I don't "feel" like doing cookies. : /


Bea said...

I'm speechless, Pam! You are so CREATIVE... this is a great Baby Collection!!

Alicia said...

Lovely Pam!
I love all of them!
I really hope someday to make this cute cookies like you!Really!

Pam said...

Thanks so much, Bea and Alicia. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the rattles! They are super sweet!

Katherine said...

What incredible cookies! I check your blog regularly just hoping there will be some new addition! Thank you for all the useful information you provide. Could you please elaborate a bit on drying and packaging process? Your blog says drying time is 24-48 hours -- do you just let the cookies sit on the counter? Covered or uncovered?
Some of your pics show the cookies packaged in cellophane. Do they ever smear once wrapped? Can you package them all together in a airtight container without the icing softening?
I would appreciate any insight you may offer!
Looking forward to your next masterpiece.

Kelly said...

Congratulations to you and your family Pam! As always, your cookies are fabulous.

Pam said...

Thanks Jenn. :-)

Thanks for your kindness, Katherine and Kelly.

Katherine, as far as drying the cookies.....I leave them all on cookie sheets sitting out on my dining room table. (I hope to someday get a pan rack with a zippered cover to hold them while they are drying.) I do not cover them. Now that I'm using less corn syrup in my icing....they dry in 24 hours or so. (When I used more corn syrup, they took up to 48 hours....which is SO LONG!)

Once they are dry,I can stack them, put them in bags, etc and they do not smear or indent.

I've never had a problem with my icing softening before.

May you have much success with your cookies!

A Wedding Story said...

Your cookies are AMAZING!! You have given me such inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for answering my earlier questions! I am going to take advantage of the long weekend and try my hand at some cookies -- you have me quite motivated! May I ask one more question, though? Your response mentioned "using less corn syrup" -- so, are you still using the proportions given on the Allrecipes link?
Again, thank you for sharing what you've learned along the way!

Pam said...

Thanks A Wedding Story. It's so cool to inspire others....So many people have inspired me, so I'm glad to turn it around to others. :-)

Katherine.....I haven't used the proportions on the allrecipes recipe in a long time. I needed so much more than that one recipe to cover 2 batches of cookies (40 - 50 medium cookies) I decided to start with 2 lbs of powdered sugar and add the other ingredients in somewhat of proportion to the original recipe. What I've found is that less corn syrup is better. I now use about 1/2 cup corn syrup with 2 lbs of powdered sugar. I also add 1/2 tsp clear vanilla, 1/2 tsp almond extract, and a little less than 1/2 cup milk (and then add a little bit at a time until I get the right consistency).

Have fun decorating cookies!!!!

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