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Baby Girl Arrival Decorated Cookies

My second grandchild, first granddaughter, Emmaline Kate, arrived in May. It was such a special day to celebrate her, my daughter-in-law, and my son. Since I knew we would travel to be there for Emmy's appearance, I made cookies. I know.....shocker. haha

It's truly amazing how people respond to cookies. It is a universal "happy" for everyone. Even if they don't eat them, they love seeing personalized cookies for special events. And of course, I love making them. It really sets each occasion apart.

Here's our little sweetie, Emmy Kate and her daddy and mommy. And yes, Grammy got a photo in there too. I love that little girl like CRAZIE!

Her arrival cookies match her elephant themed shower cookies fairly well. Here's the blog post of the shower in her honor.

Welcome Emmaline Kate! We are so happy you are here!! 

 


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Elephant Themed Baby Girl Shower Decorated Cookie Collection

I'd just like to say that this "being a GRAMMY" phenomenon is incredibly wonderful.
My second grandchild arrived late this spring.....HER name is Emmy Kate.  πŸ’—


I already LOVE to create cookies for others, but when it's for my grandchildren, it is the BEST.
Just knowing that some day Emmy will see the photos of these cookies and delight in the idea that she is so incredibly loved by her Grammy.......brings me pure joy.
Plus, I love to spoil those around me with cookies.
And baking/decorating is definitely my love language. :)

The  baby shower had an elephant theme......so creating cute elephants and lots of other baby cookies to match was super fun.

Welcome Emmaline Kate!
We think you're awesome...... πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

 


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Ellie the Elephant Decorated Cookie (Tutorial)

When I was approached about contributing an animal shape for Cookie Cutters for Charity, I immediately knew I wanted to do an elephant. My daughter-in-law was using elephants to decorate for our second grandchild arriving in May 2017. I had already planned to make some cute elephant cookies for the baby shower. So this was the perfect chance to come up with a cute shape for both the shower and the charity event. It was a win win for both!

The entire collection of animal cutters from a host of awesome decorators is now available HERE. There are 17 different shapes and a beautiful booklet sharing about each decorator and their contribution. 

100% of the profits from the sale of these cutters goes toward the Helping Hands, Inc ministry in India which teaches underprivileged women some professional baking/decorating skills for a job. What a blessed ministry!

Animal Cookie Cutter Set for Charity

Ellie the Elephant (which is not an original name.....but since my granddaughter is Emmy, it fit) was born.

She's pretty easy to decorate. Just outline and flood the entire shape in the color glaze of your choice. Add a wet-on-wet pattern if desired. Allow it to dry for about 1 hour before adding a second layer for the head, ears, and trunk. (see photos below)

While the second layer is still wet, add two black pearls for her eyes.

And if you are so inclined, add stitch marks and eyebrows with a black edible food color marker.

 


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Hello Baby Girl Decorated Cookie Collection

I love to make cookies for special occasions. My employers (husband & wife chiropractor team) just celebrated the arrival of their second baby girl. What a joy to surprise them with special cookies made specifically for Emerson's birth day.

This is what cookie decorating is all about.....

πŸ’—πŸ’—

 
 


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Adding Sparkle to Textured Cookies (Technique)

Textured cookie dough is an awesome way to add dimension to cookies with very little effort. Now you can even add a little color and/or some sparkle to the beautiful texture.

As shown in previous blog posts, you only have to roll a texture mat directly into the dough in order to mold a texture into it.
(see photo below)

Once the cookies are baked and cooled, you can add a little color by using "watered-down" color gel. For these particular cookies, I used my "water colors" made from The Painted Box's methods. Check out her YouTube video HERE
Add a drop or two of color to your palette and then brush it onto the textured cookie. Easy!

To add sparkle, brush on some dry SugarArt sterling pearl dust (Brilliant Sparkle used on these cookies).

Beautiful and yet so simple.....

 


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