*Pre-scheduled post… no baby yet, but we all need distractions, right?*
This post was hard to categorize… It’s both kitchen and crafty!
Many weeks ago I was asked to assist a friend with some baby shower cookie favors. I don’t advertise myself as a cookie decorator, but I guess I’m getting good enough after a few fun Christmases of baking. I was given a batch of 3” homemade gingerbread baby carriage cookies (I have got to get this recipe!!) and given free reign to decorate them in boy colors. I used a confectioner’s sugar and meringue powder icing (maybe 1 tsp meringue powder to 1/2 cup powdered sugar?), and simply adjusted the consistency depending on whether I was making distinct lines or filling them in. I used pastry bags for the outlining and flooding, then a parchment paper cone for the detail work and to spare my hands from too much squeezing.
They started out naked:
Then got some outlines:
Then got some color:
Then got some details:
I think they turned out so cute!! I love that these are a really special but inexpensive favor. I’ve got another baby shower coming up for my sister-in-law and first ever nephew (I’m so excited to be an aunt!!) and I am hoping (if my own little baby complies with my plans) to try out some more baby-themed confections. I guess time will tell!