I was waiting for the message in my email or Facebook message boxes as soon as I learned one of my New York cousins was having her first baby. A boy, a sweet baby boy! He is due to arrive in late May and will join two (ever so slightly) older baby boy cousins in the baby chain my extended family is building in 2013.
The request finally came from his Grammy, my aunt and wonderfully enthusiastic fan of my cookie work. Aunt Laura’s compliments and attention help me to keep up the blog thing while the rest of life whizzes by….
This set was made for a baby shower and it was intended to match the sophisticated gray and white chevron and dotted patterns of the nursery. Of course, I always seek a dash of cuteness and a dash of color too….
For the chevron plaque cookies, I flooded the cookies in white and applied the gray using the wet-on-wet technique with (approximately) a 14 second gray icing. I used a Kopy Kake projector and a chevron pattern to get those angles just right.
The “popcorn” lambs were inspired by a stuffed lamb that appeared on the baby registry and the yellow diaper pins were a copy of a design I fell in love with on Flickr a while back. I looked in my photo favorites, but I can’t quite place the original cookie gal for this design. If anyone knows, please give me a shout and I’ll insert the proper link!
All in all, the set came out as sweet and elegant as I had hoped, much like the family it was designed for….