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Big steps for baby elephant

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This little peanut muncher marches forward with big elephant strides to celebrate the coming arrival of a baby girl!  For this set, I was asked to make plated cookies, using pinks and grays for an evening baby shower.

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I went with a modern theme, starting with the elephant and a collection of abstract flowers and leaves, including a dark gray polka dot accent leaf.

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IMG_4657All in all, a fun set.  It feels fresh and modern and full of spring.  Something my little corner of the world needs right now, as the snow falls all day in a persistent flurry.  Can’t wait to lighten the load and step out into spring!!!

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A favorite stripey monogram cookie

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Let me just begin with a hearty, Happy Sugar Cookie Day, everyone!!! While I get that this is a manufactured holiday of unknown origin, I can hardly let a day devoted to the subject of my dreams (and virtually every waking hour) pass by without a sugar cookie post.  So here we go. (;

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At some point in the process of having and acquiring kids, a family finds that its baby stuff-o-meter is plumb full and there just isn’t room among the already well appointed collection of baby gear to add another teensie-weensie onesie, jungle teething toy or baby bouncer, despite the fact that everything comes is cool, sophisticated colors these days.

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That’s when a basket of baby cookies, all cute and tied up in ribbons of those same sophisticated nursery colors, is the perfect choice. The key is delivering your basket of vanilla-butter-sugar delights just before mom gives birth, so that she can enjoy every last cookie crumb before calorie counting ever hits the radar.

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I made this set for a friend who wanted to surprise a third-time mom a few days before the scheduled c-section. The family was expecting their second son, Finn, so I had plenty of direction for this elephant-monogram set.

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I started with a the Land of Nod baby bedding sets, one of my favorite inspiration points for baby cookies. While there, I saw a fitted sheet that just screamed, “Copy me in sugar, pronto!” So I did.  I also wanted to pair the classic print with an unexpected punch of color, in teal. Some wet-on-wet icing application, drying time, and a few colors later, we had a baby gift. Without need for re-gifting, re-turning or re-cycling later.

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