Ahoy, it’s a boy!

You may recall that my former neighbor, Joanne, has asked me to make cookies for a few wedding showers she’s hosted. Well, apparently the cookies went over pretty well, because a guest at one of those showers asked me to do cookies for a baby shower she was hosting!

I had to make A LOT of cookies, and it took forever, so I didn’t take photos of all the steps. But I thought you might be interested to see how they turned out.


The theme for the shower was “Ahoy, it’s a boy!” so I decided to make some sailboats, some stars and some circles with anchors and the theme written on them.

I had to make two batches of frosting anyway, so I baked and decorated the cookies over the course of two nights. For the circles, I outlined them in white, filled them in with white flood icing and let them dry overnight. The next day, I used blue icing to draw the anchors, then let that dry for a little bit before writing the message in red icing.

For the sailboats, I outlined the two sails in white first, then drew on the boat and mast part with blue outline icing. I filled the sails and boat parts in with flood icing in the appropriate color, then let that dry for a while. After the white sails were dry, I outlined the top flag and piped alternating red and light blue stripes on the sails. Last, I filled in the top flag part with a little bit of red flood icing.

For the stars, I outlined them in blue, filled them in with blue flood icing and then sprinkled blue sanding sugar all over them while the flood icing was still wet.

I have to say that I was pretty happy with how they turned out — the anchors were easier to draw than I anticipated, and even the writing didn’t look terrible. As usual, I used this sugar cookie recipe and the icing recipe/method described here.

If you want to make these cookies and need more help, please email me at eatswimshop (at) gmail (dot) com!

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Sugar addict / glitter lover / cocktail enthusiast
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5 Responses to Ahoy, it’s a boy!

  1. Kathleen R says:

    As always they were delicious and beautiful!! (and everyone loved them)

  2. Joy Chalk says:

    They are lovely! Your writing is so neat – mine always comes out in globs and shaky. Does the frosting dry stack-able?

    • Jen says:

      Thank you! I was worried about the writing, so I practiced on a reject cookie first. But it did turn out pretty well! The frosting dries hard, so they are stackable. I’ve noticed that sometimes (usually when I just do an outline and don’t fill the whole cookie in), the frosting will break/fall off the cookie when they’re stacked and the container is jostled, though. So it might be a good idea to put a sheet of parchment paper in between if you’re stacking them all together. Packaging a few together in a bag is fine, though.

  3. Sarah P. says:

    oh my gosh Jen. They were incredible and really added to the event.

    What you didn’t mention to your readers is that you also packaged them beautifully on top of all that cookie-making work!

    Thank you so much for everything!! – Sarah

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