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!