One of my good friends had a baby!! Well, another baby that is. Their second little one was born just after Christmas and I was lucky enough to get to meet her on her birth day. I went back that weekend to bring them a little welcome home package that included some custom cookies.
They didn’t want to know the gender so they decorated the nursery in a gender-neutral owl theme and I decided to stick with that theme… Oh who am I kidding, I’d been dying to make some adorable owl cookies and this was the perfect excuse!
People love visiting new babies and people love cookies, so I hoped these little guys would be a nice offering for any guests that came to see the new bundle of joy. I’m sure the toddler didn’t mind having a treat to celebrate her new little sister either 🙂
I used my cauldron cutter upside down to get the owl shape and upside down hearts to get the mini owls. I love using a cutter in any way except the way it was intended LOL
I’d also ordered some adorable fabric to make a comfy cozy minky blanket for baby A (see my other blog post to learn how!). I know what it’s like to have a winter baby and you’ve got to keep those little ones warm!
I wish nothing but the best for the new family of four – having 2 little ones can be crazy (I know!) but it’s double the love and laughter too. Welcome to the world little A 🙂
I’m still relatively new to this cookie decorating thing, but I’ve discovered it’s a whole world of edible art and goodness and I want to be part of it! For my third time decorating cookies, I was inspired to make some hunting themed cookies for my husband and his hunting buddies when I saw Sugar Belle’s moose cookie. So cute!
I made a batch each of gingerbread and sugar cookie dough and made the moose using a large angel cutter that I had. I also wanted to experiment with some wet on wet techniques and 20 second icing so I made some camo and wood grain cookies. All in all I was pretty happy with the results – I don’t think the boys had any complaints either!
Here are the steps I followed to make the moose. I varied from Sugar Belle’s technique – and of course my outcome isn’t nearly as clean and perfect as hers, but practice makes perfect!
I waited until the base coat was dry to add the details for the ears, eyes and nose.
Like I said, not nearly perfect, but I think it gives them a bit of a rustic feel 😉