Lets start with the birthday. This is for my daughter's best friend's great grandma - you followed that, right?
She is called GG, which stands for great grandma. If you looked in the encyclopedia under adorable, you would see a picture of GG. She just celebrated her 87th birthday (my mom turns 87 next month also) and I have to say that generation is amazing! Strong, resiliant, great outlook on life kind of ladies.
I had a marathon session of making royal icing flowers the other day - roses in pink and yellow, and little lavender flowers with soft green dragee centers. This is great to do in front of the television because making a lot of them takes a while and is kind of mindless. Once they dry, they can be kept indefinitely in an airtight container. After they hardened, I popped them on the cookies for a three dimensional effect. Don't give me any credit for this because I have seen LOTS of other cookie decorators do this. I do love the effect, and they can be used in many different ways. So happy birthday GG, and on to babies!
Oh my, how I love babies! These are for a baby shower - a little guy named Ezra who will be making his arrival next month. Notice I used another royal icing rose on the baby carriage.
Making these cookies really brought my mind back to the baby days of my four boys. I loved their darling little blue clothes and taking them for walks in their stroller - and with five kids, I went through a number of strollers!
I spent way too much time online looking at baby clothing for inspiration for these cookies! So many adorable things out there for babies. Today is Ezra's baby shower and I hope his mom enjoys these cookies - I know I enjoyed making them!
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