Thursday, July 7, 2011

Birthdays and babies

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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  1. Your baby shower designs are so cute!

  2. Beautiful cookies. I used to make royal icing flowers and store them...really need to get back into the habit.

  3. are so great. Seriously...I am home in NE with my sister and mom and we all just LOVE your cookies. I took them on a tour of your pasts posts and hands down your blog is their fav..yikes..over mine maybe!! :)

  4. These are so cute! We are your newest followers! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party and enter our giveaway!!!

  5. Hi Lisa, Oh my goodness how wonderful. Your cookies are beautiful and yummy looking at the same time. I used to make the royal icing roses when I was a cake decorator many years ago. It is so much fun to have them handy to decorate with. You are one talented lady!!
    Happy Birthday to your Mother and blessings to her for a wonderful year. The baby shower will sure be a big hit with these darlings!
    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment on my redesign.
    Have a great weekend,
    Celestina Marie XO

  6. Wonderful baby shower design! I totally love it! Those cookies looks so yummy. A very happy birthday to your mom :) Thanks for sharing this beautiful post:)
    Hope to see you on my blog!

  7. How talented you are! These are amazing.

  8. i know i already saw them in person & witnessed the magic, but i wanted to say that i love love love the baby cookies!

  9. What an artist you are! Your cookies and the cake are exquisite......

  10. You are quite the artist! Come visit me and you can decorate a few birthday cakes for this fun summer my phamily is having! LOL!
    Seriously you have some beautiful works of art here!
    Enjoy your pink Saturday!

  11. Oh my goodness! These are all soo adorable.. it's almost a shame to eat them! Hope you will share your beautiful cookies with my Pink Hippo Party @

  12. Goodness, you have a way with cookies! YOu could have a booming business!
    Thanks for showing us more creativity at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  13. You are so talented!

    - The Tablescaper

  14. aw these are amazing!!!

  15. These are seriously works of art. You are so talented! We just wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up to our first link party last week. We appreciate your support so much! We would love to have you stop by again this week and link up more of your great things at Strut Your Stuff Saturday!
    -The Six Sisters