Nautical Wedding Cookies

nautical wedding cookie favors
The big day came and went this weekend for my niece’s wedding and it was a wonderful day.My gift to her was making 160 decorated cookies with her nautical theme utilizing the affectionate term ‘soul mateys’.

I modified my original design of stenciling ‘soul mateys’ on the cookie and decided on two cute hearts incorporating the ‘soul mateys’ on a tag instead.For the last two weeks and as far as the eye could see, my horizon has been filled with delicious life preservers.

After I baked and iced the cookies I came up with the idea of painting the two hearts gold with super gold luster powder and then brushing on yellow edible glitter to give a little sparkle and extra attention to the hearts.

The best part of working on a project like this was thinking the entire time about my niece’s happiness and excitement as her day approached…

…as I was painting…

… and making the cookies sparkle…

…until all the cookies were ship shape!

To finish the presentation I packaged the cookies with navy sizzle wrap shredded paper and tied the cello bag with gold metallic cording. I tied knots in the ends and used a square knot to secure the tags I made.

The cookies were placed at every place setting front and center.
It was so much fun to overhear the lovely comments from the guests.

For our family party the next day I made extras so everyone could take another cookie on their way out the door when they headed back home.

I also made nautical cupcake flag toppers and wrappers and styled the cake table but more about that later. First, I need to catch up on all the blogs I love that I have missed while baking! 🙂

Have a great day today, friends. 🙂

Nautical Wedding Part II
Nautical Wedding Part III

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  1. I am certain she thinks you are the best aunt there ever was. What a labor of love! The cookies look so beautiful, I would have had a hard time eating them ( for a minute or two ).

    If you’re ever in the SF area and want to meet for coffee or lunch, let me know.

  2. wow, what a fab gift and those cookies are amazing! I LOOOOVE THEM!

  3. What a labor of love by a loving auntie. You are so talented. The cookies and packaging are beautiful.

  4. Those cookies look so incredible! I can tell you put a lot of time into them. Not surprised they were such a big hit!

  5. Awesome cookies!

  6. Oh my gosh! They are absolutely amazing! You did a beautiful job and your niece is so lucky for your attention to detail!!!

  7. These are just adorable! What a wonderful labor of love gift.

  8. such a talent!!

  9. oh my goodness, they are so cute!!

  10. love the cookies! What a fabulous idea!


  11. Pink! They came out fabulously!!! I love the shimmering gold heats and the matching gold rope with nautical ties, how very clever!
    The entire presentation looked great on the tables with the navy tablecloths. Good job Auntie!
    Next… of course, you’ll have to show us a few wedding photos, please?!

  12. What a wonderful gift of love! The cookies look amazing … HHL

  13. Gorgeous! I am glad you found a design you are happy with :O)

  14. You see, the thing is, you really are an artist. Inspired design, great disciplined execution. I’m in awe.

  15. What ADORABLE cookies!!

  16. let me start by saying my auntie pasta is the BEST most CREATIVE aunt EVER!!!!!!!!! my wedding tables looked soooooo good it made me SOOOO happy! best gift EVER!!!! my wedding was absolutely perfect. cant wait to see the pics you took!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  17. such a lucky young woman to have a wonderful aunt like you. your cookies are amazing. you must have tremendous patience to do all those cookies. thanks for sharing and take care.

  18. So beautiful! Love them! Especially the gold cording you used. Completed the look perfectly. You are a dear, dear aunt as all of the others have said.

  19. Without a doubt that was precious. Bet the bride and groom LOVED them.

  20. Adorable nautical cookies!

  21. They are just fabulous!
    You certainly out did yourself on this one. What a special touch to such a special day.


  22. Absolutely incrEDIBLE! You are amazing!

  23. What an incredible gift! You have such a lucky niece. These looks positively professional!

  24. Wow, these are amazing! You inspire me 🙂

  25. You have outdone yourself again. What a gorgeous end product!

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  27. Oops. I misspelled.

    Thank you for all your very nice and thoughtful comments. 🙂 xoxo

  28. HOW DARLING!!!!! They are GORGEOUS and the HIT of the wedding, I am sure!!! Congrats to the happy couple!!!

  29. wow incredible job!!!

  30. omg these are absolutely adorable!!! Such a great idea!!! I wanna have a nautical themed wedding, and I love this!

  31. Wow! They turned out so cute!

  32. Fabulous as always!! You really are amazing. xoxo

  33. So cute! What a lucky girl to receive such a fabulous gift!

  34. ohmygosh I loooooove these cookies. I’ve always said I would have a nautical red and navy wedding!

  35. I know this is random, but I’m also helping my niece with her nautical themed wedding. We are having several different shaped cookies on the dessert table. I plan on using a round cutter for the life preservers, but yours are so cute! Where did you get the cutter for the life rings? Thanks so much!!!

  36. Susan, email me and I’ll give you the link.