Wedding Dress Decorated Cookies For A Bridal Shower

Over the last few weeks I had the pleasure of designing and decorating cookie favors for a bridal shower in Newport Beach this weekend.  What made these cookies special for me was that they were invited to the party by Mary Ann of the blog Classic Casual Home.  We were finally able to meet, have lunch and become fast friends in person after reading and commenting on our respective blogs and emailing each other over the past few years!

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The design process began with raw sketches which lead to the final sketch for my vision.  In all my decades of cookie decorating experience I hadn’t had the pleasure of customizing a wedding dress cookie.  I absolutely LOVE a creative challenge!

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With the concept in mind, I began making flowers out of rolled fondant.  I made hundreds of blush colored and white flowers while watching The Graduate last weekend. “Coo-coo-ca-chou!”

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Before I started to decorate the all-white cookies, I played with flower placement and colors and where to pipe embellishments that I would sprinkle with edible glitter for a touch of sparkle.

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Vision complete with a blush colored fondant sash to complement the flowers and a brushing of pearlized luster dust to give the dress a soft glow of light.

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It’s all in the details, as they say, with blush pearl dragees.

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I could see these at a debutante ball, couldn’t you?

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All dressed for the bridal shower with a veil of organza and satin ribbon..

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Everyone loves a party where true love is celebrated, so everyone into the box!

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And because I had a little inspiration and fondant left over, my imagination kept on going… for next time.

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Decorated Champagne Glass Cookie Party Favors–DIY

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For two…. …or more. Either way, a bit o’ the bubbly always makes a celebration sparkle. In this case, for an engagement. Best wishes to the happy couple! DIY Champagne Glass Cookie Party Favors: Things You’ll Need: Sugar Cookie Recipe & Tutorial Royal Icing Recipe & Tutorial Gold cake coloring (I used Americolor Gold) Icing decorating bag or parchment cone #3 decorating tip Gold dragees (two sizes) White colored pearlized luster powder (optional) (one brand is Wilton) Super gold luster… [Read More]

Collegiate (USC) Cake Pops … Traveler Rides Again!

Yesterday I was too pooped to (cake) pop because… … last Wednesday, I received an email asking if I could make 80 USC cake pops for a surprise 50th wedding anniversary this past weekend.  The couple met while both attending USC where he was a Beta, and she, a Theta.  Being a hopeless romantic and an alum myself, I said, “Fight On!”, which in USC-speak meant, “Yes”! I experimented with different cake batter recipes before totally delving in.  I wanted… [Read More]

‘Tushie Cookies’ for Valentine’s Day!

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Amy from Ohio had a great idea. She asked me if I would make her my Tushie Cookies for her boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. How could I resist such a sweet and fun request? Amy had a couple more requests – pink, red and… … Tiffany blue with Ben’s name in a black tattoo! Tushie Cookies aren’t just for bridal showers anymore! You’ll find more ‘Tushie’ Cookies at these links:  ‘Tushie’ Cookies I – Bridal Shower  ‘Tushie’ Cookies III –… [Read More]

Nautical Wedding Part III

Marianne’s photographer was also her friend and completely captured the twinkle in her eye and her playful personality. Her pictures are so beautiful and need no introduction or commentary, mine, on the other hand, need all the help they can get as you’ll be able to see at the bottom of this post. :)Beautiful photos by Brittany Dow Photography Now my photos. Brittany has no worries. These are mostly for family but I thought I’d share… “The bride and groom’s… [Read More]

Nautical Wedding Part II

Another decorative task I was thrilled to be asked to be involved with was to bring in the nautical theme to the cake table. My niece being the resourceful person she is ordered cupcakes from Costco and to be very honest (and my niece knows this so no big revelation after the fact) the thought of cupcakes from Costco for her wedding didn’t exactly float my boat since I am a baking snob but I do own up to it…. [Read More]

Nautical Wedding Cookies

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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… [Read More]

Just Icing On The … Wedding Cookie Favors!

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Say hello to my little friends… …and to 125 of their closest friends. Ta-da! Fini! … and a HUGE Thank you to my wonderful friend and expert cello bag stuffer, Suzi who single handedly assembled the cookie favors for me over 2 nights with many, many hours devoted to this while I glued together the rosettes. This took us much longer than we had expected even with the ribbon already cut and most of the bags pre-stuffed with paper. I… [Read More]

Weekend Update #2 – Wedding Table Settings

After the villa, it was on to another Martha project my niece is incorporating into the table decorations. It’s a is a grid of ribbon surrounding the table’s cake. Each table will have it’s own mini wedding cake as I posted about last week. They will sit on a yellow wooden square bordered by the ribbons.Since we had the bride for the morning, I asked my s.i.l. if we could get the same sized table and do a mock up… [Read More]

Wedding Cookies.

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The bride has a distinct vision of what she doesn’t want ~ ‘no bows, hearts or bells.’ ‘Nothing wedding-y.’ She envisions a party atmosphere casually and comfortably celebrating with those she loves. Her vivid colors of orange and yellow will be paired with round and square shapes that will be echoed in the cakes that will grace everyone’s table. Her highly talented aunt on the other side of the family has offered her gifts with icing and fondant. They will… [Read More]