Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Modern baby monograms

Last week, I received an email from a new mom wanting to give cookies to the doctors and nurses who helped bring her son into the world. ♥

She wanted cookies to coordinate with her sweet baby's birth announcement:

{The original isn't blurry like this.} :)

Cute right? Well, since I don't have one of those handy-dandy KopyKake projectors, nothing makes me more nervous that trying to match a cookie to an image.

{OK...going up a really steep and tall escalator makes me more nervous, but you get the point.}

Here's what we came up with....and new mommy was happy! Yay!


I love these colors and the simple designs...very hip and modern looking, I think.
{But what do I know?}


Making monograms is really pretty easy....
  1. Find a font on your computer,
  2. Type several letters into a Word document,
  3. Size the font to fit your cookie cutter (I view the document at 100% and hold my cookie cutter to the screen...this keeps from printing out lots of test pages),
  4. Print,
  5. Place the printed sheet under a sheet of wax paper on the back of a cookie sheet (I put this on a stack of books, so I don't have to stoop when piping),


  6. With royal icing, pipe the monograms,


  7. Let dry several hours,
  8. Peel off the wax paper,
  9. Place onto wet flood icing.

Monograms made with a larger tip are less likely to break. (I used a #3 round tip for these.) If you want a skinny monogram, try using candy melts. They seem to be less fragile.

These monograms can be made ahead and stored at room temperature.

For more monogramming posts, click here.

Related posts:


No Works for Me Wednesday this week or next as our lovely hostess (and my real-life next-door neighbor), Kristen is in Africa as a part of a trip with Compassion International. You can follow her amazing journey at We are THAT Family.

55 comments:

  1. The cookies came out great, I love the colors and all the details you did.You are so talented!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your cookies are so adorable! If I ever have kids, I will have you make me cookies!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. AMAZING!!! You are super talented!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Super cute Bridget! I love the colors, too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very cute - and always helpful with the great tips!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Those cookies are adorable! Great match!

    ReplyDelete
  7. so cute! where in the world did you find those animal cookie cutters? did you make them? adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is great! What a lucky mama! Thanks for the monogram tutorial! Very helpful!

    ReplyDelete
  9. awesome job! i love the animals :) I've never tried monograming, but now i want too :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are SO cute! I especially love the tail on the giraffe! Monograms are such a great idea for baby cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  11. what icing recipe do you use when monograming?

    ReplyDelete
  12. These are wonderful~ those are the same kind of characters I used for my Max's room~ they turned out great!! BRAVO~

    ReplyDelete
  13. great job matching the birth announcement! i bet the hospital staff loved them!

    you are so creative!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hey Bridget!
    Tell ya what!
    When you CEASE to AMAZE me...
    I'll let you know!!!!
    xxooxx

    ReplyDelete
  15. LOVE IT!!! They are beautiful little cookies. Bet Mom was happy.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a cute idea matching the cookies to the birth announcement and you did a fabulous job of it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Those are adorable! You should link it up to Rocks In My Dryer. She'll be hosting WFMW for Kristen.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Looks great! They match the announcement so well!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love, love love these!! So cute and the colors are so modern!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
    FANTASTIC IDEA!
    Sophie

    ReplyDelete
  21. You are SO amazing. I LOVE your blog and love that I found it! Thank you for inspiring me. I highlighted you today on my blog. Be sure to check it out and take a "I was featured" button!

    Lara @ A Daily Post
    www.adailypostforyou.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Brilliant!! Gorgeous!! Love the colors and the designs... just amazing!!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow, they look really fantastic! What a lovely thought from the mother to have these cookies made too.

    Rose

    ReplyDelete
  24. So cute - I love the colors!

    ReplyDelete
  25. SOOOOOO cute!

    Hey! I wanted to share a tip. I work on the level of a lazy susan placed on top of a cake stand. It is excellent because the height is just right and the lazy susan turns. I can even lift the lazy susan to transport the cookies safely to a cookie sheet.

    I LOVE to share good tips! I hope it helps someone.

    ReplyDelete
  26. You are simply so talented, Bridget! You never cease to amaze me.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love these! You are so talented. I just tried your icing recipe this past weekend in my first ever cookie icing. I still need practice. However, your pictures inspire me to keep at it.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Once again I am blown away my friend. These are amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love these cookies!

    Thanks for the mini-tutorial on how to make the monogrammed letters - so neat and simple! (until *I* try it, of course!)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow, those cookies are amazing! So cute! I love your royal icing too. I'm sure the doctors and nurses loved them (and what a sweet idea to get cookies for them in the first place!)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your cookies came out great. You are do talented at copying designs. So cute as well! Helen x

    ReplyDelete
  32. this is great...just what is was looking to put on top of a layer cake that i am bring to a young family...i will frost the cake & then do a monogram!!
    great tutorial!
    thanks so much for the inspiration...
    you are sooo talented...wow!

    ReplyDelete
  33. perfect! very very cute! I love the monogramming trick, I have been meaning to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  34. These turned out ADORABLE!! and thanks SO much for the tip on how to do the monogram!!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Bridget, you nailed this one, honey! Great job....colors are spot on! Lucky new mom!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I have never heard of Monogram...these looks awesome.Thanks for detailed information,I want try them too.You are so creative!!!!

    Nina
    http://thefoodielovers.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I wish I had a fraction of your talent!!!! Super Cute!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. These do look just like the announcement!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Those are some of the cutest cookies ever. I think the colors are fabulously hip!!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I just LOVE the brown outline on the animals. So cute and definitely added to the "mod" look. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  42. you can also use the word art feature (just pick outline desgn)

    that way you can chose the size of your text box..errr cookie cutter

    type your leter--right click--format word art click on size tab--make it the exact size you need

    good to use if you need an exact size..

    ReplyDelete
  43. Doug...wow! That was awesome, thanks!

    Rebecca...I didn't make them, but I can't remember where I got them. :)

    Katy...royal icing, the recipe is here on the blog. Just click recipe index at the top. :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Great tutorial! I juuust had a reader ask me about making precise and consistent monograms, so I will send her here immediately. I'll be sure to link to your post on my edible crafts column, too (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com). Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Wow! These are amazing, Bridget! I love the colors and the images, they DO LOOK modern... you are great at monogramming, girl!

    PS. I don't know what's wrong with my blogroll, it isn't working I guess... glad I scrolled down, to find these great COOKIES!

    ReplyDelete
  46. they were even more beautiful in person. :-)

    everyone who received these has raved about how gorgeous they are and how delicious to boot! thanks again, bridget.

    can't wait to come up with another fun gift for you to make!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hi Bridget, I love your cookies!

    I was wondering what your secret was for getting dark brown icing? I never can get my icing that brown. Any feedback would be great!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Hi Kim!

    I use AmeriColor Chocolate Brown gel paste food colorings. If you can't find them locally, you can find them in my amazon shop by clicking "recommends" above. :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. This is a great idea that I hadn't thought of before!!

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love these monograms. I just used your idea to make the bat for batman cookies. I was wondering where you purchased the animal cutters? Thanks so much.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Happy baking! :)
(Comments, especially on busy giveaways, may take a minute to show...thank you for your patience.)

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Pin It button on image hover