Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cookies for Baby's Baptism

When a fellow volunteer at the food pantry asked me to make cookies for her sweet baby's baptism, I was so honored!

Kara is one of those really organized people.  She even provided me the cookie cutter, just like she did when I made cookies for her sister's 40th birthday party Come to think of it, Kara, would you like to be my personal cookie cutter shopper? 

Anyhoo, back to the cookies...the napkins for the party were a pretty yellow with a dark brown cross, so we added a branch for the dove to carry to incorporate those colors.

{This idea came from a magazine that I saw YEARS ago. It was a Christmas dove carrying a holly branch.  So, keep this in mind; Christmas is only 122 days away, people!}

To make the cookies, you'll need:
  • royal icing in white, brown and yellow (Americolor Bright White, Chocolate Brown and Egg & Lemon Yellow)
  • tips: #2 and #1
  • disposable icing bags
  • squeeze bottle
Using a  #2 tip, outline the cookie in white royal icing. 

Thin the white icing (reserve a bit for later) with water, a little at a time, until it is the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dishtowel and let sit several minutes.

Stir gently with a rubber spatula to pop any large air bubbles that have formed. Transfer to a squeeze bottle.

Fill in the outlined cookie with the flood icing.  Use a toothpick to spread into sides and corners.

Let sit 1 hour.

With the reserved white icing and #2 tip, add detail on wings, tail and add an eye.

Using another #2 tip, pipe the branch in dark brown.

With a #1 tip, pipe yellow flowers/berries on the branches.

Let dry overnight before packaging.

Thank you, Kara, for letting me be part of your baby's big day!

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55 comments:

  1. I love to make sugar cookies, but have never done the "flooded" icing. I want to give it a try. Your cookies always look so pretty using this technique. Love the doves. So pretty. Love & blessings from NC!

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  2. Yet again, your cookies are perfection! You are so sweet to always be making cookies for people AND donating at the Food Pantry. Someone should be making YOU cookies! Thanks!

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  3. These are soo adorable! Can't wait to start practicing, Thank you soo much for sharing all these wonderful recipes, ideas etc... You are truly an inspiration :O) warm hugs!! -Nicole

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  4. Hi, Bridget!

    Did you just wait 1 hour since you flooded with white icing to when you piped with the brown one? Didn't the brown icing bleed into white icing as time went by?

    Thanks!

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  5. Prettiest baptism cookies I've ever seen. Simple, elegant...beautiful job!

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  6. Those are lovely! They look perfect.

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  7. The idea to use a dove for a Baptism cookie was wonderful. You made a beautiful cookie Bridget. Kara must have loved these.

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  8. wow these are so beautiful! You are so talented!

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  9. Pretty, pretty, pretty. Love the idea of using a dove for a baptism and yours are simply elegant Bridget! Nicely done (yet again).

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  10. They look so pretty! They looked so hard to do at first but after you showed us it looked so much easier

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  11. These are gorgeous, Bridget! Absolutely perfect for a baptism. <3

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  12. these look sooo pretty. i love them!

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  13. These are just beautiful Bridget

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  14. Beautiful! And with your great tutorial I'm almost confident enough to try making me own someday :o)

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  16. Bridget-

    These cookies look amazing. I always come to your site for inspiration (although mine never seem to look half as good as yours!)

    Shanon :)

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  17. You have quite the cookie cutter collection, Bridget! These are just so elegant and simple. Your design is gorgeous. Great job!

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  18. How far in advance do you make your cookies? Can they be frozen and thawed just before decorating?

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  19. Beautiful COOKIES! The details remind me of Japanese designs... love them!!

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  20. complimenti con applauso!!meravigliosi!!ciao!

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  21. Beautiful - would be great for Easter as well.

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  22. Bridget!

    Those are the prettiest dove cookies I've ever seen?

    Um...since I'm having a baby in February...could you make some for our baptism party? ;-)

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  23. wow!! im convinced, when it comes to cookies, you have a gift! they look amazing, and im pretty sure they taste just as good!
    Congratulations!

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  24. wow these look great! so perfect for the baptism

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  25. Those cookies make me feel at peace.

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  26. So pretty! I have tried repeatedly to decorate cookies, but I can never get them to look so beautiful. I am so envious of people like you that can turn a plain cookie into a piece of art.

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  27. These are so elegant and sweet. I will ahve to get this cutter right away.

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  28. I love these. I really do!! So simply elegant and beautiful!!!

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  29. These cookies are just precious.

    I love that you volunteer. You are such a sweet woman.

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  30. These are beautiful! I have been following you for a long time (almost to the point of stalking) and I have learned so much from you. If you have time, come see the cookies I made thanks to all your tips and tutorials at:
    heapology.blogspot.com

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  31. These are beautiful, so simple and elegant!

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  32. Those are super pretty Bridget. I love the color combination.

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  33. Well if those aren't the sweetest little cookies.
    I mean so SWEET~SWEET!
    I know they made the baptism so special!
    Bridget!
    You are just amazing!
    Truly!
    You are!
    I wish you lived next store to me so I could just watch you all day!
    But we would have to stop and go to HOT yoga once in awhile! ;o)
    Lovely Lovely Sweet Sweet Cookies!
    xo

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  34. I'm new to your website and your cookies are amazing! Thanks for always being so generous in sharing how they were made :)

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  35. These are beautiful. I think they'll be great for weddings too. :)

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  36. As always, gorgeous. I can't imagine being able to make that straight a line. Did you HAVE to remind us how close Christmas really is???? :)

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  37. Oh my, this is my first visit to your site and you are amazingly talented! I am going to try my hand at decorating cookies for my daughters birthday and I can only hope they will come out half as beautiful as yours...

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  38. Wow! Just found your site and I LOVE YOU! Our newest baby is called Jemima which means 'dove'. You know I'll find an excuse to make these soon! Shame we had her thanksgiving already! xx

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  39. These are absolutely beautiful Bridget!! Hugs and Cookies!! Laurie

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  40. I adore these! They would also be fun to make with the kids while studying Noah & the flood. I still have every intention of learning the art of cookie making ... One day ... =)
    Beautiful job!

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  41. Oh.. Love those beautiful and yummy cookies! I may steal this idea for my baby's upcoming christening. :)

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  42. Love to try this.Looks deliciously good.

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