Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bow Tie Baby Shower

This past week I had the opportunity to work with two of my favorite running friends to make cookies for a baby shower they are hosting. The theme of the shower is "bow ties", and I used their cute invitation for inspiration.

The Holland House: Invitation

They wanted onesie cookies to serve as dessert, and bow tie cookies on a stick, wrapped in cellophane, to give as favors. The color scheme of gray, blue and yellow was easy to work with, so it was just a matter of coming up with 3 designs for each set of cookies.

I will admit that I am extremely critical of my work. While I think I can bake a really delicious tasting cookie, the decorating part is still something I'm perfecting. But for the first time since I started this little venture, I was truly happy with what I was able to come up with, and I think my clients were happy too.

This was a 3 night affair. I made dough and baked on night one, put down the base layer of royal icing on night two, and applied the bow ties and additional decorations on night 3. They were a lot of work, but I enjoyed every minute of it.

The Holland House: Bow Tie Sugar Cookies

The baking business has certainly kept me busy lately (busy enough to totally slack off blogging for the past couple of weeks), but I'm excited at the opportunities that lie ahead. Yes, I'm still working full time, and I don't anticipate that changing any time soon. But it's nice to have a creative outlet to balance the stress of my job. I have weekly jobs lined up from now through the end of November, and I'm looking forward to sharing more fun projects with you.

And I day soon we will finally have the bathroom remodel post finished (it's too pretty not to share). That post rests on Hank's shoulders though, and I will bug him until it gets done.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I'm doing a round-up of Bow Tie Baby Shower ideas on Disney Baby and wondered if I could include yours. I'd use 1-2 photos with credit and link back to your post.

    Would that be okay?



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