Every so often, I get a chance to “re-do” some cookies I’ve made in the past. These Pooh’s 1st Birthday cookies are from just that scenario.
They’re not terribly fancy or difficult. Just light, easy colors & a very recognizable face. Add in a few bees for fun, too!
Just for kicks, here’s a look back to my first Pooh cookies, from over 3 years ago:
And it’s times like these where it’s neat to look back & see how my decorating skills have improved. In the day-to-day, it feels like things stay the same. But comparing a few sets that are a couple years apart? That’s fun stuff!
Sometimes, a customer just comes to you with some simple ideas & colors, and you get to choose exactly how you’re going to execute the theme into cookies.
And then it turns out DARLING!
Ashley wanted some cookies for her brand-new nephew who was born a bit early. Since his mama didn’t have time for a baby shower before his birth, Ashley helped to throw a special “Meet & Greet” for the little man. She just wanted a few things represented, as follows:
- muted yellow & dark gray
- bow ties
- babies wearing a bow tie
- baby’s name & birthdate
- “welcome little man”
- a bit of “circus font”>
All the rest was up to me!
I had an idea for little bald baby head wearing a bow tie… but I didn’t have a cutter for it! And because I wanted to make 16 of them, I really didn’t want to hand-cut the shape, either. So, I took a few moments to look at my cutter stash, and I came up with 3 cutters that I decided would work to “make” the shape I wanted. See?
Oh, I crack myself up! Can you hear an older man sternly saying that title in your head like I can? Can you actually HEAR it?!
“Now, see here!” (Yes, I’m really giggling over here at the puns!)
A couple days ago, my sweet friend Patricia asked me if I could make some last-minute cookies for a special dinner she held two nights ago. I said, “Sure!” right away, not even knowing for certain what design she might need! (A rookie error, by the way. Please be smarter than me!) But she sent me a photo of some invitations she was creating from Pinterest, and I had enough to go on for some simple, elegant seahorse & seashell cookies.
The seahorse cookie cutter is a ginormous one that I’d never gotten to use before (it’s about 7″ tall). I found mine in a clearance bin at Macy’s last fall (really!), but you can also purchase one HERE online. I think mine must’ve already been squished a bit before I saw it, as my seahorse isn’t quite so chubby; rather, he’s a bit leaner, or possibly, not as pregnant?!
Do you know what cookiers love more than ANYTHING else in the cookie world? Can you guess? It’s receiving cookies from other cookiers! ♥
So I asked a bunch of my cookie friends if they would like to participate in a Valentine Swap with me… and a bunch said yes! I spent the next four weeks in giddy anticipation, ready & excited to start receiving all of their beautiful cookies! And oh my, but they did NOT disappoint!
Now, as the boxes began arriving, my “cookie room” started to become a disaster zone. It was all worth it, though! My husband helped me on the final night of packing, and we decided to sort out the cookies on the table (with all the leaves in for length!) to start an assembly-line process for packing. Even still, four designs’ worth of cookies would not fit, and they are in boxes on chairs next to the table. See?