A Special Baby’s First Christmas – Virtual Shower for The Decorated Cookie

December 14, 2012

 

My Mom would often tell us, especially when we were impatient little children that all good things come to those who wait. Well, we know someone who has been extremely patient and happily for Meaghan and her family, they were recently blessed with a beautiful little girl whose arrival was long-awaited and much anticipated.  Readers of The Decorated Cookie are well aware of Meaghan’s long standing and at times life-threatening medical conditions so being able to bring little Violet into the world was nothing short of a miraculous blessing for her and her family.  Their beautiful new (and second) daughter arrived a little earlier than expected this past Friday.

Two wonderful ladies are responsible for this virtual shower being held in Meaghan’s honour today.  Michelle at Sugar Swings and Kathia at Pink Little Cake.  I’m so happy to have been invited to help celebrate this auspicious occasion for Meaghan.  I know I don’t need to encourage you to visit all of the very talented bakers that have come together for this special shower.  The theme of the shower was rainbows, a nod to Meaghan’s love of them and though I did not do a rainbow themed cookie, I did chose to do something that I hope she will enjoy.  Given that this much loved baby’s arrival was only two weeks away from Santa’s, I thought that a Christmas ornament cookie would be a nice little shower gift.

The design for this cookie came from this lovely ornament and as Meaghan had a baby girl, I decided to do it on a pink mitten.  This is a large cookie cutter, measuring 5″ x 4″ and a great size for hanging on the tree or stuffing in the stocking.

Here’s how I made this ornament cookie for Meaghan and little Violet.

The mitten was baked with a hole in the top for use as an ornament.  When cooled, pink piping and pink flood icing was applied.

2.  When the flood icing was completely dry, I used a black edible marker to trace the image onto the cookie and then used black piping icing to outline the stork and the baby.

3.  With the black piping dry, it was time to add some of the flood.  I did all of the stork except his vest and the baby’s head first using white and tan flood icing.

4.  Next, red flood icing was used to flood the baby carrying sack and the stork’s hat.  Green flood icing was used to flood the stork’s vest.

5.  The cookie was left to dry overnight.  The next day, an edible black food colouring pen was used to go over the black piping lines where touch-ups were needed.  A black dot was added for the stork’s eye and the face of the baby was drawn in with a black edible food colouring pen.  White sanding sugar was applied to the body sections of the stork and white nonpareils were added to his Christmas hat.   Green and red icing was used to make a little sprig of holly and white piping icing was used to print *Baby’s 1st Christmas 2012.*

6.  A strand of Christmas themed ribbon was looped and tied through the pre-cut hole and there you have Meaghan’s baby Violet’s First Christmas ornament cookie.

Congratulations Meaghan.  I know your family has received the best Christmas gift of all!  Merry Christmas and sweet blessing to your family from ours.

Be sure to visit all these awesome bloggers also participating in the rainbow shower!

1.  Not Your Momma’s Cookie – Rainbow Swaddled Baby Cookies

2.  Crazy for CrustRainbow Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

3.  Dollhouse Bake ShoppeRainbow Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

4.  Creative FoodRainbow Pancakes

5.  Hoosier HomemadeRainbow Jar Cupcakes

6.  Kitchen Fun with My 3 SonsRainbow Smores Pops

7.  Pink Little CakeBaby at the End of the Rainbow Cake

8.  Love From the OvenRainbow Cake Pop Cupcakes

9. Munchkin MunchiesRainbow Balloon Cookies

10. The Baked EquationRainbow Baby Shower Cookies

11. SweetologyMarshmallow Baby Pops

12. Sugar SwingsRainbow Madeleines

13. Pint Sized BakerRainbow Meringue Tarts

14. Bird on a CakeRainbow Petal Cake

15.  Haniela’s – A  Rainbow Centerpiece

16. Miss CandiquikMarshmallow Baby Bottles

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

michelle December 14, 2012 at 7:42 am

so cute paula! love the storks brim with non pareils too!

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Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons December 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

Very cute and pretty!

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Kathia December 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

This is the cutest and best idea ever. Something to print out and put in the baby album. A first Christmas cookie,.

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Melissa December 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

I love the little ornament. What an awesome keepsake!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust December 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

This is a work of art, so adorable!

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Sue {munchkin munchies} December 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

So cute! The stork brought the best Christmas present ever:)

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Michelle | Creative Food December 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

Such a cute ornament cookie! I love the extra detail on the stork!

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Rita December 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

You, cookie ladies, are the most thoughtful ladies of all. I’m sure Meaghan loves your virtual babyshower parade. Your Christmas ornament cookie is so cute! Congratulations to all of you!

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meaghan (the decorated cookie) December 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

THANK YOU!!!!! And I was already bawling, but then of course I have to read your post, always articulate and right to the heart of the matter, and I cry MORE! Very happy tears indeed. You are all wonderful, and you made my day! Thank you!!!!

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Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} December 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Aww, so beautiful Paula. I don’t think I could ever ruin something so beautiful by eating it, I’d want to keep it forever. I love the sprinkles on the storks hat too. So cute.

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Liz@HoosierHomemade December 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm

So precious! Definitely a fun, memorable ornament! Great to be in the Virtual Baby Shower with you!
~Liz

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Robin @ Bird On A Cake December 14, 2012 at 11:23 pm

This is beautiful, Paula! I love all the little details. :0)

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Hani(Haniela's) December 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

So adorable. I love how you made it Christmasy with the cookie cutter and all pink for the baby girl!
Sanding sugar on the stork is a perfect touch, I like the different textures.

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking December 16, 2012 at 11:45 am

What an incredible blessing for Meaghan, and a very sweet gesture of you to make this cookie ornament for her. Lovely work, and so thoughtful!

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Mike @ Semi Sweet December 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Awesome ornament, Paula!! The texture on the stork with the sanding sugar and nonpareils was a nice touch. This virtual baby shower was such a kind gesture and you’re always so articulate with your posts!!

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Jacquee December 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm

This is lovely, Paula and thoughtful. You are one talented lady. Congrats to the new parents!

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The Partiologist December 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I just love the idea of a first Christmas cookie! I always try and think of someone to buy a first Christmas ornament for and doing a cookie is a great idea! Having the Christmas stork making the delivery is an awesome idea!!

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trish December 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm

my heart just melted at the sentiment with these sweet little cookies! I really love them – glad you went with your heart!

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Karyn - Pint Sized Baker December 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

This is adorable! I love it! I was so happy to have been a part of the shower!

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Jackie - Just Add Milk December 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

I’m sure Meaghan was thrilled to have such a wonderful shower. Your ornament was so thoughtful. What a great idea and touching keepsake!!!! Great job, as always!!

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Lora December 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Just beautiful and thoughtful as always Paula.

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