My best friend (and former roomie) Kate needed a hostess gift a few weeks ago. She was heading to Annapolis for the opening of rockfish season. She figured food would be a nice touch.
Granddad loves Westerns. Mini-series or full-length feature. New or old. Seen or unseen. He loves them all. If John Wayne is in it, well, that’s like hitting the lotto.
So, I can only imagine how disappointed he would be to find out I had to do a Google search when I was contacted to do these cookies. See, the soon-to-arrive baby will be loosely named after the main character, Gus, in Lonesome Dove. (On my behalf, I knew it was a Western. I just didn’t know much after that.)
Cousin Pam (you remember her from this post, right?), who ordered these cookies for a book club friend, wanted to tie-in the name reference with the cookies.
I have to say, I think these are some of my favorite cookies I’ve made to date.
That’s right, these are based on the bedding in the nursery. Cute, right?
My friend E contacted me again to do some cookies for a cousin who just had a baby. Ahh, large families!
E wanted to do something similar to the last round. But with a twist.
Maybe they’ll contact me in 2033 for some graduation cookies!
Another baby is coming… this time it’s my friends Cate and Tim from college!
Cate proceeded to follow me for the next two years. She was right down the hall Sophomore year in Sheehan. Then just a quick trip upstairs Junior year in the apartments (St. Clare for those who are keeping track).
What about senior year you ask? Well, we did one better than living down the hall from one another. We tackled racial stereotypes and “The Real World” for our Senior Project. Yes, we really did. It was awesome. And involved really, really long nights, loads of coffee and really great stories – one of which involved Cate in the hospital and me getting dropped off on main campus in the back of a cop car. She was okay, I was embarrassed and, no, I didn’t do anything illegal. The full story is for another day.
I was so excited to be able to do the cupcakes and cookies for Cate’s shower this past weekend. Since Cate and Tim aren’t finding out if the Bebe is a boy or a girl (yay!), the colors are modern neutral – silver sage, chocolate brown and tan. and, of course, you can’t go wrong with polka dots.
Hopefully everyone enjoyed the treats as much as I enjoyed making them for such a special lady… and the little one to come!
(PS – Too bad I forgot the camera to take pics of the set-up. One of these days I’ll get the hang of this!)
Sara contacted me to do some sweet treats for a joint baby shower for two of her co-workers.
She wanted a combination of jumbo cupcakes, mini cupcakes and onesie sugar cookies. I loved the fact that she wanted a variety of flavors and sizes to make a visually appealing treat display – a girl after my own heart!
For the onesies, Sara was very open. She told me the colors were spring – sunny yellow, bright orange, spring green, bubblegum pink and turquoise blue – and that she liked the hearts I did last Valentine’s day. I figured, why not add the two together.
End result? Simple, sweet onesies full of love.
Is it just me or is it raining babies these days?
And we are not done people. Stay tuned. It’s onesie week galore!