Baby Geek Cookies for a Virtual Shower
I have this friend named Jennifer and we have never met in person. We met online and hopefully, we will see each other in person one day since our states touch each other. I am in Tennessee and she is in Virginia. Well, Jennifer just had a baby! A sweet little baby girl! I wanted to send her some love and was trying to think of something really cool. Then, my other friends Mike as Semi-Sweet and Hani from Haniela’s sent me an email asking if I wanted to join their virtual baby shower for Jennifer. YES!! I want to join! Sign me up.
It’s perfect! I was so excited! I was ready to make some baby cookies. As I continued to read the email I noticed the theme was “Baby Geek” and then it happened. I froze. I couldn’t think of anything. I froze like an icicle and lost all feeling in my legs. Once I was able to move my legs again, I walked around the house for days muttering, “Baby Geek Cookies…”, “Baby Geek Cookies…”, “Baby Geek Cookies…”. What was I going to do?
Then it hit me! I remembered a few years ago I bought some cookie cutters from Kookie Kulture and I knew what I was going to do.
Supplies for Baby Geek Cookies:
15 Second Icing in the following colors in piping bags fitted with #2 tips:
Paintbrushes- These are what I used but, you can use whatever works for you:
When a Kookie Kulture head is used on the body of Karen’s Cookie Baby Cutter you get a unique looking baby.
With a food-safe marker drawing the pattern onto the cookies. If you take it one step at a time, it’s easy.
- Start with the hair and face. Make your own face and don’t follow the cutter for the chin.
- Then, draw the feet and shirt.
- Add the arms and sleeves.
- Now the diaper and legs.
With the flesh-colored icing, paint her tummy. Repeat with the blue for the leg holes of the diaper.
Flood her piggy tails yellow.
- Outline and flood the face with the flesh-colored icing. Don’t forget the ears.
- Outline and flood the diaper with the white icing.
- Flood the top of the sleeves with the pink icing.
Let all of those dry for 30 minutes or so.
- Outline and flood the rest of the hair with yellow icing.
- Outline and flood the shirt with the pink icing.
- Outline and flood the feet with the flesh-colored icing and add a line for each leg.
- Outline and flood the arms and the rest of the sleeves.
- Flood the glasses and add 2 eyes-4mm edible beads and the white lines.
- Paint a tie with the 10/0 liner brush.
Let this dry overnight.
Add every other toe and let it dry for a little before you add the rest. This will make them look like toes instead of a big flesh-colored blob.
Now comes the fun part for me. I love to paint outlines with black food gel. It adds so much character and I don’t have to worry about black icing bleeding onto the icing. Follow the picture to outline the hair, clothes, and diaper. Add a cute nose and smile. Don’t forget the belly button.
With the black icing, outline the glasses and add a little white tape to them.
We all know geek babies don’t have regular old toys. No, no, no! They need screwdriver rattles, element blocks, and a computer mouse pull toy. You never know when they might need to invent something important.
If you are not comfortable painting on a cookie, I won’t make you. These cookies look alright if you don’t paint but, look at how much difference a few painted outlines make. I think it makes a HUGE difference! Be brave and try it one day. If you mess up, don’t give up. Keep practicing and you will master it just like you did that darn old royal icing. You can do it!
Look at all the love my friends are sending Jennifer and her little bundle of joy. I love all these cookies! There are some seriously talented decorators in this shower and it was an honor to participate with them.
1. Geek Baby Girl Owl Cookies by Melissa from Simply Sweets by Honey Bee
2. Robot Girl Cookies by Michelle from Make Me Cake.Me.
3. Hunger Games Baby Shower Cookies by Mike from Semi-Sweet
4. Baby Rattle Calculator by Hani from Haniela’s
5. Geek Chic Cookies by Kim from The Partiologist
6. Geeky Sugar Cookies by Sue from Munchkin Munchies
7. Baby Geek Cookies by Lisa from The Bearfoot Baker
Go show Jennifer and her new little bundle of joy some love today at Not Your Mommas Cookies. We love you, Jennifer!
While you are at it, hop on over to all the blogs in this virtual shower. You will find amazing things on all of their blogs. They are incredibly talented!