Baby Bunting Cookies

Earlier this week, I share the photos from the Vintage Bunting Baby Shower I recently hosted for my sister.  I made quite a few decorated sugar cookies for the shower… some to enjoy during the party and some for the guests to take home as a little treat.

The favor cookies were inspired by the shower invitation (shown above) from Swish Designs.  I packaged the cookies using custom labels and paper ribbon from Paper Jacks.

Below are the different sizes and styles of cookies I made for the party… two large centerpiece cookies as a special treat for my sister (the new mommy) to take home, mini circle cookies for guests to enjoy at the shower, and then 3″ square cookies that were packaged as favors.

~ How to make baby bunting cookies ~

Start with a batch of cookies made with my Sugar Cookie Recipe.

Prepare a batch of Royal Icing.

(Decorating directions as pictured above)

1.  Outline and flood the cookie, using a medium/flood consistency icing.
2.  When the base icing has set (1-2 hours), add dots of a contrasting color, piping consistency icing (I used a #1.5 tip).
3.  Allow the first set of dots to set up (about 1 hour), then add another color of dots in between the first set.
4.  When the base icing is dry (4-8 hours), use a medium (or piping) consistency icing to ‘draw’ the ‘string’ that the bunting flags hang from.  Outline then immediately fill the first color of ‘flags’.  Use a medium consistency icing (just thin enough that it will settle into place, but not too thin).
5.  When the first color of flags has set (1 hour), add the second color of flags.
6.  Allow the bunting flags to dry fully (1-4 hours), then use a piping consistency icing to write the word of your choice (in this case “baby”).  I used a #1 tip and ivory icing.

This general design could be altered for different themes or occasions.  The bunting could read “boy”, “girl”, “party” or a short name.

I love pretty packaging, and a bit of extra care when packaging a cookie or small treat can make it into much more than “just a cookie”.  I packaged the cookies using the same general method I’ve shown here.   The beautiful “J” labels, as well as the paper ”ribbon” accent was from Paper Jacks.

Happy Decorating & Packaging!

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28 Responses to “Baby Bunting Cookies”

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    Miss Cuit — May 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you very much for this tutorial! You make it sounds so easy! :o)

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    Anonymous — May 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    This is absolutely adorable. Everything about it! I love the name in vintage alphabet blocks on the table setting!

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    Nicole Burris — May 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Love these so much!

    Nicole
    http://www.sugarandstitches.net

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    Trinette — May 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Fabulous! Love, love, love!

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    The BearFoot Baker — May 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I think these are so cute! You amaze me Glory!

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    {oc cottage} — May 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    AMAZING!

    m ^..^

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    miss b — May 25, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Wonderful! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Lovely packaging too!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more — May 25, 2012 at 4:27 am

    those are just adorable, I love them!

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — May 25, 2012 at 5:24 am

    These are adorable. I think even with my unsteady hand, I might be able to make those cute banners. I love the colors! :o)

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    Sam I Am...... — May 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I'm a new follower and I have SO MUCH to learn but thanks to you I think I might be able to learn this! Thank you so much!

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    La Cupcakeira — May 26, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Wonderful, as always!!!!

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    Bake-A-Holic — May 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I bow before you. These cookies are incredible!! You are so talented. Wish I was getting these for my shower!

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    Lissa (Bellenza) — May 29, 2012 at 5:53 am

    These are some of the most adorable cookies I've ever seen!

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    Caroline — May 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

    These are absolutely beautiful, they must have taken you forever!

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    xrhodie — May 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Yes… adorable cookies… and.. being a neophyte, this is prolly a dumb question… was roay icing used to ice these cookies???

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    Anonymous — May 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    103 ohisshm

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    Darla | Bakingdom — May 31, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I love bunting. Love. It. I'm obsessed. It's not healthy. I want you to make me these cookies, then shellac them so that I can use them for decoration in my kitchen. Pretty please?

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    Ellen B Cookery — June 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Fabulous idea!

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    Mighty Morgan — June 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    These are so beautiful! I love the color scheme!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!!

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    shirley — June 13, 2012 at 1:33 am

    wow. i’m floored. these are so beautiful.

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    Blanche — June 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Thank you for your cookie decorating ideas, they’re awesome.
    And your sugar cookie recipe has helped me a lot, thank you!

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    Charlotte — July 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    WHAT IS THE ICING YOU USE? is it butter icing, or just icing sugar and water ? x

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    Dale — July 27, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I love your packaging but when I follow your link for the instructions it does not take me there. I have searching your blog but can’t seem to find it. Can you help?
    Thanks, your blog is amazing!

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    Cuppers — November 14, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Very beautiful and cute cookie icing decoration. And also lovely little packaging too!

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    Sofía — August 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I’m throwing a baby shower for my sister and I’m looking for a cookie recipe, I’ll tell you how it came out! I certainly do not have the decorating skills you have but I’ll do my best :)

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