As a cookie decorator I find that the best cookies are those I create to surprise someone. That's exactly what I did the other day to a dear cousin of mine who is expecting her firstborn. Our family was going to give her a baby shower this month with baby deer as the theme, so I planned my surprise a couple of weeks ago.
|Baby Deer for a Baby Shower|
Years ago I acquired a large collection of cookie cutters from my dear friend, Janet Bridge, and since then I have made sure to do justice to them. The majority of the cookie cutters are American made copper cutters from the venerable coppersmiths of Copper Gifts. A small fawn cutter that I fell in love with the moment I saw it was THE perfect cookie cutter for this project.
|How adorable is this fawn?|
Having rolled, cut and baked my cookie shapes, I took some delicious royal icing and tinted three batches to match the fawns I see on a yearly basis around the property. A rich chocolate brown, a neutral-warm taupe and a pure white. The rest was as easy as 1-2-3.
Let me show you how I created them.
|Fawn Cookie How-To.|
|Fawn Cookie How-To|
Fawn cookies for a baby shower are a good thing for a mother and for family & friends. Baby deer shaped cookie cutters abound online, but I truly believe this particular one from Copper Gifts is extra special. Not only is it adorable, it is truly life-like.
Baby Emilia, your cousin David wants to wish you all the love and happiness in the world. May your life always be blessed.