Swaddled Baby Tutorial

Babies, babies, babies! 

April is a big month for babies in the cookie world. Especially baby girls! It’s an exciting time and I think it’s appropriate to celebrate with – cookies, of course!! 

So, I put together this little tutorial for you. While it’s a fairly simple cookie design, I think that you’ll find it perfect for a baby shower or as a gift for the arrival of a new baby!

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What you’re going to need:

  • Ring cookie cutter
  • Knife for trimming your cookie
  • White royal icing, flooding consistency
  • Flesh colored royal icing, flooding consistency
  • Black and pink royal icing, piping consistency
  • Black food writer

Let’s start with the ring cookie cutter. I did ‘modify’ the cookie cutter a bit to get the shape that I wanted. As you can see in the picture, the neck of the ring will need to be widened a bit and the base of the cutter squeezed in. 

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Once you’ve gotten your cookie cutter situated, cut out your cookie and place it onto your baking sheet. I used a knife to remove the prongs and round out the head a bit.

If your cookie looks like this, go ahead and bake it!

baby shower cookie tutorial

Once your cookie is baked and cooled, you can get started with the decorating! Start with flooding the left side of the blanket. Once the icing has set (several minutes), fill the right side of the blanket in. 

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Allow that icing to set for at least 30 minutes. Longer if you’re using a darker flesh tone – otherwise you could have some bleeding issues. Due to my impatience, I tend to place my cookies in front of a heat fan and this speed up the process. ☺

When your cookie is ready, go ahead and fill in the face. I added the pink cheeks right away using the wet-on-wet technique.  

baby shower cookie tutorial

Again, because I’m impatient, I waited until the face icing had just set and then added the black eyes and the center of the pink bow. Trick here is to use a thicker consistency icing and the heater – this will help with any potential bleeding and craters too! 

baby shower cookie tutorial

All that you need to add now is the sides of the bow and the eyelashes. Sides of the bow can be added as soon as the center of the bow is set. I do recommend waiting until the face is dry to add the lashes. When using a food writer on icing that’s not quite dry, there’s a risk of cracking the icing. 

 baby shower cookie tutorial

And there you have it! A little swaddled baby! 

Some ideas for variations to this set: change the colors, add hair, decorate the blanket (polka dots, roses, etc.), or add a bow tie. Possibilities are endless really. 

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 In case you were wondering about the cookie cutters that I used for the set, I took this picture for you! 

 baby shower cookie tutorial

 Thanks for reading. And as always, please email me or leave a comment if you have any questions! 

 

Kari ~ Yankee Girl Yummies 

 

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0 #8 kariarroyo 2014-05-10 19:42
Quoting Kristen:
Hi I was wondering if you could give your icing recipe? I love how your colors stay so bright and unfortunately mine don't what am i doing wrong? Do you have any tutorials on the basics of cookie decorating?


Kristen - Check out Sweetopia's site. She has a great recipe and tutorials. That's where I learned!
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0 #7 Kristen 2014-05-09 18:33
Hi I was wondering if you could give your icing recipe? I love how your colors stay so bright and unfortunately mine don't what am i doing wrong? Do you have any tutorials on the basics of cookie decorating?
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+1 #6 Melissa 2014-04-12 01:39
Oooooh, so sweet and easy! You know I'm all about that. ;) Simple is beautiful. Great tutorial, girl!
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+1 #5 Lorraine Russo-Harty 2014-04-11 23:05
I love this tutorial and congratulations on your new blog!!!
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0 #4 kariarroyo 2014-04-11 16:27
Quoting Loretta Ray:
These are gorgeous for a baby shower!


Thank you Loretta!! :)
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0 #3 kariarroyo 2014-04-11 16:27
Quoting Sue:
Such a beautiful set! I think, with your tutorial, I may be able to do it myself. :-) Your new site is fabulous, Kari!


Thanks Sue!
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0 #2 Sue 2014-04-11 15:16
Such a beautiful set! I think, with your tutorial, I may be able to do it myself. :-) Your new site is fabulous, Kari!
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0 #1 Loretta Ray 2014-04-11 06:57
These are gorgeous for a baby shower!
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