Liza is just about a year older than me, so we grew up basically as twins (even though she has a twin, our brother Andrew). When we were growing up, her favorite color was pink, and mine was yellow. Every time we got matching outfits, dolls, shoes, hair bows...you name it... hers was pink and mine was yellow. (My favorite color still is yellow, in case you were wondering!)
Anyway, when she decided to have a beach wedding, and use beachy shades for the wedding color palette, I knew right away that the bridal shower was going to be overloaded with PINK. When her future hubby's sister suggested the outdoor setting in the garden, the Pink Garden Party all came together in my head.
And of course the first part of the party planning process for me is always the cookies!
Making these roses was surprisingly one of the easiest things I’ve ever tried with royal icing. Click here to go to The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle, an amazing cookie blog, to see the tutorial from which I learned this technique! But then come back and see the rest of the L flower cookies.
Literally all you have to do is pipe a flowery star shaped blob, let it dry, and then with a fine tip (I used Wilton size 1) pipe a spiraly squiggle.
These were a very easy cookie to make in a big batch. And I love how each one came out slightly different based on the curves of the vines and placement of the leaves.
I also made these surprisingly simple but dramatic Pink Ombre Rosette Cakes for the shower, inspired by this tutorial from another great blog, Glorious Treats.
|Two beauties - my mom & the bride-to-be!|
Up next... the Bachelorette Party Cookies!!