Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ahoy Matey

First of all, let me say Happy Birthday to Brayden, my friend's little boy! He just turned 4! Yay for Brayden!

Tiffany, Brayden's mommy, planned a Jake and the Neverland Pirates themed birthday party for him. She needed help with some cute cupcake ideas for the party, so I put my thinking cap on. I came up with cookie toppers for the cupcakes, and she asked me to make them.

jake and the neverland pirates

I jumped at the chance to practice my cookie decorating (she made the cupcakes). Overall, I was pretty pleased with the way they turned out. They were kinda small, being toppers and all, but I think I made them work.

sword

Here's the thing, I don't really have that many cookie cutters. I usually just find a picture I like on the internet. Then, I either draw it out, or print it. Then I use the paper as a template. It's pretty simple really.


map

For the cookies, I used 8 different colors, but only 4 different gel colorings.. The sword consisted of the same brown gel coloring, but the base used a bit more than the handle. I also used very little of the brown to make a skin tone for Jake. The map used black, red, and light blue. Jake also used red, light blue, and dark brown.

Note on the map: I made six, but none of them had the same pattern.

treasure chest

The treasure chests are probably my favorite of the cookies. I used the same color scheme for them as I did for the sword. I added a little black for the handles. Then, I used my secret weapon for the treasure. Remember that Sprinkles Canister I made a few weeks ago? I had stored the left over sprinkles from the Olympics Cookies I had made in it. Since I had used a few different colors, they were all mixed together. These were great perfect for the treasure!

jake

Jake was probably my least favorite. I wasn't too happy with the way his facial features turned out. He looks kind of scary in my opinion. Oh well, I learned a lesson. Tiffany and Brayden loved him though, which is good.


Take a look at some of the pictures Tiffany sent me of the cookies on the cupcakes. Don't they look awesome? I loved how she used a teal blue color, and then brought it all together with the table cloth and treasure chest. So cute!

What do you think?


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11 comments :

  1. They are so cute!! You are so smart and talented.

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  2. Great job, the treasure chests are my favorite!

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  3. Makes for a fun theme!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  4. These are fabulous! Found you through Six Sisters!!

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  5. These are so cute! You are so talented! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so happy to have you share. :)

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  6. These are so cute. I love these cookies. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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