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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cookies for Hayden's Second Birthday

When my girlfriend Julia asked me to make some cookies for Hayden's loot bags, I began to search for ideas.

Thanks to Bridget at Bake at 350, I found this idea! Bake at 350 is also the same blog that inspired me to make Scrabble Cookies!

My neighbour Janet works at Redpath Sugar. If you live in Toronto, you may have seen her driving around in the Acts of Sweetness Truck!  She knows how much I love to bake, and gave me a new kind of icing sugar to experiment with. This icing sugar is 10 times as fine as regular icing sugars. That's what the DS 10X means on the bag of icing sugar pictured above. 

First, I piped the border of the cakes as well the number two above. This needed to dry for about an hour.

Next, I flooded the inside of the cake with baby yellow icing.

I then immediately added the dots to the wet yellow flood.  By using different sized tips, I was able to create larger and smaller dots. 

I began with the purple dots.

Followed by turquoise dots...the same color as the piped border.

And finally, I added the pink ones.

And that was it...the cookies needed a good 24 hours to dry and then I packaged them for the kiddies!

Happy Second Birthday Hayden!


  1. They look so cute! The colors go great together. Your cookies are so neat.

  2. I love the colour palette you chose; those soft tones are perfect for little Hayden.

  3. You did a great job on your cookies and your polka dots are perfect!
    I had the pleasure of meeting Janet Thanksgiving Weekend. She is a delight and I'm so jealous that she is your neighbour :)

  4. non-food related comment here - your nails always look amazing in your photos :)

  5. Thanks so much for the shout-out! I did some really similar cookies for a 2nd birthday. I always love the polka dots and number "candle." ;)

  6. I came across your blog through Bakerella and have now been inspired to make cookies like crazy!!! One question though... how do you get your icing colors to look almost shimmery? Mine never turn out as glossy... what kind of coloring do you use?

  7. I'm not really sure how the icing colors became so shiny! Perhaps it was the lighting when I took the pictures. This time, I used Wilton Icing Colors-Concentrated Paste.