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NAUTICAL FLAG COOKIES/ Tradition



These cookies were made for the Christening of my grand nephews. Yes, you read correctly, nephews … plural. It was a big day for twin boys wearing matching heirloom christening gowns, lovingly made by their paternal great-grandmother. I remember Mom taking months to painstakingly embroider the detail in the gowns and matching coats and bonnets, before the task of sewing the garments for her grandchildren. The Baptismal gowns have been worn by nearly all of the children born into our family since 1982. Mom embroidered the names and birthdates of each infant in the lining and I have carried on with her tradition, albeit with less expertise. No doubt she would be delighted that her great-grandchildren have worn these beautiful, handmade Christening outfits.


After the twins' welcome into the church, it was time to party! A nautical theme was perfect for a hot, summer day. The party room was adorned with handmade sailboat centerpieces, fishnets, tropical blue punch and oodles of food and libations.


Nautical Cookies
Plaque Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Red with AmeriColor Super Red
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Yellow with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Blue with Wilton Blue and AmeriColor Royal Blue
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
AmeriColor Sky Blue Airbrush Color
Airbrush Kit or Wilton Color Mist  

 Roll out cookies using the plaque cutter

 Outline cookie with #2 tip in white icing.

  Flood cookie in white icing. Let dry overnight.

Using an airbrush, lightly spray color onto the entire cookie. 
Airbrush edges of cookie. Let dry 45 minutes.

SEE AIRBRUSHING VIDEO

video


Pipe curved line with #2 tip in blue icing.

Pipe flags with #2 tip in red, yellow and blue icing. Let dry overnight.



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8 comments:

  1. The gown and your words are so beautiful!
    The cookies are so sweet - but the pink ribbon sail boats really touched my heart - you should do a whole clinic on that cookie! (did I miss it?)
    Thank you for a lovely posting!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your kind words. Just click the title under the sailboat cookies and it will take you to the post and tutorial on that cookie.

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  2. So cute! Beautiful job. :)

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    1. Thank you, Michele and your Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cakes looks delicious!

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  3. I love the tradition of embroidering the names and birthdates in the Christening gown lining! The cookies are adorable. Congratulations on becoming a great aunt of twin boys.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you are enjoying your summer. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. I absolutely love the gown idea... What a great tradition! Hope you are having a great summer!

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    1. Thank you, Deb! Summer is wet here on the East Coast but is not dampening our fun. Your Loaded Banana Bread looks delicious and I can't wait to try the recipe.

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