When I was just a little girl I asked my mother, what will I be,
Will I be pretty, Will I be rich, Here's what she said to me,
Que será, será
Whatever will be, will be, The future's not ours to see
Que será, será
What will be, will be . . .

Those are the lyrics to Que Será, Será made famous by Doris Day. That was just one of many songs on the Doris Day's Greatest Hits album, which included such other melodies as Bewitched, It’s Magic and Secret Love. On the album cover, Doris is wearing a blue-striped sweater, leaning on her hand flashing her beautiful smile and big blue eyes.

At about age 5, I began listening to Doris sing her songs over and over. When my older brothers were outside playing baseball, I would go into their room where there was a record player and put on that album. I would make believe I was on stage performing as I sang and danced along with Doris. Before too soon, Mom signed me up for dance lessons.

Long before Mary Tyler Moore and Marlo Thomas, there was Doris as the beautiful, cheery, bubbly, girl-next-door in the wholesome movies of the 50’s and 60’s. She starred with such handsome leading men as Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Jack Lemon, James Gardner and even Ronald Reagan. With her platinum blonde pageboy and raspy voice, she charmed her love interests as they swooned over her.

With the passing of Doris Day, it takes me back to those days as a little girl when I wondered … what will be, will be. Doris’ music and movies will forever remain a part of our American culture.

 Doris & Rock Hudson (Source: AMPAS)

The design on these teapot cookies is one of my favorites. See how a simple dot turns into a rose. 

Teapot Cookies
Teapot Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Bright Pink with AmeriColor Electric Pink
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Green with AmeriColor Leaf Green
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Toothpicks or Scribe Tool
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
PME Decorating Tip #1.5

Outline cookie with #2 tip in white icing.

Flood cookie with white icing.

Pipe dots with #2 tip in pink icing.

Using a toothpick or scribe tool, swirl dots to create flower design.

Pipe dots with #1.5 tip in green icing. Using toothpick or scribe tool, pull to create leaf design. 

Add tiny dots using tip of toothpick or scribe tool in pink icing to accent design. Let dry one hour.

Outline cookie with #2 tip in pink icing.

Let dry overnight.


 (Remembering Glen Campbell)

(Remembering Glenn Frey)


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  1. Just beautiful, as always, Joan! I loved Doris Day when I was younger, too, and loved watching her movies after school.

  2. Joan, I love the vintage look of these cookies. These look like they are fun to decorate. I think I could even do this. Stacey

    1. Stacey, You could surely do this decorating technique and have fun in the process.

  3. Great tutorial, as usual. These cookies are adorable and I like the ducks in blue too. Suzy

    1. Thank you Suzy. I'm glad you enjoy the tutorials and I love the sweet blue duck cookies.


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