My BIL Ryan and his wife to be Elizabeth honored me with a very special and thoughtful request.  They have asked me to make sugar cookies for some of their wedding festivities… and I thought, yeah sure, that's a great idea!  I would love to do that! 

But then I thought, uh, what.  What???? For a wedding?  No, no, no, no.  No.  NO!!!  That is too much pressure!  I don't know how to make cookies for a formal event?!!!??!  I can barely eat at a formal event without embarrassing myself.

The wedding is in the end of August.  I figured I had better start practicing now.

So these are some ideas… IMG_1410.1



None of the cookies would have the plain background… I prefer a frosted, glossy background, but these were just some idea I wanted to test out, so I didn't make enough icing.

Now, anyone know how to get Pioneer Woman over here to teach me how to photograph food?  Something about no natural lighting….

And this is Parker, enjoying one of my experiments.


This should be a fun process for them.

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. They look great! You are very talented. ARe the yummmy? Parker’s eyes are gorgeous. Look out girls:)

  2. You are so talented! How nice of them to ask you to make them for the wedding I love them and look forward to seeing all your experiments over the coming months. Hope your family has a wonderful weekend! God bless, Bethany

  3. Just a huge “ditto” to the other comments. My word those are gorgeous. I’ll work on gettting Pioneer Woman over to teach you how to photograph them (If I could I really would!) if you’ll come down here and teach me how to make them. 🙂

  4. Ladies- you are TOO kind. Really!! But I hope you know how much I appreciate your kind words and thoughts… you are such a blessing to me.

  5. They are once again awesome! You are still so hired for Elizabeth’s and Bekah’s B-Day parties! :)lol (How much do you charge? I gotta start saving!)
    I could not have all those sitting in my house….they are just too addicting!

  6. Those are awesome! I think you want to come and visit me in Germany and make me those and teach me!

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