When sweet my friend Amy asked me if she could order some cookies I said no.

No, No, No, No, absolutely not.

See, she is quite the talented baker, and makes some pretty amazing cookies.

She knows what cookies should look and taste like!

I was nervous.

Well. She wanted them for her hubbies birthday… he likes froggies and the color orange. (I did make him some orange cookies that I didn’t include in this roundup.)

This is the picture I was working from.


I sketched an overhead view I thought might work and attempted to wrangle the illusive red-eyed tree frog onto a cookie.



(I added more orange on this little guy… just trying different stuff)


Do you remember that original inspiration photo?

I wanted to do that.

But how??




Is that tiny baby froggie cute or what?


When I told little baby froggie that I was sending him to his new home he was not too happy with me.


Wouldnt talk to me for the rest of the photoshoot.




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Meet Amanda Rettke

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. Loved the video – your piping confidence is awesome! I think part of my problem is that I need to invest in a much smaller piping tip. yes, that will solve it all! (heh)
    Also, any chance *we* will get that hazelnut cupcake recipe? Hazelnuts and chocolate are just about the best combination ON THE PLANET…!!

  2. Well, you know me, I love to share every great recipe I know of! I will contact the business and see if they dont mind… thanks for asking!
    Be blessed-

  3. Love the froggie cookies…totally cute! And congrats on the win…it is nice to be recognized every once and awhile!! 🙂
    Have a wonderful week!

  4. It is wonderful that you entered the cupcake contest and even more wonderful that you won. No wonder wonderful starts with WON! Congratulations Amanda. Very thoughtful of you to donate your proceeds.
    These froggie cookies have got to be the cutest little things and your post about them is just as cute.

  5. So CUTE! I was reading down and I was thinking…oh that would be so cute if she stacked them like in the inspiration photo….and then you DID! And I was like woah..
    Awesome job! They’re just so cute!!!! I wanna EAT EM! (Which is technically possible considering that they’re cookies. So not creepy in the aunt pinching cheek way… )
    And your friend Amy is a talented cookier! I think you did her proud!

  6. I LOVE the video!!! You need to make more of them! 🙂 And congrats on winning!! You deserve it! 🙂 You are an amazing baker! 🙂

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