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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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion โ€“ 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. Those are so cute I’d almost not want to eat them, then I’d get over it really quick and devour them whole I’m sure! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats on winning, I am not at all surprised, you are fabulous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Amanda, you don’t give yourself nearly enough credit! You are so creative! I was tickled with the stacked frogs! Thanks for making my morning!

  3. Cute cookies! And congrats on the win! Can’t wait to taste your cookies in Oct. I should need them the week of Oct 25th if you want to put me on your schedule. I will let you know more details about colors and names in a few weeks when we finally decide on one.

  4. Congratulations, Amanda! Boynton Beach is not all that far away…I’ll check it out.
    Your froggie pile-up is so adorable! You are amazing. I would never have thought to do it like that. I bet he was thrilled.
    Watched both your videos…the first one was fun (with your cutie in the dunce cap) and the second was so informative. You actually free-drew that frog! As always, I am so impressed.

  5. Yay! Your cupcake comes out today! I wish I could try one but I cannot since we are, you know, miles and miles away from Florida. Congrats on the win!
    My little guy, Andy, loves frogs and “ribbits” up the stairs everyday. It’a a lesson in patience for this momma but it’s a cute lesson!

  6. We’ve been on an adventure/vacation and I haven’t been to your site for a while; you have been busy ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations on your cupcake recipe winning — it sounds heavenly!!! Your frog cookies are so cute and your idea to stack them that way was so creative. My girls loved them!

  7. Oh my goodness. I want those! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love frogs. In grade school and junior high I used to doodle “business frogs” all the time.. LOL.
    My daughter wants to know if you make elephants. She’s in love with elephants. ๐Ÿ™‚
    So… how do I get updates sent to my email address? I had no idea I was missing out on so many of your posts. I hadn’t been back to check in a while and just spent time reading through the last several entries.
    Amazing! God has given you a great talent. Can’t wait to see what He does with it.
    Blessings, Kari

  8. Thank you SOOOOOOOOOO much for these awesome froggies!!!! They were absolutely amazing just like everything else you do!!!! My husband loved them, and he was so happy to have a little extra of my time since I wasn’t up all night making cookies for him ๐Ÿ™‚ They were delicious too! LOVE the video too – it really was awesome that the little hands were holding onto the edges of the cookies – way too cute!!! I love the pics you took too – so creative! Thank you again! We were thrilled with them!

  9. I look thought your website and I am amazed with what I see. You do a great job! you are a great inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

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