I was trying to be a tease.

The whole point of these cookies is to tease.

I wanted to make you guess what the sex of the baby is… but then I was so impatient and just could not keep a secret that I posted it on my mommy blog.

So please, dont go over there and find out the answer.  It would ruin all the fun!

But not really.


In honor of our soon to be addition (I am 28 weeks now!) I wanted to give YOU a new addition.

No, not my baby.

Yes, some of my cookies!

You are so smart.


More on that in a sec.

I made some cupcakes too!




I love those little fingers gripping the edge of our little cupcake.

Reminds me of some cute sneaky kids I know. Certainly not my own! *cough*

These cookies/cupcakes could not have been easier to make!  My only MUST DO tip is: Use a REALLY thick icing consistency on the little fingers.

Otherwise they will run together and just be blob hands.  And who wants a baby with blob hands?

Here is how to enter to win ONE DOZEN decorated sugar cookies!

Leave a comment on this post answering the question:

What do you think I am having, a boy or girl?  And if by chance, you were to guess boy for some random reason, can you please also suggest some names? Thank you.

Of course, you do not need to be right to win.

All you need is a valid email.  Also, I can only ship cookies to a US address.  Sorry!

As if I havent already given enough hints as it is, here is one more. 🙂

I will select two winners!

Good luck!


Quite possible the BEST and most complete list of boy baby names I have EVER come across!  You guys are awesome!!  I think one or two of you even guessed the name that I have been pondering!

Anywho… here are the winners!


Comment #94


Boy! Congratulations 🙂 If you’re feeling adventurous, I suggest Mohan. It means “charming” in Hindi.

Posted by: Rima | Jan 07, 2011 at 06:41 PM


Comment #253


I’m guessing a boy :), not that you gave it away or anything :D. What about Ethan or Daniel? Or Mark? Sam? Ok, I’m not so good at picking names haha.

Posted by: Lily | Jan 08, 2011 at 02:39 PM


Congrats Rima and Lily!



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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. I know I already posted, but I was thinking that Fisher Maddox was such a cute and boyish name! p.s. I really just wanted to try for another shot for those cookies. 😉
    But I really do love the name too!

  2. ADORABLE!!! I need to make some of these because this year I am being blessed with three new grandchildren! So far, a girl and a boy, but #3 is still a mystery:) So if you are having a BOY:), I love the names Levi and Max. These cookies are just THE CUTEST!

  3. I might be reading too much into your last hint, but are you having twins?! If so, congrats! If not, congrats anyway! 😀 I will suggest a couple boys’ names just in case (I think it would be funny if you were having a boy *and* a girl and didn’t need any suggestions for a girl’s name only because you already had one picked out). But anyway, I like Daniel, Matthew, Michael, Mark, James, and David (I’m a fan of classic names so my suggestions would probably sound boring to some, heh). Mainly I just love a chance to win some of your cookies! Congrats again! 🙂

  4. I know it’s a boy already, and my vote is for Milo. Then next time, get yourself an Otis, and you’re set. 😉

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