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. So I know you’ve already posted winners but I have to get in on the name game….’cause its so much fun! First, congrats on the news of having another baby boy! Boys are wonderful little creatures….I have two of them! Some of my favorite boy names? Nolan (my first born), Ian (my baby), Wyatt, Liam, Eli…
    By the way, I continue to be amazed by all of your incredible talent! I rarely post comments but I check in to both of your blogs often. You’re super amazing!!
    Congrats again on the baby news!! Such an exciting time!!

  2. I’m guessing a precious baby boy! How about the name Oliver! Congratulations! I hope you have a great pregnancy!

  3. 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.
    maybe a girl! i’ve always thought the name ellie was adorable. 🙂

  4. This is my first time commenting and I just want you to know that I love your blog. My mom is a professional wedding cake designer and I….I could barley ice a cupcake. I love to bake most of all when Im stressed out. And I always go to your site. Reading your blog always brightens my day.
    Corny I know. Im just that way.
    I suggest Phoenix. Mostly bc its my sons name and I have always gotten great comments on it. His middle name is James so we could call him PJ. But we never have.
    Thanks and good luck!

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