A friend of a friend contacted me months in advance to see if I could do cookies for her son’s first birthday party. She had seen the camping cookies I did and wanted to make sure I could make some cookies for her son’s party, even though she didn’t yet have a theme when she contacted me. She ended up throwing a fabulous “pop your collar” preppy party.
I handcut some of the cookies so that I could do a few popped collar polos. The alligator was a custom cutter ordered to match the party invitation. I loved working with such a fun theme, but these cookies did give me a few problems. I had a hard time getting the nice, deep navy and green colors that I wanted without oversaturating the icing. I finally ended up mixing the colors with my KitchenAid, and I think overmixing introduced too much air and caused some drying issues.
Another challenge was matching the party invitation pattern. I ended up making my own stencil, tracing the pattern in edible marker and covering it with icing. Unfortunately I had a lot going on when I made this set, so didn’t get the photos to do them justice. Trust me – they really were cute!