Car Themed Baby Shower

My sweet sister is expecting her first baby boy!  This past week I helped throw her a ‘Car’ themed shower.  I hope she loved it.  I can hardly wait to meet the little stud muffin.

Car Themed Baby Shower

Can you believe I made those cookies?!!  I can’t!  I’ve been secretly pretending to be my idols: Bridget at Bake At 350 and Marian at Sweetopia.  They are the sweetest gals who are MASTERS at royal icing and cookie making.  If you want to learn, THEY are who you want to learn it from.  I will admit, that picture was the BEST cookie I created. They took me WAY longer than expected {and  I wanted to say a swear word by the time I was done with them}.  After a good nights rest, I woke up and was pretty happy with my first attempts.

The car sandwiches were filled with chicken salad and cut with the same cookie cutter I used for the sugar cookies.  And because I know that someone is going to ask, HERE is where I found the adorable vintage-like paper straws.  Did you spot the Lemon Meringue Cupcakes I told you about last week?

I love babies.  I love a good party.  I love food.

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  1. April 28th, 2010 at 5:44 am
    TidyMom says:
    SHELLEY!!! Do you see me jumping up and down????? you did an AWESOME job on the cookies........and ALL of it!!!!

    I SOOO know what you mean, my cookies always look better the next day after I have time away from them! lol.....when you're working on them you see every little mistake. Yours look FANTASTIC!!
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Chili's Bar & Grill Review and $50 Giveaway =-.
    • April 28th, 2010 at 10:16 am
      Shelley says:
      Ah thanks Cheryl! That means a lot coming from you. I must admit,...it was my third TRY on these same cookies. I do two PRE-TRIALS that weren't as successful. Royal icing is tricky!
    • August 5th, 2010 at 6:35 pm
      Rebecca Carnicle says:
      I love what you did!! Your cookies were beautiful. My best friend with the last name of Carr is having a baby boy. The nursery will be "car" themed. Did you have coordinating invitations? I have been searching for car themed invites, but I can not find anything like I want. Thank you for your help
      • August 12th, 2010 at 5:58 pm
        Shelley says:
        I just put something together really quick on photoshop. It was really nothing fancy. I'd bet you could find some adorable car invites on Etsy?
  2. April 28th, 2010 at 6:05 am
    Kim says:
    I love both of those cookies ladies, too! The party is so cute - I love the straw tags - beep beep!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration
  3. April 28th, 2010 at 7:11 am
    Bonnie says:
    wow.... ADORABLE! WOW, again!
    .-= Bonnie´s last blog ..a NEW life for an OLD basket! =-.
  4. April 28th, 2010 at 7:18 am
    kara Jo says:
    thanks again sis! Love ya:)
  5. April 28th, 2010 at 7:36 am
    bonnie says:
    wow... Amazing.
    .-= bonnie´s last blog ..a NEW life for an OLD basket! =-.
    • April 28th, 2010 at 7:38 am
      bonnie says:
      sorry....I didn't think it posted the first time, so I did it again. I don't know how to delete the second comment. I think I should go back to bed!
      .-= bonnie´s last blog ..a NEW life for an OLD basket! =-.
  6. April 28th, 2010 at 7:53 am
    Beverly Pennington says:
    That is so cute and so sweet...of course I am sucker for vintage and homemade!
  7. April 28th, 2010 at 8:28 am
    Brittany@twocrazycupcakes says:
    You did a great job! What a cute theme! My friend is having baby number 3 and it's a girl! Hope I can throw her a shower as sweet as yours :) And yes I agree those royal icing cookies are way harder than they look LOL! My first attempt was like a saturday night live skit!
    .-= Brittany@twocrazycupcakes´s last blog ..Carnival Party...How to DIY =-.
  8. April 28th, 2010 at 8:56 am
    Missy says:
    Shelley,
    I knew you were good - but those cookies...I am AMAZED! Nice!
  9. April 28th, 2010 at 11:05 am
    bridget {bake at 350} says:
    *sigh* This party is making me swoon! LOVE it!
    .-= bridget {bake at 350}´s last blog ..Making Extra Cookies . . . Works For Me Wednesday =-.
  10. April 28th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    Chris @ Celebrations At Home says:
    ...And I love this party!! Every detail is perfectly adorable!
    .-= Chris @ Celebrations At Home´s last blog ..Ladies Night Spa Table =-.
  11. April 28th, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    Jackie says:
    WOW Shelley!! Again, you are amazing. I LOVE the car theme. I will have to file that one away for future use!! And the cookies, they turned out sooooo cute! :)
  12. April 28th, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Penny says:
    It was SUCH a CUTE party! I was so glad that I could be there. Everything tasted as good as it looked. And congratulations to the soon to be mother!
  13. April 28th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Crystal T. says:
    So cute! Love it! Just found your blog via Tatertots and Jello and love it!
  14. April 28th, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    Alice says:
    Absolutely adorable.
  15. April 29th, 2010 at 6:22 am
    April Sears says:
    That is all so adorable! I almost wish I was having another baby so I could have a shower. I will definately use these ideas when my new neices and nephews start to arrive. Thanks for sharing!
  16. April 29th, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    Melissa says:
    Loving the cookies! Too cute! I love the new picture that you guys have on your emails, but you need to label it again so i know who is who! :D just an idea! :D Thanks for all the great ideas on your website!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Dryer Sheet Giveaway!!!! =-.
  17. April 29th, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    Wendi says:
    Super cute!! I love getting y'all's e-mails--can't wait to see what you've done now!
  18. April 29th, 2010 at 5:29 pm
    Charlene A. says:
    Such creativity and perseverance! I love those car cookies--sooo very sweet.
  19. April 29th, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    Marian (Sweetopia) says:
    Can I add a *squeal* here?
    Too late; just did! Your beep beep cookies are squeal-worthy! Love them!
    .-= Marian (Sweetopia)´s last blog ..Bonnie Gordon Cake Show 2010 =-.
    • April 29th, 2010 at 6:04 pm
      Shelley says:
      I can't believe I got comments from both of my baking idols! Thanks Marian and Bridget! ;) You both totally made my day!
  20. April 29th, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    Lindsey {Bella Grace Party Designs} says:
    Those cookies REALLY are impressive! Nice job!
  21. April 29th, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    pamela ponder says:
    really cute, love those cookies
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..MY SON GOT AN AWARD FOR BEING A GREAT CITIZEN!! (helping a lady from a pitt bull attack =-.
  22. April 29th, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    Tina Wright says:
    I am so not faking when I say those cookie & everything else is soooooo Cute!
    I don't have the patience for that type of thing so I am so impressed by those of you who make amazing things like that. =)
  23. April 29th, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    leardonsbelle says:
    THose cookies are great! What a beautiful baby shower!
  24. April 29th, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    pye squire says:
    WOW the cookies are really really GOOD

    in all seriousness they do look really good
    pye
  25. April 29th, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    Linda says:
    I love Volkswagens, so love these cookies!! Cutest things I have ever seen and wish I was that talented.
  26. April 29th, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    Dana says:
    They look professional!
  27. April 29th, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    Amber says:
    What a cute theme! Your cookies turned out amazing and the straws were a fun touch. I really like that you cut the finger sandwiches with the car cookie cutter. Fun addition!
  28. April 29th, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    Linda Duralia says:
    I love the the car cookies. They are adorable. Where did you find the cookie cutter?
    • April 30th, 2010 at 12:00 am
      Shelley says:
      Hobby Lobby! :)
  29. April 29th, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    Angelica says:
    Awesome! The cars look great ~ I LOVE the cookies! What a great idea, and a wonderful change from the hum drum baby stuff!
    .-= Angelica´s last blog ..A Few New Ideas =-.
  30. April 29th, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    joanne says:
    waay cute! those cookies put the pedal to the metal!
  31. April 29th, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    Debbie J. says:
    Seriously....those cookies look fabulous! Never would have known they took you FOR. EV. ER. Loved everything!
  32. April 30th, 2010 at 7:02 am
    Mel says:
    You are too funny. The cookies are FABULOUS with a capital F. They look like they were time consuming. Thanks for sharing.
  33. April 30th, 2010 at 7:43 am
    Jenna Hilgers says:
    NO wonder they took forever.... they are fantabulous!!!!
  34. April 30th, 2010 at 8:39 am
    Tina says:
    Awesome work!! Lovw those cookies and the theme!!
  35. April 30th, 2010 at 9:29 am
    Joleen Haag says:
    Those cookies are the cutest ever!!! The car theme is awesome too.
    .-= Joleen Haag´s last blog ..Snowing =-.
  36. April 30th, 2010 at 11:13 am
    Tanya says:
    HOW ADORABLE! The cookies came out way too cute! Love it all!
    .-= Tanya´s last blog ..Adorable Airplane Party =-.
  37. April 30th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    ALyssa says:
    Those are fantastic! No faking required- you did a really great job, too bad my boys are a bit ollder you caould do a 1st or 2nd bday with this too!. Thanks for sharing.
  38. April 30th, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    Andrea says:
    Wow. I can see why they took you forever to make. But how cute and they look so professional! (Are you taking orders??) Just kidding! You probably never want to see frosted cookies again, right? :-)
  39. May 1st, 2010 at 8:39 am
    Young Wife says:
    What a great shower!
    .-= Young Wife´s last blog ..Book Review – The Money Answer Book =-.
  40. May 8th, 2010 at 8:49 am
    genevieve lebel says:
    "Fake like you're impressed"???!!!! Are you serious?! Your cookies are GOR-GEOUS! OMG! They're stunning, love the colors, the packaging... EVERYTHING ROCKS!!!!
    .-= genevieve lebel´s last blog ..Yes, Packaging Matters! =-.
  41. May 16th, 2010 at 11:49 am
    Natalie says:
    LOVE the tiered tray! Where is it from?
    • May 18th, 2010 at 11:37 am
      grey umbrella says:
      it looks like two cake stands to me. and i agree, they are adorable!
      .-= grey umbrella´s last blog ..meatless meal :: tortilla casserole =-.
      • May 18th, 2010 at 11:43 am
        Shelley says:
        It wasn't mine so I'm not sure where it is from. I borrowed it. I think it was two cake stand though. :)
  42. May 18th, 2010 at 11:34 am
    grey umbrella says:
    fabulous pictures and party. thanks for sharing this great idea!
    .-= grey umbrella´s last blog ..meatless meal :: tortilla casserole =-.
  43. June 2nd, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    Alison says:
    Hello! I featured this adorable baby shower as part of a Baby Week ideas roundup. I love a good baby boy shower! You can check it out here:

    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/06/wednesdays-wowzers-more-baby.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Alison
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..Wednesday's Wowzers: More baby inspiration =-.
  44. June 3rd, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    Lara says:
    ok shelley.. i gotta ask. I've been looking at several cookie decorating sites. The two included on this post. And I want to know your favorite recipes. Favorite recipe for sugar cookies and favorite recipe for royal icing! I really want to learn how to do amazing cookies like you!
    .-= Lara´s last blog ..Bubble Oodles =-.
  45. October 20th, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    Miller says:
    Shelley. You did a great job on everything. Are you able to provide a picture of how the entire baby shower set up was? I ma trying to find baby shower beep beep decor, but I am having no luck. Anything you can provide will be great. Thanks
    • October 21st, 2010 at 9:22 am
      Shelley says:
      I wish I did! I'm sorry, I was so rushed that day, and all the pictures I have are posted here. :( I'd love to see your party once it's pulled together! :) How Fun! Good Luck with it.
  46. February 1st, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    Jennifer says:
    Hi Shelley, the cookies look great! In fact someone has asked if I would make them for their baby shower. I was wonderIng if you could tell me which order you did the colors. I see why you had a tough time getting it!!! Ps love the blog!! So glad I found it!
    • February 3rd, 2012 at 7:41 am
      Shelley says:
      Hi Jennifer. I did the light blue main part of the car first and let it dry. Then I did the white window. Lastly, I did the dark blue wheels. Then I place a white circle on the wheels. Whew. :) Catch all that?
  47. March 18th, 2012 at 7:43 am
    Vicki says:
    Wow you did a great job!! Love the cookies going to borrow your idea for a car themed baby shower I'm having for a good friend in a few weeks. What did you use for frosting the cookies to get such great detail, and not have it blend in together? Thanks for your help and ideas :)
    • March 18th, 2012 at 11:11 am
      Shelley says:
      Thanks Vicki! :) I used royal icing. You can see more details here: http://www.howdoesshe.com/valentines-sugar-cookies-rated-g-pg-pg-13 Hope that helps! :)
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