Congratulations Amanda and JR!

One of my best friends from Duke recently got engaged. ENGAGED! It seems surreal that I’m old enough to have friends that are getting married, but I guess that’s what happens in your 20’s. Everyone starts becoming real people — getting jobs (or at least trying to…), getting married, getting degrees, having babies, gahh! But enough of my ramblings, Amanda and JR are a great couple and I’m soooo happy for them. They started dating in high school, made it through 4 years of college in different states, and now are finally back together at med school in their hometown in Georgia.

This weekend I’m meeting up with 4 of my closest friends from college in DC, and although this trip was planned before Amanda’s engagement, we’re going to use it as an opportunity to celebrate together with her. Thus, I created some travel-friendly sweets to bring:

Although these cookies don’t really look like Amanda’s ring (hers is a Marquise cut), I think they get the point across just fine. I ordered a ring shaped cookie cutter and used the same cookie and royal icing recipes from the snowflake cookies which worked great again. I used white sparkling sugar to make the diamond sparkle a little, and tinted the icing for the band a light grey and then painted over it with edible silver luster dust.

They don’t quite do justice to her sparkle, but for cookies they’re not so shabby! Make these for a friend’s bridal shower or engagement party — they’re really adorable (although I might be a little biased…)

Okay, off to DC to hand deliver these! Have a great weekend, and I’ll be back sometime next week to start some Valentine’s Day inspiration (but beware, big exam coming up so the posting over the next few weeks will be slowed)

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5 Responses to “Congratulations Amanda and JR!”

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    Aly — January 15, 2010 @ 5:47 pm


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    lostpastremembered — January 16, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

    Beautiful cookies!!! Such a sweet idea.

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    Erica — January 18, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    Thanks for your comments Aly and lostpastremebered! Amanda loved the cookies so much!

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    Anonymous — November 1, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    what kind of cutter did you use to get the circle in the middle out?

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    Erica — November 1, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    Anonymous – I have a set of round biscuit cutters and I used whichever one seemed to fit best with the ring cutter. You could also use a small glass or anything else with a round edge if you don’t have a set of round cutters!

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