Baptism Treats and Ideas

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This was a very special day for our family and I wanted to share some of the fun things we did.

Before her baptism we made a trip to the Portland Temple for some pictures in her special dress.
I used fabric from my wedding dress and made my own pattern since I couldn’t find what I wanted.
The buttons are even antiques from my Grandmother’s button jar she had given me.

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I made the flowers for her hair and sash with some soft pink specialty fabric (just gathered and sewed in onto a felt circle, some more antique buttons for the center and attached them to alligator clips.
And you have to have sparkly gold kitty shoes to top everything off!

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I made a special scrapbook for her day, including a page to tell her about her dress.  I included scraps of the fabrics and some more of the special buttons to save for another special day.  I printed this frame from the Graphics Fairy for journaling.
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And some of the favorite pictures taken at the Temple.

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I printed more of the frame (I added a little banner that says “A message for Lucy”) and had them at the baptism for friends and family to write messages to her.
Afterwards I added them to her scrapbook.

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For the treats…
Basically we did cupcakes and cookies.  Lucy really wanted blues (for water) and doves (for the dove that appears when Christ was baptized).

I’ve had this cookie cutter set (at least the temple and angel moroni) for many years.  Originally purchased at Deseret Book.  Lucy really wanted a dove and luckily I had one from a set, and used a small scalloped circle as well.
I topped them with a glaze and some luster dust and some marshmallow fondant decorations.

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You can find these cookie cutters at Deseret Book.  After baking I added a bit of blue coloring to clear vanilla extract and used a small food paintbrush (you can find them with cake decorating supplies) to paint details.  Painting after baking will give a brighter color.

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If you don’t know this tip all ready, the best cupcake liners are mini souffle cups.  I buy mine at United Grocer’s Cash and Carry but any restaurant supply store should have them.  You can get them in a range of sizes, from teeny tiny to regular cupcake size.  You just put them on a cookie sheet, no cupcake pans needed.
I frosted with blue and white swirled frosting.

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I didn’t catch a better picture! The banner was made with my Silhouette, she really wanted a dove and the CTR symbol.   I placed her memory book with the pictures we took at the Temple and the shadowbox I made her for decoration.

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I had to share this too.  She received this special Baptism charm bracelet for a gift.  It is so sweet.  She doesn’t love wearing jewelry but she hung it over her desk and looks at it all the time.

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