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A Surprise Virtual Grand-Baby Shower

I think I’ve said this before but when I started making cookies I never realized that it would lead me to have friendships with some of the most amazing women. I have become close with a small group of women and we chat almost on a daily basis about cookies, of course, but also about other things going on in our lives. We have formed a cookie sisterhood. We are scattered all over the country and one day we would love to get together and meet but until then the internet has given us a way to stay in touch.

One of these women is Cristin of Cristin’s Cookies. I first became aware of Cristin when I wanted to buy a Kopykake. In my research I came across this video of Cristin demonstrating how to use a Kopykake. I immediately thought “what a bombshell”! I was captivated by her charm and her willingness to share her tips. I emailed Cristin to ask her where she got her Kopykake and she got back to me right away. I found out she had a daughter named Mellissa who also goes by Honeybee. Cristin was so nice and I immediately liked her. I began stalking her blog and keeping up with her on Facebook. I learned that not only does this woman decorate an insane amount of cookies but she is a wonderful mother and she can ride a bike like no one else I know. She can easily ride 100 + miles on her bike. A 30-40 mile bike ride a day is a cake walk for Cristin. Umm hello Cristin, Tour de France? We chatted through comments on Facebook, her blog and through email. Then one day Cristin introduced me to this lovely group of women that she was friends with and the rest is history. I found a place that I belong. I love these women.

For those of you that may not know, Cristin is going to be a grandmother for the first time in less than 7 weeks. So what do you do when you want to share in the joy that your friend is about to experience but you can’t because you live so far away? Well that’s where my friend Kim {The Cookie Puzzle} comes in. Kim contacted me and asked what I thought about doing a surprise virtual shower for Cristin. I thought the idea was brilliant. We threw ideas back & forth and decided on the theme children’s books. Everyone would choose a favorite children’s book and translate it into cookies. 

I do not have children and it’s been a long time since I’ve read a children’s book {I won’t say how long}. I called upon one of my co-workers Lisa for help. She has a 3 year old daughter named Sydnie who loves books. We discussed various book options but the moment I saw Camilla the Cupcake Fairy I knew it was the book.

Camilla the Cupcake Fairy is about a fairy that gets a sparkly wand for her fifth birthday but she doesn’t know what the wand does. She learns that the wand can only do one thing and that is frost a cupcake but she can’t get the wand to work right. Her first attempt puts a mouse on the cupcake. Then she puts mashed potatoes on the cupcake. Her third attempt produces a snowman. Finally, she learns that she needs to get all her friends together to help her and she’s able to frost a beautiful cupcake. It’s a neat book and I had fun trying to capture the spirit of it on cookies.

Cristin, I hope that you enjoyed this little surprise. It wasn’t always easy keeping it a secret but we did it. You raised two wonderful children {Mellissa and Nick} and Abigail is being blessed with a wonderful grandmother. I know you will be the best grandmother and teach her wonderful lessons and values. She’s definitely not going to have a problem learning to ride a bike and I’m sure she may get some pink hair along the way. Congratulations my dear friend!

Now it’s time to see what all the other wonderful women in our group put together. Thank you ladies for your work on this project. It was a pleasure working with you all. Your cookies are fabulous!

1)The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Kim of The Cookie Puzzle 

2)Ladybug Girl by Stephanie of Ellie’s Bites Decorated Cookies 

3)Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Shannon of The Sweet Shop Cookie Company

4)Rainbow Colors Peekaboo by Kristina of Kristina’s Kreations

5)Camilla the Cupcake Fairy by Melissa of Simply Sweets by Honeybee

6)Are You My Mother? by Stephanie of Sweets by Steph

7)Pinkalicious by Aymee of Wacky Cookies

8)Because I Love You by Jamie of Fresh Baked

9)Pat the Bunny by Margaret of Edible Canvas Creations

10)Peter Rabbit by Tiffany of Tiff’s Tasty Cookies

11)Birdie’s Big-Girl Shoes by Ansa of Sweet Treats by Ansa

12)If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Kate of Kooking in Kate’s Kitchen

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this little surprise. Please be sure to visit everyone’s pages and show them some love. 

One of our guests was a little late to the party but I always say better late than never and the more the merrier.

13)Goodnight Moon by Laura of Laura’s Cookies.


  1. OMG! Girl you got me crying! All my favorite things in one post…cupcake cookies and my favorite cookie friends! Great job Melissa…I love the cookies (not just because they are cupcake cookies LOL)they are truely amazing…and so are you…this would not have been possible without all your hard work and comment…you, my dear, are a true friend!


  2. Hi Melissa,
    I’ve been following your blog for several weeks now and……..gotta tell ya, you rank up there among the best. And, guess who just ordered Camilla the Cupcake Fairy? You’re one of those cookiers who always make me smile. Marian

  3. Your Camilla cookie and cupcakes etc., are just adorable. I love this children’s book theme and I know that Cristin (and Mellissa) are probably both bawling their eyes out over each and everyone of these beautiful and thoughtful posts.

  4. Beautiful! Thank you and Kim for organizing everything. You guys are amazing!

  5. I love what you guys did for Cristin and your cookies….are just too adorable!

  6. LOVE, love, love all of the creations! As a former elementary teacher, I LOVE childrens books and these cookies are FABULOUS! It’s so great that all of you ladies came together to create many masterpieces!

    It’s so nice to be “introduced” to NEW cookie decorators!
    Jackie@ The Cookie Corner AZ

  7. Oh Melissa you have such a place in my heart. I seriously adore you. All my cookie sisters completely surprised me with your thoughtful and generous and loving gifts! The Camilla book was so adorable! Mellissa and I sat together on the couch and read it and then oohed and aahed over your amazing cookies. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything so adorable! You are so incredibly talented! Thank you so much for being so special to me Melissa! Now I have two honeybees in my life! Thanks! Cristin

  8. Your cupcake fairy cookies are SERIOUSLY some of the cutest cookies ever!

  9. Very nice read and the cupcakes are adorable.Winnie the pooh baby shower

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