If you've been following me for awhile you know my sister is living in China for a few years and I made my 1st visit 8 months ago. Well, I will be returning 4 weeks from today because my sister is due to deliver my niece shortly after I arrive. I get to play with my nephew, Sal, while she is in the hospital & then help her adjust to having 2 kids before returning to the states. I feel very fortunate to be able to make this trip to spend time with them and help however I can. While I am there we will not only celebrate the birth of baby girl, Sal will turn 2 years old. I'll be taking cookies & a few fondant pieces with me for his birthday.
Almost 2 years ago to the day Charlee (my sister's SIL), my mom & I threw a shower for Brie & Sal. My sister told me that her friends, Heather & Mimi, were going to have a shower for her so I contacted Heather and asked her if I could send cookies as a surprise. Heather said "Of course!" I didn't have much time to get them in the mail since most packages take about 21 days to make the trek. I did very simple cookies for Sal's shower so did the same thing for this one. The difference.... an airbrush & stencils! Wow, talk about making cookie decorating easy. I did 3 dozen cookies and iced them in one color, then airbrushed a base color, then the same color again with a stencil. I got them in the mail with 3 weeks to go. I couldn't believe it when Heather messaged me and told me they arrived... 11 days! Thank you China Post.
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Sal loves eating auntie's cookies. At the baby shower my sister said his face was as pink as "Pink Panther" and all the ladies were laughing at him so he cried. It's okay to laugh with him but not okay to laugh at him :( She took some cookies home and he enjoyed one without anyone laughing at him.
Sal with PINK lips