When my friend told me she was throwing a wedding shower I knew I would be baking. She loves the letter cookies, I have made them for an alphabet shower she threw, where everyone was assigned a letter. I made them too, for a pre-play dinner when we all went to see The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This shower however was pure Southern. I wish I could remember all the stuff she made, but here is what I recall, deviled eggs with smoked salmon, pulled pork BBQ sliders, shrimp grit cakes, cherry tomatoes stuffed with pimiento cheese, pecan tassies and banana pudding shooters. She is, hands down, the best Southern cook I know. So I made L, P and R cookies for the bride, groom and their new last name. When I was ready to decorate I had her give me the color scheme. I love that she went total Lily Pulitzer colors, such fun to work with, primarily hot pink and lime green. The cookies would look great with the centerpieces, the napkins, the Chinese lanterns flickering in the trees, and knowing Melinda, she probably matched too!
I decided to add in a few paisley cookies and a couple big plaque cookies to keep the assortment interesting. I thought a tray with the 3 letters may be a bit boring. I did the bride's initial with a pink base, the groom's in a green base, and the new last name is a mix of the 2. I added a little orange and blue to keep it all Lily-ish. Great fun! So, what are you waiting for? Get in there and bake!