Wednesday, January 18, 2012
"My Baptism" :: Scallop Shell Baptism Favors and Printable Tag
In addition to making the Baby's Baptism Cross for on top of the cake, I also decided to make some Baptism Favors for the reception following our baby's baptism. These were also inspired by Cupcake's Baptism Reception. The challenge was finding white candy melts, since the local store was completely sold out of them after Christmas and New Years, and I had used my stash for our Gingerbread Fun on New Year's Eve. I was finally able to get to Michaels, when I went to town to order the cakes, and then started making a few candies at a time, when I had free hands. Thankfully they are quick and easy to make, and between Sunday-Wednesday I had found the time to make about 50 Baptism and First Holy Communion favors. (This ended up being not nearly enough, but I had no idea we would have nearly 100 guests on a Friday morning! Who says there isn't enough interest for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in our area?!)
Seashell Chocolate Mold, since it is the symbol of Baptism.
"Scallop shell: the sea shell, especially the scallop shell, is the symbol of Baptism, and is found frequently on Baptismal fonts. The dish used by priests to pour water over the heads of catechumens in Baptism is often scallop-shaped. The scallop, too, is a symbol for the Apostle James the Greater."
Charlotte made her shells a beautiful pink and white swirl. They just didn't look right with blue and white, and I wanted to make them as quickly a possible, so I decided to make ours solid white.
Clear Treat Bags, tying them with White Curling Ribbon. I then made my own tags for the favors.
I decided to create some tags that read "My Baptism...Deo Gratias!" and some that were customized with "God Bless (Baby's Name)"at the top, and the Date of Baptism on the bottom. Here is the link to my document for the "My Baptism" tags, which I printed out onto white card stock, in case anyone would like to use them in the future. These could also be used for cupcake toppers.
I just used scissors to cut the circles, which really didn't take long, but I would love to purchase a 2" circle punch for the future. I cut the 2 1/2" scalloped backgrounds using my Cricut, Winter Woodland Cartridge, and silver card stock.
I placed the favors in one of our Easter Baskets, placing the Joseph's Studio Baptism Wall Cross I found for the baby at our local Catholic Book store next to the basket. I was very pleased with the results!