Royal Baby Ultrasound Cookies

by Jennifer on December 6, 2012

in Pop Culture, Sugar Cookies

Unless you are living off the grid, you recently learned that Prince William and Duchess Kate are expecting their first child.

Heck, even if you’re living off the grid, you probably heard about it somehow. Maybe a squirrel told you.

Cue my unadulterated, intense excitement!!


I am in possession of the exclusive first picture of the said British bundle of joy. Wanna see?

There he is!!

Or maybe she?

Or maybe both!?

Make your own royal baby portraits today!

Royal Baby Ultrasound Cookies

Inspired by these cookies

  • Ultrasoundy shaped cookies (I used a medium sized bowl, a pizza cutter, and a small circle cutter)
  • Black icing, outline and flood
  • Light gray icing, 20 second consistency
  • Beige/gold icing, outline and flood
  • Pastry bags, couplers, #1 and #2 tips
  • Toothpicks
  • Small paintbrush
  • Vodka
  • Gold and silver luster dust
  • Disco dust
1. Roll out your sugar cookie dough. I didn’t want tiny cookies, and my biggest circle cutter wasn’t large enough, so I used an inverted bowl to cut out a large circle.
I then cut out a small circle right in the middle.
To get four cookies, I made two lines through the circle with the pizza cutter, like this:
Bake cookies as directed.
2. Outline and flood the cookies with black icing and a #2 tip.
3. Using the light gray icing, you’re going to make some random blobs/lines of icing at the top of the cookie, at the bottom of the cookie, and then some in the middle. For the baby, make a distinct profile of the face and a general oval shape for the body.
4. Use a toothpick to swirl around the icing (avoid the profile so it actually looks like a baby!).
You can swirl as little or as much as you like, depending on the look that you prefer. Allow cookie to dry for at least one hour.
5. Now, it is time to pipe the crowns. I wanted two different crowns – silver for a girl, and gold for a boy. You can stick with one color to make it easier, if you want! Pipe the crowns with a #1 tip.
You’ll see that I used uncolored icing here. Pure laziness, I tell you! You can do it if you want, but I think I should have used colored icing for the crowns to achieve a deeper color.
Allow crowns to dry for several hours, even overnight.
6. Mix luster dust and vodka in a small bowl. Paint silver and/or gold onto the crowns.
I wanted a little bit more sparkle for the girl’s royal headwear, so while the luster dust was still drying, I sprinkled on a little disco dust.
All done!


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1 Amy December 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

You are hilarious my friend! What an awesome idea…were you just waiting for them to get pregnant so you could make these cookies?


2 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

Haha – it seems that way, doesn’t it? I had planned on posting something Christmas-y, but I just HAD to make something for this occasion! I couldn’t help myself :) I was going to do cupcakes with crowns, but then decided that ultrasound cookies are weirder, and therefore, better ;)


3 Carrie's Creations December 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

weirder = better.


4 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

Always :)


5 Kathy Kmonk (CakesOn The Lane) December 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I like the way you think. :)

6 Mike @ Semi Sweet December 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

I got a huge kick out of theses!! Weird and unusual in such an awesome way!! I had a feeling you’d come up with something spectacular when the royal baby rumors were confirmed.


7 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

Thank you, Mike! I just had to put Christmas on hold for a little royal baby celebration :)


8 susie December 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

This is priceless! You are one clever girl…and quick! I would love to tap into that brain of yours, it must work overtime! Ultrasounds…..hahahahaha! And the crowns….


9 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

Awww – thank you, Susie! As soon as I heard the news, the gears started turning with royal baby ideas… :)


10 Carrie's Creations December 6, 2012 at 11:23 am

oh you are TOO FUNNY! these made me laugh out loud. so cute. :)


11 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

Thank you, Carrie!! I’m so glad you like them :)


12 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings December 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

love these, but kinda creepy :)


13 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

To me, that’s a compliment! ;)


14 Janine - December 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

OMG… these art too funny! You’re so clever!


15 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 11:36 am

Thanks, Janine!! :)


16 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me December 6, 2012 at 11:58 am

So creative and really well executed! They look great! And those little crowns! These are really cool and since my girlfriends are all in the baby-making zone, I’m going to have to recreate these at some point :) Well done!


17 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Thank you, Michelle! I’d love to see your versions!! :)


18 Brandy December 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

These are awesome! Love them :)


19 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Thanks so much, Brandy! :)


20 Melissa {Simply Sweets by Honeybee} December 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm



21 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Thanks, Melissa! :)


22 Hani(haniela's) December 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

You should be getting a call from the Queen really soon I hope.
These are ingenious! Totally over the top. Love them.
And I fear I’m going to steal the idea ..well one day anyway.:-)


23 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Thanks so much, Hani! Steal away!! :)


24 Kristina (paddle attachment) December 7, 2012 at 3:37 am

Adorable. And awesome. Quite possibly the cutest ultrasound pics I’ve seen, including my own babies. Also, love the tag, “royal baby.” Hopefully that tag will bring you all the tabloid traffic. (;


25 Jennifer December 7, 2012 at 7:21 am

Thanks, Kristina! That would be nice ;)


26 Esmeralda Carter December 7, 2012 at 7:23 am

This could also be Mary’s baby, The King, The Prince, Baby Jesus..


27 Jennifer December 7, 2012 at 7:26 am

Hi Esmeralda! It could definitely used as a Christmas cookie instead! :)


28 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 9, 2012 at 8:41 am

I heard rumors but wasn’t sure if that was confirmed! And you are too cute to make these cookies for them! I must make these for my boss who is currently carrying her 3rd child. She’ll be thrilled!


29 Jennifer December 9, 2012 at 9:22 am

Thanks, Chung-Ah! They confirmed the news earlier this week :) So exciting!


30 Karly December 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

I love these cookies so much. I mean, really. What is better than a royal baby? A royal baby cookie.


31 Jennifer December 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Thank you, Karly! :)


32 the cape on the corner December 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

you’re a flipping genius. this is hilarious!


33 Jennifer December 12, 2012 at 9:35 am

Thank you! :)


34 Sue {munchkin munchies} December 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Your make such unique cookies! Somehow I hope William and Kate see these cookies! They are amazing!


35 Jennifer December 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

Thank you, Sue! I would die from excitement if they actually saw them :)


36 Karyn - Pint Sized Baker December 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

love it!! this is genius! So cute. Want one – no I want ten! Wow!


37 Jennifer December 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Thanks so much, Karyn! So glad you like them! :)


38 marjorie d. December 15, 2012 at 2:17 am

Girl u r amazing.


39 Jennifer December 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

Thank you!


40 Alexis January 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm

it’s people like you who have awesome brain ideas that improve my cookie life! Because I thought wow I could never do that… and then after seeing the post… it’s awesome and do-able! Thanks for having awesome ideas for me to copy (if I needed to do a royal wedding baby cookie, and I’d give you all the credit!)


41 Jennifer January 3, 2013 at 8:21 am

Awww, thank you Alexis! It is really not hard at all, not even that many colors! Somehow mixing all of those icing colors makes it seem like a harder cookie to me :)


42 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Thank you, Kathy! :)


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