The Partiologist: Love Mom to Pieces!

Love Mom to Pieces!

While out shopping for who knows what, the saying in a window "I Love You to Pieces" caught my eye.  Immediately I thought of puzzle piece cookies for mom along with the quote on a tag.  My kind of puzzle.

Puzzle Piece Cookies

And package them up with pretty lace and ribbon.
Along with a tag.

I don't know if I accomplished the look I was going for, but honestly, I was too tired to start over. 
That's what happens when you get up at 4:30 a.m. morning after morning.
You get tired.
Anyway, I did manage to snap a few photos along the way.

Until now, I've never had a reason to use the puzzle piece cutter.
I do think it was made to use with bread, however, I don't think mom would like carton of bread. 
Or, maybe she would?
I chose to make cookies, one press and four little puzzle pieces are cut, ready to be baked and decorated.
Outline each cookie with royal icing and flood the center, (no photo, I may have taken a cat nap about now).
Let all the pink cookies completely dry.
Now comes the fun part.

Use an airbrush to make the lace design.  All kinds of stencils are available on Etsy or other online shops, for this pattern I used a Damask stencil.
Lay your stencil on top of the cookies (the stencil actually covered four little cookies at a time).
Spray the white airbrush color over top of the pink.
And you'll end up with lacey cookies!
Package them up and give them to mom.  Along with a gift card - LOL

I used Avery Tags for the printable.


 I wish you a Happy Mother's Day...

I Love You to Pieces!


  1. Kim...I absolutely love theses cookies.Although my Mom is gone, thought these would work for Birthday or just thinking of you..I found and ordered the bread cutter but now where can I get that stencil (it seems perfect for the cookies) and a template for that Tag?

    Cherie in Green Bay

    1. Thank you so much Cherie - I just added a link for the tag and also left a few blank so you can use it for any occasion. Check Etsy for inexpensive damask stencils.

  2. These cookies are so beautiful. My mom would love these.

  3. 4:30am?!?!?! and not only do you put a puzzle together but make one from scratch and decorate it?!?!? girl, i love your cookie work to pieces! :) now go take another cat nap-lol

    1. Oh Lisa, you're so sweet and yes, I do need lots of cat naps!

  4. I want one of those cool machine to airbrush! How fun! Love how your project turned out, so pink and pretty!!

    1. Thank you Michelle, I love my airbrush and wish I had taken it out of the box months earlier! :)

  5. Love the idea behind these, Kim. In fact, you've inspired me further... Imagine MOM cookies broken down into a jigsaw you can put back together!

    Cute printable too.

    Lisa // Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    1. You've got to get busy and get the jigsaw puzzle made, sounds super cute and fun!

  6. You had me at "puzzle pieces"! My sweet MeMaw loved puzzles. Throughout her life, she put together so many..even had one shellacked to frame! Your cookie puzzle reminds me of her..beautiful and colorful. Happy Mother's Day (late i know) to you! :)

    1. Aww, thank you Karen, what sweet memories. Happy Mother's Day to you too!


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