In all honesty, if I had to choose, I would always choose to eat cookies over cake. Small portions, no utensils required, simple and sometimes absolutely gorgeous.
There are a lot of great sites and blogs on the web displaying the cookies of some VERY talented cookie decorators. And they with much steadier and patient hands than my own. But every now and again, I'm inspired to give it a go myself. I made the cutest turkey cookies in November (which I naturally didn't get any pictures of) and these I made yesterday for expectant friends.
I probably got a little crazy with the color selection, but you know me, I like color. Electric pink and green may have been a bit much; and I probably should have thought to ask about nursery colors, but alas.
But overall, my friends were happy, I was happy and I know they tasted good.