Monday, June 20, 2011

like, totally awesome dude

a couple of months ago, i did some pink & purple macarons for a friend's daughter's first birthday party.  she'd mentioned that she was putting together a big bash for her husband's 40th, and enlisted me to do some 80s-themed sugar cookies for the dessert table.

after trading a bunch of e-mails, we settled on several different shapes for the assortment.  one of her special requests was for a lightning bolt, and although i didn't have a cutter for it, i figured i could wing it and printed out a template to use.  thanks to photoshop, i was able to manipulate it into the width i needed it to be.


i busted out a paring knife and went to work.  thank goodness i only had to do a dozen of each shape - this was...challenging.


i really need to get myself a rectangle-shaped cutter.  so basic, and yet because of my lack of straight cutting skills, it's a total pain in the ass.  i took a square cutter, trimmed some off of the cutouts, and hoped for the best.



the others were blessedly simple to cut out, and then i got to work on the part of cookie decorating i don't love at all - making, mixing, tinting, and thinning out the frosting.  these were the party colors:


any guesses as to what these are supposed to be?


you know what this one is, i'm sure.


and finally - my 80s party collection!


i saw some pictures of the party afterwards, and was pleased to see that they fit right in with the craziness of the event.  looked like fun - i sure loved me some 80s.

and then it reminded me that my own 40th is looming near.  gag me with a spoon.

2 comments:

  1. Great cookies! I know how tedious hand-cutting cookies from a template can be but in the end, usually so worth the effort when the client is delighted with them.

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  2. Have you seen the DIY cookie cutter tutorials?

    The cookies tasted great, I took a few home in my goodie bag and ended up eating them all that night. :(

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