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.