After I made cookies for the bridal shower a month ago, I was asked to make cookies for a 50th anniversary party. I had so much fun thinking of designs and drawing up ideas. I drew up about 10 designs, and then the client chose 3: a car, a cake and a heart. Too much fun I tell you.
I was so glad she picked the car as one of the designs because I was dying to try it out. I thought it would be cute to have a “flashback” cookie that said Just Married and have the original wedding date. Next time I do it maybe I’ll try to do an old fashioned car. I didn’t have a cookie cutter for the car so I free-handed it on some cardboard and then cut it out. Then I cut around the cardboard with a knife. It takes more time but I couldn’t find a cookie cutter that I was happy with so creating my own cookie cutter was the way to go.
Here’s the cookie cutters I used. You can see my little cardboard car there.
Ahh the cake. This one was tricky because of all of the writing. I’ve never written that much on a cookie before. It took a lot of practice. The other problem was that there is not a metallic gold gel coloring so I used a golden yellow and then tried to put some metallic luster dust on there to make it shimmer. At first I was not liking it but then my mom suggested putting a rose on it to pull it all together and I think that really helped. Now I’m in love with this one.
The heart was a pretty simple design. Except for the ribbon roses. I did the ribbon roses a few weeks ago. I used a #103 tip to make these and then I painted them with luster dust. Then I put them in an airtight container. You can make these ahead of time and keep them in a container for up to a year. Check out this tutorial from The Baking Sheet to see how to make them. Loren is awesome and I had to watch her video 10 times before I got a hang of it. But I really think the ribbon roses pull the cookies together.
If you end up making any of these designs feel free to send me a picture, I’d love to see them!