Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to a very dear friend

Amongst all the Valentines cookies, I wanted to make birthday cookies for a very dear friend. She has been my prayer partner for 8 years. What a joy to grow so close to someone as we get together once a week, share, and then pray for one another.

Her favorite color is red.....which worked out perfect for doing these cookies along side Valentine ones. :-) The cool swirls on the cupcakes were inspired by a new cookie friend, Brenda.



Happy Birthday to you!

15 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a very cool birthday cookie. I love the RED too.

Kathleen said...

Your cookies are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen! I'm still working on decorating basics!

Molly said...

I love the red you used. I have to ask though, does it taste bitter? I decorate cookies too, and even using all the tricks I know about getting icing red, it still tastes bitter. I have used Wilton's no-taste red, and also AmeriColor's tulip red mixed with their super red, and it still gets bitter. Do you have any other suggestions? I would love to do deep red Valentine's Day cookies, but I want them to be delicious too!! Thanks for your time.

Alicia said...

Lovely Pam!Kisses from Madrid!
Ill try to write you again later, I love your cookiesss! ;)

Beth said...

Love your cookies, Pam! They are amazing!!! Really!

Pam said...

Thanks so much everyone. :-) You make me smile as I read your very kind words.

Molly....I use Americolor Super Red and have never had a problem with bitterness. And I am totally with you......I want my cookies to look good.....but just as importantly they better taste FABULOUS! :-)

Molly said...

Pam - Thanks for your response. Maybe it's something else I'm doing. I'm going to keep trying though, and I'll stick with the Americolor Super Red.

Molly said...

One more question - then I'll stop bugging you. :) I checked out the icing recipe that you use, and saw that it has milk in it. Do you have to refrigerate your decorated cookies then? Or how long can they stay at room temperature? I always use royal icing, but wouldn't mind trying something new!

Pam said...

Molly,

I don't know the chemistry.....but that small amount of milk with lots and lots of powdered sugar equals no spoilage. I have never refrigerated my cookies and they are fine. I've even had a friend who kept one of my cookies for two months and then ate it....said it was great (albeit a little dry and hard). So no need to worry about the milk.....but if you still are, you can always use water instead of milk. I've done it when I didn't have milk available, and the icing was fine. :-)

Molly said...

Thank you! That answers my question perfectly. I am going to try my next batch of sugar cookies with the same icing recipe that you use and see how it turns out!

Also, I am ordering a lady bug and caterpillar cookie cutter right now so I can try to make the cookies in your current post. I'm sure they won't be as beautiful, but hopefully they'll still be cute!

Thanks again for answering all my questions and for the inspiring cookie designs. :)

Free Pretty Things For You said...

oh and if you know anyone else that loves sugar cookies could you let them know about the giveaway?
thank you!!
God bless you and keep you!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

oh and if you know anyone else that loves sugar cookies could you let them know about the giveaway?
thank you!!
God bless you and keep you!

Molly said...

One more question - then I'll stop bugging you. :) I checked out the icing recipe that you use, and saw that it has milk in it. Do you have to refrigerate your decorated cookies then? Or how long can they stay at room temperature? I always use royal icing, but wouldn't mind trying something new!

Beth said...

Love your cookies, Pam! They are amazing!!! Really!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a very cool birthday cookie. I love the RED too.

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