filed under: Miscellaneous on June 10, 2010


Sixtieth Birthday Cookies

I made some cookies for Sally’s sixtieth birthday.

The request was, “black, hot pink, white, classy, birthday”

I used this sugar cookie recipe and this glaze recipe.


I found a picture of a flower that I liked so I made a rough sketch of it.

I have no idea if it’s classy or not… asking me to define classy can be hit or miss.

Mostly miss.


Then I tried something new.

I think the cookies are ok but they did not turn out like I had hoped! The swirly outside design is actually continuous “60’s” around the edge.


Can ya see it? (I feel like I say that a lot)

It might have turned out like I had envisioned if I had a steadier hand… this is one of those designs that might work better with more practice.




Happy Sixtieth Birthday Sally! Hope you enjoy your cookies!

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet says:

    Those are just great!

  • Melissa says:

    I think they sum up class just fine!

  • Lesley Yates says:

    Super cute…as always!!! You’re making me want to experiment right now. But, I don’t need cookies right now. Oooooohhh, just had an idea…I’ll make some for my daughter’s teacher! Ok, now I need an idea! I’ve been wanting to experiment with painting on sugar cookies.

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    There are some amazing tutorials at University of Cookie for painting!

  • Shanna says:

    LOVE the continuous 60’s and the NO LIMITS! I hope I’m as lively when I’m 60! CUTE!

  • Lora says:

    sooo creative. love em. I am sure the Birthday girl was thrilled.

  • ElizaBeth says:

    I love the curly “60s” along the edge! Okay- I need Father’s Day ideas…. Got any I can can copy? 😉

  • Paula says:

    They are pretty, classy and cute. Love your detailed pink flower.

  • Sharlaine says:

    Amanda,you really do a fine job with conf. glaze the color is beautiful…perhaps a much better finish than that of royal icing. Did you ever give us a clue as to which tip you use for writing…your work is simply beautiful!

  • Wei-Wei says:

    Happy birthday to Sally! These look just lovely; the colours are wonderful and slightly understated, making for that “classy” look you were going for – and I like the border! Don’t know if she’d want that many reminders that she’s 60, though. 😉

  • Jackiefo says:

    These look totally fantastic as usual! I really love these, they are simple but also fabulous. She will love them!

  • Renee says:

    Super Snazzy. I hope Sally enjoys them! Well done Amanda!

  • faithy says:

    Awesome design and lovely cookies!! I think those swirls are lovely imo!! The little uneven swirls gives it more character and i think they are fab! I love the swirls!

  • Londa says:

    Sally is one lucky birthday gal! Do you ever get “froster’s cramp”? You know, like a writer’s cramp? Amazing beautiful little detail!

  • Jessica says:

    Ah, very nice! I like the 60 around the edge – very creative. I would not have noticed unless you pointed it out.

  • Alicia says:

    Oh my..those are soooooooo pretty!! I love all those colors!!!!!

  • BJ_Mama says:

    They sure look Classy to me! But what do I know?!?! 😉

  • grace says:

    classy? yes. this is a definite hit. i love the 60s along the border–very clever. 🙂

  • Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. says:

    Super cute cookies! Love the variation of designs you did, I’m sure Sally will love them all! The “No Limits 60” is great!

  • Karen Gulley says:

    These are beautiful and I love the “60” around the edges…Sally will too!
    I just stumbled onto your blog a couple of weeks ago as a fellow sugar cookie decorator!
    I was wondering you you would tell me, when you do your round cookies, how big is the circle? Same for the square/retangle.
    Also, do you use a #0 or #00 frosting tip? I can’t seem to find then anywhere, I would love to konw where you got them
    Thanks so much, I love the blog.

  • corinne says:

    hello there ! just a quick note to tell you that I just l o v e all your little cookies !!! really each of them are so cute which I’m sure must make it hard to eat them 😉
    Thanks for your posts, they are really lovely.

  • Peggy Gorman says:

    Too cute! I love your work!

  • Jen @ Project Cookie 365 says:

    They look great!! Even without noticing it was “60” as a border, it still looks really fun as loops! And I think it looks classy, you’re pulled it off!

  • Maranda says:

    Those are so awesome! I especially like the speed limit ones! Great job (as always) and thanks for sharing!

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    The 60 border! Soooooo cute, Amanda! Your cookies are always *just perfect*! Now, quit being so gosh-darn clever….you make the rest of us look bad! 😉

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