I get burnt out on birthday cookies.
My lazy little brain wants to just write out 'Happy Birthday!' on each cookie and call it a day.
But then I get to thinking about someone opening a box of cookies only to see something they have seen all too often before it.. well… it motivates me to try new things.
Not totally fantastic or brilliant or earth shattering new things… just techniques and designs that are new to me.
These fantastically un-original cookies are just different colored lines.
The only thing I knew about the recipient was that he was turning 30 and his name was Adam.
So. I tried to go for masculine. Hence, the brown, blue, and green.
I'm wildly imaginative you know.
I started out with these for his name. Then I thought it was too busy looking so I made different ones. (above)
I think I ate these. Its all kind of a sugar induced mental blur.
I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and glaze icing.
On a side note… I just made this handy dandy little cookie/cupcake covered thingy. (former cheese plate)
You can see a tutorial (and see how much I spent!) over at my other blog, i am mommy.
Oh my! Am I the queen of transitions today or what?!?
Speaking of my other blog, I just have to share a little gift I received.
The amazingly talented Renee of Kudos Kitchen made these personalized painted tiles for me.
It matches my header perfectly!!! And it has magnets on the back, so now hangs in a prominent spot on my fridge.
And she also sent and extra special treat… a tile for this blog!
She is truly gifted. And she can paint ANYTHING!!!