A good friend of ours turned 40 this year and her husband threw her an awesome 1970’s surprise party. I jumped at the opportunity to make custom cookies for the occasion and had so much fun coming up with ideas. I turned to Pinterest, Google and old photographs for inspiration: disco balls, records, guitar picks, afros, chest hair and gold chains are just some of the iconic 1970’s memorabilia I chose to channel. I was also inspired by the classic 1970’s kitchen for the colour scheme – avocado green, harvest gold and burnt orange.
Unfortunately, because I decorate at night after the kids go to bed, the lighting isn’t that great and I didn’t realize right away that my ivory flood icing was too thick (as you can see on the ivory and striped squares), but luckily I was able to fix it for the rest of the cookies I hadn’t gotten to yet. Note to self: get task lighting!
The afro dudes and women were inspired from a Pin I found and loved. I needed black sanding sugar for these guys but of course when I went looking, right before Valentine’s day, all I could find was pink and red. I decided to try out SugarBelle’s tips on colouring your own. It was so easy and worked incredibly well. I will definitely be doing that again when I need a custom colour!
I had so much fun making these and even more fun at the party. Happy birthday foxy lady! 🙂
I had some leftover icing in the freezer and cookies I had baked and frozen a while ago so I decided to get a head start on some Valentine’s day experimenting. There’s no real rhyme or reason to this set – I loved the colours and wanted a shabby chic look but I played around with a variety of different inspirations. The icing consistency wasn’t perfect but I still had fun creating these!
A little lesson learned: when moving cookies around, be careful not to stick your finger in the wet icing. I was in LOVE with this graphic rose but went and stuck my big thumb into the side while making room on the cookie sheet 😦 I tried my best to fix it but there’s still a glaring flaw. Just call me butter fingers!
This buck silhouette is by far my favourite. The icing wasn’t perfect and must have had too much air (see the bubbles??) but I love the shape – I want to make a million more like this!Happy Valentine’s day!