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h-a-p-p-y-b-i-r-t-h-d-a-y (and Peter Rabbit, too)


I made my mom work for her birthday this year by forcing her to unscramble her birthday message (she loves Beatrix Potter, though, so she also got a Peter Rabbit reward).

Some ideas for your messages:

  • decorate a cake with a letter cookie message
  • let dry overnight and package in a large cellophane favor bag with ribbon and let the recipient unscramble the message
  • top cupcakes with letters and let kids at a party choose the cupcake with their initial
  • when dry, stack cookies in their message order, wrap tightly in cellophane, and tie with a ribbon

to make the bite size message cookies, you will need:

dough
icing
1 1/2 inch cookie cutter
frosting color (I used Americolor Electric Green, Electric Pink, Sky Blue, Orange and Bright White)
disposable decorating bags (1
for each color plus 1 for the white)
couplers (1 for each color plus 1 for the white)

size “5″ tips (1 for each color)

size “3″ tip
rubber bands

step one: bake your cookies
Roll out your chilled dough and cut out one circle for each letter. Bake and let cool.

step two: frost your background
Prepare a frosting bag with size “5″ tip for each color you want to use. Mix colors and fill bags, tying closed with a rubber band. For each background, I simply piped a tight spiral. Let set about 20 minutes.

step three: pipe your letters
Prepare a frosting bag with size “3″ tip. Mix white frosting and fill bag, tying closed with a rubber band. Pipe letters. Let dry overnight before packaging. I ended up stacking the letter cookies in order, so my mom wouldn’t have to work too hard.

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13 Comments

  1. pasta evim
    Posted June 14, 2009 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    VERY VERY GOOD.GOOD IDEA REALLY. I WILL TRY VERY SOON.CONGRATULATIONS.

  2. apparentlyjessy
    Posted June 14, 2009 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    That Peter rabbit cookie is a work of art! Happy B'day to your Mum! :)

  3. Jennifer
    Posted June 14, 2009 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Could you please share some of your creativity with me? pretty please? the bday cookies are too cute and the rabbit, well, work of art

  4. cookies and cups
    Posted June 14, 2009 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    cute idea! the packaging is also great!

  5. Risa
    Posted June 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I love the message cookies and I must say that peter rabbit is adorable!

  6. Marian (sweetopia)
    Posted June 14, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    What a cutie patootie Peter Rabbit! Love your cupcake idea too! =)

  7. Jennifer
    Posted June 15, 2009 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Really awesome idea!! and how cute is Peter??!?!!! :) :)

  8. Chic Cookies
    Posted June 16, 2009 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    Awwww, such kind words make me blush!

  9. Cakespy
    Posted June 16, 2009 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful idea!! I love the Peter Rabbit cookie — my mom is a huge Beatrix Potter fan too, wouldn't that be a great gift?

    So creative and lovely as usual!

  10. Kelsey B.
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Peter Rabbit is my favorite!!!

  11. Heather
    Posted June 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Great ideas! Love your color usage on the cookies!

  12. CAM Creations
    Posted November 11, 2009 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Love the Peter rabbit cokkie, you must so skillfull in this area.

  13. CAM Creations
    Posted November 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Sorry I mean Cookie

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