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:
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
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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