UPDATE: Thank you all so much for all your well wishes and cheer!! It’s a warming thing to come home to after an absolutely horrible, no good, terrible, miserable week at the hospital (well, that and our A/C was broken). I’m hanging in there and hope to be all better soon, and I so appreciate all your kindness. I actually wrote up this post before I got sick and planned on posting before Father’s Day, but alas. The good news is, I mailed these off to my Dad the morning before I got sick, so phew. Of course my poor husband got shafted on the big day, but we’ll celebrate this weekend instead.
Father’s Day and my dad’s birthday are days apart every year. This is a very good thing, as I can knock out both in one gift (I’m callous with the term “knock out” purely because my father has all he needs and is impossible to shop for, so every gift-giving occasion poses a challenge). He recently got an iPad and, like most things, he has poured himself into learning everything about this toy. So for his Father’s Day/birthday this year, I made him iPad cookies with some accompanying “App” squares. I also tucked in a gift card to the iTunes store.
I didn’t overthink the decorating of the iPad. I could’ve gotten detailed with the screen, but alas, I settled for simple. These will most assuredly be consumed immediately upon receiving, so I didn’t spend the extra hours with that endeavor.
For the iPad, I cut out a rectangle cookie with my sugar cookie dough and piped with black and gray royal icing recipe, flooding the center with blue. When the blue set, I added little fondant squares. For the “Apps” cookies, I just cut out 1 1/2-inch squares, piped with frosting and coated in sprinkles.