Did I mention I’m a kid of the ’80s? Born in ’72, graduated high school in ’90. Prime years, my friend. Why am I proud of this? Why do I shake my head at kids who don’t know what life was like before the internet, cell phones, even pagers? To hang out with friends we just called their house and hoped not to get a busy signal . What is it about the decade of our childhood that evokes such fond nostalgia? When really, the ages of 8 to 18 are the most depressed, self-conscious, clueless and awkward we likely will ever face? These could not have been good times, yet I sigh with glee whenever I see anything that reminds me of that iconic era. It’s probably just the memory of youth when so much possibility lay ahead.
Been thinking too much lately. Must be my age. Or the kid starting school and about to face her own decade of memories. Anyhoo, here are some ’80s tribute cookies.
I used my sugar cookie dough to cut out square and rectangle cookies. Then I flooded the background with my royal icing, tinted white with Americolor Soft Gel Paste. Let the flooded background dry overnight. Then click HERE for tips on drawing with edible pens.