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.
how to make ’80s 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.
Lissa (Bellenza) says
Wow, amazing how cookies can bring back so many memories! Fabulous job (and i love your super-witty writeup, too)!
How fun. I'm mom to two girls and over the years, we've had cookie decorating parties that the kids always loved. It's so fun to make and then eat our personal creations.
Oh, what fun! My three kids were all born in the 80's…the days of side ponytails, slouch socks, and Reeboks, to name a few:) I can't remember my son's stuff though.
Pop.O.Licious Cake Pops says
Wow! I absolutely LOVE these cookies. And the '80s. Good work!! 🙂
I loved the eighties. I could have stayed there forever….you made me smile. And miss the eighties…and I'll have money for nothing in my head ALL DAY!