Grandpa’s Birthday Cookies, or "I Hate the Post Office"

My grandpa is one tough guy. Back in September, he turned 90 and the family threw him a big party. Because I was as school I couldn’t make it, but I sent along these cookies instead.

They were eat to make but incredibly impressive and so personal. I ordered edible icing paper with some very special pictures and they were so much fun to use. I made these in my dorm, so supplies. were tricky and they were a huge endeavor, especially because I made 100, but they came out beautifully.

Outline:

 Flood.

Plop the pre-cut frosting transfer on top of the wet icing

Add a border and some pretty dragees. Admire and cross your fingers hoping they’ll dry in time. 

Wrap them up very, VERY carefully. 

Pay $60 for overnight shipping so they they’ll get there in time for the next day’s party. 

And cry when the post office loses them.

True story. 

But at least we got some great pictures. Besides, Grandpa doesn’t like sweets anyways.

Marie Themed Ice Cream Cake

Another ice cream cake! The birthday girl wanted a Marie themes cake from the Aristocats.

Inside are layers of cheesecake ice cream and strawberry ice cream (homemade, of course) and a layer of white chocolate fudge.

 The details were made using white chocolate and then transferred to the cake.

 And painted in luster dust for a little extra shine.

I used white dragees and rolled them in pink luster dust before using them as decoration. It’s a great way to save money and get any color you want!

 This cake was so much fun to make and I’m thrilled with how it came out.

Frosting a block if ice cream felt strange at first, but the birthday girl always gets what she wants!