Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12, 1809 - Apr 15, 1865)

Did you know or remember that there was a time not too many years ago that Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb 12) and George Washington’s birthday (Feb 22) were both holidays? Two holidays within the same month sure did lessen the winter doldrums. In 1971, President Nixon eliminated the Lincoln holiday and created the Washington holiday to occur on the third Monday in February. This February holiday is commonly referred to as Presidents Day since the date falls between Lincoln's and Washington’s birthdays. Other annual holidays were also moved to Mondays to create more three-day weekends for the American worker.

Although we associate Lincoln with the State of Illinois, he was born in Kentucky. Abe had a reputation as a good rail splitter but he wasn’t into the outdoorsy way of life, preferring books and later became a lawyer. Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States in 1860 and re-elected in 1864. He served from March, 1861 until his assassination one month after his second inauguration. Lincoln presided during a tumultuous era in our history during the Civil War. He is credited with two major accomplishments while in the White House. He preserved the Union and ended slavery. He forever left his impression on our great country and is regarded as one of our best presidents.

We’ve all heard the story about Lincoln’s birth in a log cabin. In honor of Abe, I baked a whimsical version of a log cabin.

Abraham Lincoln's birthplace (Source: Politico)
Last photo of Abraham Lincoln - March 1865 (Source: Wikipedia)

Log Cabin Cookies
Bungalow Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Brown
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Tan with AmeriColor Brown
Royal Icing for detail tinted Blue with AmeriColor Violet
Royal Icing for detail tinted with AmeriColor Leaf Green
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Wilton Decorating Star Tip #24

Outline bungalow with #2 tip in brown icing.

Flood bungalow in brown icing.
Add dots to roof with tan flood icing. Let sit 30 minutes.
Add door and horizontal lines with brown outline icing. Let sit 15 minutes.
Add grass with #2 tip in green detail icing. Add flowers with star tip #24 in blue detail icing.





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