Age 21 . . . yippee!

These cookies were made for my nephew’s 21st birthday. He is a college junior and a fantastic guy. [Check out his sports blog here.] As with all my nephews he is very special, brings me great joy and I'm very proud to be his aunt. Many wonderful experiences lie ahead in the years to come, but for this milestone I made cookies with whimsical polka dots to remind him to never lose his inner little boy.

“The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
Mencius (source:

The three-tier wedding cake cutter does double-duty as a birthday cake. These cookies are simple but can be jazzed up with more detail and even birthday candles. Stay tuned for a decked out birthday cake in the near future.

Birthday Cookies
Wedding Cake Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Medium Blue with AmeriColor Violet and AmeriColor Teal
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Purple with AmeriColor Violet
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Green with AmeriColor Leaf Green
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Coral with AmeriColor Deep Pink and AmeriColor Lemon Yellow
Royal Icing for detail tinted Dark Blue with Medium Blue above and adding a drop of AmeriColor Royal Blue
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tips # 2, #3

Outline cookie with #2 tip in medium blue icing.

Flood cookie with medium blue icing.


Add purple, coral and green dots with flood icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Write 21 on cookie with #3 tip in dark blue. Let Cookies dry overnight.


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  1. Joan...these cookies are fabulous! Your cookies just always look completely perfect! I bet your nephew loved them! Just curious....I'll tell you how many cupcake papers, bundt pans and cake stands I've collected if you tell me how many cookie cutters you have! ;- }

  2. Joan it´s a beautiful, congratulations!

  3. Anne: Thanks for the nice comment. I'm trying to keep my cookie cutter collection small so storage is easy. I have about 37. Your turn!

  4. do you have a recipe for your royal icing?

  5. Tia, I have a recipe for royal icing under the "Recipes" tab


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