While watching the evening news a few weeks ago the tease for the next segment was ..’one of the eagles has passed away.’  I turned to my husband and said, ‘I hope not Glenn Frey.’  As it turned out the sad news was about Glenn, the outspoken co-founder with Don Henley of The Eagles rock ‘n roll band. Born and raised outside of Detroit, he played the piano at age 5, was influenced by Motown, picked up the guitar and began writing songs. He was hooked.

The Eagles emerged in the early 70’s when rock bands were formed in a family garage and performed in small clubs with hopes of being discovered by a music producer. It was an era when guys had long wavy hair and mustaches, wore grungy jeans and sneakers, and musicians 'lived life in the fast lane.’ It was a wild era, an offshoot of the turbulent ‘60’s of assassinations, war protests, drugs and civil rights. The music was phenomenal and in my opinion, nothing since compares to it.


The news hit me hard. Why the feeling of loss for someone I never knew? It is the connection as a fan to the music of my youth and to the musician. My peers were into Aerosmith, Journey and Steely Dan but for me, it was The Eagles. Songs like Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila Sunrise, Lyin' Eyes and Hotel California, just to name a few. Those were the tunes I blared on the car radio driving a ’61 Ford Falcon, studied with in my dorm room and danced to at the beer bashes on campus, hearing the sound and lyrics hundreds of times … happy times! Even though Don Henley sang most of The Eagles hits, I love the singing voice of Glenn Frey. After the band broke up Glenn pursued a successful solo career and the happy times continued after The Eagles reunited in 1994. After the news broke, I found myself listening to Eagles songs on Pandora and watching music videos and interviews on YouTube. Then I realized I needed to move on from my grief and let my eagle soar to rock ‘n roll heaven. Glenn Frey will be sorely missed by this fan but his music will live on and continue to bring good vibes. I’m so glad Glenn accompanied me during my high school years and college journey so long ago.

Not every cookie needs to have an elaborate design. These triangles were made from a square cookie cutter and cut on the diagonal. Luster dust adds shimmer to this simple cookie.

Geometric Cookies
Triangle Shortbread Cookies (use square cutter and score on diagonal)
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Pink with Wilton Ivory and Wilton Pink
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Green with Wilton Ivory and Wilton Brown and Wilton Yellow
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Violet with Wilton Ivory and Wilton Blue and Wilton Pink
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Luster Dust (Almond, Pink, Gold, Silver)

Outline cookie with #2 tip in pink icing.
Flood cookie in pink icing. Let dry overnight.

 Using paintbrush, apply various colors of luster dust. Let sit 30 minutes.



(Remembering Glen Campbell)


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  1. What a terrific tribute to one of the best rock stars ever- thanks for the memory of it all! Took me right back to hanging out in the garage listening to those 8 track tapes on the elaborate stereo system that our big brothers set up! Good times, indeed....

    1. Hi Maggie, It's amazing how music can take us right back to an event or time in our life. So glad you enjoyed the post.

  2. Such pretty pastel colors! I like the Eagles too and still listen to their songs. Katie

    1. Katie, I think pastels are my favorite colors on cookies. Thanks for your visit.


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