As little kids we love birthdays and look forward to each and every one with delight. We like the idea of getting older and even tell our age in half years. Can that old adage be true that youth is wasted on the young? We are in such a hurry to grow up and before we know it, those days reside in the past. Then we reach a point in life where we want time to slow down, those birthdays to come along at a slower pace especially as that number gets bigger. Do we ever feel our age? I don’t think my 88-year-old uncle feels his age. Maybe his knees do on certain days but overall I bet he feels like he’s 35 or 40. See the thing is that even as we get older, who says we have to act our age. My mother used to say “we cannot help getting older but we do not have to get old.” What she meant by that was in who we are, how we behave and what we believe. You may enjoy reading George Carlin’s views on aging. It will give you a chuckle. Then this funnyman follows with 10 serious Tips on staying young?

These feminine birthday cake cookies were made for my mother-in-law who loves pastel colors. I added a feminine dotted swiss look with piping detail. 

Birthday Cake Cookies
Wedding Cake Shortbread Cookies (trim top layer of cake)
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Cream with Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Pale Pink with AmeriColor Super Red
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
PME Decorating Tip #1.5

Outline cookie with #2 tip in cream icing.

Flood cookie with cream icing. Let sit 45 minutes.

Pipe top of layers with #2 tip in pink icing. Let sit 45 minutes.

Pipe dots with #1.5 tip in pink icing. Let dry overnight.



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  1. Love all of your designs! =)
    The birthday cake cookies are lovely!

  2. Hi Joan,

    The rosebud cookies are charming!


    1. Hi Carol, Thank you. I am so impressed with your monogram cookies and very excited that you have entered the cookie decorating world! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



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