Tuesday, January 29, 2013

All You Need is...

...LOVE (cookies).

When I saw this cookie cutter in the Fancy Flours catalog, I knew immediately that I must have it.

You're probably familiar with this image.  It was originally created by aritst Robert Indiana for a Christmas Card and was recreated into sculptures.  I've always loved it...and you just might live near one.  (Here's a list.)

Because we're friends.  Because I trust you have embarrassing pictures in your photo albums.  Because this outfit must never be recreated.  I'm going to show you a picture of when my sister & I had our picture taken with one of the statues.
I know. The year was 1988-ish.  This orange and white fiasco was my FAVORITE OUTFIT.  (I'm not even kidding.)  What you can't see?  I completed the look with orange lipstick and nail polish.  Oh, and the HAIR!!!  Totally high-as-the-sky mall claw in front, crazy highlighted curls in a triangle shape the rest of the way around.  Lovely.

{I wonder why I didn't date much?}

I was so deep in thought, wondering if I should share that picture, I forgot to take pictures for a cookie tutorial.

Luckily, it's a simple outline and flood with royal icing.  I used AmeriColor Super Red, Deep Pink, Soft Pink & Electric Pink.  And, here's a link to the cookie cutter again.

All you need is love...
and possibly a shredder for all photos from the 1980's.


Sur La Table 120x600 11.27.07

44 comments:

  1. You were (and are) ADORABLE. Just as adorable as the rest of us 80's girls :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. love your cookies. I found my cutter at Bed bath and beyond for $2.99

    ReplyDelete
  3. I had almost the same hair in the 80's but mine was permed, not natural like yours. Girls with stick straight hair in South Texas had to have perms or else that humidity would just make it look awful! Did you do that trick with your bangs where you held it straight up with a brush, spray the heck out of it with Aqua Net (white can, of course) and then blast the blow dryer on it so there was no way it would move? Gosh, no wonder I moved to NY in the 90's, went punk rock, shaved it it all and dyed it purple! LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha...I had to use one of those old blow dryers with the brush attachment...remember those?...THEN with the hairspray. So, so awesome that you went purple! Love it! ;)

      Delete
  4. At least you had the big hair and an orange striped outfit to blame your lack of dating on. Me...I had nothing! LOL

    I've only seen these sculptures in photographs. I did not know that there were so many around the world. Perhaps one day I'll actually see one IRL.

    Great cookie Bridget. Love all the shades of pink with the red.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well I for one LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that photo as well as your darling hair AND outfit!!! *Precious*! (your hair can never look bad!) :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow these cookies are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Absolutely adorable, and so nicely done!

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOVE these! :) Beautiful, as always!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I <3 80's pictures!!
    And these cookies are perfect for valentines ;)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh my gosh, that is such a cute picture of you!! I love it. And I love these cookies. Aaaaand, now the Beatles song is stuck in my head. Thanks. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Bridget,
    The cookies are adorable. My hair hasn't changed much from the '80's - curls and big hair can't be helped when it grows that way.
    Annamaria

    ReplyDelete
  11. LOL the outfit is great, the cookies are better though;p

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is perfect timing...I JUST had this cookie cutter delivered to my doorstep yesterday! Love your cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Cute cookies and OMG love the 80s photo!!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. OMG Bridget, I think we're about the same age so I can totally relate to that big-hair picture. However, I think you look adorable! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have this cutter too! I saw it in a little shop when I was out antiquing and HAD to have it. Here are the cookies I made with it for a bridal shower:
    http://cookiecarrie.com/2013/01/15/love-marriage-cookies/

    ReplyDelete
  16. As a fellow Texas girl, I of course had the same hairstyle then. And I thought I looked awesome too. The only way that outfit might have been better is if you had purchased it at UNITS. Do you remember that mall craze? Leggings, tunics and shoulder pads as far as the eye could see....

    <3 your blog...your book...and your willingness to trust that picture out there in the universe. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. UNITS!!! Yes! I've thought about blogging about UNITS before and wondered if anyone would know what I was talking about. Remember those weird triangle cut-outs in the underarms?!? And those stretchy belt thingys?

      Delete
  17. I love this.
    Yes all i need is love.

    Regards

    ReplyDelete
  18. Aww, what a cute picture! Seriously. You were totally rocking it as an 80s girl. I had a very similar outfit and very similar hair. I think my favorite, though, is the white socks and shoes.

    ReplyDelete
  19. ya gotta love a "big haired texan" my GF Mary is from fort worth, and she used to tell us she needed to "rat her hair!!" in the north we called it "tease" nah, nah, nah, nah,nah...I love it, your real...m

    ReplyDelete
  20. I had hair like that!! :)And the outfit makes me smile. I remember that look. Funny how it looks like pjs now.
    Awesome cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Aww, Bridge! Thank you for sharing the picture of you and your sister posing by the LOVE sign. Too cute for words! And, your '80s hair. Well, I didn't have naturally curly red hair like yours. My strawberry blonde hair was (still is) straight. But! That didn't stop me from having my mom braid my hair while wet before bed, or use a crimping iron, to create that extra poofy look! Always had to do it before Saturday night roller skating sessions for some reason. Later, I had perms done and they were called "body waves" back then, LOL. Thanks for the blast from the past, girlfriend! xoxo P.S. Oh! The decorated cookies are just as adorable as you were in the '80s!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I LOVE you and your 1988 self. Only because I pretty much had the same exact outfit...and hair...and well, white socks and brown flats. I get it.

    ReplyDelete
  23. OMG OMG OMG!!! that outfit...those shoes and socks!!! LOVE IT!!!! 1988 rocks! I always wanted big hair..but mine was too thin :(
    Love the cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love these cookies, and that outfit!! Thankfully I missed the worst of the 80's styles ;)

    ReplyDelete
  25. You know, I love the outfit and the hair. Fashion in the eighties may have been ridiculous, but my goodness, it was fun! Oh, and cute cookies, too.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh my. I thought that was a red and what outfit (which is still pretty funny). I grew up in the 90s/early 2000s and I had floral carpis and floofy ankle-high socks. Boy do I hate looking at that picture. But looking at old photos is fun :)

    I really like this cookie. I really need to start learning how to decorate cookies, but I'm too cheap and lazy to buy a rolling pin so I can cut out cookies. :P Plus I would need cookie cutters, and all of those are back at my house, not with me at college.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Fabulous! I was eyeing that cookie cutter too, but I L-O-V-E that shot of you from the late 80's! We could have been twins, or at least besties! The sky high hair, the matched knit top and pants (mine was in tie-dye), all paired with sensible flats! Hilarious! Kristina

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love your 80's outfit :) I remember having quite a few gems back then too! I'll have to practice my piping skills a little bit more before I take on a cookie like this! Very fancy.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Bridget, You are too funny, and I think you look adorable! That was the 80's and there's nothing we can do about it:) I just LOVE your cookies, and the colors!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Super funny!! As an 80's teen I too had quite a collection of unfortunate outfits....always striving to imitate Molly Ringwald but never quite made it lol :) Thank God there was no digital picture taking back then so our photo archives are limited lol

    ReplyDelete
  31. I've got some photos I could shred from the 80s! Too funny! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  32. oh you crack me up!! thanks for sharing your cute little self!
    and LOVE the cookies! the go perfect with my February wallpaper!

    ReplyDelete
  33. these are the cutest cookies ever!! I've somehow only just managed to stumble across your blog, and I thought I would say hi! lovely photos and everything looks DELICIOUS. :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh that is the best picture!! I love everything about it!

    I'll have to tell you sometime about the real Fancy Flours store. I've been there! It's in Bozeman Montana. I still remember the adorable window display. It was love at first site! You would love it!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Absolutely Beautiful, Great Idea :D

    ~ Jamie-Leigh
    http://confessionsofaprimarkaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  36. LOL. You know, the 80s were *totally* ridiculous (said with not a twinge of Valley-girl accent, I swear) but I'm so glad they were MY years to be ridiculous in. :) I'm amazed at how HIGH I could get my bangs to go in high school, especially considering how annoyed I get with how my thick hair hangs so flat on my head nowadays! They must have put lacquer in hairspray back then.

    Anywho, I love all your cookie creations, and even though I've been too busy to do any cookies lately, am feeling inspired to create some for Valentine's Day now.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I am sorry !!! But I love your 1988's look !

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hahaha oh, the 80s! You still look completely adorable in that outfit though, so no worries. :-) And, these cookies are adorable as well - I just love them!!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Happy baking! :)
(Comments, especially on busy giveaways, may take a minute to show...thank you for your patience.)

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Pin It button on image hover