I know I am a day late for Dr. Seuss’s birthday but, if Dr. Seuss were alive today I would send him a story about something that happened yesterday, a great big “Happy Birthday” card and this platter of cookies.
I was trying to take a few pictures of these Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss cookies yesterday but, it snowed and last week was my son Tylor’s birthday and this week was my other son Chase’s birthday. We are spending the weekend together playing in the snow and eating all their favorite foods. This snow was the most beautiful snow I have seen in a while. It stuck to every single branch of the trees and I couldn’t resist having a Kodak moment. Only now I should call it a DSLR moment. That just doesn’t have the same ring to it does it? Anyway, it is a wonderful busy weekend!
I was told a raccoon was in the dumpster and couldn’t get out so I went with my husband to put a ladder in so the poor thing could climb out. No picture because it was scared silly and I didn’t want to scare it even more. Do you see where I am going with this? I can imagine a story book about a raccoon, a birthday party and snow. Dr. Seuss could write a story that goes something like this,
It was a day meant for play.
A party was planned with a great big band.
A guest was stressed and he came over dressed.
He wore a mask and and lost site of the task.
Yes, it was a raccoon and not a baboon and he was stuck in the trash avoiding the bash.
We played in the sun with snow that glowed but, the raccoon preferred the moon and it was noon.
He want for a nap and fell into a trap that caused him stress because it was mess.
I gave him a ladder but, it didn’t matter.
He slept threw the bash and guarded his stash.
The cookies were late but still got ate.
That is the end my dear, dear friend.
I know, I know! I will leave the writing to the pros. LOL
I found the design online and emailed the designer to ask if I could use it to make Happy Birthday Cookies for Dr. Seuss. His name is Mike Boon and he was very nice. He told me he was asked to remove this image by the Dr. Seuss people but, didn’t care if I used it for my birthday cookies. He has a site full of cute character letters he has made and sells. It made me think about how I do letters for birthday platters. I want to show you how to come up with your own way to create cute letters like this for your platters.
First thing you want to do is grab your cookie cutters. Sometimes your letter cookie cutters won’t work and you might have to hand cut the dough to fit your design like I did for the Dr. Seuss cookies but it is easy if you use really cold dough. Roll your dough out and then place it into the freezer for a few minutes. Use a sharp knife to trace your letters. If the dough starts to tear instead of cut, place it back in the freezer then repeat the process.
Once you have the letters for your name, Google your theme. I want to make my name with art things so I Googled the words art supplies.
Then, pick images you want your letters to be. You can print the images and reduce or enlarge them to fit your letters. It was easy to find things that would fit the straight letters like “L” but, a little more challenging to find things to fit the “S.” I decided a paint palette would work so I would decorate the base of the “S” like wood with a thumb hole at the bottom and little spots of paint.
See how easy it is. Just be sure you get permission from the designer if the clip art isn’t free.