I had a request from a coworker to make a batch of cookies for her partner, Tessa. The request was for monkey-themed cookies for Tessa’s upcoming birthday. Now, I’ve already done sock monkey cookies so I didn’t want to go that route again. I decided Curious George will fit this bill.
Just googling “Curious George” there were tons images of little George doing things already birthday-related (score! My job just got simpler). I found a few images that would be perfect for this batch. I selected two that I could easily modified and personalize for Tessa.
In one design, I made her age into birthday balloons with Curious George coyly holding them behind his back (although, turning 36 is nothing to be shy about). The other is George icing her name on top of a cake. Some of the details were very tiny (like his face and hands). In those cases, I like to break out a fine-tipped food-coloring marker to get into those tight spaces.
To complete the batch, I picked a few other stock images of Curious George, sort of as filler. I think it makes the batch more interesting to have a handful of different designs. Also, it’s even more convenient (read: huge time saver) that I was able to repeat some of the same colors for these cookies.
I’ve been getting a lot of birthday themed requests lately- so stay tuned. I’ll be pumping those out in the next week or so. In the mean time, have a great 36th birthday, Tessa!