In the last post, I mentioned the Muppets were only part one of JT’s birthday batch. Well time to show part two! I wanted to somehow personalize his cookie batch. JT goes by his initials (obviously) and I thought maybe I could do something creative with his name.
One night, I was flipping through a Pottery Barn catalog (which, btw, turns any bad day into a good one when it arrives in the mail). I found my inspiration — this picture.
The Portland Desk. It’s a good looking desk but pay attention to what’s on the wall. Around the desk were framed prints of letters in various, ornate typefaces. Here’s a better closeup of what I’m talking about…
I really liked the typeface of the letter C above the desk. I loved the vintage look of it and was determined to find that font and make it into a cookie!
Now, have you guys heard of FontSpace? Sugarbelle has mentioned it before being a useful resource here and here. It’s a searchable database of free fonts you can download for personal use. To find the font I was looking for I had to be a little creative with my search keywords. Typing in “ornate” and “carnival” did the trick! The font used in that PB catalog turned out to be Ringmaster.
So I downloaded the font, typed out JT’s name and age, enlarged them to the size I wanted, printed them out, and the used the printout as a template for a few cookies. I was able to use the leftover black and white icing from the Muppets cookies for this set.
I really love how these letter cookies came out. They are beautiful, stand-alone pieces (and I think worthy of a separate blog post). Actually, now that I mentioned it, I think they would look great standing alone on a cupcake or as a cake topper.
Happy birthday, JT! Here’s to another 50 years.