Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hootie Hoot ! Meet Uncle Mike !

Is this not the CUTEST school photo you've ever seen?!?

This is my Uncle Mike. And when I saw that picture, I thought, THAT needs to be a cookie!!!
Align Center{Isn't that what you think about great pictures? Just me?}

Let me tell you a little about my Uncle Mike....

  • He was just 16 when I was born,

  • When I was about 4 or so, he took me on a ROAD TRIP! I think it was from Texas to my grandparents' house in Oklahoma. Apparently, during the trip, he waited patiently outside the ladies' room door for me...and waited...and waited. I didn't come out. It seems my mother had trained me very well to line the toilet seat with toilet paper, BUT it kept falling off! I'm not sure how this was all resolved, but I did eventually make it out of that bathroom.
  • One of my Uncle's favorite expressions is "Hootie Hoot!" I've never heard another person actually utter these words. :)
  • He and kiddo have a private joke that involves the "hi-ho" song from Snow White. (I'll spare you the details.)
  • And I can't forget....he LOVES the RED SOX!!!

I've always loved my Uncle Mike. Not only because he forgave me when I was 6 and I sat on his glasses and broke them....when he was visiting us....out-of-town.
{I PRAY I was wearing a wig in this photo because otherwise, I'll be forced to call child protective services. 36 years later.}
After my mom died, he called. I mean, he called to check in on us every so often. To ask how we were doing, to ask about Kiddo, to have a laugh. My dad & sister & I had each other, but to hear my mom's brother's voice on the phone....it was a great comfort. It was another connection to her and I will never forget that.

I think some sort of border looks pretty on photo cookies....piping, a scalloped edge, sprinkles. This one was piped with a #16 star tip.

YES....these are EDIBLE photos! Do not try this with your home printer. :) (You know, I had to say that, just in case.) My icing printer arrived a few weeks ago and I'm just getting to know it. The “paper” is a thin frosting sheet and the “ink” comes from food coloring jets.

I'll give a full tutorial on applying images printed on frosting sheets in a future post, I promise! Until then, the quick version....format your picture, print on frosting sheets, cut and apply.

So, help me wish my Uncle Mike a Happy Birthday! Let's give him a Bake at 350 “Hootie Hoot!” ;)

80 comments:

  1. That is priceless!! Great job!

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  2. OH MY WORD. That is the funniest post EVER!! I LOVE that hair!!

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  3. Hootie Hoot uncle mike! I love the photo cookies . I ordered a dozen cupcakes for my son's graduation party with the edible photo's and they turned out so dang cute.

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  4. Too funny! Love how well the photo cookies turned out!

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  5. Oh my, I love Uncle Mike.

    And the hair.

    Did you know I have a thing for 'fros?

    I do.

    Remind me to show you my 6 yo picture some time.

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  6. Happy birthday Uncle Mike!

    Those cookies are awesome!

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  7. Hootie Hoot Uncle Mike! Love the cookies and perfect piping. So simple and fun!

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  8. Hootie Hoot to your uncle!! What a sweet post!

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  9. I think I'm in love. Hootie Hoot! Uncle Mike!! Many happy returns of the day.

    And may I just say that nothing that good ever comes out of my printer. :-D

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  10. THAT's what you were trying to print??!!?? I wondered briefly about 'food coloring ink'!
    These are very very cool. Happy Birthday to your Uncle, and hooray for Uncles who make the effort to keep in touch over the years!

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  11. First of all, *Happy Hootie Hoot* birthday to your Uncle Mike! This is such a nice post Bridget and I'm sure your uncle will absolutely love your cookies and the effort you put in to making them a personal tribute to him. They turned out so well and they are just such a thoughtful gift. BTW, loved the washroom story during that road trip!

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  12. Hootie Hoot and Happy Birthday Uncle Mike! Awesome cookies!

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  13. ha! I love the hootie-hoot. :) He will love this post. The cookies look amazing!!

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  14. Happy Birthday to Uncle Mike!!! I LOVE HIS PICTURE!!!

    priceless.

    will be hard to eat...but I'm sure he'll manage. ;)

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  15. This is so lovely! And you just pushed me closer to getting that edible printer contraption I've been eying!

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  16. Hootie Hoot, Uncle Mike!!

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  17. How sweet!! I'm sure Uncle Mike loved these fabulous cookies!

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  18. So sweet! And I love that icing printer; that must be so much fun!!

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  19. Aww Happy Birthday to Uncle Mike!! :)

    Now I know what you were up to with your icing printer lol. I have been pining over one for a long time...maybe I will break down and get it!

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  20. These are incredible! (So is your hair back then! LOL)

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  21. Hootie Hoot Uncle Mike!! Bridget these are just adorable!! I am so wanting a printer..my kopykake is still not in yet..but I REALLY need this!! This is a great tribute to your Uncle!! Thanks for making me laugh!!

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  22. can't wait for that tutorial. I have to do about 150 edible image mongrams for an upcoming wedding. :)

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  23. Hootie Hoot Uncle Mike!!

    Lovely cookies - I like the edging on them. I once piped little flowers on my cookies. So pretty.

    You rocked that 'fro, girlfriend.

    #justsayin

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  24. I so want a icing printer of my very own to print cool things like that. One day.

    Happy birthday Uncle Mike! You seem like a great fellow!

    Cookies are gorgeous by the way.

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  25. Great post! Your uncle sounds like a special guy. Your cookies are awesome.

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  26. Happy Birthday Uncle Mike!

    Love the story. Been a big fan of your sight and trying to get the inspiration back ..

    Thanks so much!

    ps I had to comment (my first to your site).. I just could not walk away... great post!

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  27. What a great birthday tribute to your uncle. Love the photo cookies!

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  28. When I see a pretty design i think "that will look cute as a cookie" too!!!

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  29. this is such a nice post, Bridget! And the cookies are amazing! We laughed out loud when he opened them. And of course he said, "hootie hoot!"

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  30. What an adorable photo of your Uncle Mike. Those cookies are amazing ~ lucky Uncle Mike. Don't think I have ever heard anyone let out a Hootie Hoot! Priceless!!

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  31. Hootie hoot Uncle Mike! As a Boston girl, I like you already (go Red Sox)!

    Adorable cookies, and the edible image looks great!

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  32. Priceless Bridget, simply priceless. Your boarders are perfect and the picture is beyond words. Maybe it's just me, but I think I see a bit of "kiddo" in uncle Mike, no?

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  33. Hootie Hoot! alls the way from PA - Go Phils :) heartwarming story and priceless pic, I'm feeling the luv.

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  34. What a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing..and go RED SOX!

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  35. The edible images turned out great. I recently used my printer as well. Besides not being able to format for a Mac, the frosting sheets getting stuck in my printer, and the crappy border I did....they turned out pretty great!

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  36. Hootie Hoot!! Happy birthday Uncle Mike!! These cookies are awesome btw.

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  37. LMAO My favorite boss when I was in the Navy used to yell this ALL the time. He was a redhead with glasses and he was just great.

    Happy Birthday Uncle Mike!
    HOOTIE HOOT!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. Happy Birthday Uncle Mike! Hootie Hoot!

    What an awesome cookie!

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  39. I am so happy you finally got your icing printer....how exciting!!! I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you create with it. You are so talented!

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  40. Can you please let us know which edible ink printer you went with?? All details would be helpful! Thanks! Holly
    misshollypeters@gmail.com

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  41. Those cookies are adorable! Your Uncle Mike sounds so awesome!

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  42. I've never seen anything like it! Edible ink jet?? How cool is that? Hope Uncle Mike has the best birthday ever!!! Hootie Hoot!

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  43. Yes. That IS the cutest picture ever! I LOVE IT!!!

    Happy birthday to him. He sounds like such a WONDERFUL uncle!!

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  44. Super adorable Bridget.How did the printer turn out? easy to use? Happy Birthday to your uncle.

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  45. "Hootie Hott" Happy Birthday Uncle Mike. what a great post.
    Hau`oli Lā Hānau from Maui!

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  46. Those cookies are adorable. He will love them. Thanks for sharing. I had some wild hair like that too, in my elementary years. Love & blessings from NC!

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  47. What a great idea! My husbands birthday is coming up and id love to do this! thanks for a great post!

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  48. This is such a heart-warming story! You have such a great & caring uncle! Your uncle mike is so sweet! I'm sure he will be very happy with his birthday cookies you made for him.

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  49. Happy Birthday, Uncle Mike! Hootie Hoot!!

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  50. Love those pictures! Happy B-day UM!

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  51. what a great bday gift for your uncle mike! he is going to LOVE them!!!

    like your uncle, i was 16 when my oldest nephew was born 41 yrs ago!

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  52. This is hilarious! What a great idea. Edible images, whatever next!

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  53. Hootie Hoot to your Uncle! That IS one adorable school photo...classic! LOVE the cookies! I AM going to get myself that set-up too, to do my own edible images!

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  54. What an amazing idea. These look so fun. I am sure he will love them. They look incredible....

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  55. Hootie hoot and happy birthday, Uncle Mike! I don't know how you're going to eat those cookies. They are too cute!

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  56. OMG!! That post was a Hootie Hoot! LOL I LOVE when you share those old pictures Bridget!! What fun!! and I LOVE your printer!! I bet Uncle Mike will LOVE his cookies!!

    Thanks for linking up!!♥

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  57. Great cookie! Love the picture! Hootie Hoot to Uncle Mike.

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  58. Hootie Hoot and Happy Birthday, Uncle Mike. I love photo cookies too, unfortunately, don't have the equipment for it :(

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  59. What a great uncle! Hootie Hoot and Happy Birthday to Uncle Mike!

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  60. Happy Hootie-Hoot birthday, Uncle Mike! Love the photo!

    And...I am so insanely, inappropriately jealous of your icing printer! I didn't know you could buy one for home use! How awesome! And the possibilities!!!WOW! Wish my hubby supported my cookie addiction because I'd buy one of these. Immediately. He just comes home and says "AGAIN?!!" Every time I make up some yummy cookies!!! ;)

    Oh yeah...the hair...you should've been little orphan Annie in the broadway musical! So dang cute. This post made me laugh! :D

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  61. That is precious!! Happy Birthday Hootie-Hoot Mike!!!! I am LOVING that printer.

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  62. Hello Bridget,

    Thanks for the birthday salute and cookies.

    Both were fantastic. The cookies were so beautiful that I questioned for at least 1/2 second if I should eat them; then I enjoyed several cookies in a row. They are great!!

    To set the toilet paper ring story straight, I want you to know after the long first bathroom wait, I tried to help by going into ladies bathrooms and setting up the "toilet paper ring" for you, but I did not do it like your Mom and you "educated" me on the proper way to do a "toilet paper ring" at age 3. I have learned a lot from you.

    Hootie Hoot, Bridget Hootie Hoot!!
    Hi Ho!......Hi Ho! Kiddo and quit laughing.

    Uncle Mike

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  63. THESE ARE AWESOME~ LOVE YOU TOO UNCLE MIKE :)

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  64. A picture is worth a thousand words! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful family story.

    Happy Hootie Hoot birthday Uncle Mike - may all your wishes come true.

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  65. Very cute cookies! I like this post.

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  66. UTE PIC!! as wonderingwhat kind of printer u used and where did u get the ink?

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  67. Happy B'Day Uncle Mike! I bet you never realized you were making such GREAT memories for your niece way back when! We are doing the same thing for my nieces/nephews now..........I want them to always remember the FUN times.....like it's told about you here!! HUGS to Uncle Mike!

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  68. Forgot..........HOOTIE HOOT, HOOTIE HOOT!

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  69. Happy Birthday to your Uncle Mike! He sounds like a wonderful, very special person.
    LOVE the cookies...they are amazing!!

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  70. I just can't wait for your post about edible images! I'm almost buying one kit for me, hahahahah.

    Hapy B-day for your uncle, :D Your kiddo looks-like him… or just the glasses, maybe. :)

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  71. So funny...I have an Uncle Mike too. He was only 13 when I was born and he's def my favorite Uncle. I always thought he was so cool. Just saw him again this weekend and he's still so cool. What a tasty tribute to your Uncle Mike!

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  72. What great cookies! I didn't know you had family in OK. That's where I'm from! Funny how the entire Internet and food blogging world can become so small as soon as someone mentions Oklahoma!

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  73. What an awesome post! LOVE the photos and the cookies.

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  74. This IS the picture ever! I love it. I have a question for you at some time. A few years ago I did the edible sheets to print but they curled at the corners so I also put a border around them. Did you have that problem? It took so much of my time to 'fix' the problem that I no longer do them. Wondering also what brand your sheets and ink/printer were. Did you post a tutorial somewhere? Would love to know where I went wrong. :)

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  75. hii
    oh pls ooh pls do let me know the make of ur food printer i have been dying to get my hands on one of those
    plsssss plllss pls hurry

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