Friday, January 27, 2012

True Love

Ah, romance. 
These cookies were inspired by some of the most famous romances in history.

Lucy & Ricky....obviously.

Danny & Sandy...as a young girl, I was fairly certain I would don a leather outfit and high heels & sing "You're the One that I Want" at a carnival with my true love.
{It hasn't happened. YET.}

Homer & Marge...unconditional love if I've ever seen it.

Ken & Barbie...have you SEEN Toy Story 3?

Jim & Pam...I've only seen a few seasons of The Office on cable, but Jim & Pam are SO DARN SWEET!  Oh, I just love them.

Carrie & Big...don't tell me if they break up in the movies.  I prefer my Carrie/Big memories right where they ended for me, with the last TV show.

Gomez & Morticia...they just might be my all-time favorite TV romance.  Go back and watch The Addams Family again.  They make me smile EVERY time! ♥

I asked Mr. E if he could name some famous couples.  His first response? "Charles and Diana."  My (yelled) reply, "CHARLES AND DIANA?!?"  He looked at me like I was the crazy one.  After he explained himself for a minute, it occurred to me.  "Do you mean William and Kate?!?"  Him: "Yes."  Men.

No true love list would be complete without Rhett & Scarlett.  Every time I read Gone with the Wind, I hope they'll run across the yard at Tara and into each other's arms.  It never happens.  Darn it.

I had a few more on my list (Elvis & Priscilla, Fred & Wilma, Han & Leia, PW & MM, Roy & Dale) but as is always the case with "writing" on cookies, I had several mistakes.  Even on the "good ones,"  my handwriting is not as cute as it was in my head. :)

These are as simple as an outline and fill with royal icing...
  • I used AmeriColor Super Black for the outline and writing,
  • #3 tip for the outline, #1 tip for the writing,
  • hearts: soft pink, deep pink mixed with electric pink, and super red (all AmeriColor)
  • to avoid bleeding, I let the flooded hearts sit for a few hours before adding the names
 
Easy, peasy.

Actually, I liked the way they looked plain, too.  Simple black outline.  Love it every time.

What names would you put on YOUR true love cookies?


84 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! I stumbled upon your blog for the first time a few days ago. I've been inspired to attempt my first project today for my God-daughter's birthday party tomorrow: the cupcake cookies with the names of the kids on each cookie.

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  2. What beautiful cookies! I love the couple combos - very creative. Your handwriting is beautiful, definitely something I struggle with when using icing!

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  3. Mr. Big *swoon*, though I do have to admit I was always a big fan of Aiden :)

    Those cookies are super cute!

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  4. What a cute idea! And you are so lucky you haven't seen SATC movies. I saw the first one, and I would really like to have that two hours out of my life back.

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  5. I love, love, love, love, love these, Bridget!!!

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  6. so cute, men right? Kate and William in deed;p I would so put chocolate and peanut butter, it is a match made in heaven, maybe not the same thing. But I love them both LOL

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  7. That most beautiful thing, you have been wonderful:) a kiss

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  8. Absolutely love this idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that you used "famous couples" on them, so adorable!!!! And beautifully done, of course!

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  9. They're gorgeous! You have the steadiest hands ever!

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  10. You are so cute, I love reading your posts. Your colors, piping, handwriting, and the couples you chose are PERFECTION. I think the only couple I would add is Lady & Tramp ;)

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    1. Lady and the Tramp...I LOVE that movie! And "Jim Dear" and "Darling!"

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  11. how gorgeous are those cookies? You have some mad talent!!

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  12. Gorgeous as always! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. What a novel idea for a Valentine's cookie! The black outline against the pink is striking and I enjoyed your couple choices. Your doilies are adorable and that beautiful handkerchief looks vintage.

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  14. What a great idea! I love the black/pink color combo.

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  15. How fun Bridget! Your hearts, melt mine ;)

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  16. How cute :) As usual your cookies are stttunning!!

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  17. These are just so cute!!! Precious. AND I may even be able to do these myself.

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  18. Gomez & Morticia... my favorite :)

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  19. Love this! And I don't know how you do it to get a black so black.. mine is always a little greyish

    I'd put the names:
    Castle + Beckett (Castle)
    Amy + Rory (Doctor Who)
    Chuck + Blair (Gossip Girl)
    Baby + Johnny (Dirty Dancing)

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  20. I love your blog Ms. Bridget!!! I'm 14 years old and I like baking too. Do you have good gluten free recipes? I've tried Elana's Pantry, but she only uses almond flour and I'm allergic. Thanks!!

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    1. Marissa....have you tried the King Arthur Flour website and blog? They have a lot of new gluten-free options.

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  21. You are going to have to make another batch and create "Kristen" and "These Cookies" because I am in love. What a great idea!

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  22. So adorable!! Perfect excuse to eat TWO! hhahaa

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  23. Ahhh love all the love cookies....It would have been funny for you to do one with Liz Taylor and have all of her 8 husbands cookies attached!!! lol

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  24. Bridget + Mr. E = True LOVE Always!
    Kissing!
    First comes LOVE!
    Then comes MARRIAGE!
    Then comes KIDDO in a baby carriage!
    {laughing at myself! ;)
    These cookies are MAGIC!
    Love the ROMANCE in this post!
    You're such a romantic at heart sweet girl.
    Loving that vintage heart hanky.
    Love it all!
    Love you!
    xoxoxoxo

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  25. I'm cracking up at the Charles and Diana line. These cookies are so cute!

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  26. Love the cookies! Especially Lucy & Ricky! My sweet hubby & I watch it every morning before he goes to work :) Your handwriting is fabulous..(that's my word today)I'm pretty bad at piping :/ Thanks for sharing such a fun post!

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  27. These are super cute! Maybe if I put Han and Leia on cookies for Kidlet he will make less gagging noises about Valentines Day lol

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  28. Bridget,

    I think we were separated at birth. I loved Grease and you had me in a fit of laughter with the Charles+Diana/William+Kate bit.

    Thanks for making my day with this adorable post and the photos of your beautiful confections!

    Elana

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  29. they are lovely! I'm going to write Elizabeth+ Darcy (Pride&Prejudice)

    have a nice day

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  30. Love these! So cute.

    I would totally mine and hubby's names of course, and:

    Chuck & Blair (Gossip Girl)
    Barney & Robin (HIMYM)

    and some from your list and a few others I cannot think of right now. The names from the movies are a blank...

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  31. @Marissa....hello! :) Have you tried the King Arthur Flour website? I know they have a lot of new gluten-free mixes and flours...and their blog has lots of delicious recipes!

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  32. Bridget, My whole family just enjoyed looking at this post together! Thanks for inspiring awe from your beautiful work as well as fun topic of conversation! Out of my three guys, my name would make it on three heart cookies. <3

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  33. I know this is a deviation from the love theme, but I wish I had a child in elementary school, so I could make a cookie for each child with their name on it. Seeing all the names made me think of that. (These days you'd have to get a typed list from the teacher to make sure of the name spelling, though.)

    Great pictures Bridget. Love the pink and black.

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  34. ok, I had to crack up at Mr. E's couple! HAHA........then in my head I could hear you laughing at him! lol

    ok, how about

    Mer & Der
    Sookie & Bill
    Sookie & Eric
    Bella & Edward
    Monica & Chandler

    oooh, and TidyMom & TidyDad ♥

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  35. Que bonito es el amor y que bonitas tus galletas y tus ideas. Un beso

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  36. If you love GWTW, you need to read Rhett Butler's People. I loved it! Oh, and some Jane Austen couples need to go on your cookies too.

    I'm in the middle of a cake-making phase, but decorating sugar cookies is next on my list. I even went looking for meringue powder at Williams Sonoma...it's been discontinued.

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  37. Charles and Diana....William and Kate?! So easy to get them confused!!

    http://daisycakecompany.wordpress.com

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  38. Beautiful cookies!
    Definitely need Elizabeth Bennett & Darcy though!

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  39. Cute! You always have the most original cookie ideas!

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  40. Love love love these! I'm going to attempt them tomorrow! I might add...Catherine & Heathcliff, Bella & Edward, and because Downton Abbey is my new obsession - Bates & Anna and Mary & Matthew :) And THANK YOU for the oven tips on Wednesday!!! SO helpful!

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  41. Is it okay to use a tip #2 instead of 3?

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    1. Sure! A #3 will just make your outline stand out a bit more.

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  42. So sweet! I love black outline on these!

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  43. Fun and the hearts are PERFECT!

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  44. Lizzy + Fitzwilliam
    Emma + Knightly
    Fanny + Edmund etc...

    Jamie + Jeff but will never happen =(

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  45. Don't forget Edward and Bella! I loved Elizabeth & Darcy and Alfalfa and Darla!

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  46. How fun, but I do think they look sooooo pretty with no writing too!

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  47. Love them! The comment from Mr. E made me laugh out loud. Men, but cute men. :)

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  48. Ooooh I love these, my fav would be Mr.Darcy & Elizabeth, but Liz might be easier to pipe! My 5 year old said, Belle & the Beast, & Fiona & Shrek! LOL

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  49. What a fantastic idea, Bridget! I also imagine myself in that leather outfit and high heels, singing "You're the One That I Want". What are we waiting for?!

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  50. How do you get your super black to be SO black? I use the same AmeriColor Super Black and it always looks gray... help???

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    1. That's what I use, too. Just use a bit more?

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  51. These are so cute. A great way to celebrate love.

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  52. We've got to have a Wesley and Buttercup.

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  53. Those are insanely cute! I love the black :)
    Also, I was going to be Sandy when i grew up too...although I did have the foresight to know those black leather pants would never be an option ;)

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  54. These are so fun! I love the idea of showcasing so many famous couples.

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  55. These are just adorable. And yummy looking!

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  56. I adore your cookies! I'm a recent convert to decorating with royal icing and I LOVE IT! My couple would be Buffy and Angel. :)

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  57. So gorgeous!! Ditto everyone's comments on your handwriting! I'm jealous, mine is terrible! What about Romeo and Juliet?!

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  58. I just adore these cookies and this idea :D Okay I'm having a hard time picking my favorite. It's a tie between Rhett & Scarlett and Danny & Sandy. Two of my all time favorite movies.

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  59. So cute! I love love love this idea. I am trying my first shot at cookies with royal icing tonight. I hope they turn out half as cute as yours!

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  60. They look so yummy and mouthwatering! Love it, so cute and perfect for Valentine's day!

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  61. The gorgeous and your piping is out of this world!!!

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  62. Sorry about that I meant to say: The cookies are gorgeous and your piping is out of this world!!!

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  63. these are just too cute! Love the romance!
    As your Diana and Charles = i ended up laughing for few seconds :)

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  64. Kermit + Miss Piggy!
    Belle + The Beast!
    Mickey + Minnie!

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    1. Kermit & Miss Piggy!!! How could I have missed them?!?

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  65. These are so fun Bridget! Excellent job! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Love these Bridget!! How do you keep your writing straight on the cookie. Even when writing on paper with pen, if I don't have lines, I manager to drift north or south...cookies are no different. Thanks for the tips.

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  67. ADORABLE! But what about Miss Bennett and Mr. Darcy? What romance is complete without MR. DARCY?!?!?!? :)

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