Happy, Happy Birthday, Betty! Betty White Cookies

Betty White is 91 years old today!  Happy Birthday, Ms. White!

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What more can be said about the grand dame of the American sitcom?  She played the relentlessly perky Happy Homemaker on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and stole my heart as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls.  If you need to know anything about me, then know this—

The Golden Girls is THE BEST SHOW EVER MADE.  EVER.  EVER.

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For such a special lady, I created a special cookie.  The cookie is a hearty 6-inch round cut with a stainless steel cake ring.  The image was created with assistance from my Kopykake projector.

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For the “91” oval, I used a 3-inch oval cutter.  The cookie was flooded with a pale pink.  While still wet, I added a spiral of white royal icing and dragged a toothpick through to create the pattern.  After the flooding was dry, I piped on the numbers in white royal icing and let dry.

After the icing was completely dry, I brushed the numbers with scripting gel (though piping gel or even corn syrup would work, too).  Immediately after the gel was applied, I applied raspberry disco dust.  I brushed off the remaining disco dust with a dry brush.  Tada!

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Happy Birthday, again, Ms. White!  You hold a special place in my heart, and I wish you a banner year.

(EVER!)

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