It’s graduation time!
All across the country young men and women are graduating from college, brimming with excitement for their futures. A few months from now many of them will be realizing that the only thing that oh-so-expensive piece of paper has done is cause them to be overqualified for that job at Target they applied to. A few years from now a bunch of them will still be living with their parents – part of the Boomerang Generation. Maybe a few years after that they will be like me – contemplating going to grad school, hoping that maybe a BETTER degree will be the key to getting out of a dead-end job.
But for right now let’s let them celebrate, shall we?
A coworker asked me to make cookies for her sister who is graduating from Rutgers University. Being a Rutgers grad myself, I thought it would be pretty fun to make this set. I used a tutorial from The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle for the basic design of the caps and diplomas. I had originally planned on just doing the letter R for the logo cookies but I had forgotten how tiny the letters in my alphabet cookie cutter set are. The little “R” looked so small and forlorn next to the other cookies that I decided to added the “U” to bump up the size a bit.
I ran into a little trouble when I was outlining the letters. I usually have a pretty steady hand when it comes to writing on cookies or cakes but this time around I was a shaky mess. My outline was kind of wobbly and I really didn’t like the way it looked so I covered the outline is black sanding sugar. This is a great way to cover up a not so smooth outline and let’s face it, what girl doesn’t like a little sparkle on her cookies?
I found the perfect ribbon to tie the cookie bags with – red and black polka dots:
I wish that I had been making cookies when I graduated – I would have made these for myself!
In other education related news I got a B in my Statistics class!!! Take that p-hat!! (Seriously, I still don’t know what the point of the whole p-hat thing is. Why are we playing dress up with the alphabet? What does that have to do with anything? I think I have post-traumatic Stats disorder…)
- One Smart Cookie (blovelyevents.com)
- It’s Graduation Season! (sugarcookiesandconfections.com)
- Rutgers graduates largest class in its history; Degrees conferred on 14,000 in the rain (nj.com)
- Diplomas, Diplomas Everywhere! (blovelyevents.com)
- Graduation Mortarboard Cap Cookies (margebake.wordpress.com)