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post #1 of 35
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I need some cookie design help! My brother will be returning this week from Iraq party.gif and my sister and I are flying out Friday to meet him and my parents at Fort Campbell. I wanted to make him some cookies and had planned on making U.S. shaped cookies decorated like the flag with "Welcome Home" written on one of the stripes. I think I can pull that off. THEN, while I was at the cake store this weekend, I found an eagle cutter (eagle with wings spread) and thought I might do that as well b/c he is part of the 101st Airborne (screamin' eagles). BUT.....when I returned home to check their emblem, it is just an eagle head. NOW....I do not think my decorating abilities are such that I can recreate anything that might actually look like an eagle, so I have thought of some alternatives:

1. A red, white and blue flag decorated eagle shape
2. A brown eagle shape with 101st written in the middle

And then, I'm blank!

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance! usaribbon.gif
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post #2 of 35
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No ideas?
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post #3 of 35
WHY NOT THE RED WHOTE AND BLUE FLAG AND THEN THE EAGLE HEAD ON TOP OF THAT
post #4 of 35
I like your original flag idea. With or without writing a flag is great.
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post #5 of 35
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Will do Wendy! It may be a little less stressful for me to just do the flags.....but then he is changing his unit soon and won't be a part of the 101st anymore, so.......
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post #6 of 35
Hust wanted to give you a *BUMP* . Congratulations on your brother coming home. God Bless Him.
post #7 of 35
I think the flags will be great! Tell him "Thank You!" for serving his country and for making it safer for us all.
post #8 of 35
If you had a cookie cutter of a helicopter you could use that as well. Helicopters and the 101st go hand and hand. I live on Ft.Campbell and the helicopters are always flying over my house. Especially since the 101st staarted coming back. usaribbon.gif

Also your eagle that you have would still be okay because the are statues of eagles on the post that do have there wings spread wide.
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post #9 of 35
my brother is still in iraz. i try to send him cookies every once in a while. i sent him 3 dozen yellow ribbons, 3 dozen stars all decorated differently red, white and blue and us maps decorated like us flags. congratulations on his safe return. god bless our troops!!
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post #10 of 35
iraq...sorry
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post #11 of 35
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Man....don't have a helicopter! OK....maybe I'll just do a few red, white and blue eagles and some red, white and blue USA's...thanks bekah! HEY...I might see you this weekend....I'll be around with my parents, sister and my brother...SGT Matthew Sutton! If you see someone that looks totally out of place with a cute little soldier....that's me!!! hahahaha!

kneadacookie.....how long did it take your cookies to get there? I assume they were still good! We pray everyday for all the soldiers there! Please tell your brother how much we appreciate him!
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post #12 of 35
it took approx 2 weeks for the cookies to get there. they were still in fabulous shape and my brother said they tasted as good as when i shipped them 2 day to him in OK. he really wanted to be able to go over to do "his duty". cookies are the least i could send
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post #13 of 35
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All my brother wanted was pop-tarts! We sent him some for his birthday a few months ago. Each of my boys got to pick a flavor and draw a picture for Uncle Matt!

I'm sure if your cookies made it to Iraq, I should be able to get them safely on a plane!

Thanks so much for your help!
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post #14 of 35
I have an idea - it's costly, but you might like it. The emblem you posted above is gorgeous...how about printing it repeatedly on edible image sheets and laying them on round cookies? My local grocery store has a Bakery Craft machine and in exchange for training their staff on how to use it (I guess I'm computer savvy... icon_lol.gif ) they let me come there when they're not busy and print anything I need, all I have to do is pay for the sheets. The Bakery Craft machine can print images designed to go on cupcake tops, which I think might be...3"? you could make rolled-out cut sugar cookes and then put these on them.

Just a thought!
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post #15 of 35
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That would be totally awesome....BUT.....to get good edible images I have to drive a little ways to my favorite cake shop. I actually did check with Walmart the other day, but they did not do edible images there! I really do like that idea and if I'd thought about it a few days ago.....
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