Below is a closer view of the scroll banner cookies. I painted them with food coloring "paint" The pirate cutlass came from a palm tree cookie cutter because I was not able to find a cutlass cutter. Improvisation!
This one is my favorite. I used the "F" cutter, (the boy's name is Frankie) and flooded the cookies with an almost flesh toned frosting, then painted it to look like a treasure map, finishing it with a red royal icing "x" to mark the spot. I had no idea what that was going to look like when i started it and it just turned into a totally happy accident.
On the right, is what I am calling a pirate ship. All I could find was a sailboat cutter so I used that and made some alterations to it to make it work. I used little round cutters to make the pieces of eight, making several different ones. Finally, there is this little pirate. I got this cookie idea straight from The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle, who is my cookie idol.