I love ampersands; I have them all over my home. On print, wood cut outs, and now in cookie cutter form. Something about the curves and the positive and negative space brings me joy. I like the idea of there always being something more. It makes me think "and something better is coming." A positive outlook on life is essential for a happy life.
I saw the Helvetica letter set when I was at Cookie Con in March. I fell in love with it and purchased it soon after. The graphic designer in me loves anything typography related, and Helvetica is kind of a big deal in the graphic design world. One day when I was on Esty, I found this shop with a Helvetica ampersand cookie cutter (the shop is on summer vacation currently). I thought it would work perfectly with my Helvetica letters.
There is nothing really special in decorating these cookies. I used a few icing colors I had left over from some recently completed cookies. To add a bit of pattern to the cookies, I used this stencil to create the effect. I purchased my stencil at Micheal's. I think it's a really fun stencil and can't wait to use it again. I used the silver Wilton's Color Mist.