September 8, 2015

Blue Willow cookies

How it All Started

 
 

The cookies that started everything…

I painted these as a Mother’s Day gift for my mom. She loves the Blue Willow pattern, and I was really into decorating cookies, so it worked out perfectly. And guess what? I’m still really into decorating cookies, so new designs are on their way!

 
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These cookies are painted with gel food coloring. I first used royal icing to create a base, allowing it to dry overnight. Once the icing was completely dry, I simply took a paintbrush (a new one that hadn’t been used with regular paint as not to taint the cookies), and went at it. Each cookie took about an hour. So in total, I was not only able to listen to the entirety of Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please,” but I got through a good portion “Confessions of a Shopaholic” as well.

And yes, these were eaten.

 
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