Hand painted Cookies
I’ve always envied people who can paint. And every time I see a painted cookie I go…. aaawwwhhh!
So finally I decided instead of feeling envy, I was going to give cookie painting a try. I made some Chocolate Espresso cookies – I will share that recipe with you next week, I promise. It’s yummy.
Anyway, back to my cookies. Here are my finished experiments. What you think?
Well, I started off with this first one -which was just black on white. I was afraid that I’d make a big mess with too many colors. Sorry the lighting is terrible.
It is important to know when to stop! As you can see. I continued to play with it far too long and ended up with this. Though I wasn’t disappointed. I think the smearing of green and red gave it a different effect.
Next, I decided to try this.
But I did not like the empty center so filled it with a rose.
Next, I wanted to try some black and colors together. I was afraid that they would smear but still wanted to try. That’s my sons name there. Did not know what to do.. So just played around with ideas until I got this effect.
Now I was feeling a bit more confident, so thought I’d give you a few more pictures in the making.
I started off with my blank canvas. You can use royal icing, or fondant.
Here I am using my rolled royal icing. I’m impatient and often don’t have time to wait for the royal icing to dry. So I make rolled royal icing just like some people make rolled buttercream.
I used gel colors with just a drop of water. You can use vodka or clear alcohol but I don’t find it necessary. I like the fact that water doesn’t evaporate so I don’t have to keep topping up the alcohol.
Using a very thin brush – This one is a 02.. You get thinner ones too. Honestly, I don’t know much about brushes, so just telling you what I used.
I place one drop of gel color in my pallet and one drop of water. Mix it up.
One important thing I have realized is that you need to make sure you do not take too much color, light or dark on your brush.
Dip you brush in the pain, remove the excess and then go to the cookie.
Here, I’m making a bouquet of Calla Lillis. Notice how light my colors are.
You always start with the light colors and then move on to the dark colors.
I started with a few Callas and then a few leaves.
Then I went ahead and continues to add more Lillis and leaves, then the stems.
Next I added a few filler flowers to add more colors.
And that was it. I definitely intend to experiment with this more and perhaps I’ll share more tips with you next time.
Well, I hope you guys enjoyed my post. Thanks for stopping by.