Hand Painted Cookies - Edible Hand Painting on Cookies
I have always been very fascinated with the art of hand painting. But I'm not really a skilled painter, far from it really.
In the last few months, I have been watching loads of youtube videos on all sorts of painting. The ones that take my interest most are the flowers, obviously because I love flowers so much.
So, I made a few hand-painted cookies recently; you know, just simple stuff.Rose, cherry blossoms, poppy, and peonies. Kinda practicing and getting the feel of it. For one that artistically impaired like me, it does not come as easily. Though I must say I was surprised that I could hold the brush at all.
Ah well, everything starts with some practice right. Let's see today is the 28th of Nov 2013 - I wonder in five years by Nov 2018 - would I be the same or improved? They say practice makes perfect, considering hand-painting and me don't quite see well together - if I am able to do the same cookie 10 times better would be, progress I reckon.
Ah well! it's a start.
And some tulips, poppies and simple flowers again.
For the recipes - As always it has got to be my
- Cookies - Vanilla sugar cookies or my Chocolate sugar cookies.
- Now if you want them eggless I do have those here too - Eggless Vanilla Sugar Cookies and Eggless chocolate sugar cookies
- Royal Icing Recipe - I have three methods to make royal icing and you can find a detailed post on Royal Icing 101 explaining everything you need to know about royal icing.
- Of course, if you are like me and not much into royal icing - you can use my Rolled Royal Icing recipe or any of my six Fondant recipes as well
Post updated - For those of you interested in how I paint?
To paint I usually use my gel food colors with vodka and some good quality brushes. Sometimes I use luster dust with a drop of vodka. You can read all about it in my post on How to hand paint on cakes with edible food colors.
In these cookies. I first covered the cake with Royal Icing flood consistency or sometimes my Rolled Royal Icing. You could also use fondant. Let the base dry really well so it won't get bruised by your paint brush.
An unopened rose profile.
Some Cherry Blossoms.
I do hope the little explanation of what I do helps you with your painting experiments.
And I do hope you like these simple hand painted cookies.