I know I made these cookies during the spring of 2014, but I cannot remember the month. I am afraid that my brain isn’t working as it should!
What I do remember is that I decorated some oval cookies with white royal icing, let them dry, and then embraced the adventure of painting them–one of the things I like most.I have not painted for twenty years and, thanks to cookie decorating, I am back to painting. I’m really happy about it because when I paint it is as if I were in another world.Some people need to do yoga or meditation. I think that’s great for them. For me, painting cookies means relaxation, because it is like painting on a white canvas. I start from scratch and try to think of some images that really inspire me—flowers in this case. Without further thought, I hold my brush and start mixing colors and painting the cookie, exactly as with a canvas. And before I realize it, I am finished with the cookies and want to do some more. I love it.
For making the flowers of this cookie I used different edible Wilton gel colors carefully placed on a painter’s palette. I added two drops of vodka to each of the colors. I chose to add vodka, but it is also possible to paint the cookie by adding water to the paint. When the brush is wet with the color + vodka it is key to blot it with a paper napkin before painting the cookie. If we add too much water to the cookie the icing will soften and our painting will be damaged.As for the flowers, I painted the lighter colors and then moved to the darker ones to make the shades.
Now that I think about it and see all the cookies I have decorated so far, I think that this cookie is one of my favorites.