PAINTED COOKIES FOR SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY
With the arrival of Saint Valentine’s Day 2014, I wanted to make some heart- shaped cookie lollipops, decorating them with white royal icing and writing a love message on each of them as well as adding some details with royal icing.
However, when I started writing on my Saint Valentine cookie “canvas”, the edible marker sank and did not write properly. I think the problem was that my icing had been thinned with too much water, and therefore, even though the icing was dry, it was not possible to write onto it with a marker. Therefore, I had to improvise to make the most of the cookie. I put the marker aside, held the brush, and started painting flowers, and more flowers with gel colors mixed with a few drops of vodka. I also decided to write some sentimental love messages, so typical of St Valentine’s Day. The brush worked!
In the end, the Saint Valentine cookies looked good, so I wrapped each of them with cellophane and a nice ribbon and gave them to my husband who took them to work and shared them with his workmates. I hope you like them.