Back in 1993- yikes…that seems like ages ago… anyway, in 1993 I picked up a Better Homes and Garden Christmas Cookies magazine. The magazine featured a family who painted cookies every year at Christmas. I loved the idea of painting on cookies. This article really ignited my passion for cookies. From that day on, I began painting and piping with cookie icing nearly daily. Although I will get into candy making moods, or cupcake making moods, and even jewelry making moods, but I seem to always come back to decorating cookies as my absolute favorite pasttime. These Easter cookies are covered in white run sugar icing. After the icing has hardened (overnight), the cookies are painted with food color thinned with water.
It’s time to start thinking about spring! I was inspired by the chick and lamb plastic rings that were used as the cupcake accents. The lamb and chick cakes are made using a sphere cake pan. The cakes are covered in fondant and have fondant accents. The cupcakes are super easy and are made with colored flaked coconut using the Easter rings. The cookies are made with oval and circle cookie cutters and are covered with rolled fondant. Specific instructions for each project can be found on Country Kitchen SweetArt’s website.
I’ve always loved cute animals, especially sweet little farm animals. When ever I am in the mood to create animals, I instantly seem to think that chubby pigs, cuddly lambs, and sweet little chicks are the way to go. The cakes, cookies and cupcakes above are some farm creations I have made in the past. Complete instructions for these projects can be found on Country Kitchen SweetArt’s website.