Amy has been busy preparing for her daughter's graduation party and trying to come up with ideas for her decor and desserts.
So we've been playing around with some different ideas. I've thought about making "watercolor cookies" for a while - thought I'd use the graduation planning as an excuse to do a little experimenting.
They were actually pretty fun and easy to make. Here's the how-to:
1. Outline and flood cookies with white royal icing and allow the icing to dry over night.
2. Print out your desired letter/letters (choose a bold font) and then cut out the letter. You will use this as a template to trace the letter on the cookies so - you might want to cut the letter out of thin cardboard
3. Using a food coloring marker in a color that coordinates with your color scheme, trace the letter onto the cookie.
4. Dab a little gel frosting coloring on to a plastic lid and mix with a little water. Then, using a paint brush set aside for food use only - paint on the cookies!
You'll find that it's pretty much the same idea/process as working with actual water colors. More water = lighter colors. Less water = darker colors. Just be careful not to soak your icing too much. For fun - while the cookies were still wet, I sprinkled a little edible "disco dust" onto the cookies to give them a little shimmer.
I'm going to Amy's house this weekend to work on more ideas and decorations. Amy has great ideas and her daughter has fantastic taste so I'm sure when it's all said and done it will be an amazing celebration!