Writing with Icing and Conversation Heart Cookies

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope you’re staying warm, wherever you are.  It’s been a very cold week here in New Hampshire.  But you know what warms a house up while making it smell fantastic?  Baking cookies!  

I’ve been practicing writing this week with various textures of icing and a small variety of piping tips.  Now, my handwriting is not great to begin with and I’ve never had much luck even writing on birthday cakes, so naturally I had a bit of anxiety when I was asked if I could write special Valentine’s Day messages on a few of the frosted heart cookies!  I find that anxiety like this is best fought with research and practice, more research, and more practice along with a healthy helping of coffee and chocolate.  I already had sizes 2 and 3 round piping tips and some glaze/RI mix made up, so I practiced on parchment paper for a while.  The best results came from using either a size 2 or size 1 (yes, I went out and got one) round piping tip along with the RI heavy glaze mix, thinned with a little water so it flowed without breaking, but still held shape.  After some success I tried writing on some smaller heart shaped cookies.  Here we have my take on “conversation hearts”:IMG_20160204_151706530

Unfortunately I did not get a good picture of the bigger hearts with writing before delivery, but I did get a decent shot of some of the “boy” colored cookies they also requested.  I added blues and greens into the sea of traditional Valentine’s Day pink and red bigger hearts and got some more practice in with my lines in the process.  Huzzah!  IMG_20160212_071351284_HDR

Until next time!

Love and cookies,

Sherry

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