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”:
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!
Until next time!
Love and cookies,