Gobble Gobble Turkey Cookies

Hello Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone gets to spend some time with family today or doing something they love.  For me this year has been full of reasons to be thankful.  In January I started this incredibly fun journey with icing and sugar cookies.  I’ve been able to express myself through art and baking, two of my loves.  I am thankful for all the support from my family, friends, customers, and readers.  This year was the start of a new full time job at the library as well, another one of my dreams for my career.  And we’ve been shown how precious our time is with family and how much love we have for each other.  I am thankful for medical advances and the strength God gives us.  img_20161123_074723181These turkeys were made from the flower cutter that I’ve used a few times now.  The only change is that I cut one of the petals flat and used that as a base for the little turkey feet.  To start I outlined with a candy marker and piped the peanut shaped bodies with a darker brown flood icing.  Because I used mostly flood icing for this I went a little heavier on the glaze side of the royal/glaze icing mix.  img_20161122_205020560_hdrWhen the bodies were dried I started adding the feathers.  I was torn between yellow, orange, and reds for the feathers.  I really wanted to add a cool color for balance, but since I only had 5 petals to work with I was worried about balancing 4 colors.  So instead of using a straight red I compromised with a very red orange and an orangey yellow.  img_20161122_215008803_hdrBetween waiting for the feathers to dry I started adding the facial features, letting each layer dry before piping on the next.  img_20161122_220818591_hdrI added the green feather last along with the little dot of green eyes.  It’s always a little surprising how faces just come to life once the eyes are complete.  It’s like a little “Oh, hello!”  Before that they kinda look like they want to eat my brains… Hehe.  img_20161122_222651585_hdrOnce the icing was dried each little bird got wrapped in a cellophane bag tied with a matching green ribbon, ready to be handed out to the kids.img_20161123_075202689Until next time have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Love and cookies,

Sherry

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