Pot of Gold Cookies

Hello Everyone,

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!  Last year I got a cauldron cookie cutter for Halloween in a bucket of cutters.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I would use it to make a pot of gold for St. Patrick’s Day.  IMG_20170225_093731798To start I had to modify the cookie a little since I wanted the pot of gold to appear to be overflowing with coins.  No poor leprechauns here!  So I took a little extra dough and attached it to the top.  After baking they looked like this:vlcsnap-2017-03-10-21h30m53s149I’ve done a couple really dark cookies now, and every time I do I think about children and grown adults smiling at each other with colored teeth and tongues.  Well, it always makes for a laugh anyway.  The gold coins were piped over a gold flood layer after it had dried.  I wanted the coins to look like they were overlapping and piled high so I kept some of the circles open.  I was pretty pleased with the effect.vlcsnap-2017-03-10-21h48m02s120While the coins were drying I piped the words and shamrock onto the cookies.  As it turns out, I still need more practice with my writing.  Well, writing and spacing.  The placement of the shamrock in reality was to hide a mess up where I tried to fit the word “road” in there.  What was I thinking??  Still, the Irish blessing looks pretty good.  If I had more cauldrons to make I would have completed the poem between them all.  vlcsnap-2017-03-10-22h02m24s95To give the coins some sparkle I used gold luster dust and painted on two to three layers for each cookie.  vlcsnap-2017-03-10-22h08m38s173Once again I created a video while decorating.  The lighting went a little funny after dark, so I think I’m going to have to get a better light setup if I’m going to do more.

Until next time!

Love and cookies,

SherryIMG_20170225_093731798

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