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. To 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:I’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.While 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. To give the coins some sparkle I used gold luster dust and painted on two to three layers for each cookie. Once 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,