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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Posted by Anne Yorks on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Central PA has been rainy. As a matter of fact, I think we've had one sunny day for every 14 days of rain. 

So when I was working on a special collection of cookies to share with my family on Easter, I decided to go with an 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' theme.  

I had just ordered a scalloped square and oval cookie cutter from www.coppergifts.com. I was dying to try them out, so I decided to use those cutters as my feature cookie cookie shapes. 

The April cookie is complete with sparkling raindrops. I used my silver disco dust to add this extra twinkle.


The May cookie was so bright and colorful with lots of mini flowers piped all over!


I also made some purple and green umbrellas - extra sweet with some sugar accents.


And since I'm hoping all this April rain will bring lots and lots of beautiful flowers, I made daisies and tulips in bright colors.


I recently saw real bi-color tulips and wanted to make my cookie version the same. I used two colors of pink and blended them together during the flooding phase of decorating. I added rainbow disco dust (not really visible in the light/angle of this photo) to add a little extra sparkle.


These cookies were the examples I used for the interview/demonstration I did for the WPSU Local Food Journey. You can check out the feature on Flour Box by clicking here. They have some great action photos of cookies getting decorated!!

Here is my set-up for the demonstration. Since the cookies are done in phases, I don't normally have all my supplies out at the same time. But for this purpose, I did get everything out on the table at once.


I had a tray of 'before and after' cookies ready to go for the demonstration. 


I outlined the cookies...

Then I flooded the cookies. I made one of those bi-color tulips using my toothpick to swirl the pinks.


I also showed them how I painted the disco dust on the raindrops. This is a food-only paintbrush of course!!


I even had a special treat for the interviewers. They were so sweet!


The rest of course were for my family for Easter. And maybe they were just being nice, but my family really seemed to like them!


Have a sweet day!!

Anne


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