I only decorated three lighthouses ...so I don't have a lot to show. It was hard to get them cut out and transferred...anything with a small tip tends to be a challenge, especially in a warm kitchen. Mostly, I was focused on patriotic cookies, however, I managed to get 4 lighthouses cut out successfully, unfortunately breaking one after it was baked.
The starfish tale has already been told. It's pretty straight forward.
Pipe the outline, flood, dry for a couple of hours, pipe large dot in the middle, then progressively smaller dots down the legs, add sugar pearls to the center and immediate surrounding slightly larger dots, dry overnight before stacking. Ta da!
Simple and I really love them. This time I did use a different color - I mixed peach and yellow to get a color that could be used for the light in the lighthouse as well as the starfish. Worked great!
My instructions for decorating this basic lighthouse are below each photo. The Port Isabel lighthouse is a simple white lighthouse...and it sits on a grassy knoll. That's where the similarity between reality and cookie ends. I should have checked a photo for details if I wanted it to be accurate, but I didn't...left off little windows, the top should have been black...and there's a staircase by the door I could have added. Oh well... next time!
|I piped and filled the crown, outlined the circles at |
top and bottom, and filled the middle .
Left to dry overnight
LilaLoa's blog for that yummy recipe. I have more dough to bake - both chocolate (just a bit left) and vanilla (an entire recipe). It may need to be sent to the freezer. I have more coastal cookie cutters sitting out waiting for my attention as well.... Unfortunately, I have a lot going on for the next 10 days...so I might be disappearing again! You may be assured, however, I always show up again!
|The jellyfish post can be found via this link|
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!