|A couple of fondant accents, drop flower and mini rose RI transfers,|
as well as an outlined and accented stamp were some of the
ways I decorated mini cookies for a grad platter.
|There were quite a few stars - this is a sampling. The center bottom|
star is stenciled and highlighted with blue dots...
the rest are free-hand. My friend asked for
three-dozen minis. It was fun getting creative with the minis.
|Large 3 1/2 to 4 inch cookies included grad caps, scrolls, and|
shooting stars (not shown) A bit of gold lustre dust dissolved in
a drop of vodka added a nice accent to the tassels.
The little hearts on the bottom left cookie were a simple dot
piped wet-on-wet and dragged with a needle tool to form a circle of hearts.
The transfers were all prepared on parchment paper, allowed to dry
overnight, and then glued to the base-coated cookie with royal icing.
Mini leaves piped with a PME ST50 tip. One of my new favorites!
I marbled the bottom one with white and orange after
base coating the cookie blue. I like the way it looks. I used
a technique for wet-on-wet flowers I've seen done by Buttercup Cookies.
Mine is not as good as hers...but I like the concept.
I've enjoyed sharing this project with you - I've made more graduation cookies this year than I've ever made before...EVER! Since I'm just a hobby baker at this point, making large sets for friends is helping me stretch my wings! If she sends me photos of the party, I'll update the blog post!!! Congratulations, Elizabeth, on your graduation...hope you and your friends and family enjoy the cookies!
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!