As promised, I’m back with some more cherry blossoms, because you see, as a Washington DCite, I need to push the cherry blossom. These cookies, about 2 1/2-inches across, are a bit bigger than these painted cherry blossom cookies in paper cones here, but you can follow the same instructions for fondant-topped painted cookies. You may also use a flooded royal icing background instead of the fondant, as long as you let the icing set well, at least one day. (Of course, you can find more how-tos for flooding and fondant and painting with food coloring in Sugarlicious. I’m just sayin’ is all.)
To make shades of pink “paint” and brown “paint,” I used Americolor Soft Gel Pastes, and I mixed a drop of water with a few drops of white and a drop or two of Electric Pink. I mixed some white with Chocolate Brown, and I used just White. I first used a small brush to paint the branch, then just dipped a flat brush in the paint and used it to “sponge” the colors on.
While I mourn the absence of snowman-making this mild winter, sigh, Spring isn’t so bad.