painted cherry blossoms cookies
As promised, I’m back with some more painted cherry blossoms cookies, 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.)
how to paint cookies
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. Especially with painted cherry blossom cookies.
how to paint on cookies
cherry blossom food ideas
For more cherry blossoms, try these cherry blossom meringues. Or make cherry blossom marshmallows.
You are so creative and talented. Can’t believe what I see!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Ali Bee’s
These are so beautiful! What a lovely design.
Love DC and the cherry blossom festival, wonderful time of year! Lovely cookies to celebrate!
I followed the link from Ali Bee’s Bake Shop and I’m so happy I did!
I’m a newby to ‘creative’ baking and I’m constantly looking for my heroes and mentors in the baking world. The talent out there is phenomenal.
Even if someone isn’t into baking or finding out how great everything tastes…they have to love just looking at the incredible artwork! This is Eye Candy! I set a timer to remind myself there’s baking to be done because I could spend hours looking at page such as yours.
Thank you for sharing your gifted talents with all of us~ Continued success to you…
Beautiful cherry blossom cookies! The new book looks wonderful. I am hoping to win it from Ali B!
Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking says
Beautiful cherry blossom cookies, Meaghan. What are you using to bond the fondant to the cookies? I have edible glue which I may use but was wondering what you used.
Great question Lisa… I brushed light corn syrup on the cookies. But I’ve also used either royal icing or buttercream frosting to adhere, too, which I like better because it tastes better.