Last week I decided to take in a collection of cookies to my daughters class. They are looking at all things ‘Cat in the Hat’ this term so I couldn’t resist some hand painted cookies to fit the theme. This is a really easy way to make impressive hand painted cookies or cupcake toppers even if you cant draw something as simple as a stick man…
I made a batch of cookies using the recipe from Sweet Sugarbelle. You can find the recipe in the recipes tab here. I love it ‘cos they hold their shape really well and you don’t need to refrigerate the mix at all throughout the process. I cut them into simple circles so that there was no arguing over sizes. They dried out for a day or two before attaching the fondant.
There are a couple of ways to add the colour; I just used liquid colour and painted it on with a brush. You can also use gels, mix gel colours with white alcohol or even add colour to a tylose type of edible adhesive. the choice depends on who will be eating them ( I didn’t really thing the alcohol idea was good for 5 and 6 year olds lol) and the finish you are after, some will dry glossy and others with a matt finish.
So, no matter how good – or bad you are at drawing or painting, you now know there is always a way to have impressive looking hand painted cookies, cakes and toppers. Happy baking…& painting! S