Tuesday, March 27, 2012

{ funky easter eggs }

I love Easter egg cookies. They're basically a blank canvas with no right or wrong way to decorate. Most however, come in the pastel variety, and I'm not really a pastel-type of cookie girl. In fact, as far as I'm concerned, the more color -- the brigher the color -- the better.

This batch of eggs started in a similar fashion as the fall leaves and Valentine's Day hearts I made several months ago. I created a tie-dye background effect with multiple colors of royal icing, then piped some detail on top.

What I had originally intended as an elegant swirl pattern sort of morphed into a groovy 60's thing. That happens a lot, by the way: I start out with a picture in my head, but the process sort of takes on a life of its own. The end result is often very different from the mental plan.

I made these to fill an auction basket for a local preschool here in Hampton. The school (and teachers) holds a special place in my heart, as it's where my cookie making "reason for being" basically started -- I set out to learn how to bake and decorate my own cookies for Aidan and his classmates and their various special occasions.



Amanda said...

those cookies are awesome, you are so talented!

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

I love the cookies... the bright colors are amazing! I would LOVE for you to share it at my party going on now at Jillify It!

I'm a new follower!


ericstrahler said...

These are so cute! I love the colors!

Sue said...

Oh my GOODNESS! Gorgeous! Love all the swirls and vibrant colors!