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.














Lil\'Luna

4 comments:

Amanda said...

those cookies are awesome, you are so talented!
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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!

Jill
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ericstrahler said...

These are so cute! I love the colors!

Sue said...

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