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Monday, February 8, 2010

Making Happy Hearts

This weekend I spent a fair amount of time in the kitchen with Sweet Heather Anne, my talented, cake-decorating friend. Armed with our fancy royal icing flooding technique, we had a mission to bake, decorate, and package 13 dozen Valentine's cookies to mail as gifts across the country. Hopefully, these will bring warm smiles to the faces of each recipient. Already there's been some talk of selling another batch to celebrate the arrival of spring. So let us know if you are interested... Meanwhile, I thought you might enjoy pictures of a few of our recent favorites. Happy V-day y'all!







7 comments:

NOELLE said...

These looks spectacular! Those look like great Valentine's cookies!

Mom said...

I am going to have to try this...every time I have tried using royal icing, it has come out badly but maybe with the meringue powder, it will work out better.

mcfavfam said...

so LOVE the snail with the heart face and the heart with the flower flooding. These turned out really beautiful (I never had any doubt), I can only imagine how yummy they taste! Valentine cookies make me so happy ;)

Miss E said...

These are so sweet! Good work.

Olivia said...

you all are SO kind. Thank you!

Mom, we used egg whites to make the icing not meringue powder. One egg white per cup of powdered sugar (for the quantity of cookies we made that ended up being a ratio of 6 egg whites to 6 cups powdered sugar. Vanilla and maple extracts and lemon juice were added for flavor. The trick is to whip the whites and sugar for a long time at high speed (at least 7 minutes) to achieve a glossy and slick consistency.

Heather said...

They're so beautiful! Love the snails :)

Rex said...

these are too pretty to eat.
unless they're delicious, then I might be able to make an exception.