Flowers for Mother's Day

I say ditch the bouquet this year and give mom some flowers that she can eat! ;)

Here are quick and sweet little tulip cookies for Mother's Day....I have a box in the mail to my mother-in-law and my grandmother. {Shhhh....don't tell!}
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{ camera hates pink; sorry if the colors look a little strange!}

I see this cookie cutter just about everywhere...the grocery store, Michaels, Target. It makes a great, basic cookie and a really good one for decorating with kids.

To make them:
  • Outline the tulip shape using a #2 or #3 tip using royal icing. (I used AmeriColor Lemon Yellow and a mix of AmeriColor Deep Pink and Electric Pink.)
  • Add water to the pink and yellow icings, reserving some of the piping icing, to the consistency of a thick syrup. Cover with a damp towel and let sit several minutes.
  • Run a rubber spatula through the icing to pop any air bubbles that have formed and transfer to squeeze bottles.
  • Fill in the cookies with the thinned icing, using a toothpick to guide into the corners.
  • Let dry at least 1 hour.
  • Using a #3 tip, add a stem in green (AmeriColor Leaf Green).
  • With the reserved piping icing, add the tulip detail on the flowers.
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Oops! Has this ever happened to you? Flood icing leaking? Either it's flooded over the piped edge or there's a gap in the border and the piped edge isn't touching the cookie (this happened to me A LOT when I was first learning.) On the cookie above, it's flooded over the first piped edge. Not to worry, it breaks right off. :)

In the mood for more flowers? Check out these daisies and the yellow rose cookies I made for my mom. ♥
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