*This post contains affiliate links* I have been a little MIA this past week on the blog because I have been busy making and decorating cookies for a charity auction. Usually when I make cookies, I have very specific requests or I make them for a certain Holiday. This time, however, I had complete freedom to do whatever I wanted for this auction. I was stuck for almost 2 days on what kind of cookie design I wanted to do. There were about a zillion different ideas floating around in my head. I ended up making 4 sets of cookie designs including these cookies I named A Midsummer Night's Dream cookies.
I had so much fun making these cookies! I knew that I wanted to do a cookie that looked like it was covered in moss. Then, after watching Jumanji on Tuesday morning with the little guy, I decided I wanted to add some vines. Once the vines were on the cookies, I thought that a few flowers would add a nice touch. Once the cookies were complete, they reminded of one of my favorite movies from high school, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Step one & two:
Using a very thick brown icing, pipe vines onto cookie in a "swirly" motion. To make the leaves is the only time you need a decorating tip. Use a leaf decorating tip and jungle green very thick icing to make the leaves. To make the flowers, use very thick pink icing, and pipe 5 dots in a circle. Add a thick yellow icing dot to the center. I spent almost 20 minutes looking for my set of decorating tips so I could make the leaves. Finally, I gave up and made my own tip.
I reinforced my sandwich bag with 6 pieces of scotch tape - 3 pieces on each side of the bag. Then I snipped straight across the tape, and then made a very small "v" in the middle.
I love these A Midsummer Night's Dream cookies, and I hope to make them again soon. For more cookie decorating instructions make sure to check out the Craftsy class, Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies with Autumn Carpenter. Linking to: Thrifty Thursday Fridays Unfolded Craft Frenzy Friday The Pin Junkie: Friday Link Party Weekend re-Treat Creativity Unleashed Pin Me Friday Frenzy Weekend Wind-Down Link Party Palooza Create Link Inspire Take It On Tuesday Be Inspired Wow It's Wednesday