So many times, people say "Oh, I can't eat that cookie because it's so pretty!". You know who DOESN'T say that? KIDS. Especially little kids. They don't look at the fine details that I fussed over. They don't notice the craters, the not-so-even floods, the color bleed. All they see is a tasty treat that they get to eat!
One of the joys I have is to make cookies for a local daycare. My friend creates elaborate birthday parties for each of her daycare kids. Stepping inside her backdoor, you are transported under the sea with jellyfish floating above you, or deep within the woods with mushroom stools to rest your body upon And she asks for special cookies to sweeten the day for the children. I put my heart into each one of those sets, like these little sweet grapevine hearts!
Start with a flooded and dried heart. I used Americolor's Ivory- I love the creaminess of it!
Next, pipe some straight lines as the foundation of your wreath. Add more straight lines if you want a fuller wreath. Now add a squiggly piped line, or two.
Grapevine wreaths are not perfect- neither should grapevine wreath cookies!
Pipe some short lines that cross over your initial lines, all around your wreath.
These represent the vine rope that holds a real grapevine wreath together.
Add some lines to "tie" the top of your heart together, some little berries, and you're all done!
These little darlings were part of a woodland fairy cookie collection for the daycare kiddos.
I know they loved them as much as I did!
11/23/2013 03:19:36 pm
I just wanted to say I love your story! The grapevine hearts are beautiful also.
11/23/2013 08:17:54 pm
Hallo, I'm Dani from Palermo, Sicily! Please to meet you! Your tutorial is beautiful! See you soon😃😃
Loretta - Sweet Southern Cookies
11/29/2013 11:04:06 am
Just found your blog off of Facebook, you are incredible with your designs. Love reading about the cookies, also got a laugh about your husband writing about being a cookier widow. My husband feels the same way, I told him about it and he said yup that's him too! lol
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I'm Amy. Wife, Mom, former science teacher- and now full time cookie baker on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Pull up a chair and we'll create! I'll bring the coffee- maybe Mike (The Cookie Widower) will make it for us.