The Wizard of Oz holds some intense memories for me. The flying monkeys. "I'll get you my pretty!" in that unforgettable voice. When the witch's legs curl up after the house lands on her- yeah, that creeped me out the most. Those scenes spawned a *few* nightmares when I was little. As an adult, however, I can't help but tear up when Judy Garland sings "Over the Rainbow". There really is no place like home. And I still catch my breath when Dorothy opens her front door in Oz. You know the scene. It's magic.
So I was thrilled at the opportunity to create a Wizard of Oz inspired cookie collection. My mind was overwhelmed with all the possibilities. And of course, there HAD to be a rainbow!
Let me show you how EASY it is to make this pretty rainbow! You'll need a dry, plain white cookie, an airbrush, and yellow, blue, and red airbrush color. If you don't have an airbrush, the Wilton sprays will work, too!
My rainbow shapes were easy. Take a round cookie shape and cut in half. Two rainbows for the price of one cookie- SCORE! Bake, and flood with white royal icing. Allow to dry.
Start with the yellow airbrush color. Spray the middle third of your cookie. Since you have yellow in your airbrush, go ahead and do the yellow on all of your rainbows now. Less clean up later.
Clean your airbrush, and put blue color in the cup. This time, you'll spray the bottom third of your rainbow. Be sure to spray OVER the bottom edge of the yellow. You will get a lovely transition from yellow to green to blue! Think of that old Ziploc bag commercial (Yellow and Blue make GREEN!- anyone remember that?). Spray the blue on all your cookies.
Clean your airbrush and add red airbrush color. This time, you'll spray in two locations.
First, spray the top third of your rainbow, and overlap the top part of the yellow.
Red + Yellow = ORANGE!
Next, spray a little hemisphere of red over the edge of the blue.
Blue + Red = Violet (purple, indigo, whatever). You'll have a pretty rainbow!
Here's a close up- so easy and so pretty! Lightly brush cornstarch over the airbrushed cookie to "set" the airbrushed color.
These rainbows would be great for birthdays and St. Paddy's Day.
And, of course, to pay homage to The Wizard of Oz.
What's your favorite part of The Wizard of Oz?
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.