Yep, it’s silly.
And it’s indulgent.
But enough about a company actually getting so much attention for naming, “Color of the Year.” I’m kind of kidding, but not really.
Let’s move on to cookies! Click on “Read More” to continue with this cooky cookie caper.
I know some people really get into Pantone’s yearly announcement – design aficionados, the fashion forward, and hipsters, to name a few – but this is the first year I’ve paid any mind.
Have I become a design aficionado, fashion forward or a hipster, you might ask?
Nope. I just wanted to see how close I could come to a desired color when I mixed some gel food coloring up. That’s it. My big motivation was curiosity and a challenge.
Also, I’m not too sure what happened with the editing that made some of the pictures look like a different purple. I’m really, really, really bad at anything that has to do with photography, including the editing bit. Jeff usually helps me with that but he’s outside being productive.
Ugh, the horror!
Additionally, I wanted to practice a technique called cornelli lace. I’m not too happy with how it turned out because back when I was decorating cakes, I could get the squiggles much closer together and it looked a bit more intricate. Here, it just kind of looks like squiggles!
The other cookie in the photo at the top was just because I was thinking of a design for another cookie and I had some left over icing.
I’m really not a complicated person, am I? :)
Another challenge I gave myself for Valentine’s Day cookie creation was to develop a vibrant red. It’s not so easy, getting the reds right. Entire articles in the cake/cookie decorating worlds are dedicated to just this topic.
Honestly? I don’t care that much if I have the perfect red. They’re cookies, after all. But I figured that I should at least practice it for next year’s Christmas cookies.
It was definitely red but it also took on a kind of matte look against the white. I’m not sure I like it, but hey, I was too lazy to get the luster dust out.
I am the laziest crafter ever, aren’t I?
All-in-all, I’d say I am happy with the two colors and how they came out. Having a bit of non-tinted icing leftover, I tried practicing my cornelli lace again with it. Still not what I wanted, but I wouldn’t kick it out of… Oh wait, that’s weird because we’re just talking cookies here.
By the way, isn’t that plate gorgeous?
My sister and her hubs, John, got that for me while they were lollygagging about Japan.
I love that handmade creation because one of my favorite things in the world – the world, people – is to see pictures of thousands of blooming cherry blossoms.
I imagine that’s what my ‘happy place’ looks like.
What does your happy place look like? Let us know in the comments section – we love hearing from you.