Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Floral Cookies and a Few Firsts...

fall floral decorated cookies
Please excuse the plethora of pictures. You know me. I can't stop.

This fall floral set was for a special event at Jack's school. My friend Kristen from the blog We are THAT Family came to speak at a mother-daughter night. Kristen is such an inspiration. To hear Kristen speak, to read her story, makes you want to go out and change the world. She's the founder of Mercy House Kenya and Fair Trade Friday (be sure to click over and check them out).

In fact, watch the video about Fair Trade Friday. I bet you can't make it through dry-eyed. I've seen it 10 times and I still blubber my way through it.

I wanted the cookies for her night to be special.

fall floral decorated cookies ... how to mix colors to achieve this color palette

Of course, it took me forever to decide what cookies to make. I finally started with the color scheme and then went from there.

fall floral decorated cookies ... how to mix colors to achieve this color palette
fall floral decorated cookies ... how to mix colors to achieve this color palette
I used two new techniques for this set and I'll be telling you more about them later this week...otherwise, this post would be so long, you'd be reading it into next week.

The new techniques I used for these were toothpick roses...
fall floral decorated cookies

...and airbrushing!!!
fall floral decorated cookies

Oh my gosh. I'm obsessed with both.

fall floral decorated cookies ... how to mix colors to achieve this color palette
For this post, let me fill you in on the colors I used...

This pin was my color palette inspiration.

Blue: Regal Purple + Teal
Red: Super Red + Maroon
Yellow: Egg yellow + Gold
Orange: Copper
Green: Forest Green + Avocado
Airbrush: Copper Sheen airbrush color
(All colors Americolor food coloring)

fall floral decorated cookies ... how to mix colors to achieve this color palette
I used my go-to cut-out cookie recipe and my never-fail royal icing.

fall floral decorated cookies
OK...stay tuned for more detail on toothpick roses and airbrushing!

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fall floral decorated cookies ... how to mix colors to achieve this color palette

7 comments:

  1. Your cookies are exquisite..and yes what a moving video..the small town I live in is officially recognized as a Fair Trade town....
    What a lovely young woman Kristen is..

    Sweet sweet post Bridget.

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  2. I came to see your beautiful fall cookies, and left with so much more. This is the first time I've heard about Fair Trade Friday and Mercy House. The stories and the cause made such an impression on me, I immediately ordered a paper bead necklace and matching bracelet. I'll wear them with pride. It feels so good to make a purchase that will help give back to those who need it most. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Bridget, and for sharing this story.
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  3. on the carnal side of life. How do you make the roses. i have to make some cookies for an event and i think they would be the perfect emblishment.

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  4. Bridget,
    Your cookies look wonderful. They look too good to eat. You are so patient with all those details.
    Annamaria

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  5. These are the most beautiful cookies I've ever seen!

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