SUGAR COOKIES: BLACK AND WHITE SERIES

One of the things I love the most is to bake a bunch of cookies without anything specific in mind. I cut them in different shapes, flood them with white Royal icing, and wait 24 hours for the icing to fully set. At that point, the fun begins. Whenever I feel like it (but with my cappuccino first thing in the morning is a favorite time), I decorate a few of them. You know I love colorful stuff, but there’s something to be said about a simple, black and white design. I share a few today, all made in the past few weeks.

All you need is a fine tip food safe black pen. My favorite for this type of work is this one. If you don’t have a projector, any design can be transferred using tissue paper, like Tanya, Tent-Baker-Extraordinaire, shows in her sweet video here. For more complicated designs, you won’t need to transfer every single line, you can do the overall frame and then fill in by hand with the fine pen.

Wild cats are a nice subject for the black and white approach…

But other animals will do great too…

If you are a horse person, a dog person, a cat person, there’s always the right cookie for you!

I also like to do a minimal painting sometimes, on a mostly black and white design…

The internet is an endless source of cool images, I save them and slowly work my way through. I close this post with perhaps my favorite image of this group, although the wolf put up a huge fight…

2 thoughts on “SUGAR COOKIES: BLACK AND WHITE SERIES

  1. Eha June 4, 2021 / 7:49 pm

    ^huge smile^ Well, I call ‘cookies’ biscuits and am certainly no baker at the moment but Bogey Quit That sent me here and I can see I am going to have fun !! And learn ! And possibly try myself ! Never knew the cookie world could be sooo big and so much fun !

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    • sallybr June 5, 2021 / 1:19 pm

      Indeed, the cookie world is a whole universe of possibilities…. So much stuff to try, techniques, decorations shapes… sometimes I feel a bit paralyzed not knowing what to do next.

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