I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
A New Twist to Cookie decorating with your kids: Edible Cookie Paint
I having been painting on canvas for over 15yrs now and have yet to hear about Edible paint, until now. It's probably a good thing because my canvases would be blank and my tummy full. For your next Holiday Cookie decorating gathering surprise your guest and shake it up a bit from the normal cookie decorating to PAINTING on your cookies. The kids will think your the coolest mom ever.
Let the painting begin!
The first thing you will need is a set of good brushes. Don’t go all out and buy the finest quality artist’s brushes unless you have the money to spare and plan to do lots of cookie painting. You’ll need to keep them free of any paint that isn’t edible, so plan to store them in your pantry for cookie painting only.
Recipe to paint before you bake:
For this type of paint, you’ll need food coloring, one egg yolk, and ¼ teaspoon of evaporated (not condensed) milk. Don’t use plain water as the results will be disappointing. Each color will need this same amount of ingredients. Mix them in separate bowls. After you have rolled out and cut out your cookies, paint them in the colors you have just made. Then bake the cookies in the oven according the recipe directions.
or my preference
Recipe for painting after baking:
The main thing with this recipe is allowing time for cookies to cook before you paint. For each color,
mix 1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
a drop of food coloring.
Mix and see if you like the hue. If it’s too light, add more food coloring one drop at a time.
2 Tablespoons Milk
2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup
2 Cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
Mix liquid ingredients together in a small bowl. Use a cup or small bowl for each color.
Add the sugar.
Add more milk if needed.
If you have time, pour a small amount of glaze onto the cookies and allow it to dry for an hour – it will create a firm base for children to paint on top of.
Thin the remaining glaze with a few drops of milk. Separate glaze into muffin tins and stir in food coloring. Paint cookies using the cookie paint with a clean paintbrush.
pictures and recipe from Gourmet Cookie Bouquets
Use it for decorating sandwiches: I would suggest using the light corn syrup and food coloring recipe for sandwiches or milk and food coloring if you don't want your bread to be sweet.
Pictures from Bee in our Bonnet