You know that acronym
(keep it simple....silly)
I'm REALLY not good at that.
If one new kind of rainbow is good......
two is FABULOUS!
When I was thinking about ruffle rainbows....I also thought about brushed rainbows!
Wait! I know what you're thinking...
"What the heck are brushed rainbows?! I thought these were iced cookies?
Now what's she talking about!!!"
Brushed embroidery is a technique where you pipe a thick line of stiff icing,
then knock it down using a damp paintbrush.
It's usually used for flowers.
Ali Bee has a great tutorial!
I have....sort of a tutorial....but with rainbows instead of flowers.
I cut out large circles, cut them in half and baked.
Iced with white flood icing and let dry overnight.
I got a little nervous about fitting in all six colors so
I used a technique that Sugarbelle uses.
I measured with a ruler,
then marked the icing with a push pin,
making holes every 1/4 inch in from the top and sides.
I used a #3 writing tip and a number 8 filbert paintbrush.
The tip was damp, but not sopping wet
After piping the half-circle with icing, just smush it towards you with the brush.
I piped the line just outside of the first line of dots,
making sure to cover them with the red icing.
The next line was piped right where the red ended so that the colors would overlap.
Just keep going with the rainbow!!
After the first cookies, I didn't poke anymore holes.
I could tell the colors would fit,
so I just used the previous cookie as a guide.
Then, of course, we needed more clouds.
Hearts are very important.
Can't blow these out!!!
We MUST have plenty of sixes!
Can't let anyone forget how grown up Paige has gotten!!!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday Miss Paige!!
Love, your future mother-in-law!
(a girl can dream...)
Thanks for stopping by,