I smelled the lilacs in the air before I even saw them. A fresh bouquet in the house perfuming the air, some left over Swiss meringue buttercream already tinted violet, and a freshly made batch of sugar cookie dough...
I had never tried this type of buttercream on a cookie before. They don't harden up like royal icing so they need to handled and stored with care (or eaten immediately). I was also inspired by new http://www.aprilcornell.com/ placemats I found. Love the combo of violet and blue.
So I had to make some morning glory cookies to go along with the placemat - everyone does this, right? It was so interesting to combine royal icing with the Swiss meringue. I think it looks like a collar made of crepe paper. Now to add in a little rectangle of lilacs on a sky blue background.
Along with the lilacs, there are bleeding hearts, blue grape hyacinths, azalea, flowering crabapple, viburnum, primrose, and of course, pansies and snapdragons blooming in my yard.
I added little green pearl dragees in the center andI have been finding incredible deals on these as well as Madagascar vanilla at stores like Ross, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx). So delicate and feminine - wouldn't these be beautiful for mother's day?
I am linking with Trish at Sweetology
Summer means flowers to me - Seasonal Sundays link at the Tablescaper!