I have been playing with food coloring as paint. Maybe it is my extreme dislike of cleaning icing bags and tips manifesting itself.
I have to say, though, that I really like using tips and paint brushes together on the same cookie.
The icing borders seem to make the painting pop more.
After outlining and flooding a cookie with icing, I let it set up till it is very dry.
Then I squeeze food color gels onto a paper plate, get a bowl of water for washing the brushes, a paper towel for blotting, and start painting.
White food coloring comes in very handy to tone down the intense color of food coloring gels.
Of course, I use artist brushes that are only used in food coloring -
NO REAL PAINT ALLOWED!
I'm not sure it is a quicker form of decorating, but it is certainly fast in the clean up department!
I really enjoy trying new techniques. If it doesn't work out, hey, you eat it.
I actually did eat one. I was curious to see if the food coloring was adding a bitter taste (it doesn't), and it was a really bad design.
It all works out!
I think the ones above are my favorite. A true "mixed media" cookie, and who doesn't love sugar egg dioramas? They are
PURE CHILDHOOD MAGIC!
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