I don’t exactly know who coined the phrase “love you to the moon and back”. The earliest I remember was when the nutbrown hare said it in the 1994 book “Guess how much I love you.” Sidebar…can you believe that book is 20 years old? Anyway, I have extreme adoration for this phrase because I associate it with my sister. She ends her emails with M&B and whispers it in your ear. My sister is the kind of sister that everyone wishes they had. I am one lucky girl.
The large cookie is 7.5″x 7.5″ . I free hand cut this from the dough. I also did not have a big enough cutter to make the quarter earth so I used my trusty trifle bowl. Hey, whatever works, right?
I first decorated all of the shapes that would create the top layer.
The bottom cookie took 8 ounces or so of royal icing to completely coat (and I had to momentarily stop about half way through, thus the lines in the dark blue. darn. It’s all about the icing consistency- should have made it a little thinner.) While this was still wet, I put the top cookies in place and dotted the stars.
I piped in the arrows with royal icing after the base dried about 4 hours. Colors used were AmeriColor deep pink, sky blue, electric green, and royal blue (with a touch of black for background). It fits perfectly into a 8×8″ box to ship to my sister! Thank you kolettehall for the free printable!