Love you to the Moon and Back

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.

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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?

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I first decorated all of the shapes that would create the top layer.

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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.

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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!

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