Inspiration comes from strange and wondrous places. Instagram holds treasures; that is where I found sewlovetheday and my inspiration for this BIG 7.5 x 7.5″ cookie (check out her daughter’s sew-love-the-day-blog…also chock full of goodies!). I love happy, clean designs with fun as a founding principle.
Using royal icing, I first made the number “9”s on wax paper. Could not decide what color it should be so I made several choices. PS. I did not have a cloud cookie cutter so I drew a couple clouds on card stock, took scissors to the one I thought would work best, and used a regular, sharp knife along the outside of the shape to cut it out of the dough.
After they set completely (4 hours was enough), I decorated the cloud and the little hearts. Place the “9” on the cloud while still wet. I learned from the “love you to the moon and back” cookie to make the big cookie base royal icing a 9-10 second flooding at most (thin for me). Place the cloud and heart cookies on while base icing is still wet. Final details such as the “lace” around the edge and the dots went on after base was dry/4 hours or overnight. Used Americolor sky blue, deep pink, white, and red red.