Burning for you. You’re so hot. Match made in Heaven. We’re on fire. The possibilities are endless.
I wish I had thought this idea up on my own. I saw it somewhere on the internet last year (sorry I am not crediting the “author”; let me know if you know who that is); the idea has been in the back recesses of my mind ever since waiting to be cookie.fied. It works beautifully as a Valentines set. We’re (not) playing games this February 14th!
Last Valentine for 2016.
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!
What exactly is a normal person? I’m still waiting to meet that normal family or witness that normal life. Thank goodness no 2 people think alike. How boring this world would be if we did?
So, I’m going to embrace the fact that my brain function might be considered abnormal. Might? How about we give it a classification of atypical and call it a day? Here is how my mind intertwines with valentines.
I choose you.
Top row cookies pay homage to Buffalo, NY. We like things spicy 🙂 The next several designs came to mind while listening to Usher’s song Scream. You’re hypnotic, magnetic…
And lastly, in cahoots with some fruits… also my version of Valentine nutrition. sigh.