Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Easy Hibiscus Flower Cookies

At 85 degrees today, it certainly felt like August with the high humidity. Luckily though, it didn't smell like August in NYC.

Summer reminds me of vacation, which reminds me of the beach, which reminds me of the tropics, which reminds me of the Hibiscus flower. It's like Six Degrees of Separation for cookie ideas. 

These cookies were super easy to decorate and I was able to use up some leftover icing colors from earlier projects. 
I made a custom Hibiscus cookie cutter on my 3D printer, but you can purchase a standard Hibiscus cutter or use a large shamrock cookie cutter instead. I outlined and flooded the cookies with the desired color, being careful not to over fill.
I then added white flood icing in the shape of a starburst to the center of the cookie. With a toothpick, I dragged the white icing to the edges, creating the detailed petals. 
Once the base was fully dry, I added a yellow stamen with piping icing. 

These are some of the easiest cookies I've made in awhile and I love how summery they look. These cookies also gave me a good idea for what to bake for my AP English class's Literary Bake-Off Final Exam.

Stay tuned for more!

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