Friday, April 27, 2012

Cookie Journey Thursday~Practice Cookies

This week I decided to make some practice cookies to work on improve my basic decorating skills. I used some flower cutouts, mainly because they are pretty and the colors are cheerful, but also because I have a Mother's Day and a gardening cookie brainstorm going on.
Here is what I cut out.
I started with a pink tulip. I still find myself piping too 
close to the edge. I need to remember that.
I love these colors, don't you?
So springy and happy!
I outlined the edges and the inside of the large tulips 
with a #2 tip and the small tulips with a #1 tip.
It's rather hard to see in the pics, but I think I liked the #1
tip better. With the #1 tip the result is a more delicate
look, which is perfect for the flowers.
I still need to work on ending my piping.
I don't like how it looks.
See that big blob at the bottom.
The yellow tulip looks a little better.
The pink one is my favorite. I will continue to work on this 
throughout the week. 

Thanks for joining me today!
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  1. Oh, I need A LOT of practice! You make it look so easy. My family would love me to make frosted sugar cookies every week :)

  2. Teri, your practice cookies look better than my "for real" attempts :-). I'm so glad you've joined my merry band of readers. I hope not to disappoint. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Beautiful. I've always wanted to learn how to decorate cookies like this. Love the pink tulip.