So I decided to try something different with my iced sugar cookies – to paint them! I have seen it around and thought I would give it a try. We have our art class end of year party this weekend – our theme was Berthe Morisot.
I did not enjoy it and they did not come out the way I wanted.
I believe that this is because of a few reasons, firstly I don’t usually paint with water colours and this would be done in that style. Also this artist used oils so it was difficult to copy. Secondly I found that the colour bled into the icing.
The other thing I think is that the taste of the food colouring would be too strong if you ate them (which I have not done yet).
I think I will stick to the more conventional way of decorating sugar cookies, line and flood with royal icing. I really enjoy that.
Here are pictures of the three I tried next to a copy of the painting I was trying to copy. I think the one of the little girl with the red hair came out the best – the others are shocking!