Thursday, April 8, 2010

Butterfly Kisses

Ah....spring. It's in the air...the warmth, the pollen, the wind. It just feels like spring! We had a big rainstorm on Monday and then nothing but pretty pretty weather this week. I love hiking this time of year. Despite my allergies, it's just plain beautiful. The plants are green, color is starting to poke out of the ground...ahhhh. Okay...now i'm starting to sound sappy. So i'll get to the good stuff...butterfly cookies!!


Aren't they pretty????


I used my tried and true sugar cookie recipe and played around with royal icing. I found the marbled icing idea from Bake at 350, one of my most favorite food blogs. If you haven't seen that blog yet, you must must must! It's amazing!! Another amazing blog is Sweetopia, she makes the MOST divine sugar cookies. Check that one out, too! She was guest blogging at Bake at 350 and shared her idea for marbling frosting. And it's so easy!




You basically pipe three lines of icing over the flooded icing and pull through it with a toothpick. Instant cuteness! Now, these aren't perfect. I'm still playing around with royal icing consistencies and how to outline the cookies before filling in the middle. But I loved the spring colors of these cookies and my daughter even made a few with me. After trying the marbling technique out for the first time, she was an expert!

Hope you are having some great spring weather. And if not, get into the kitchen and bake up a batch of cookies. They will definitely put a smile on your face!

Thanks for stopping by!!

15 comments:

SprinkleBakes said...

I really love this technique! It's one if my favorites! I love the bright colors you used too. I totally feel you on the allergies. We are suffering a bit here.

Gina said...

These are soo pretty!!!!

Rebecca said...

They are almost too pretty to eat! But they look like they taste too good not to!

Samantha said...

Oh they are so cute! My daughter would love those :)

Amber Zimmerman said...

Those look so cute! I'm going to check out that food site. I love food blogs. . . *almost* right up there with scrapbooking blogs. ;-)

Dana said...

Stunning Mara! If only I could find some natural food dyes then I could try this. *pout*

Val said...

These look too good to eat.

mustangkayla said...

Those cookies look delicious! They also look to cute to eat!

Joni Kix said...

These are just too beautiful to eat! Could you attach a ribbon and hang them in the window, lol!
Great job Mara!

Serendipity said...

I'm a baker because I lOvE all things baked and those butterflies look delish!!

Julie said...

Those are just beautiful...love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Yummy Mara! Love those butterfly cutouts! Where did you purchase that cookie cutter - what an amazing sweet treat this would make!

IamDerby said...

These are adorable and I bet yummy too!

Sue Sparks said...

I really like the effect of this technique, but have never tried it! I need to! Your butterflies look great!

BethieJ said...

Mara these are so CUTE! I must try them with Amanda.. thanks for all the links.. I will have to peek at them later!!