Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to summer; the beginning of fun season with good weather for swimming, biking, hiking, golfing, etc. Some will make the mad dash to the beach to soak up the sun and romp in the waves for the first time this year. Others will attend a parade, gather with friends and fire up the grill cooking hot dogs and burgers, pack the coolers with beer and soda, munch on auntie’s brownies and roast marshmallows.
Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day” when it began in 1868. The gravestones of fallen Civil War soldiers were decorated to honor their service. After WWI, the holiday was modified to honor the fallen in all wars. Each year Arlington National Cemetery marks each grave with an American flag, a practice which began in the 1950’s.
This weekend, as we enjoy the fun and good food that has become tradition on this all-American holiday, let’s never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. Kindly express gratitude by raising a toast or a salute to those who gave it all for our nation.
Star Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Bright White
Royal Icing for outlining tinted with AmeriColor Super Red
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Blue with AmeriColor Sky Blue
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Lilac with AmeriColor Fuchsia
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
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Flood cookie with white icing. Let sit 30 minutes.
Add lines with #2 tip in red, blue and lilac. Let dry overnight.
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