The maple leaf has significant meaning for my family. My Irish ancestors immigrated to the United States arriving in Boston and New Bedford, Massachusetts in the mid-1800’s and early 20th Century. During the last seven years I’ve been researching my family history and have even connected with second and third cousins, several who still reside in New England where maple trees are indigenous. On a recent trip to my ancestors’ hometown I visited their gravesites in New Bedford, an old cemetery with hundreds of maple trees. Saplings back in 1891 when my great-great grandfather was buried now rise up over 80 feet. Since my father’s roots began in New England and it’s where he was born and raised, his grave marker bears engraved maple leaves. Along the side of our house there are four maple trees which turn a gorgeous red every autumn and serve as a reminder of my New England roots.
This design is inspired by Ali's Speckling with Luster Dust Tutorial at Ali Bee's BakeShop. She generously shares her decorating techniques and her use of gold luster dust created such a cool effect, that I just had to try it!
Maple Leaf Cookies
Maple Leaf Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Dark Red with AmeriColor Super Red and AmeriColor Chocolate Brown
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Gold Luster Dust
Outline cookie with #2 tip in red icing.
Add detail to cookie with #2 tip in red outline icing. Let dry overnight.
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