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Recently, I came upon an entertaining article by Richard Lederer, where he writes about words and phrases that were once part of our everyday vernacular, but whose time has come and gone.

It made me think of some familiar old phrases my parents used, most of which made no sense to me as a little girl. There was… ‘chip off the old block’  and ‘chip on his shoulder.’  Do you remember… ‘a pain in the neck’  which has since evolved into a phrase not to be verbalized in front of the children. Or what about … ‘that was a hell of a note’ which brought music to my young mind. To express exasperation, there was the popular ‘for crying out loud’ and my Aunt Rosemary’s version of that expression, ‘for crying out tears.’  I used to wonder what did tears have to do with anything? Then there was ‘for Pete’s sake.’  What did poor Pete ever do to anyone? Here are a few more for you: ‘He’s a pill,’  ‘don’t be a stick in the mud,’  ‘birds of a feather flock together’,  ‘a hop, skip and a jump’ and ‘if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.’  Does anyone out there use these next phrases? ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,'  'a picture is worth a thousand words’  and ‘the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.’  I still do! There are thousands of expressions and you can see oodles of them here ... an innocent era forever lost in time. Leave a comment with a phrase from yesteryear and see how many we can remember.

Remember the airbrushed leaf cookies in my last post? Well, here are the tulip cookies that go with them. In both cookies the airbrushing technique on the tulip petals and leaves create a realistic effect. See the leaf tutorial here.


Tulip Cookies
Tulip Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Rose Pink with AmeriColor Super Red and AmeriColor Egg Yellow
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2, #3
AmeriColor Airbrush Color (Deep Pink)
Airbrush Kit or Wilton Color Mist

Outline a section of cookie with #2 tip in pink icing.
Flood that section of cookie. Let sit 10 minutes.

Outline and flood two other sections of cookie with pink icing.
Wait 10 minutes between flooding sections.

Let sit 45 minutes.

Pipe outline with #3 tip in pink icing. Let dry overnight.

Spray pink airbrush color onto edges of cookie and folds of tulip.
Let dry 30 minutes.


Cookies without airbrushing



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LEAF COOKIES/ Baker's Tool



Today’s post is brief and part of the tulip cookie post. These leaf cookies are an example of how to enhance the look of the cookie and add some dimension. By simply applying airbrush color to the edges of the cookie, it changes the entire look. Other posts on this blog demonstrate airbrushing using stencils but this is the easiest way to use the airbrush machine; no stencils necessary. Did you know airbrushing is not used only in cookie decorating? Bakers use this gadget to add color in decorating cakes and cupcakes too. I only recently discovered this baking tool and love its many uses. So even if cookie decorating or cake decorating are not your thing, add airbrush color to your cupcakes and they will look like they came from a gourmet bakeshop without the hefty price tag.


Leaf Cookies
Leaf Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Leaf Green and AmeriColor Egg Yellow
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
AmeriColor Airbrush Color (Leaf Green)
Airbrush Kit or Wilton Color Mist

Outline cookie with #2 tip in green icing.
Flood cookie with green icing. Let sit 45 minutes.

Pipe detail line with #2 tip in green icing. Let dry overnight.

Spray green airbrush color onto edges of cookie. Let dry 30 minutes.

 
Cookies without airbrushing


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