Valentine’s Day is a romantic holiday and a special day for many. My husband and I prefer to keep it low-key with a nice dinner at home and a spray of carnations. As a romantic holiday, I wish it was not exclusive leaving so many out. Honestly speaking, when I was single for many years Feb 14 was a day I dreaded. For those without a significant other it can be a lonely day. It was not easy to see co-workers receive deliveries of pretty red roses with plans for a romantic dinner after work, while my desk sat empty and my evening to be spent eating a Stouffer’s microwave dinner and watching Jeopardy. Besides the single crowd there’s the husband or wife, young or old, now widowed when this day once special is another painful day on the calendar. I think the romance of Valentine’s Day is a nice thing and my intention is not to be a spoil-sport, but wouldn’t it be nice if it was simply a day to extend love, goodness and peace to everyone. You remember, like we did as little kids when everyone in the classroom got a Valentine from every classmate. I think we had it right back then so no one was left out. Having said all that, I wish each and every one of you a Happy Valentine’s Day filled with kindness, friendship and joy from those you love.
Instead of the traditional colors of red and pink associated with this holiday, these cookies were decorated in yellow for friendship, and blue denoting peace and harmony. We could all use a little bit of both.
Heart Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Yellow with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow and Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Blue with AmeriColor Sky Blue
Royal Icing for detail tinted Bright Blue with AmeriColor Sky Blue
Royal Icing for detail tinted Bright Green with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow and AmeriColor Sky Blue
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Wilton Star Tip #16, #24
CK Yellow Sanding Sugar
CK Soft Blue Sanding Sugar
Let dry overnight.
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