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ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH SUNSHINE AND A LITTLE PINK  (Lilly Pulitzer)

Fashion during the 1960's was one of extremes. The classic look of our elegant first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy wearing A-line skirts, pillbox hats and pumps appeared in early 1960. By the middle of the decade as the country shed its wholesome image, a new style emerged. Twiggy, fresh from London, modeled mini-skirts, go-go boots and big hoop earrings. There was another style popular with the posh set of Nantucket and The Hamptons. Only sold in boutiques in quaint, resort towns and bursting with vibrant colors, the shift emerged designed by Lilly Pulitzer. She may be considered the Kate Spade of her day. Inspired by her family's citrus groves of Southern Florida, Lilly designed simple, sleeveless dresses in colorful summer cottons in bright pinks, greens, blues and yellows. The distinctive fabric splashed with lemons, pineapples, sailboats, seashells, flamingos and palm trees could be seen from across the room. Some were adorned with lace detail on the collar or ran vertical along the front of the dress.

(Source: Lilly Pulitzer)

By the time the 1980's came along with mid-calf, pleated skirts, shoulder pads and paisley bow ties, the Lilly look faded away. Since fashion tends to go in cycles, Lilly Pulitzer has made a comeback with updated designs. It is beyond popular with the preppy set and has branched out beyond dresses into accessories. It is not as exclusive these days being sold online and in department stores, yet still pricey.


Now onto cookies …. These cookies are Lilly Pulitzer-inspired. They were easy and fun to decorate using the airbrushing and stencil method. This preppy is anxious to decorate more Lilly cookies and you may be seeing similar designs in future posts.

(Source: Town & Country Magazine)


Lilly Pulitzer Cookies
Daisy Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted White with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Hot Pink with AmeriColor Electric Pink
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Toothpicks
Elegant Teardrops Stencil
AmeriColor Airbrush Colors (Sky Blue, Orange, Leaf Green)
Airbrush Kit

Outline cookie with #2 tip in white icing
Flood cookie with white icing.

Pipe 5 lines in pink icing.
Pull toothpick through the icing to create marble design. Let dry overnight.

Place stencil on the cookie. Spray with airbrush color. 
Gently lift stencil.

Let dry 20 minutes.




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10 comments:

  1. I can relate to so many of those fashion eras you described in this post, Joan! Glad to see some of them remain in the past. (can you believe I once wore a pair of bright yellow corduroy elephant bell pants! yikes!). But these cookies are totally in vogue! Love the vibrant colors. (and I love those confetti cookies, too!) Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

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    1. Hi Anne, I would love to see a pic of you in your yellow pants! I love the healthy variety of summer salads on your blog.

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  2. Fabulous and stylish cookies, so delightful!
    Wishing you a beautiful August,
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you, Jemma. I am enjoying your lovely summer posts on your blog.

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  3. So pretty, Joan! I think they'd be just perfect at a party in the Hamptons, served by a hostess in a Lily Pulitzer dress!

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    1. Hi Amy, You are so right and the cookies should match the dress! Your travel photos on your blog are amazing.

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  4. Wow, these are spectacular! So bright and summery!!

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    1. Thanks Liz! I loved your tutorial on cutting brownies & cookie bars as yours always are perfect squares.

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  5. Such lovely cookies! =) Your cookie designs are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I appreciate your kind remark.

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