Tonight was the first Garden Club meeting of 2010 -- at Linderhof! It's cold this evening on the prairie and a cup of tea would be warming and welcome. To go with the tea -- teapot cookies -- handpainted with fruit and flowers and herbs.
I've seen painted cookies at Cathy's (Wives with Knives) and they intrigued me. The heart cookies for Valentines were perfect. But the meeting was after -- what kind of cookie could I paint? Could I do it?
In looking at my cookie cutters, I found big and little teapots. Bought years and years ago to be used to cut out tea sandwiches and perhaps make some cookies. But, alas, sometimes one has more plans than time and I had never used them.
I thought they would be perfect!I had some cutout cookie dough already in the fridge and so I cut out big cookies and little cookies and baked . . .
Then I frosted with Royal icing . . . . and then the fun began!
With little salt cellars on the breakfast room table and cups of water, my set of kitchen "paint brushes" (bought for sugaring pansies), and my box of food color, I set about to paint the teapots.
I decided that since it was a garden club meeting -- that the teapots should have flowers or fruit (and orange on one -- grapes on another) or herbs (chives and rosemary). And that no two should be alike.
It was fun and I would do them again. But only for a special occasion for special people. They are, after all, very time consuming.
But they do set a pretty plate! One of my silver curates seemed the perfect choice for the cookies.
Three plates of assorted teapots for guests to chose from.
My painting is not as delicate as Cathy's -- it's more primitive -- I can't wait until Easter -- so that I can paint Easter Egg cookies -- but first I have to find an egg cookie cutter!
The cookies are not outdoors but there theme is garden -- fruits and flowers and herbs. And since this is Wednesday . . . .please join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer to see what everyone else is doing outside this Wednesday. I'm tired of snow and ready for flowers . . . even handpainted ones!