Hello from sunny Florida! Ron, Max and I left a freezing minus 25° C Perth on Wednesday morning and on Friday afternoon we arrived at our rental to a lovely plus 74° F. Today it reached 82° F. Talk about an environmental culture shock but we are getting used to it pretty darn quickly! I’m curious to see what happens to our dog Max while we are here. I’m sure he will lose his Winter coat and then his body clock will be all confused when we get back to Ontario in a few weeks!
Anyhoo, now that we are settled in and comfy in our surroundings, it’s time to share my second set of corny Valentine cookies with you. I used my Kopykake to draw these and given that they are Valentine cookies, I tried to re-shape their black spotted coats to look a little heart-shaped.
Without further ado, Happy Valentine wishes from my Corny Cows…
I used the large frame cutter to make these and piped the border with pink piping icing using a #2 tip.
When the piping icing dried, I flooded the cookie with pink flood icing.
I let the flood icing dry overnight and then traced the image of the cow with black piping icing and a #2 tip. (see the heart shapes?!)
With the black piping dry, it was time to start filling in my bovines. The black flood icing was used first.
Next came the flooding of the nose and udders using a darker shade of pink flood icing.
Finally I filled in the remainder of the cows with white flood icing and made a few black spots on the tail and legs. White piping icing and a #1.5 tip was used to write the corny messages. Red piping icing was used to make little hearts. A black edible marker was used to draw the eyes and outline the hooves as well as tracing over the black piping in some areas.
How about you? Do you have someone who udderly moves you? Somone you’ll love ’till the cows come home? Make them some cookies!