Use a spatula to “paint” your cookies with your favorite shades of icing. These Lovely Line Heart Cookies are great for birthdays, Father’s Day or even Valentine’s Day. Use shades of blue and green or shades of pink and red for a different look. You can see these cookies and many more in the How to Decorate Cakes & Desserts kit, filled with lots of tutorials, inspiration and even a few must-have tools for cake decorating.
Bake cookies. Prepare cookie dough following recipe instructions. Roll out dough. Using third smallest heart cutter, cut out cookies. Bake and cool.
Tint Icing. Combine Teal, Royal Blue and Kelly Green icing colors to get deep turquoise color shown. Combine Teal and Sky Blue icing colors to get turquoise color shown. Combine Kelly Green and Sky Blue icing colors to get medium green color shown. Combine Kelly Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get mint green color shown. Tint 1 cup icing each deep turquoise, turquoise, medium green and mint green using color combinations provided. Reserve remaining cup white.
Decorate cookies. Using spatula, ice cookies smooth with white icing.
Prepare four decorating bags separately with deep turquoise, turquoise, medium green and mint green icing. Cut small tip in each bag.
Starting with deep turquoise, pipe line down center of cookie. Repeat with turquoise, piping line on each side of deep turquoise line. Continue with medium green and mint green icing. Using spatula, swipe colors, alternating going from top to bottom and bottom to top. For best results, clean off spatula after each swipe.
A spatula can be used to add texture and pops of color to a cake. Begin with an iced cake. Prepare your color palette of tinted buttercreams before starting this project. Thin consistency icing is key to prevent too much dragging. Spatula painting can be used sparingly or to decorate a whole cake.