Perched in Paradise Cookie
Valentine?s Day is a day for love birds! Change the make-ahead
royal icing drop flowers to shades of pink and red to make your
cookie more traditional.
Each cookie serves 1.
In advance: Make flowers. Using royal icing, pipe 10 each tip 224 drop flowers in rose and yellow; add tip 3 dot centers.
Make extras to allow for breakage; let dry. Also mold 2 bird candies without heart portion using melted white candy. Refrigerate until firm; unmold.
Roll out dough. Cut cookie using second largest heart cutter. Trim 1/2 in. off bottom point. Bake and cool. Pipe tip 7 outline cage using royal icing; position bird candies.
Pipe tip 7 outline perch and bottom border. Attach flowers to border; add tip 349 leaves. Form a loop with 4 in. of ribbon; attach ends with icing.
Attach loop and flowers at top with icing. Add tip 349 leaves.
**Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.