It’s time for Christmas cookies! I’ve been baking up a storm and could hardly wait to share these pretty Frida Kahlo themed sugar cookies with you.
Part of this set of Christmas cookies is the Sacred Hearts. They’re such a cute accent cookie, and were created by using a small holly leaf cookie cutter. The hearts are iced in a bold red hue, and the flames are orange with black detail, pulled through delicately with a scribe.
The Frida heads are actually cut from a nested flower cookie cutter. The roses on the Frida cookies were really fun to create. They’re molded from white fondant using a silicone rose mold, dusted with a little powdered sugar to keep the fondant from sticking. Once the roses have been cast, I leave them to dry for about an hour and then they’re ready to paint. Sweetsticks makes incredible edible food paints, which I used to fill in each rose. I used red, pink, blood orange, and pastel blue. Then I dry brushed on some white metallic paint using a small food safe brush. A spritz of edible glitter from Sweet Tooth Fairy in pink was the final step to creating these magnificent flower crowns.
I used the same technique to add flowers to the llama heads. A mini rose was also added to the saddle of the full body llama cookie. I just love their little pom pom harnesses.
A great tip I have to share when you’re making your own Christmas cookies this year is to take a shortcut and get yourself some pre made royal icing, then there’s no mixing, just coloring!