Tuesday, April 12, 2011

pysanky cookies

These cookies were a long time coming. (And by "long time" I mean that it took more than an hour before I HAD to make them.) A few weeks ago, I saw a beautiful egg design and I was determined to make it into a cookie. And then, while over at MegaCrafty, I learned that the design was called "pysanky." And I was even more determined to make them into cookies.

And THEN, I found Sugarbelle's Easter cookie round-up and  saw that Haniela had made some beautiful pysanky cookies last year. And then I didn't want to make pysanky cookies anymore. I mean, seriously -- have you seen Haniela pipe?!

And then Haniela told me to do it anyway. So I did. You know, because I'm totally susceptible to peer pressure like that.

PS: I have a theory about tiny little spaces and the dreaded dents. I tested it with these cookies -- and NO dents. It doesn't prove anything, but I'm going to share it with you anyway. My theory is that in small spaces, the top of the icing meets before the bottom does and creates an air cavity which later sinks and creates the dent. So I just swirl a toothpick into the small area real quick. And I didn't have a single crater. And there was kind of a lot of small spaces on these cookies. I'll let you know if my theory fails me. But until it does...you can be sure I will be keeping my toothpick in its very special place called "my cupboard."

20 comments:

Samantha said...

Love the cookies and support your dent theory! I get those darn things too and it's usually in those little places where I don't give enough attention!

Nisson Family said...

These are so fun! I love the bright geometric designs. :)

Pam

Haniela said...

These are not easy to make!They are gorgeous, I love the designs you created, really beautifully executed. I'm so excited you gave them a try.
♥♥♥
Thank you Georganne.

Sweet Pudgy Panda said...

Excellent execution! Now I want to make these!

Sue said...

WOW! Such AMAZING detail! I love the vibrant colors against the black! Maybe you should frame them:)

Manni said...

These are gorgeous!!! Love the colour combo :)

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

I'm soooo happy you made these. I hope'd you would- the results are fantastic. Something for me to aspire too!

brodiemojo said...

Well, Miss Lia Loa, you went with a black background-which I love. And the designs are lovely and pinwheelish-which I really like.
You rocked it Georganne!
-Karen (who btw does NOT feel compelled to try this!! Too much work!)

P.S. My word verification for this post is "fookar" which I think is pretty funny. :)

SweetSugarBelle said...

BREATHTAKING I LOVE the colors you chose!!!

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

Whoa! These are incredible! What great colors!
BTW - I do the same little toothpick trick and I don't get air bubbles either...I think you're on to something!

faithy, the baker said...

So glad you made them because they are sensational!! Great tip on the toothpick thingy, i have to try that too!

lizy b said...

These are beautiful!!! I love the modern colors too. I think the one with all the tiny dots is my fave.
well done!

Linzy said...

Ummmm...AMAZING is all I have to say! Love these!!!

paddle attachment said...

Simply delightful! I love this Easter egg design for cookies. Thanks for sharing your decorating tips!

Lora said...

Fantastic! Love the colors.

Misc Momma said...

Please tell me you used a kopykake on this. If not, I might cry. I might cry anyway. These are so beautiful.

Terri said...

Wow, gorgeous...and much too pretty to eat! Beautiful job!

Susanna said...

I LOVE your cookies. Colors, design, technique... everything is just gorgeous! They could be served at a posh Easter Party.

Jillfcs said...

Your dreaded dent technique worked for me on my Easter cookies! I only ended up with one slight dent out of all of my cookies and … it was in a bunny ear, so it looks like I did it on purpose! I bit the bullet a while back after reading rave reviews about the cookie “boo-boo stick.” Ohmygosh, it is such a nice little tool — no more toothpicks for me! They are super cheap — I bought mine at http://www.karenscookies.net/Cookie-Scraper_p_607.html.

Lisa said...

Great article, beautiful pysanky hope the taste as good as they look thanks for showing the artistic talent.

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