Wet-On-Wet Daisies

Soooooooo -- I have a (some) confession(s) to make -- I LOVE to make my kids' clothes into cookies.

Also, I may or may not have, on more than one occasion, purchased clothing for my children solely because I wanted to make them into cookies.

Also, there is a chance that I have a stack of clothing next to my cookie cutters that I intend to make into cookies before I let my children wear them. I'm just saying there's a chance.

Also - and this has nothing to do with the first three - my nearly 2 year-old daughter saw a vacuum in action for the first time in her life. She was terrified. Basically, I can never vacuum again. I've got to look out for my daughter and her happiness.

What I'm saying is that I have the cutest kids in the world and I have to make cookies to match. But I just make cookies to match their clothes. Because if I made matching hand cookies or something, that would be totally weird. And not at all appetizing. It would be closer to terrifying. Kind of like a vacuum. And I avoid vacuums if at all possible. (Obviously.)

This is not the first time I have made cookies that look like my kids' clothes. This isn't even the first time that I've made THESE clothes into cookies. But it IS the first time I used a white bowl to hold the cookies I made of my children's clothing. First time for everything, right?

I am IN LOVE with these little wet-on-wet daisies. I don't know why I don't make them more often. I think everyone should make them. Cross out whatever you have on your to-do list for tomorrow and make these. Or at least put it as #1 or #2, because I'm afraid you will lose your list before you get to them if you put it any further down than that.

You need some cookies. And 3 different colors of icing -- a base color, a petal color, and a center color. I use 12-15 count icing. If you outline and fill all of these colors need to be flood consistency. You also need toothpicks. NEED them. (PS -- Is there someone who makes cookies without these things? I don't know that I could do it.)

Since this is a wet-on-wet technique, you want to work quickly. Completely ice your cookie. Pipe 5 dots in a rough circle. Repeat this for as many daisies as you want.

Put your toothpick in the middle of a dot and draw it toward the center of the circle. I pull my petals to the middle in a star pattern so that the flower doesn't get all lopsided. (So I do the top dot, a bottom dot, the top left dot, the other bottom dot, the top right dot...) Don't wipe your toothpick off.  You don't have time, and it looks cooler to have the "vein" or "stem" in the middle of each petal. And let's be honest, all I really want out of life is to be cooler.

Drop a tiny, tiny circle of yellow in the middle of each petal. Give it 2 minutes and you have tiny dots of amazing daisy goodness. Unless of course you made giant dots. Then you would have giant dots of amazing daisy goodness.


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