I had been content with the idea of serving just baklava for dessert at the party, plus sorbet/sherbet earlier in the day, and cotton candy and shaved ice for the kids. But then I saw this pin on Pinterest (cookies shown above), inspiring me to make bejeweled cookies. I won't have the skill or patience to put on teeny tiny little candy dots like this. But that's ok.
I ran to Cost Plus to find shortbread cookies like the one pictured. No such luck - but I picked up a couple assortments, plus some thin waffle cookies. They're Italian, but I don't care if they don't quite match the theme here. Pardon my terrible food photography here, by the way.
I got out my food paintbrush, my edible glitters, lusters, powders, food colorings, etc. and got to work. I had so much fun last night! I need to work on not "spilling" over when I paint cookies though.
I experimented with non-pareils, gel frostings (too runny) and glittery sugar.
This is a pizzelle cookie. They're very fragile, so I had to handle them carefully. I am not trying for any food blogging photography awards here by the way. I need to work on not smearing my edible ink, too.
I had a lot of fun in my practice session. These cookies will be quite stale (even if I covered them and put them away) by the party, so I'll have to make a huge new batch. I plan to have a cookie painting evening on Thursday before the night of the Saturday party. I hope my cousin can come over and help me, but I might be on my own! Let's hope my hand gets steadier.