Since I started doing sugar cookies with royal icing I love making cookies for the holidays and other special occasions and easter this year was no exception. My initial plan for easter was to just do eggs and make a bunch of different colors and decorations. But when I saw the chick and bunny cookie cutters I knew I had to do more than just eggs.
I love the chicks-unfortunately they did not photograph very well. I used yellow sparkling sugar over the icing, but it's hard to tell from this photo. The sprinkles looked so much better in person.
Rather than plain white bunnies I made them a bit more colorful with pink and purple, which I think is a lot more fun than white. I used white sparkling sugar to make the bunny tale, you can see it on the purple bunnies in the middle.
(Disclaimer- I took this photo before I started blogging so I wasn't prepared to show different details for cookies in the photo.)
My favorite eggs are the purple with the diagnoial lines. I used two different hues of pink for the lines and only put sprinkles on one of them, and I really liked the way they came out. If I had more of the larger pink sugar pearls, I would have made more green eggs with the pink. (I love putting pink and green together. It always reminds me of Lilly Pulitzer!)
I put green plastic easter grass on the platter to help dress up the cookies.
Every time I work with royal icing I feel I learn something new. This is was the first time I took on this many colors at once and it was definitely a pain to keep cleaning the squeeze bottles for flooding. I have since bought a few more squeeze bottles to have so I don't have to keep washing them when I am trying to decorate. With more squeeze bottles, Mr. Apron can help me with the clean when all the decorating is done.