It’s been almost a year since Mr. Gish and I made the move from San Francisco to Oakland. We left behind our first Bay Area apartment, the ability to walk to work, and living above a Starbucks. What we have now are trees (how I missed trees!), cool neighbors (that we’ve actually met), living in a bitchin’ city, easy access to San Francisco if we want it, and a home that we can call our own.
There’s something about this electric green color that always draws me to it. I’m not into bright colors generally, but I do love this green.
I was inspired by these polka dot cookies I saw a while back. To decorate the houses, I made some gray and white royal icing and had them both at the ready. I’m still very new to this, so I decorate one cookie at a time. I filled the cookie entirely with the thinned out gray icing and then went right back and dotted the gray with thinned out white icing.
Oh yeah, I made some light orange and gray cookies too. What can I say? I like a little variety.
I then decorated these here California cookies. I wanted to keep these simple, so I outlined them in red to match the red hearts I was using. Once the red outline was dry, I filled them with white icing and placed a heart onto the wet white icing.
Home is where the heart is. Get it?
With some extra electric green icing I had, I used a #1 tip and got some writing practice in. This was actually the first time I’ve ever written on a cookie. Not bad, right?