While doing some baking in the school holidays I made up a batch of my favourite sugar cookie recipe and cut out a few different shapes. I really enjoy cookie decorating and want to keep practicing and improving. I had seen a gorgeous image of a cookie a while ago here on The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle and wanted to make my own red poppy cookies for Anzac Day. Being 100 years since the ANZAC’s landed Gallipoli I wanted to do something a little more special than the regular Anzac cookies I usually make.
After piping a light aqua border I flooded the cookies with the same colour icing. I waited 12 hours for this to dry hard enough to do brush embroidery with some red icing to create the look of a poppy on top of the aqua square. The cake store was all out of black dragees so I improvised and chopped up some black chocolate decorations (similar to sprinkles) to make the little stamens in the centre of the poppies. Placing these on the icing while it was still wet so they would stay in place and dry on top would have been easier with some tweezers.
I’ve only done brush embroidery once before on a teaparty cake and I do enjoy the process and love the look of the end result.
We are currently on day 4 of no power since the storms in NSW luckily I had the foresight to upload these pictures onto my blog on Monday before our power went out. Otherwise I would not have been able to share these beautiful cookies for Anzac day as the pictures are all stored on my desktop computer. Thankfully my husbands work laptop in enabling me to write this post tonight in the dark. Hopefully we will have power again soon however we are grateful for how lucky we have been as others are a lot worse off than us.
Hope you have time tomorrow to pay your respects and remember our Anzacs.
Lest we forget.