Happy Easter! I brought something sweet to my family’s Easter gathering and they turned out cute and delicious. Such a fun way to unleash your creative side! My designs could definitely be more neat but practice makes perfect!
1. Bake your cookies. Any classic sugar cookie recipe will work. Feel free to use your favorite recipe and cookie cutters.
2. Frost: Runny royal icing, using the flooding method.
3. Decorate: Stiff royal icing colored with Wilton’s gel food coloring.
4. Wow your guests!
I’m not going to lie, I went into this project feeling very confident only to fail big time. Proceed with caution.
Cover a dish in plastic wrap. Cut up strips of paper (I used newspaper. You can also use a brown lunch bag but I liked the idea of the scraps of text). Mix up some paper mache:
- 2 tablespoons of glue
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1/2 cup of water
Dip the paper strips in the paper mache and apply to the bowl.
Once you have completely covered the bowl allow the paper mache to dry. Start round two. Now you need to try and achieve that nest texture so pieces shouldn’t be completely pressed down.
Here is my ugly dish. In hindsight I shouldn’t have used newspaper with any color and I should have cut my pieces thinner. Let me know if this project worked out for you!