Have fun playing with your food with these easy & colorful splatter paint heart cookies. It’s a fun DIY just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Today I want to share with you a fun and easy way to upgrade your regular Valentine heart sugar cookies. I’ve used this splatter paint technique once before to decorate macarons and they looked so great! It turned out just as well on these heart cookies decorated with royal icing. The reason the royal icing works so well is that it sets with a smooth finish so the dye won’t bleed or run.
This is one of those food DIYs where making them is almost as fun as eating them, so I invited my friend Ally to DIY them with me.We spent the afternoon playing with food paint and decorating our cookies. We even turned the day into a video for her Youtube channel, along with a couple of other easy dessert DIYs that are perfect for your Valentine. You can see them all after the jump!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this video of Ally and I made of our afternoon must be worth a million! Also included are a couple of other fun and easy dessert DIYs that I’ve done. You can see a ton more recipes and fun DIYs on Ally’s YouTube Channel. Check her out!
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Have fun playing with your food with these easy & colorful splatter paint heart cookies. It's a fun DIY just in time for Valentine's Day!
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- Edible Food Paint ( Gel food coloring + vodka)
- Edible Gold Paint ( Edible gold luster + vodka)
- Paintbrushes only used for food
- Heart cookies, frosted with Royal Icing
- Recipe for edible food paint, edible gold luster paint and tips for working with edible food paint can be found HERE .
- Cover your work surface. Consider wearing gloves as the food paint can stain.
- "Splatter" the paint on your frosted cookies by dabbing your brush in the gel coloring mixture, holding the brush between your thumb and middle finger and tapping the brush with your second finger. You can vary the vigor of your taps to create different sized splatters.
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