If you’ve been around for at least the past year, you probably know I like a good rainbow party. We have another one this afternoon, and last night I made some rainbow cookies for our family’s favorite one-year-old. I was just going to do the rainbow colored flowers because they are a simple, bite sized way to add a lot of cookie color to a party. Over the years I’ve noticed that people enjoy looking at large iced cookies, but a lot of people don’t really eat them (especially grownups). No one ever has a problem eating little cookies though!
However, it was hard to resist making a few actual rainbows for the party tray, and I love the way the flower clouds look at each end of the bow. If I make these again I’ll get a smaller ruffle tip – these have a lot of icing. Since I had the blue sky background, I thought I could get away with just the Roy G. The Biv would surely have been the tipping point between sweet and sweet-overload.
Since I was baking up a fair amount of flowers, I also started baking the fruits and veggies for F’s party in two weeks. I’ve thrown those in the freezer, and I’ll finish baking the others up later this weekend. You can’t ice too far ahead, but you can bake – and these cream cheese sugar cookies are sturdy enough and tender enough to freeze and thaw really well.
Off to deliver the goods, and then to celebrate a sweet little rainbow baby later this afternoon. Hope you are enjoying your Saturday as much as we are.