A cardboard box.
In 2005 it was added to the National Toy Hall of Fame.
A simple box with endless possibilities.
This came to mind when decorating these cookies. Many of us have succumbed to buying pricey decorating toys to play with. As a matter of fact, I am sure my cookie cutter collection is worth the same as the GNP of a small nation. Printers with edible ink anyone? Cricut machines? speculaas molds? Pricey dragees, colored sugar crystals, luster and disco dusts?
A toothpick just blew my creative mind.
Pysanka is an elaborate style of decorating Easter eggs that comes from the Ukraine. I have seen similar eggs in my travels through the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Last week I saw this great tutorial on the King Arthur Four website and decided to do all my bunny and egg cookies in this style.
I have tried this technique before but I never committed to it as a decorating theme for the whole batch, just a random cookie or two. The tutorial shows three basic techniques, for hearts, stripes and circles. All you need is a toothpick. In it, she used pastry bags to apply the stripes, dots and circles to the cookies. I used a thin paint brush.
There are so many possibilities for switching up the colors and techniques.
A toothpick is now my new cardboard box.