In honor of Pantone's 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid, I made these simple and sweet ombre hearts.
To get the colors I wanted, I divided an equal amount of icing into four bowls and used a combination of AmeriColor Electric Pink and Electric Purple colorings.
|My icing divided and ready for coloring.|
In the first bowl I put one drop of each color, in the second, I put two drops of each color and so on, ending with four drops of each color in the fourth bowl. This is the easiest way I know to get even gradations of color.
|Before decorating the cookies, I thinned the icings with water to flood consistency.|
To decorate the cookies, I thinned the icings to flood consistency and used a #2 tip to outline and fill.
|These cookies come together very fast. I like to outline and fill three or four cookies at a time and use a skewer to help evenly distribute the icing.|
|Be sure to let the cookies dry before serving or packaging. This takes anywhere from 4 to 8 hours depending on humidity.|