Last year I was completely over the combination of red, white and green by the time Christmas day arrived, and I was determined not to use those same colours again for this year's Christmas cookies…do you think I succeeded?
Clearly not. But the addition of pale green made it seem fresher to me. And I also enjoyed working with the combination of red, white and brown.
But next year - definitely something different!
While we're on the subject, though: let me just share with you a bit about reds.
I usually use a combination of Red Red or Tulip Red and Super Red to get a fresh, true red like the one in the cookies above (Cake Flora or Americolor gels).
You have to use a lot of colorant to achieve a decent red, so it's preferable to use Tulip Red which is not bitter (and to my eyes, indiscernible from Red Red).
In the picture above, from left to right: Xmas Red, Tulip Red, Red Red and Super Red.
Xmas Red? Not really - more like Xmas pink. But a cheery pink, at least!
Ok, I'm off to bake some more fruitcakes.