Those days I had mounds of enthusiasm and not much skill, or experience.
We used three colours (red, white and pink), and decorated heart-shaped cookies. Heart-shaped cookies only.
Visionary stuff! 🙈
We've progressed a little since then.
And become a little more imaginative with the theme!
This year it's "Stuck on You" - cacti being so on-trend. And oh-so-huggable!
I love all the various wet-on-wet techniques one can play with in this theme:
Like this one, with just a bit of feathering on wet-on-wet stripes
and this one, even simpler - just stripes.
The tricky bit, and always my biggest challenge, is writing script on a cookie. And it's a must for this particular theme.
If you don't have a projector to make your life easier, then print out the fonts that you'll be using and use a transfer method to get the script onto a dried flooded background.
Here's one way: http://www.sugaredproductions.com/blog/transferring-an-image-without-a-projector/
Or throw caution to the wind and copy them free-hand (which is still a step up from just winging it!). I write the script on lightly with a graphite pencil first, then go over that with icing.