Fall Leaves

I love when the leaves change colors.  The crimson red, golden yellow, and rich brown are such a contrast to the green worn for the last six months.  I thought the best way to celebrate the change in the weather was to make some easy leaves of my own.

Since I’m not an artist, I decided a realistic version would take a lot of time I didn’t want to spend.  I went for more of an abstract feel.  Here’s how you do it.

First cut out leaf shaped cookies and flood with your color choice.  I went for colors I had left over from another cookie set.  Remember, this is supposed to be easy.

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Before it sets, pipe a contrasting color like the leaf’s veins.

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And then another.

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Then take a toothpick and slide it through the colors.  Don’t mix too much or you’ll lose the effect.

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You can run the tooth pick through any way you want for different looks.  Make sure to wipe off one color before starting in another if you want a clean look.  If you’re going for what I have above, it doesn’t really matter.

Mix together some different looks and in the end you have a nice plate to welcome the new season.

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