I know you must think I am a crazy romantic by now, getting a start on Valentine's Day over a month early and these would fit the bill for that. It's just perfect timing really, where my inspiration is coming from.
There is really no reason for the number of black hearts, but there is a reason for just one red heart.
Maybe this will help?
There is a significance to the 4 love letters.
We already had the first book with the movie cover and I wanted them to match, besides I did see the movies first. I am about halfway through the 2nd book now. Everyone that said I must read them, was right and thank you! These books are a must read if you like this kind of thing. I have always been a fan of vampire stories, reading all of The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, and another similar series that the name escapes me right now shortly after, so many years ago.
These cookies were made using: the Martha Stewart: Sugar Cookies recipe and Duff Red & Black Fondant. I cut out the shapes with the same cookies cutters I made the cookies with while the cookies were baking and immediately placed the fondant on the cookie as soon as the cookies were out of the oven and still hot, this adheres the fondant to the cookie. I premade the tiny flowers so they would have time to harden slightly and not lay flat on the cookie. I used a bottle of royal icing left from yesterday's cookies that to stick on the sugar pearls onto the flowers and then to stick the flowers onto the cookie after the cookie had finished cooling and the fondant on top had started to dry.
Anyway if you love these cookies, you will love the cupcakes that are floating around in my head right now waiting to be made very soon!
My Word for 2012:
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