Spatterware Leaves

Spatterware Leaves

Spatterware Leaves

Here’s a confection that merges my passions for decorative arts and patisserie. Using my traditional cut-out sugar cookies as petite canvases, I cover them with cut-out fondant leaves of the same size and sponge paint the smooth white sugar coating with food color paste mixed with a bit of vodka (which dissipates as they paint dries). The result is a whimsical and lovely treat that is reminiscent of 19th-c. English Staffordshire spatterware that was frequently exported to, and became popular in, America.

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2 thoughts on “Spatterware Leaves

  1. Absolutely beautiful. What is the purpose of the vodka? Does the alcohol act as some sort of thinning agent?

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