Sweet Valentine's cookies

I have been posting Valentine's cookies every day since February first, well almost every day and I haven't realized how many valentine's cookies designs I have made through the years!

My costumers are a very important part of my business and I am very thankful for all their inspirations and ideas that keeps me motivated to make original cookie designs. 

I recently made some heart and candies cookies
for a Valentine's Day party and here are some pictures for you. 

Tinting red icing always has been a challenge for me, I remember one of my first orders were some red apples and it was so hard to have an even bright red icing. 

Sometimes when you do not mix very well your icing using red food coloring when your cookies dry they may have some darker spots and this will not look very nice.

The quality and the expiration date of your food coloring is something that you' ll have to pay a lot of attention to. 

Some of my favorite brands of gel colors are Chefmasters, Atheco  and Americolor. I love Tulipan red from Chefmasters and the Red Red from Atheco. 

But my secret to achieve a very nice even bright red flooding  icing is to tint firm icing with equal parts of Americolor Deep Pink and  Atheco Red Red, and then when the shade of red is right for you, then adding water to thin out the icing. 

Here is a video on how to make the red royal icing. 

I posted some videos on how to decorate some of these cookies on my Instagram, you can check them out.