I hate sparklers.
Every time I hold one, I burn myself. Every time.
Fourth of July rolls around and I’m peer-pressured into holding a sparkler. I convince myself that it will be different this time and I will become a mighty master of the sparkler. I will twirl it around without fear for my exposed skin. It will be different this time. I believe it.
And…I burn myself.
So, maybe I’m not so into sparklers, but fireworks…fireworks, I like.
They are meant to be admired from a distance, perfect for a chicken like myself. Plus, they’re colorful and loud and awesome.
And now, they’re edible!
- Circle shaped cookies
- Rectangle shaped cookies
- Black icing (outline and flood)
- Firework color icing (outline) – I used AmeriColor electric colors (pink, blue, yellow, and purple). Feel free to use red, white, and blue!
- Couplers, pastry bags, and #1 and #2 tips
Other than the electric colored icing, these were all leftover cookies and icing. I’m trying to get better about using up my leftovers, since I invariably make too much.
1. Outline and flood your circle and rectangle cookies.
Let dry for a couple hours.
2. To make the firework “bursts,” I found a piece of clipart online to use as reference (I just did a Google image search for fireworks). Then, using the electric colored icing with a #1 tip, I freehanded the design.
I would say that some of my cookies were more successful than others! It is a simple, random design, so it doesn’t need to be perfect.
3. For the rectangle starburst cookies, I was just wingin’ it!I started by making stars. Pipe a plus sign, like so:
Then, create two diagonal lines to complete the star:
Then,I randomly added more stars of varying size, along with a couple icing dots.
So, do you like sparklers? Is there an elusive skill that I’m woefully missing when it comes to sparkler wrangling?
Find more Fourth of July treats here.