That Funky Bandaid Color

When it comes to cookie decorating, sometimes an exact color match is not the best way to go.  Bandaid cookies are the perfect example.

Bandage Cookies

That bandaid “fleshtone” color is kind of icky and doesn’t always translate well to cookies, not to mention being frustratingly difficult to match.


So, in the interest of pretty cookies and sanity I made a lightened-up version.


Begin with about 1/2 a cup of icing and add one scant drop of tulip red, and 3-4 drops of ivory.  The result is a little brighter than the real version, but pretty close to the shade on the box.


If you have leftover icing, it doubles well for fleshtone {or as a base for darker colors} which you can use to make nurse cookies!

Moral of the story, when it comes to color, don’t let yourself become boxed into exact matches.  When it comes to cookie art, often an interpretation is better than the real thing.

Have a great weekend cookie friends!