Skin or Flesh Tone Icing

I have been thinking about these cookies for a while.  They were inspired by those little necklaces that were so popular during my grade school years. 
I made the cookie version for my best friends {who deserve way more than a cookie for putting u with me}, but I think they would be perfect for slumber parties, or even bride and groom wedding favors.

If you would like to see the full tutorial, I am guest posting today on I ? naptime. You should definitely check it out!

In the meantime, I am going to talk about creating skintone colors with RI.

 I made these disks ahead of time for my BFF cookies.  Since my friends are as different in appearance as they are in personality, I needed three different shades of icing…light, medium and dark.



{The ratios below apply to approximately half a cup of white RI using Americolor soft gel pastes}
To make light skintone icing mix: two parts warm brown + one part ivory
To make medium skintone icing mix: 2-3 parts warm brown + 1 part chocolate brown +1 part ivory
To make dark skintone icing mix: 3 parts chocolate brown +2 parts warm brown +a touch of black {if this is going to sit for awhile, use more than half a cup of icing, or less color, because it will develop, or DARKEN and time goes by}
Here is an example of the colors:
Once I mixed the colors, I used them to make royal icing disks to use on my cookies.  If you would like to learn more about this, click on the photo below:

Here’s my girls.  Bob {Barb}, Jenni, Crys, and Jack-o.  I have known all of them for over ten years, and  they really mean the world to me.  I am thankful every day that they are in my life.
For some reason, we all ended up miles apart…Jackie, the closest, is six hours away, but still it feels like they are all right next door.

There is a saying that goes something to the effect that a friend is someone who knows EVERYTHING about you and still loves you anyway…

So very true!

So, here’s to good friends and good cookies.  I love you guys!