Hawaiian Theme Birthday Platter
I have really struggled with this set of cookies. I had a vintage Hawaiian style in my head and I don't think it ever quite came through on the cookies. These are my first attempt at plumeria's - so the ring of yellow flowers and leaves around the outside of the platter are supposed to represent a lei. I got the idea of the Aloha and Mahalo rectangles from vintage Hawaiian postcards. A blonde hula dancer? It's the birthday girl - I hope she forgives me for the icing troubles I had on her skin - she looks a bit leathery, like she's been out in the sun a few too many years and I'm terrible at realistic faces..... I really wanted this to turn out spectacular, but I feel I fell short this time around. Plus, it is very overcast today and so the lighting wasn't great for the picture. I sure hope I don't disappoint my neighbor who is giving these as a gift. Thanks Mad About Cookies for helping inspire my hula girl!!