If you haven’t noticed, unicorns are everywhere! When did this craze begin? Who knows how long it will last? Usually, trends come and go, but unicorns have outlasted any trend that I can think of. Well, maybe except for gnomes. People go crazy for gnomes, probably as much as unicorns, possibly more. I think gnomes are loved more by adults than children. I remember as a kid, thinking and dreaming of unicorns. What is it about these magical, mythical creatures? According to Wikipedia, the unicorn dates back to 1555, (I take this statement with a grain of salt, but they’ve been around for eons.) I wonder if people loved them as much back then, as they do today. They say the unicorn is a symbol of peace and beauty. I think that’s what has always drawn people to them. Children LOVE unicorns. Maybe it brings out the child in all of us, with it’s beautiful colors and magical qualities.
The baking world is no exception. It’s filled with unicorns or every shape and size and the demand is not letting up. I’ve made unicorn cookies for the past couple of years and now I’m excited to say that I just made my first unicorn cake. It was so much fun, from the fondant ears to the horn that I painted gold. I’ve seen unicorns in every color imaginable. This is what makes decorating them unique. Their mane can be any combination of colors, the more the merrier. Like I said, people go nuts for them. As long as they bring a little happiness to our lives, I don’t see them going away any time soon.
Sometimes I make cookies and love them so much, I can't stop looking at them. I want to keep them for myself, but of course, I always let them go, in the hopes that they will brighten someone's day.
This mermaid is one of those cookies. I just love the colors and I love her sweet little face. These cookies were for my sweet niece, who turned 18 and graduated from high school in May. I just got around to making them for her. I hope she didn't mind the wait.
I have a few other "under the sea" cutters that I'm dying to try out. I'll keep you posted on that.
Mary Liz, baker of all things good.