Although there are many things to love about the 4th, my favorite part of the day is the end, when the fireworks explode in all their glory. The lights, the colors, the sound, and all the ohhhs and ahhhs always thrills me.
So when my friend Daniele-Boglivi Fiori shared these images of her newest creation, I was in awe. Inspired by fireworks she saw over the Hudson last year, she has done something I think is so creative—translated fireworks into a cookie! From the custom design of the shape, to how she created the spray effect in the icing, I think they are something that are super special.
Real fireworks images from Martha's post last year.
The July issue of Martha Stewart Living features a similar firework cookie and provides the cookie and icing recipe that work perfect for both styles of cookies. In fact, the technique of dragging a toothpick through the icing is the same. The starburst looks so festive! Martha even demoed it on the Today Show.
For more icing detail, Dani has great templates, which help explain the "heart shape." It's easy to get the hang of the icing technique, and you can continue to celebrate summer even past the 4th by changing up the color combos for your own custom effects. I personally have several summer parties I think these will be great for.
Stay up to date with Dani's creative juices over on her blog "the juice."
I hope everyone has a very happy (and safe) 4th of July!