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Planning the color palette for the royal icing was the most important step of this project. I really loved the colors I used for the fall leaves and acorns and pumpkins and jack-o'-lanterns that I made a few weeks ago. So I made a bunch more of those. I wanted the green to stand out a bit more as an accent color, so I used it for the cap of the acorns, as well as some of the lettering, stitching, and plaid stripes.
The next most important factor in piping the plaid details was choosing the best decorator tips. I went back and forth experimenting with combinations of Wilton size #1, #2, & #3. The thinner stripes (#1 tip) were my favorite, but only when I left a lot of room between stripes.
|Look at the difference between the two yellow ones. To me,|
the bottom right has too many thin lines piped too close together.
|Now look at the difference between the two red ones.|
The bottom one used #2 and #3 tips, and the top right used only #1.
I just think the finer lines look more pristine.
It helped to look at pictures of plaid fabric as well as pictures of plaid cookies (thank you Cookie Crazie) for pattern inspiration!
The finishing details that pulled it all together for me were the stitching inside the white message patch and the outline around it.
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I definitely will keep trying to perfect the plaid patterns. I'm much more of a modern decor kind of girl, but I have to admit, the plaid adds such a sweet whimsy to the fall theme!