Continuing with the idea from my last color post for Halloween I wanted to try playing around with the colors of fall. I think that as long as you use the expected shapes for a given season then you can use pretty much use any color scheme you like and it will still feel right. That's my theory anyway.
For these color exercises I am trying to keep the overall design and decorating of the cookies as simple as I can. These tree cookies were cut using a variety of leaf cookie cutters. There is also a pumpkin or an apple cutter thrown in there. I used a letter "I" cookie cutter to cut a longer and straighter stem onto the leaves so they would be more like trees but that could be done just as easily with a sharp knife. I base-coated the baked cookies in white flood icing and let them dry overnight. Then I used a thicker flood icing (about a 20 count) to add the trunk and dots for leaves to the cookies. These are great cookies if you need something quick and easy!
You could easily use this simple technique to make a tree cutter out of basic shapes too like circles and ovals too but because I'm changing the color scheme up I wanted the shapes to have a very expected fall shape to keep the design in season.
The cool tones also give the color scheme a hint of the coming winter but I think the little bit of yellow still keeps them in the fall season. What are your favorite colors for fall?