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My Favorite Autumn Blue Color

Written by Mike Tamplin Nov 11, 2015


Boy, do the days get busy as the end of the year approaches! It seems I’m up to my eyeballs with to-dos at my day job, while barely finding time for my cookie want-to-dos at night. While I practice better time management skills, I’ll keep this post brief.

If you’ve been following this blog over the years, you probably noticed a similar trend on each Thanksgiving cookie set I’ve done. I love to incorporate the color blue! It all started a couple years ago when I laid eyes on this Thanksgiving set by Sweet Sugarbelle. The blue accent was such a refreshing punch of color I found unique (and awesome) in her fall/autumn color palette. I’ve been hooked ever since!

I wanted to share with you my favorite autumn blue shade that I’ve grown to love. I’ve experimented with different shades of autumn blue over the years, but this one I keeping coming back to. It just doesn’t disappoint.

How to make autumn blue icing by Semi Sweet Designs

To get this autumn blue color, mix 2 parts Americolor Royal Blue with 1 part Americolor Forest Green. Pretty simple. (The icing in the above picture is shown after the color had time to develop over 2 hours. It does become an even darker color after the icing is fully dry.)

The forest green adds a nice earthy undertone to the blue, which coordinates well with brown color schemes common this time of year.

How to make autumn blue icing by Semi Sweet Designs

In keeping things simple, I decided to recreate a few cookie designs I’ve done in years past using this autumn blue color palette. If you’re interested, you can find the tutorials on these designs by following the links below:

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!


35 replies on “My Favorite Autumn Blue Color

  1. Beautiful cookies.

  2. Really looking forward to a great relationship with you and your talent.

  3. Did you use a different cutter on the blue shirt than you did on the brown?

    1. Hi Cynthia, I used a custom cookie cutter that I made. I plan to have it in the shop soon. Thanks!

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