You’d never know it, but these cactus heart cookies have been in my freezer (undecorated) for months. I cut these hearts out with extra dough from a cookie project last fall. Yay me! I was thinking and planning ahead for a change. I gotta tell ya, it was pretty cool to skip the baking step and get right into decorating these cuties for Valentine's Day!

Buttercream artists everywhere are trading in their pink buttercream for green, and designing super trendy cakes topped with succulents and cacti. Check out the @ivenoven Insta feed! I can’t do that… yet. But I’m pretty jazzed about this gum paste version.


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