Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chinese New Year royal icing cookies

It's almost Chinese New Year! :)

This year, Chinese New Year's Day will be the same day as the Valentine's Day on the 14th of February.

I've made butter cookies and royal icing, with the Chinese New Year's theme and full of red color (red is an auspicious color, symbolic of joy) .

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Those are popular Chinese characters used during Chinese New Year:

吉 Ji - lucky, auspicious, propitious

和 He - harmony

財 Cai - wealth, money

喜 Xi - happines

福 Fu - good fortune, good luck, blessing


Chinese boys and girls are wearing red costumes.
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Fish (魚, read: yú) is a significant symbol sounds like the word for riches or abundance .

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Happy Chinese New Year
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45 comments:

  1. These are really beautiful! Yes, CNY is coming!!! :D

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  2. Those are really cute. These cookies are sure to bring love and joy all on the same day!

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  3. ohhh, it's so lovely!!! great job!

    happy chinese new year!

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  4. oh my god *hides face in shame*
    I no NOT A SINGLE chinese char! I could be eating a cookie tht says shit for all i knw! ;p

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  5. so adorable....you did a great job!!!

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  6. Wow!!! They are so beautiful! I esp love those Chinese character cookies!

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  7. those chinese boys and girls are sooo cute. Good Job!

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  8. wow. CNY cookies with auspicious chinese words! very nicely done :)Can't wait for CNY!

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  9. Incredible decorating work! I love looking at these adorable cookies!

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  10. A great piece of art...they are adorable!

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  11. Your cookies are adorable, I especially love the fish! Happy Chinese New Year, Selby!

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  12. My word, Selby. I was looking for the perfect link to include in today's Carrot Cake Day for February's celebrations AND lo and behold, here it is. Perfect!!! Those cookies are darling:) I'm going to add this right NOW!!

    Thank you so much for sharing. Did I miss your carrot cake recipe in October? I would love to see it...

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  13. so cute looking! perfect for CNY! happy CNY to you too :)

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  14. So beautiful, wish I could order from you :D

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  15. Waw,...Selba!!! What georgous & so fab looking apart yummie cookies!!

    You have done a great job!!!

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  16. You are really good!!! Everything looks so cute and really well made. You should start taking orders hehe

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  17. Here's to a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year Imlek!

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  18. you've already covered most of the symbols of cny! good job! the figurines are cool. reminds me of the gingerbreadman! ;D

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  19. Selby, these are beautiful and so professional-looking. How did you learn to do all this?

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  20. Thanks a lot to everyone who has been so kind to compliments on my CNY royal icing cookies :) I'm flattered!

    mica: I learned through practicing ;) Never join a course/classes or anything else.

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  21. Hi Selby, this is my first visit to your blog and I love your cookies so much. You did the royal icing decorations really well! :)

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  22. The cookies very cute and pretty, just nice for the upcoming CNY :)

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  23. Selby, your cookies are delightful! You take so much care in the detail. I think you should go into the cookie business and ship them all over the world!

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  24. Hey Selba, thank you for dropping by to say hello :). During the last 2 months I just had no motivation to blog, that's why there're no updates, but now I have 1 week holiday, I think I am going to update my blog more regularly. And yes, Chinese New Year is coming... it will be very quiet here though, even though 15th Feb is Fasching here and everyone is going to get crazy and drunk - what a fantastic tradition...;-)! Your cookies are lovely as usual!:)

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  25. They're so adorable Selby!! I'm impressed, as usual :)

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  26. Prosperity, Longevity, Health and Wealth never looked cuter! :D

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  27. Those are gorgeous cookies, Gung Hi Fa Choi Selby :)

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  28. OMG the chinese boys and girls are so cute!!!! Love em!!! If I had them, I wouldn't have the heart to eat them. hehe. Happy New Year, Selby!

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  29. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour..............................................

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  30. always so envious who can make royal icing cookies so nicely.
    i can never get them uniform and pretty!
    its also really tiring :( awesome job!

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  31. Super cute! I love the little fish, their eye are cugreat. And those little boys...cute, cute,cute!

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  32. Wow! Very nicely done .... Happy CNY to you in advance ... :D

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  33. these cookies are very apt for the CNY and the Chinese characters are well written-the only Chinese characters i know is from the mahjong set.

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  34. What gorgeous butter cookies. My favorites are the fish.

    Happy Valentine's day.
    Sam

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  35. Selba darling, wishing you a lovely weekend and a love filled Valentine’s Day.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  36. "Grabbed" this link for a post I did today, Selby. Thank you so much for sharing...Now I'm off to see what's new with you:)

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  37. I love those cookies and thank you for explanation of Chinese characters.
    Have a nice day!

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  38. Dear Selbysfoodcorner, these cookies are awesome!!! Love how you used icing to put Chinese symbols on them. I have never seen anything like it! Very artistic, and like how you used red, which symbolizes joy. There are some wonderful shots of the cookies. Very professional and I will definitely be back to have a bite of more.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers, Gaby
    You can visit me at http://ptsaldari.posterous.com

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