Happy New Year
*Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother Of God*
The fleur-de-lis with its three petals
united by a single stem has embedded in its
emblematic symbolism Mary's own
supernatural relationship to the Holy Trinity:
Mary is the daughter of the Father,
the Mother of the Son,
and the bride of the Holy Spirit.
(Magnificat, December 2010)
This beautiful symbol inspired me to make a decorative stencil
for this feast day treat!
Fleur-de-lis symbol to trace
(I used an ornament)
Edible Pearl Dust
(Or Powdered Sugar)
After baking the brownies and letting them cool,
I gently placed the stencil over the brownies:
I applied the edible pearl dust with a small paint brush.
This was the result after removing the stencil:
This was incredibly easy and fun to do!
*It has gotten my wheels turning about what other fun designs to create and decorate with stencils*
"The Blessed Virgin's womb remains for ever fruitful.
Mary leads us to Christ,
but Christ leads us back to his Mother,
for without Mary's maternity,
Jesus would become a mere abstraction to us.
The Lord wills us to 'let his face shine upon' us through
the face of the Mother of God.
We serve a Mother who seems to grow more beautiful
as new generations rise up and call her blessed."
~C.K. Chesterton~Pin It