April is a big month for tree-huggin’ hippies like me across America and around the globe.
On Monday April 22, environmentally-concerned citizens worldwide will celebrate Earth Day. And on Friday April 26, tree-loving Americans will celebrate Arbor Day.
Since its inception in Nebraska way back in 1872, Arbor Day has spread to every continent although it’s held on various days throughout the year.
Now, at Fairytale Brownies, we love our cookies. They taste amazing and look darn good too.
However, we can’t match the artistry of Japan’s 23-year-old wunderkind Risa Hirai, who uses colored icing to paint intricate bonsai trees onto vanilla cookies. Her work has become so famous that it was recently displayed at Gallery Tokyo Humanité.
There’s only one downside. You can’t look at them after you’ve eaten them.
“I often eat them,” Hirai told NPR. “Those exhibited for a while cannot be eaten, so I keep them displayed. But I eat other cookies with friends or give them to someone as a gift.”
We think Hirai’s cookie creations are too beautiful to be eaten. So, here’s our recommendation. Keep on painting those beautiful bonsai cookies. But don’t eat them!
P.S. At Fairytale Brownies, we strive to do our part for the planet including printing our catalogs on paper certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.