Here's my first entry for August. I used the rich rolled sugar cookie recipe from Joy of Cooking, black and red MMF (still not a big fan) and royal icing (also form JOC) for piping and to adhere the sugar detail on the heads.
I'm OK with them. I think a comercially-made fondant would have done a better job. Also, I can't seem to get my camera to shoot the true colors, so they are a bit washed out.
Anyway...I had fun making them and I am now endeavoring to make some butteflies. See you all soon!