I saw this in a recent Women's Day magazine and thought they were beautiful. Any tips on how to get that windswept look? The directions can be found on the website (http://www.womansday.com/Recipes/Windswept-Leaf-Cookies-Recipe), but I have a feeling it's not as easy as dragging a toothpick through frosting.
I would definitely say they used thinned RI in multiple colors and then used a toothpick (or other tool) to drag the icing around. If you search the galleries for fall leaves, you will see several examples of people using this technique! HTH
I would say they probably laid the main color down and then when it was wet - they went back and piped into the RI with the new color. Then they probably took the toothpick and swirled it around.
That's just what I think based on my own experience (playing time) with RI.
I get that magazine and thought those leaves were very pretty. I was fairly confident that they just used the wet-on-wet technique but decided to read the directions anyway. I thought is was so funny that the directions are to spread multiple colors of icing on the cookie and let dry. I was just imaging many frustrated newbie cookie makers when they tried to make their cookies look like the picture with those directions.