Monday, August 12, 2013

Decorated Cookies: Dinosaurs, Pineapples, and Seahorses, oh my!

So I have been wanting to make decorated cookies for forever. Literally. They looked so adorable and fun I just had to make them. Now I made them once, but even though they were cute, they could have been so much better. So I stalked University of Cookie videos so I would be completely prepared. The result? Some professional looking cookies. Here’s a glimpse of them:

You’ll need:
-Electric blue in piping and flood consistency
-Leaf green in piping and flood consistency
-Orange in piping and flood consistency
-lemon yellow in flood consistency
-white loose (thicker flood) icing
-black loose (thicker flood) icing
-tips #2, #4, #10

I had two shapes for my dinosaur cookies. A T-rex looking cutter and a Stegosaurus one. These both came from a giant container of Wilton cutters I have. I used the brightest colors I could make from Americolor food colorings just because they were the colors for my brother’s grad party. First I piped the 3 colors, alternating between the 2 shapes of cutters. Then I thinned the icings and used the wet-on-wet technique, working 2 cookies at a time. Wet-on-wet is basically thinning both icings to the same consistency and then after you flood, dropping dots onto the wet icing.

After you flood your cookies and drop dots on, let them dry for an hour or so. For the eyeballs, drop dots on with a larger tip. I used Wilton #10. I then used a #4 to drop pupils onto the wet white icing. Also, I used Ziploc baggies for this, not wanting to waste a piping bag. It turned out fine, since I didn’t have a lot of icing in the bag.

Here’s a pic of all the colors:

This is an example of when the dots can bleed. Don't drop them too quickly, let the icing dry a bit.

These are my squeeze bottles filled with flood icing. I worked at the counter, so I had some height.

I made a giant mess but it was worth it. These cookies are gorgeous. Go make some! These dinos would be great for a little kid’s birthday party. And I will be posting more decorated cookies in the next days, so make sure to keep visiting! Bye, bye!

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