Friday, February 18, 2011

Cookies!

I haven't made a cookie order in a couple months. The past couple years I've done orders for showers, birthdays, and other parties on the side. It's fun, but they're a lot of work and time, and sometimes the compensation for an order wasn't worth the time it took me. But, I still do them for friends and family, and when you have someone that really appreciates your handy work, it's always worth it!

So...here are some cookies for my friend, C, for her girls weekend...I thought it would be fun to show how the cookies go from a blank slate dough to the finished product!

Here are the rolled sugar cookies ready for the oven..

here are my naked cookies fresh out of the oven!



 First step, I outline them in royal icing. These outlines act as a little bridge for when I fill the cookies in

 A quick little tip...royal icing, the icing that hardens once it dries, can be tricky to handle. I like to set up my decorating bags, put the tips in them, and then put them in pint glasses. It makes it soooo much easier to fill the bags and gives me a place to rest them if I'm switching colors.


 One the black outlines dried for a few minutes...I filled in some pink royal icing...



Then, to finish them off, I filled in the rest with some white royal icing


Once they're dry, they get bagged and tied with a ribbon for the final product

here's a shot of the final product...


5 comments:

  1. those are so adorable and I bet they are so yummy.

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  2. I'm so in love with these. Thank you, a million times over! They'll be a smash hit.

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  3. So totally gorgeous Holly!! ^_^ love them!!

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