Galaxy Cookies!

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These galaxy cookies have been on my list of designs to try for a while now, especially after all of the requests I’ve been receiving on my YouTube channel! I was hesitant at first because I really had no idea how I was going to pull it off, but I took some inspiration from galaxy nail art, mixed up some interstellar icing colors and gave it a go. I was pleasantly surprised by the results!

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Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

All of the colors shown here were made using the Wilton Color Right color system.

Watch the video for the instructions on how to decorate galaxy cookies with royal icing:

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Chalkboard Cookies!

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Of course chalkboard cookies are great for back-to-school treats, but my brain has become wedding soup and I can’t think of anything else (3 weeks to go!), so I used the chalkboard icing technique to make these wedding plaque cookies.

The plaque cookie cutter that I used for this project is from Ann Clark Cookie Cutters. Get yours here and use code USAcutters15 at checkout for 10% off your order!

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The idea for these chalkboard cookies came to me after I purchased this beauty from Michaels. I bought it to use at my wedding, but until then it’s just hanging out in my craft room!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make these chalkboard cookies:

Colors:

Begin by icing a plaque-shaped cookie with black flood consistency royal icing and a tip 3. Allow the icing to dry completely. I let mine dry overnight. chalkboard-cookies4

Dust the surface with cornstarch to give the icing a chalky look.chalkboard-cookies5

Fill a “tipless” piping bag with flood consistency icing and cut a very small opening. Pipe your design one section at a time (if you pipe the entire design at once, the icing will dry before you get to the next step). I used a tipless bag here because I needed a very small amount of icing. I prefer to use these smaller, thinner bags rather than using a 12″ bag for things like this. chalkboard-cookies6

Use a fine tip brush to flatten the icing and remove some of the excess to make it look like the design was drawn with chalk. chalkboard-cookies7

You can see how I piped this monogram in the video below. Add roses by piping swirls with pink stiff consistency icing and a tip 3. chalkboard-cookies8

Add leaves with green stiff consistency icing and a tip 2. chalkboard-cookies9

Watch the whole process in action in this video:



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5 Tips For Perfect Piping

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Keeping your piping bag steady while decorating cookies can take some time to master. While practice and patience are important tools to becoming an expert decorator, these 5 tips will help get you on your way to perfect piping.

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1. Don’t Overfill Your Piping Bag

If your decorating bag is filled to the top, it will be very difficult to control the flow of icing. I keep my bags less than halfway full when decorating cookies. Not only does this help with steady piping, but it also keeps things neat and clean as you work. There’s nothing worse than icing leaking out of the back of your bag, dripping all over the table, and potentially ruining your freshly iced cookies! Yes, you will need to refill your bag more often, but it’s worth the trouble. Piping-basics-4

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2. Do The Twist

Twisting the piping bag where it rests between your thumb and forefinger will help put pressure on the icing so that you don’t have to squeeze so hard. This is especially helpful when working with stiff consistency royal icing (for information on achieving the right icing consistency for your cookie decorating project, read this post).

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3. Less Is More

Once your piping bag is filled and twisted, make sure that you’re only holding a handful of icing before you start decorating. Squeezing the icing from halfway down rather than trying to squeeze from the top will make things much easier on your hand. The bag tie on the end will hold the extra icing in place. Keep in mind though, that if you don’t have that twist in the bag mentioned in tip 2 above, it will be nearly impossible to squeeze the icing from this position.

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4. Get A Grip

Place one or two fingers from your other hand on the bag to keep your piping hand steady. For more support, wrap your thumb around your wrist. Also, make sure your forearm is resting on the edge of your work table.

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5. Consistency Is Key

Having the right icing consistency for your project is crucial! If your icing is too thin, your perfectly piped details will become an unrecognizable blob. Read this post to learn about how to achieve the royal right icing consistency for your project. P6060863

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Makeup Cookies!

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It’s been so long since I posted a new tutorial! I took a little break last week to teach a private cookie decorating class to a couple of lovely ladies who came to visit me at my cookie studio all the way from Texas. Now I’m back to share these fab makeup cookies with you! makeup-cookies-resized

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

Colors: The Wilton Color Right color system was used to create all of the icing colors in this set.

  • Teal = blue + yellow
  • Hot pink = pink + red
  • Black
  • Gray = a touch of black
  • Brown
  • Tan = a touch of brown

Right click on the image below to save the templates to your computer so that you can print them and cut them out. Place the templates over the chilled sheet of cookie dough and cut around them with a paring knife.

Tip: Wrap the templates in packing tape so that you can wipe them clean and reuse them.

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Watch the video for the instructions on how to decorate makeup cookies with royal icing!

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