A couple of months ago, the generous folks at Light In The Box let me pick out some cookie cutters to try. I chose these plunger cutters because I love the shapes! They’re really meant to be used with fondant, but they work on cookies, too! These two shapes worked the best with my cookie dough. I also tried a rose design, which sort of got lost in the baking process. It’s a very pretty design, though, and I bet it would work great with fondant.
I hand painted these cookies. No icing required!
Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
I don’t usually recommend that you work with soft cookie dough, but for molded cookies like these and the ones I made with Amazing Mold Putty, it’s a necessity.
The plunger cutters arrived un-assembled, so after my friend came in from the office next door to help me put them together, I was good to go. Once the cookies are baked and cooled, mix a little bit of pink gel paste food coloring with a few drops of alcohol or flavored extract and mix in some white pearl dust. Apply the mixture on the imprinted design using a small brush.
Use the gold highlighter mixed with a little bit of alcohol to paint the raised areas and the border.
Mix some corn syrup with some alcohol (about 1:1) and brush it on the design. This will give the cookies an “enameled” look, much like these cookies I made with a similar technique.
And that’s it! Thank you Light In The Box for letting me try out these plunger cookie cutters!
Click on the images below for more cookie projects:
I just reached 20,000 followers on Instagram and I’m celebrating with a giveaway!
To enter the giveaway, upload a photo on Instagram of a cookie that you’ve made* and use the hashtag #sweetambs20k by Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. It doesn’t have to be a decorated cookie… chocolate chip counts, too! One winner will be chosen at random to receive a prize pack that includes:
Mimi Fix of Baking Fix and I are joining forces! We’ve planned a Cookie Decorating and Marketing Workshop on Saturday, August 23rd at my studio here in Beacon, New York. During the first three hours of the class, we’ll focus on how to make royal icing, flooding and the wet-on-wet technique. In the afternoon, Mimi will walk you through the process of creating a business plan.
I took one of Mimi’s classes before I opened my business and it was so informative and helpful. I’m fortunate to have her come to my studio to share her knowledge! Click on the poster below for more information and to reserve your spot in the class.
Visit the Classes tab to see the full class schedule or to set up a private session.
I’m happy to officially announce that I’m taking my cookie decorating classes back on the road and I’ll be returning to El món dolç de Claudia in Barcelona this December from the 11th through the 14th!
Here are some examples of what I’ll be teaching:
The decorating techniques that will be taught include:
It’s watermelon season! I know that watermelon cookies have been done many times before (see some of my faves at the bottom of this post!), but I couldn’t resist trying my own version of this summertime design. If you’re still not sure what to bring to the 4th of July picnic this weekend, give these a try!
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