Food coloring: Pink, Yellow, and Blue from the Wilton Color Right set
Round decorator brush from the Wilton 5 piece set
Cut the snow globe cookies from a chilled sheet of cookie dough and bake according to the instructions. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
Ice the globe of the snow globe with light blue flood consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 3. Use a scribe tool to help shape the icing.
Pipe a reflection with white flood consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Allow the icing to dry completely – about 8 hours.
Ice the base with white flood consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Dip the icing into the sprinkle mix of your choice and use a decorator brush to help push the sprinkles into place.
Allow the icing to dry about 2 hours.
Apply a layer of white icing over the bottom 1/4 of the globe. Dip the icing into Winter Wonderland sprinkle mix for the snow.
Use flood consistency royal icing to pipe the decorations, making sure to allow the first layer to dry completely before adding more decoration on top. These smaller areas will only take about an hour to dry.
Optional: Cut a triangular piece of cookie dough, bake it and allow it to cool, then attach it to the back of the cookie with stiff consistency royal icing.
Right click on the template below to save it to your computer and print it out.
Here’s a time lapse video of how I made this cookie portrait of Why Don’t We’s album cover.
The process of creating portraits on a cookie is rather time consuming, as I’m sure you can imagine! This one took me about 8 hours (not including making the dough, baking the cookie, mixing the icing, and editing the video). I used Crystal Colors powdered food coloring mixed with alcohol (Read more about painting on royal icing in this post) in Charcoal for the shadows and Snowflake for the highlights. You can find these at Sugarpaste.com. The tiniest details were done with the help of a fine tip Rainbow Dust edible ink marker.
It’s not easy creating this type of cookie, but so satisfying when it’s finished!
I’m getting into the fall holiday spirit with these sugar skull cookies, complete with Sprinkle Pop’s Día De Los Muertos mix! Sign up for their mailing list to get 20% off your first order and shop their full line of fall sprinkle mixes at https://sprinklepop.shop. Hurry, supplies are limited!
Scroll down for the supply list and time lapse video.