Cookie Planets!

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In a recent Instagram Story, I mentioned how much I dislike mixing icing colors. One of the reasons I started painting on royal icing is partially because of the versatility of the medium, but also because I’m pretty lazy when it comes to prepping for a project 😉

And, in a very unscientific study (involving asking my family members to stick their tongues out after eating these cookie planets), I found out that painted icing is less likely to stain your mouth than if the color is mixed into the icing.

This set was iced in white and painted with less than one drop of each color, which is probably why the cookies don’t leave a stain behind. If I had mixed the color into the icing, it would have taken much more food coloring to get the same effect. So, next time you have to make a dark color, try this method!

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

Instructions:

1) Begin by icing a hexagon cookie with white flood consistency royal icing and a decorating tip number 3.

2) Use a scribe tool to evenly distribute the icing.

3) Allow the icing to dry completely.

4) Make a guide by tracing a round cookie cutter with the scribe tool.

5) Paint the outside of the circle with dark blue food coloring mixed with grain alcohol, vodka, or any flavor extract such as vanilla, lemon, or almond.

6) The paint should be darkest around the edges and fade toward the middle. Use any colors you like to create your own planet!

7) Pipe tiny stars around the planet with white flood consistency royal icing and a decorating tip number 1.

8) Paint a ring with gold luster dust mixed with grain alcohol, vodka, or any flavor extract such as vanilla, lemon, or almond.

9) Repeat the process using a small star cookie cutter as a guide.

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