Easter Basket Cookie

As part of a collaborative project put together by Haniela’s that includes many talented cookiers, I’ve created these cute Easter basket cookies using the basket weave technique.  Easter Basket (6)
Photos by super9Films
The colors shown in this tutorial are from the Wilton Garden Tone 4-Piece Colors Set. I used aster mauve to make the pink color shown here, juniper green and delphinium blue. You can also make these colors yourself by adding a touch of black or brown to your pinks, blues and greens.
I used the Wilton Comfort-Grip Egg Cookie Cutter, which measures about 4-1/2″ tall. This cookie was made with my Orange Vanilla Spice recipe, available here in my shop.
Ice the cookie using flood consistency royal icing and a tip 3.

 Use a scribe tool to evenly distribute the icing immediately after flooding the cookie. Easter Basket (10)

Allow the icing to dry 8-12 hours. Once the icing is completely dry, use the scribe tool to mark where the top of your basket will be by scratching a line in the icing. I made mine a little more than half way down. Notice the line is not perfectly straight, but curves down slightly. Easter Basket (12)

Then, use stiff consistency royal icing and a tip 3 to pipe a rope border for the handle. Watch the clip below for demo on piping a rope border. It’s basically a series of interconnected backwards “S” shapes.Easter Basket (13)

You don’t need to wait for your rope border to dry to start the next step. Using the guide as your starting point, pipe a basket weave using stiff icing and a tip 3. You can learn more about basket weave in this post.Easter Basket (15)

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Pipe a bead border using the same stiff icing and tip 3 that you used for the basket. Easter Basket (16)

To make the flowers, pipe groups of 3 upside down teardrop shapes using stiff icing in delphinium blue and a tip 2.

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Once you have a few flowers, pipe leaves using a tip 352 with stiff icing in juniper green. You can see leaf making in action in the video in my shop on how to pipe roses and leaves.

Pipe lots of leaves hanging over the edge of the basket to add more dimension.

Photos by super9Films

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Be sure to visit these participating sites to see all of the amazing Easter projects!

3D Easter Bunny by Marielle – De Koekenbakkers

Chick Cupcakes by Robin – Bird On A Cake

Mrs. Bunny Centerpiece by Myriam – Chapix Cookies

Cheesecake Easter Eggs by Beth – Hungry Happenings

Cho “Bunny” Greek Yogurt Pops by Jill – Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Hidden Easter Eggs by Stephanie – Ellie’s Bites

Easter Egg Cupcakes by Liz – Hoosier Homemade

Easter Treat Pouches by Elena – Just Me

Mini Meringue Cake by Karyn – Pint Sized Baker

Bunny Cake by Kathia – Pink Little Cake

Easter Gumball Machine by Marlyn – Montreal Confections

Easter Island by Laura – A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe

Easter Bunny Sandwich by Michelle – Creative Food

Bunny Garland by Sue – Munchkin Munchies

Egg Hunt Pound Cake by Jennifer – Not Your Momma’s Cookie

Dutch Easter Egg by Lorraine – Lorraine’s Cookies

Easter Egg Painting Chicks by Mike – Semi Sweet

Easter Basket Cookies by Amber – Sweet Ambs Cookies

The Carrot Patch Cake by Kim – The Partiologist

Cookie Bunny Pop by Meaghan – The Decorated Cookie

Pretzel Bunnies by Sarah – Miss CandiQuik

I, Robot Egg Cookie by Hani – Haniela’s

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