Showing posts with label Cookie decorating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cookie decorating. Show all posts

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cupcake Cookies!

It's Cookie Journey Thursday here at The Freshman Cook! I made cupcake cookies today. They are festive and happy and simple to decorate, and you can't help but smile when you see one!
Cupcake Cookies!

I used Americolor Orange for the frosting,
and Americolor Electric Green for the cupcake cup.
The lines on the cup were made with the Electric Green also.
I just used less of it when I was mixing the colors.
Start by outlining the cupcake cup area of the cookie.
Fill in the cup. I used a #3 tip to outline and fill in.
Outline and fill in the frosting area of the cookie.
I made it overlap the cupcake cup just because I thought
it looked nice. I used a # 5 tip for this.
Sprinkle some decorating candy dots over the frosting.
Add the lines with a #1 tip. This is an area where
I need some practice! To me, this is one of the hardest
things to do in cookie decorating. Those darn lines!!
I will be practicing this during the week.

Thanks for joining me!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Birthday Cake Cookies!

A Birthday Cake Cookie! Today is Cookie Journey Thursday! This week we are learning how to make a birthday cake cookie! This cookie is a lot of fun and the colors are bright and happy like a birthday cake cookie should be!
Birthday Cake Cookie
  • White Frosting
  • Americolor Orange
  • Americolor Regal Purple
  • Americolor Electric Green
  • Americolor Super Black
  • Wilton Buttercup Yellow
  • Wilton Tips # 1, 2 and 5
  • Wilton Birthday Cake Cookie Cutter
 Outline the cookie with Wilton Tip #5. I switched to outlining with a 
tip 5, instead of my usual tip #2, because on this cookie
 we have a large area to fill in and it will be easier and quicker.
As you can see, using the # 5 tip gives us a more
even fill in of the area. Does that make any sense? 
What I am trying to say is that the filled in area has no 
sections that started to dry while we were still filling in.
Let this dry completely.
 Using a #2 tip, outline a scalloped edge for the bottom layer.
You could also make it a straight edge if you want.
Fill in the orange edge.
Outline the purple so it looks like a scalloped edge 
on the side of a cake. You could also have a straight line
 if you want.You should still be using the #2 tip.
Fill in the purple. 
Using the green and a #2 tip, pipe 5 little candles 
across the top of the cake.
Using a #1 tip and black frosting, make a tiny candle wick
 on the top of each candle.
Using the green frosting, squeeze little dots on the orange 
and purple cake edge. 
On the orange edge, add some purple dots
 in between the green ones.
On the purple edge, add some orange dots
 in between the green ones.
Using a #2 tip and your yellow frosting, pipe a little
flame on to the top of each wick. To do this, squeeze your bag
close to the top of the wick, and as you squeeze, slowly
lift your hand upward, creating a tip on the flame.
If the flame isn't as pointy as you would like, take a 
toothpick, and gently pull just a little icing into a point!
That's how you make a birthday cake cookie!
These would look so great if you slipped the cookie
into a little clear bag and tied orange, purple, and green
curly ribbon around it. So festive!

Thanks for joining me today!



Friday, August 24, 2012

Cookie Journey Thursday ~ Back To School Pencil Cookies!

Monday starts the new school year here in town! I can tell by the crowds in the stores that everyone is very busy gathering new school supplies like notebooks, and lunch boxes, and pencils. Well, you can scratch pencils off the list because we have them right here!
Back To School Pencil Cookies
 I cut these out myself, which explains why
some of them are not as straight as they should be.
But anyway, I outlined and filled in the main part
of the pencil with Wilton Buttercup Yellow.
I used a #2 tip.
I outlined and filled in the eraser part of the pencil
with Americolor Soft Pink and Electric Pink mixed together.   
I used an Americolor Electric Green for the two lines.
Outline the lead area of the pencil with Americolor Super Black.
Fill in the lead area with the black.
Happy Back To School!

What I learned:
#1.
 I measured and cut out each pencil.
I should have made a stencil.
 As I cut and moved the dough,

I think it got too soft because it
took me so long and I didn't realize
how crooked they became.

#2.
 I am not happy with my green lines. My icing was too thin
 and I should have made it thicker before using it. I thought
it would work, and when I saw it didn't, I was a bit nervous
about taking it off and redoing it. I was afraid it would
make things worse.

So, I am still taking three steps forward and one step back in trying to
become a better cookie decorator. But I am still working on it.
Let me know if you are working with me. It's fun!

Thanks for joining me.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sugar Cookie Thongs!

I know I am showing my age here now, but when I was a little girl, flip flops used to be called thongs. Do you remember that? Of course now, flip flops and thongs are definitely 2 very different things. However, I still have a tendency to slip up once in a while and call my flip flops "thongs" and although I try to catch myself before I say it out loud, this is forever a source of humor for my husband. (So glad to be available for his amusement!)
Never the less, it is Cookie Journey Thursday and we are making sugar cookie flip flops! I have this cute little container that I think would make such a great gift if it was filled with matching flip flop cookies. So today I made two of the designs. I hope they make you smile!
Flip Flop Cookies
Outline the pink and the green cookie.
I used Americolor Soft Pink
and Americolor Electric Green
I also used a Wilton tip #2.
Fill in the pink flip flip and .....
the green one.
I made a little flower cookie for the center of the pink cookie.
Outline and fill in with Americolor Orange.
Use Americolor Electric Blue and a #2 tip to make
 a strap for your flip flop.
Attach the flower to the center top of the strap.
Freehand some white, 5 petal flowers of your green flip flop.
Place a small pink dot in the center of each flower.
Make the straps for the flip flop in the same pink as your dots.
Thanks for joining me as I continue to work on 
improving my cookie decorating skills. I am still a long way
from where I want to be, but I am closer than I was.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
That seems to be the major key.
If you are practicing with me let me know!



Friday, July 27, 2012

Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies!

It is Cookie Journey Thursday, and today we are making cookies in the shape of an ice cream cone, with a scoop on top, of course! Let's get started!!
I used a Wilton tip #2 for the entire cookie.
Americolor Brown for the cone.
Americolor Light Pink for the ice cream.
Outline the ice cream cone.
Fill it in.
Make diagonal lines from one side of the cone to the other.
Then go back and make them the other way.
Kind of a criss cross pattern.
Outline the ice cream cone on top of the filled in icing.
It should be the same height as the criss cross on the cones.
Outline the pink ice cream.
Fill in the pink.
I made the pink icing a little thicker for the top outline.
Outline on top of the filled in icing just as we did on the cone.
The next time I make these ice cream cone cookies,
 I think I will use a tip bigger than a #2 for the top outline 
on the ice cream. Perhaps a #3 or 4. I just think it would look 
more pronounced with a thicker line.
Thanks for joining me today!




Friday, July 13, 2012

Mini Sugar Cookies and a Giveaway!

Today for Cookie Journey Thursday, I made some simple, pretty mini sugar cookies shaped like a flower. I thought they fit in perfectly with our "Mini Week" of desserts.
To make these cookies I used a Wilton #2 tip 
and the following colors:
Americolor Super Red, Turquoise, and Leaf Green
and Wilton Violet.
To get the different shades of the same color, I just
used fewer drops when mixing the color.
Outline your flower cookie and then...
fill in with the same color.
Let dry.
Place a white dot in the center of each cookie
with a Wilton tip #4.
Enjoy !
Simple and sweet and mini!
(and you can eat more than one because they're small)

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