The Freshman Cook: Cookie Journey Thursday

This week I have been working on some cookies for my son who is going through finals in college. I send him a lot of cookies throughout the year, especially for finals,  and I have even sent him these before. But, because I am trying to improve my cookie decorating skills. I thought I would make these again.

This cookie really gave me some problems.

I don’t have a cookie cutter for the S. I wish I

did. I have looked all over, and I keep looking,

but I can’t find a cookie cutter in this font.

I used this stencil and I cut out the cookie dough

with a paring knife,

and it actually worked pretty good.

The stencil was originally part of a word quote that I 

got at Michael’s from the clearance bin. I bought it because

it is plastic coated, so I thought it would hold up.

It did, and it was easy to clean, so I can

use it again.

I started by outlining the S in black. I used a #2 tip here.

This was the best of the 4 cookies I did.

(Not saying a lot)!

I thought that the #2 tip was too thin, so I outlined the rest of

the cookies in #3. My outlining is terrible in some spots, and

good in others, but my overall consistency stinks!

The one on the right is way too shaky and I don’t know why.

I think I need to pay more attention.

I then made a white outline to go around the black.

Then I filled the S in with the red. 

I made an N and a C for the tops of the cookies

to copy the schools logo. I originally tried to outline and then 

fill in the small cookies, but they were just too small.

I made the entire cookie white, and then piped the red on top.

I applied them to the S with frosting on the back.

They turned out good, and I was happy with them.

I plan to continue working on perfecting my outlining.

My son graduates next May, and I want to serve these cookies

at his graduation party, so I have a year to get it together!!

I hope you are decorating and practicing with me.

If you are, let me know. I would love the company!! 🙂

Until next week, Happy Decorating! 

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