The Freshman Cook: She's A Grand Old Flag!

Today is another Cookie Journey Thursday, and we are making Flag cookies for Memorial Day! I love making cookies for special holidays!

I used a Wilton #2 tip for everything, and I used 

Wilton Royal Blue and Americolor Super Red #120 for the icing.

I cut out my cookie, and started the decorating by

outlining a circle at the top of the flag pole, and then filling it in.

Let it dry before going on to the next step.

Outline and then fill in the flag pole. 

Mark out a small square at the top for the bed of stars,

outline and then fill in. Let dry.

Here is a pic from the top of the cookie. The flag should look

like it is waving, so I brought the blue field all the way to the top,

and I made it as wide as the first scallop on the cookie.

Let the icing dry.

I made the first stripe red, and followed with 6 stripes total.

I let the stripe dry for about 20 minutes before 

moving on.

I piped the stripes freehand. It was very easy.

I made sure that the first red and the first white stripe

were equal in width to the field of blue. I was going to sketch

a line as a guide for the rest of the stripes, but instead

I estimated the width and drew the first line, like the red one above.

Then I came back along the previous white line. This was a

lot like the outlining I piped when I made the graduation cookies, 

but this looks much better. 

I guess it does pay to practice!

 (I should have listened to that advice a long time ago!)

Then I piped the line at the edge of the flag, and filled

in the stripe.

I think these turned out pretty well, but

I definitely need to perfect this, so look for these again

near the 4th of July.

Practice makes Perfect!

(or so I have heard :))

Looking for cookie cutters? 

I got a great email today from Foose Cookie Cutters,

and they have some fantastic new cutters!

Check them out!

Thanks for joining me today!

I hope someone is practicing along with me!

Leave a Comment