Monday, June 21, 2010

calling all you sugar cookie lovers!

i have discovered the most amazing technique for decorating sugar cookies. EVA. seriously. (oh yikes, there i go with the "S" word already!)....but shinizzley sakes, this is so cool. i guarantee if you decorate sugar cut outs you will love this!

find my amazing sugar cookie recipe HERE!  this is where the fun begins!

there are some tips on decorating cookies from our lovely friends over at ~Our Best Bites!~

in addition to the decorating tutorial, you can find some super amazing recipes on their blog! it's one of my all time favs!

ok, on to business bloggies.........so in cookie making land, there is this website/shop called
karen's cookies!

there is an amazing tutorial found on this website that shows you how to mix your colors and use the same plastic decorating bag repeatedly.....(at the end of this post, i will include the link for the tutorial...but i am making y'all read the whole thing! (just in case you decide...it's not for you! lol)....kidding....just being a dork....but i guarantee you will want to try....

so bake your fav cookie recipe. allow to cool...a. long. time. (me, being miss impatient, have the HARDEST time with this step. i always want to rush things, which in turn just ends up in a big mess of colors running together.

mix up your fav royal icing. dye with your favorite gel dyes....(i have heard alot about this brand.....
but i have only tried wilton. (not thrilled to say the least)....

next tear off about a 14x14 size piece of saran wrap......(yes. i said saran wrap.) pour frosting in middle, like this:



next, bring two edges up together so your folding frosting up (sort of....) wheeww. this is hard to explain. good thing the tutorial will show you how! wink wink!

now twist edges together, like you would a giant piece of gum or candy.....like this:



yes, it looks silly. trust me. i didnt think this would work either. queen of being skeptical....(that's me)

now you are going to drop into a prepared plastic liner ......or whatever decorating bag  you use....
(prepared, i mean having the coupler inside it)....

it will look like this:



now snip off the extra saran wrap and screw on your favorite tip and get to work. NOW!

when done with this color, simply pull out from the top of bag and reinsert another color. i dont like getting my hands messy. (yes, call me a wussy. i am and i rightfully admit it)....but when you combine wilton dye, sticky royal icing you have created a major mess.....and you go thru a lot of bags when using different colors......

so here is the linky link to the tutorial. humor me and watch it and let me know what you think! also, i would love to hear from anyone who has done this and anyone willing to give it a whirl!


here are some of the ones i made very quickly on saturday. it was for a set of twins, boy and girl, 21st bday bash!!!



see how i said, i am impatient....some of my frosting ran together....but still cute, i think. sort of.

here's one more for your viewing pleasure!




the 'birthday boy' obviously got the blue and green....and the 'birthday girl'....got the pink ones! i didnt sample them, but i heard they were simply delish!

soooo that's all i have for ya blog land on this absolutley amazing monday, first day back at work after vacation, start of the work week. i am waiting on becoming independently wealthy. so i can join the numerous amounts of people who stay home every day! seriously.

have a great night.
xo




11 comments:

coffeechatters said...

Those cookies look amazing! Did you set your etsy shop up yet? I'd like to check it out!

ferventfoodie.com said...

Whoops! Used the wrong id on the other post!

Those cookies look amazing! Did you set your etsy shop up yet? I'd like to check it out!

Christina said...

i was totally stalking your blog the other day bc i thought you were so pretty! glad you came to mine bc now i don't feel like a total creeper. i'm 100% in love with that green color. and then you went ahead and mixed it with pink. damn it woman you are good. :)

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said...

Oh that is a good idea! Definitely keeps you from going through decorating bags...

I'm a cheapy and sort of lazy sometimes (when i don't feel like breaking out the mechanical one I have) and snip off the end of a ziploc bag... sort of the same concept...

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

This is a good idea!! Your cookies look GREAT!!

baking.serendipity said...

This is an awesome idea and definitely worked when you decorated your cookies...they look great!

Teresa said...

Those cookies are sooooo cute!
Love them!
And what a great way to ice them!
Cute cute!
Did you ever do THE CLEANSE!?
xo

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Seriously a genius tip! The cookies look perfect and no mess! Love it!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

Aww...those cookies are too cute to eat!!!

Alex said...

oh my gosh, I can only dream of decorating cookies that well!!

Kerstin said...

How adorable - happy bday to your man! Your blog is super cute too!