flower cookie cutter
round cookie cutter
school bus cookie cutter
electric pink food color
electric orange food color
electric yellow food color
electric green food color
electric blue food color
black food color
Icing required: Prepare royal icing and run sugar icing in the following colors: white, electric pink, electric orange, electric yellow, electric green, electric blue, grey (mix a small amount of black food color with white) and black.
Special Baking Instructions:
Cut the hippy van using a school bus cutter. Cut off the tires and set aside. Cut off the front of the school bus. Cut the top of the bus at an angle. Shift the tires to fit the new design.
Flower Cookies: Outline the flower with black run sugar. Outline the center of the flower with black run sugar. Allow the outline to set completely. Fill the outlines with desired colors run sugar.
Happy Face cookies: Outline the round cookie with black run sugar. Allow the outline to set completely. Fill the outline with yellow run sugar. Allow the yellow to set completely. Pipe details with black royal icing.
Hippy van cookies: Outline the tires and tire hubcap with black run sugar. Outline the van with black run sugar. Outline the windows of the van and the rear bumper with black run sugar. Allow the outlines to set completely. Fill in the windows and the rear bumper with grey run sugar. Fill in the tires with black run sugar. Fill in the hubcaps with desired color. Fill in the van body with white at the top and a contrasting color on the bottom. Allow the icing to set completely. When the icing is set, pipe flower and “love” details with desired colors of royal icing using a pastry bag fitted with a #1 tip.
Peace sign cookies: Outline the round cookie with black run sugar. Allow the outline to set completely. Fill the outline with yellow run sugar. Immediately pipe rings of run sugar colors and marbleize. Allow the marbled design to set completely. Outline the peace sign with black run sugar icing. Allow the peace sign outline to dry completely. When the outline is set, fill in the outline with desired color of run sugar.
This project was taken from my book “The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating”.