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Paisley Bird Cookies

Paisley Bird Cookies

Paisley Bird Cookies

Supplies used:

5″ bird cookies
assorted colors rolled fondant
paisley texture mat
paisley accessory mold
royal icing
small round piping tips
piping gel
pastry brush
flexible polyblade
rolling pin
Autumn Carpenter’s Fluttering Friends Cutie Cupcake Cutter Set
assorted food color paste or gels

Instructions:

Roll fondant thin and use same cutter used to cut cookies to cut the fondant. Brush cookie with piping gel and attach fondant piece. To make texture piece, roll fondant thin and place over texture mat. Be sure the mat is on the side to give you a raised image. Roll over fondant with even pressure. Flip fondant over and remove mat. Use cutter to cut piece and attach to cookie using piping gel. Use polyblade to remove the beak and feet. Roll orange fondant the same thickness as your bird and use cutter to cut the feet and beak. Use the polyblade to cut feet, wing (only on the paisley textured birds) and beak and replace the feet and beak on the cookie.

For plain wings, roll desired fondant color thin and use the bird cutie cutter to cut the wing. Allow wing to dry for several hours. For paisley wings, push desired fondant color into paisley mold then remove with sharp pin or modeling tool. Pipe colored accents using royal icing then allow to dry for several hours.

Use royal icing to pipe over paisley textured birds and allow to dry. Attach wings to birds using piping gel and roll tiny balls from brown fondant for the eyes and attach with piping gel.

Textured Flip Flop Cookies

Textured Flip Flop Cookies

Textured Flip Flop Cookies


Supplies used:

flip flop cookies
assorted colors of rolled fondant
Hawaiian Texture Sheet Set
piping gel
pastry brush
cotton balls
edible markers
PME strip cutter

Instructions:

Roll rolled fondant to desired thickness. Use texture mats to texture fondant and cut using same cutters used to make cookies. Brush cookies with piping gel and lay fondant on cookies. If pattern is recessed, used edible markers to highlight patterns. Cut flip flop straps using strip cutter. Attach to flip flop using piping gel. Use cotton balls to prop-up straps until dry.

Baby Elephant Cookies

Baby Elephant Cookies

Baby Elephant Cookies


Supplies used:

Autumn Carpenter’s Jungle Cutie Cupcake Cutter Set
Autumn Carpenter’s Mini Accent Cutter Set
perfection strips
3 ¼” fluted square cookie cutter
lime green rolled fondant
turquoise rolled fondant
blue rolled fondant
light blue rolled fondant
black non-pareils
pastry brush
piping gel

Instructions:

Roll lime green fondant using black perfection strips. Cut fluted squares and attach to cookies brushed with piping gel.
Roll turquoise rolled fondant very thin and cut with elephant cutter. Attach to center of cookie with piping gel. Roll light blue fondant very thin, using the largest teardrop accent cutter, cut elephant ear and attach with piping gel. Place a dot of piping gel in front of the ear and push in a non-pareil for the eye.

Birthday Party Hat Cookies

Birthday Party Hat Cookies

Birthday Party Hat Cookies


Supplies used:

Autumn Carpenter’s Birthday Cutie Cupcake Cutter Set
white rolled fondant
light blue rolled fondant
dark pink rolled fondant
light pink rolled fondant
lime green rolled fondant
perfection strips
3 ½” round cookie cutter
2 ¾” fluted cookie cutter
sharp paring knife
flexible poly blade
piping gel
pastry brush
small paint brush

Instructions:

Roll light blue and white fondant using black perfection strips. Cut light blue fondant using the same cutter used to cut the cookies. Cut white fondant with fluted cutter and attach piece to cookie brushed with piping gel. Use fluted cutter to cut the center of the light blue circle and place around the edge of the white fluted piece; matching the cuts correctly.
Roll all colors of fondant very thin. Use party hat cutter to cut light pink, dark pink and lime green hats. Using poly blade, cut away hat brims and tops. Attach mismatched pieces to center of cookies using piping gel. Decorate hats using stripes cut from different colors or use tiny circle cutter to make contrasting color polka dots.

Cutie Halloween Cookies

Cutie Halloween Cookies

Cutie Halloween Cookies


Supplies used:

Autumn Carpenter’s Halloween Cutie Cupcake Cutter Set
Autumn Carpenter’s Mini Accent Cutter Set
perfection strips
purple rolled fondant
white rolled fondant
lime green rolled fondant
orange rolled fondant
black rolled fondant
brown rolled fondant
piping gel
sharp paring knife
black royal icing
tip #1
parchment bags
pastry brush
round cookie cutter

Instructions:

Roll purple and lime green fondant thin using black perfection strips. Cut circles to fit cookies and attach to cookie using piping gel. Use large circle accent cutter to cut pieces out of each cookie, replacing purple circles with the green ones.

Bat: Roll black, white and orange fondant very thin. Cut out bats. Use the two smallest round accent cutters to cut the eyes from white fondant. Use paring knife to cut small triangles for the teeth and to draw a mouth. Attach all pieces to bat using piping gel. Using the smallest circle accent cutter, cut the dots for the bats stomach and attach with piping gel. Attach bat to center of cookie. Roll tiny pieces of black fondant into balls for the eyeballs and attach with piping gel.

Pumpkin: Roll orange, brown, white and green fondant very thin. Cut pumpkins from orange fondant. Cut pumpkins from brown fondant then cut the stem of the pumpkin off and attach to orange pumpkin with piping gel. Use the mini accent cutter shaped like a football to cut green leaves to attach to stem. Cut eyes using the two smallest round accent cutters and cut the mouth using an oval shaped cutter out of the white fondant; attach all pieces with piping gel. Attach pumpkin to center of cookie. Roll tiny pieces of black fondant into balls for the eyeballs and attach with piping gel.

Skull: Roll white and black fondant very thin. Cut skull from white fondant and attach to center of cookie using piping gel. Use the two larger circle accent cutters to cut the eyes from black fondant; attach to skull with piping gel. Roll tiny pieces of green fondant into balls for the eyeballs and attach with piping gel. Use black royal icing to pipe the nose and mouth.

Baby Girl Cookies

Baby Girl Cookies

Baby Girl Cookies

Supplies used:
baby face cookie cutters
bottle cookie cutters
flower cookie cutters
bird cookie cutters
electric pink food color
electric orange food color
electric yellow food color
orange food color
blue food color
flesh food color
brown food color
tip #1

Icing required: Prepare run sugar icing in the following colors: light pink, dark pink, light green, dark green, light yellow, yellow,
flesh, orange, white, and brown. Prepare royal icing in light pink, dark pink, light green, dark green, yellow, and dark brown.

Baby Face Cookies: Outline and fill the baby face cookies with flesh-color run sugar, leaving the space for the hair and hair band
uniced. Allow the flesh color to set completely. Pipe the head band with pink or green run sugar. Allow the
band to set completely. Pipe the hair, the ears, and a flower on the band. Then pipe two dots using brown run sugar for the eyes,
an oval for the nose using flesh run sugar, and the smile using dark brown royal icing.

Bottle Cookies: Outline and fill the cylinder of the bottle with white run sugar. Allow to set completely. Pipe lines with yellow
royal icing. Outline and fill the ring of the nipple with pink or green run sugar. Allow to set completely. Add lines with pink
royal icing. Outline and fill the bottle nipple with flesh run sugar.

Bird Cookies: Outline and fill the bird head and body with light pink, light green, or light yellow run sugar. Allow to
set completely. Outline and fill the bird’s wings using the darker shade of the icing used for the bird. Pipe contrasting colors
of dots on the wing using run sugar. Add a beak and the feet with orange run sugar. Pipe a dot of brown run sugar for the eye.

Flower Cookies: Outline and fill the petals of the flowers in pink, yellow,or green run sugar icing. Allow to set completely. Using
tip #1, create a plaid design by piping fine lines of contrasting colors of royal icing. Outline and fill the
center of the flower with pink, yellow, or green run sugar. Pipe contrasting colors of dots using run sugar.

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Flocked Roses and Leaves

LSAC-S3C30-018Supplies used:
round cookie cutter
leaf cookie cutter
electric pink food color
electric green food color
white sanding sugar
Icing required: Prepare run sugar icing in the following colors: light pink, pink, dark pink, green.

Instructions:
Custom color the sugars to coordinate with the four colors of run sugar. Outline and fill the cookies with run sugar. Allow the iced cookie to set completely. When the background color is completely set, pipe the details of the cookies with run sugar. Immediately sprinkle with sanding sugar to flock.

This project was taken from my book “The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating”.

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