Baby Button Cookies
SIZE: Other (cookies)
SKILL LEVEL: Moderate
Variety in icing pattern and cookie shape will lend visual interest to you baby shower cookies!
1. Make your favorite cut-out cookie recipe and use a specialty cutter to cut bear shapes; in lieu of a specialty cutter, piece together large whole and small halved ovals (for ears) using oval cutters. Use medium small oval cutters for smaller cookies.
2. These cookies are iced using the run sugar method. To make icing for this method, mix a batch of royal icing and set aside 1/3 of the regular recipe. Take the remaining 2/3 and thin it down with warm water. To test for correct consistency, drop thinned royal icing from your spatula into the royal icing in the bowl. If the drop disappears by the count of 10, the royal icing has reached correct consistency.
3. Setting aside some white run icing, use Premium Gel Colors in Sunset Orange , Sky Blue, Neon Brite Green, Lemon Yellow, Red Red (se a scant amount to make lighter and darker shades of rose pink), and a 1:1 mix of Violet to Deep Pink to color the remaining icing. Use a scant drop of Red Red to tint the regular recipe to rose pink.
4. Use a #3 plain round tip to pipe all outlines as shown. When the outlines have dried slightly, fill in illustrated designs with #3 tips. Pipe overlaid patterns (plaids, dots, stripes, etc.) while the background is still wet, so that all colors settle flush. Allow to dry completely.
5. After your icing has set up, attach Baby Button Assortment and Pink Baby Onepiece Dec-Ons® decorations with royal icing.
6. Use white icing in a #3 tip to pipe noses, mouths, and eye stitches.
Decorating idea by Charra Jarosz