Thursday, March 14, 2013

Garden Party Flowers & Bugs Cookies

My friend Kara is throwing a birthday garden party this weekend for her baby girl, who is turning 1. It's already in the 70s here in Texas, so it's a befitting theme. She sent me a link to her Pinterest idea board, and asked me if I could make cookies for the party. I loved her idea of flowers, birds, bugs, frogs, snails, and so on, and I had an absolute blast making these. I licensed some clip art and made the others myself in Photoshop. I ended up with 53 cookies total (there were more, but some broke, some 'got et').

I once again used my favorite recipe: this sugar cookie recipe from Sugarbelle using vanilla flavoring. The round cookies were cut with a 1.75" round scalloped (fluted) cutter from the Fox Run Plain and Crinkled Double Sided Biscuit Cutter Set. The square cookies were cut with a 1.75" square cookie cutter from the Ateco 5-Piece Fluted Square Cookie Cutter Set. I then piped and flooded the cookies with white icing, flavored with Cotton Candy flavoring. Once the cookies were dry, I put on the wafer papers with corn syrup; they were pretty as they were and, since just the idea of piping fancy borders on 50+ tiny cookies made my carpal flare up, I decided to leave them borderless. I'm ridiculously pleased with these, I have to admit. (#~.~#)

The wafer papers are available at my shop.


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