Saturday, June 1, 2013

Victorian Birdcage Cookies

As soon as I saw these gorgeous Victorian die-cut scraps of birds in birdcages on eBay, I knew I had to have them. Yes, I know, I was only collecting select postcards, but now, it seems, I'm also collecting some scraps as well. Not indiscriminately, mind you, just the exquisitely beautiful ones I can't live without. Anyway, I just knew they'd make lovely cookies, and I think I was right :)

I made the cookies with Sugarbelle's sugar cookie recipe, using the 2" x 2.5" rectangular cutter from the R & M Fluted Rectangular Cookie Cutter Set and the 2.5" fluted cutter (usable area 2.25") from 
the Ateco 5-Piece Fluted Square Cookie Cutter Set. I piped and flooded with white, and piped a border with ivory icing using a #16 star tip.

The wafer papers are available for purchase in my store.
A step-by-step how-to for decorating cookies with wafer papers can be found here.

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