We wanted to make special cookies for our friend in Australia, so after looking around for some inspiration, (once again Pinterest is the source of inspiration) we decided to try making these cute little robot girl with pink tutus :)
Before we started decorating, we mark the area where we will fill in with icing with edible food marker.
Then pipe the outline with piping consistency icing then fill them out with flood icing.
We started with the body and then wait for at least 1 hour until the icing set a lttle bit before outlining and filling in the head, the feet, arms and ears. That way we will get a separation between those areas.
Wait for at least 6 hours or overnight before finishing off the rest of the details. We need to make sure that all the base colour icing are dry to ensure there wont be any bleeding with the colours.
After the icing is completely set, we added the little antena and little hearts on top of the antena.
Then we added the little pink bow on the top left corner. We then attached the 4 little hearts in her chest area with some royal icing.
The last step was to add her eyes, nose, her cute little pink tutus, and last but not least the little heart in her shoes.
We added a couple of different shaped cookies to compliment these cute little robots.
So there you go...another really fun project making these cute lil robots :)
This is the first time we are sending our cookies away to another country, heck its our first time ever sending our cookies anywhere coz usually we just give it away to the people around us....specially friends, family and work colleages.
We wrapped them up really carefully with lots of protective layers and bubblewrap, making sure they won't move during shipping.
This is what they looked like wth the packaging after all the bubblewrap have been removed. Photo courtesy of my dear friend Riena, coz i totally forgot to take a photo of the packaging before we sent them off :P
Thankfully they arrived in Australia without any damages. I would be heart broken if they arrive in pieces or in a crumbly mess. Of course a lot of prayers went into it as well, and that's probably why they arrived safe and sound to their destination ;-)
My daughter's netball team is having a fundraising day and her school has asked for baking goods donation. So we decided to make some cookies for the fundraising. We've looked around Pinterest for some inspiration and honestly i can spend hours in that site just admiring so many talented people and their crafts.
We found a lot of really cool decorated sugar cookies, but a blog post in Bakerella really inspired us to give it a go :)
It was sugar cookies in a shape of a whale, which was made using a Santa cookie cutter. It looks easy enough to make because basically we only need to make one base colour and 2 other colours to compliment the whale.
Here are the cookie dough and the mess in our kitchen while baking is in progress...
And this is the first batch ready to go into the oven...
To decorate the cookies, pipe the outline of the whale with a piping consistency icing, then fill in the cookies using flood icing and then let it dry for a few hours.
After the base colour is dry, start piping in the little details such as the gills at the bottom of the whale and outline the bottom fin using the piping consistency icing. Then add in the sprout
And of course we need to compliment these cute whales with pink little hearts to match their cute smiles
Just like the whale, we decorate the hearts by piping the outline and then filling them in using flood icing, then let it dry for a few hours.
Here they are together
And because we want to keep them fresh to sell during the fundraising, we wrapped them individually along with a cute little tags.
There you go...two dozen whales ready to go for Netball fundraising day :)
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.