This time we are making cookies for a very special boy :) He has been such a blessing to us so we just want to say thank you :) Ben loves soccer so we want to give him a soccer cookie gift package.
This is what the platter looks like
Now, because we don't have a jersey cookie cutter we had to get creative. We do have a onesie cookie cutter as part of a baby set cookie cutter we got from e-bay (don't you just love e-bay? we can get 'almost' anything from there :P).
So we decided to use the onesie cutter and trimmed the bottom part
The soccer ball is easy, we just use a normal round cutter and a soccer ball paper template. Just print a picture of a soccer ball around the same size of the cookie and use the 'push pin' trick' to mark off the pentagon so that we can outline of the soccer ball into the cookies.
Use edible food marker to mark off the areas to fill with icing.
Fill the area of the black colour spots first with black icing and let it dry for an hour or so until the icing crusted over (let it dry overnight if you have bleeding issues). After the black icing is dry, fill up the white area in alternating space (see picture), wait about an hour or so for the first white spaces to crust over before filling in the rest of the white spots with icing. The alternating filling of the icing will give us a better definition line between the pentagon.
Finished soccer ball result will look like this :)
Next we do the soccer jersey....Ben's team colour is mainly red, so we go with red icing. Just a note that making a batch of a deep red icing takes time, usually the colours develop over a few days. We usually prepare the icing at least a couple of days before the decorating process as the icing colours changes (gets darker )after a couple of days.
Outline with red piping icing and fill with the same colour flooding icing, and let it dry over several hours. Because red is a notorious colours for bleeding issues we tend to let ours dry overnight to make sure we wont have any bleeding issues.
After the red icing dries, pipe the name and number of the soccer jersey. Followed by the black trim for the shoulder and neck.
That's it, nice and simple. Here is the gift pack ready to go :)
We really hope Ben enjoys his special cookie gift package ;-)
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.