We are attempting to bring some fairy tales into our home this time. I have seen so many awesome versions of lil red riding hood cookies out there. One in particular really inspired me was created by a very talented cookie decorator in Instagram, unfortunately i can't put a link here to an Instagram stream but just trust me when I say she is very talented and there were many character cookies that she made which were just amazing! So this version of lil red ridinghood was totally inspired by her creations :)
It was really fun making this fairy tale set, my fave part is actually decorating the mushrooms! I just love LOVE love mushrooms, i would put it in everything i eat if i can, my hubby will tell you this is real life fact....and no doubt he will also scrunch his nose and tell you that he is not a big fan of 'fungus' (that's what he called them lol). Well regardless what he thinks, personally I love them & I think they are so cute!
So here is our very first fairy tale set - Lil red riding hood :)
This set is pretty simple to make, but because we don't have a cookie cutter to make Red Ridinghood we had to manually cut the cookie dough with a knife with a simple paper template. I didnt get a chance to take a photo of how to do this but Haniela has posted instructions in her blog on how to do this, if you want to check it out, click HERE.
So after we cut out the dough with a paper template the firtst thing we do is mark out the area to decorate with an edible marker.
We start with the hair area, fill the area we have marked with a brown icing. We used tip #2 and 20 second icing to do this, mainly because we couldnt be bothered making 2 different consistency icing so 20 second icing works well for things like this. Then we fill the face area also with a 20 seconds cream colour icing. Let it dry for a few hours. We let it dry overnight to avoid bleeding issues.
Next step is the hood, outline the area that we are going to fill with red piping consistency icing then fill it with red flood icing. This time we made 2 different consistencies as we want to make sure the outline will act like a dam to hold the flood icing without overflowing. Let it dry for a few hours. we prefer to let it dry overnight specially as red colouring have a tendency to cause bleeding issues.
While we are waiting for her red hood to dry we decided its a good time to put her face details. Using Tip #1 we put 2 black dots for her eyes and also with tip #1 we piped a brown icing for her mouth. Then we put a couple of pink round sprinkles in her cheeks.
Next step is her dress, we wanted a complimenting red colour with the hood so we made a slightly lighter red colour for her dress. Then we fill it with 20 second icing, then let it dry for a few hours.
Then all we need to do is put the bow in the middle of her dress and lastly add her hands on both side of her dress using the same cream colour icing that we use for her face.
That leaves us with the other pieces for red ridinghood cookie set. Lets start with the mushrooms, just because its my favorite :P
They are very simple to decorate, fill the top area of the mushroom with red icing and let it dry overnight. After the red icing dries add random white dots on top of the mushroom, then let it dry.
Then add the middle white stem first with 20 second icing and let it dry for a couple hours before adding the side white bits ( i really don't know what we call them).
Next we do the trees. We do the branches first using a brown 20 second icing. Let it dry.
Then we fill the trees with green 20 second icing and let it dry for a few hours.
The flowers are very simple, fill the middle of the flower with yellow 20 second icing, let it dry for about an hour or so and then pipe the swirls on top of the yellow icing. Let it dry.
Then fill the petals with white 20 second icing, and let it dry.
That was all, we had the cookies all ready to go :)
Well I hope you are having a great day, its Friday and the sun is shining...its gonna be a glorious day. Til next time, happy baking! ;-)
We have been meaning to try making a ballerina set cookies for a while, and we know a few little girls who would be the perfect recipient for these cookies. So when we saw this ballerina template from Cake Journal we just knew we had to make them :)
So here is what the ballerina tutus & ballet slippers platter looks like.
And lets explore how to make these cookies :)
Firstly, i want to show you the gorgeous template that we found from Cake Journal (see below)
I found that the ballet slippers a tad too big for my liking, specially when compared to the tutus so i printed 2 templates, one that i cut out for the tutus and another smaller template for the slippers. This is just my personal preference, you can keep it the same size as the template if you prefer.
After we have the template ready, we get busy baking and having fun decorating :)
We used the chocolate cookies recipe for the dough and here they are fresh out of the oven
Its the same steps for pink tutus, outline the cookies with piping consistency icing then fill them in with pink flooding icing. Let the cookie dry for a few hours (best overnight) before moving on with the next step.
So lets decorate them :) These cookies are simple to decorate because its only using 2 colours icing, pink & white...my kind of cookies, easy & simple :)
Lets start with the bellet slippers, as usual first thing to do is to outline the cookies with piping consistency icing then fill in with pink flooding icing. Let the cookie dry for a few hours (best overnight) before moving on with the next step.
Pipe a small bow with white piping icing on the ballet shoe and let it dry. Then finish the ballerina slippers by adding satin ribbon.
After the icing is dry, decorate the tutus with white piping icing. You can also use edible glitter on the wet icing, when you pipe the decorations on the dry flooded cookies to give them a sparkle.
Its the same steps for the pink dress/gown, outline the cookies with piping consistency icing then fill them in with pink flooding icing. Let the cookie dry for a few hours (best overnight) before moving on with the next step.
After the icing is dry, decorate the dress/gown with white piping icing.
This is what the whole ballerina set looks like :)
Here is the ballerina gift box ready to go :)
Hope the girls love these tutus & ballerina slippers as much as we love making them :)
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