Life Is Sweet

Friday, July 15, 2011

I have become so interested in learning how to create beautiful cookie designs using royal icing.  
I have been inspired by
and many others! 
Check out my cookie pin board for so many beautiful cookies.

I didn't bake these cookies myself because I wanted to focus on making the royal icing for the first time, work with consistencies, etc.  I knew if I had to bake the cookies too I'd be over it after making and cleaning up one huge mess just to start another. In the future I plan to make the cookies myself so I can make different shapes.

I definitely made some mistakes.  Next time: make outline thinner, use more flood icing to fill, add white food coloring to make icing stay white, outline larger, use more vibrant food coloring.  I could go on, but I'm happy with my first attempt and so was my dad cause he got to eat them!





Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, Sweet Blush
Stamps: PTI Just For You
Ink: PTI Chai, Memento Blue and Angel Pink
Other: Limitless Layers Dies, Twine, Sweet Blush Ribbon

6 comments :

  1. I love the way you packaged your cookies , wow who wouldn’t love getting those. You have inspired me to do the same. Thanks

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  2. What day can I expect this package at my door? I want to make sure the mailman doesn't eat any of them! Which recipe did you end up using for that frosting? I would love to try it too. Got ya with the mess of both on your practice day! Good choice to try with store bought cookies first.

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  3. Those look yummy and I think your icing looks really good. If you need my address, let me know! Im always up for cookies...lol

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  4. They look great Kara!! This month in Martha Stewart there is a section on using royal icing ...... AND there is an ice box chocolate chip cookie recipe ....... I guess the cookies soften overnight with the cream being on each layer and then the next day when it is ready to serve you can cut it like a cake ........ oh and the packaging PERFECT!!!

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  5. Beautiful cookies, and gorgeous packaging!

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