Here is my second attempt at making butter cookies! I wanted to decorate cookies for the longest time so what better time to do it then for Christmas?
Sugarbelle from The Sweet Adventures of Sugar Belle is such an inspiration! She has this trademark way of decorating her cookies where she floods the design and outlines it with a harder icing consistency once the first layer is totally dried. I thought I’d give it a try.
With the aid of the holiday cookie cutters from my big box of Wilton cookie cutters, I came up with these:
Who knew making these cookies would take so many days!!
I prepared the batter on Tuesday night and it was already midnight when I was done, not possible for me to cut out the cookies and start baking!
Wednesday was cookie baking night and Thursday was decorating night (after the cookies have cooled). I used royal icing to decorate my cookies and managed to not get it too sickeningly sweet by adding two tablespoonfuls of lemon juice. For my royal icing, I used meringue powder instead of egg whites as it is just gross since the icing doesn’t actually get cooked so meringue powder works just as well!
So here comes the exciting part!! Decorating! I planned ahead what designs I wanted to use so out came the ipad and Sketchpro!
A rough sketch!
Santa! The peachy orange was quite a challenge to make.
Time for the greens.
Couldn’t be bothered to make the holly at the corner of the stocking as per the sketching.
Green icing for the wreath.
After completing all designs which required green, red and white.
With my ipad as guidance.
One teddy in the making!
The final product!
Close up of each and every design:
Mr. Gingerbread Man… with bit of the eye lost.
The Low Profile Snowman. (with tipped hat)
Christmas wreath…abit cacat.
Santa Blue Eyes.
Mrs. Gingerbread in a Santarina Outfit.
One of the more successful looking cookie…the christmas tree!
Another cacat ornament.
Supposed to be a snowflake. *hides face* Now it’s a whimsical star.
Christmas Bell.. looked better in the sketching.
The whole family of cookies! <3
I packed each and everyone of it into individual plastic bags and used my hair straightening iron to seal the bags. I strung a string around each bag and made them into ornaments for our christmas tree!
I can’t stop staring at the cookies whenever I pass by the tree.
Merry Christmas everyone!!! Hope you guys had delicious treats this holiday too!