Engagement Cookies

My friend got engaged and I want to make her a little gift basket.  So I put a few things together and knew I wanted to make her some special cookies.  The little stick people are my favorite.  I use these little sugar pearls for the engagement ring.

This was my first real experience with writing on cookies with royal icing. I also got this tool and I can’t believe I did cookies without this magic little tool. I also love Americolor color Soft Gel Paste it is what I use for cookies and cakes, the colors are so great and vibrant! Engagement Cookies.jpg

What are you favorite royal icing tools?

Halloween Cookies

I made royal icing cookies about a year before I made these last halloween, it was a DISASTER.  I think I even recall my redheaded temper coming out and telling my husband “I will never do these again”.

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My first attempt… Not so good!

Well…after a few youtube videos I decided to give it another try!  I don’t have any progress picutres, but I love the way they turned out so I wanted to share.

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My second attempt… Much better!

I made these for my step daughters class, put them in some cute spiderweb bags and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut tags. Her teacher asked me where I bought them. YAY! Success!

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I will make sure to take progress photos and post recipes the next time I make these!