Sunday, November 7, 2010
Back in July our dear friends Ryan and Heather had two beautiful twin boys born into this world, Drew and Dylan. They are the most precious things I've ever seen and they pretty much make me want to have a few of my own. On Saturday they had a baby blessing for the boys and we were invited. As a little gift for them I made them some onesie baby sugar cookies. I had bought the cookie cutter here back in July when the boys were born, with the intention of making them when I went to see them for the first time, but I never had the time. Anyway, this weekend was better late than never, and I was thrilled with how cute they turned out.
To save time I piped and flooded the cookies with white frosting so I didn't have to thin a lot of different colors. Then I made four different colors, blue, green, yellow and a tan, and used them to decorate the cookies the next morning after the frosting had dried. I got creative and each cookie was different. I did a I heart Mom and Dad, two with the letter D, and my favorite was a yellow outline with a yellow duck on it.
Once again I learned the lesson that the key to easy decorating is in the frosting. If you have the right consistency of piping frosting you'll have a much easier time and much better results. I had to mix the green twice, and I still didn't have it right. First it was too thin, and then it was too thick. I made it work, but it was definitely harder to use. I'll keep working on perfecting that skill. Below are the links to my sugar cookie recipe, and a royal icing question and answer tutorial blog post that is super helpful.
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Tutorial from Bake at 350 Blog