So, I know, I've been gone FOR-EV-VER! My computer broke...for good this time. Bye-Bye hand-me-down Dell laptop. I would get a new one and get straight back to work but you know...there's a mourning period. I've been moping about my house for a month, wearing black, crying at random moments, scaring my family with my mood swings.....but never mind my personal life....my computer moved on to a better place, namely the bottom shelf of my book case. I find comfort in knowing that it will make an excellent makeshift coloring table for Sophie.... *sigh*
My friend Sweet Sugar Belle issued me a challenge. What could I (and some very talented decorators) do with a star cutter....a boring old star cutter.
This is what I came up with.
I was in a pool mood. I had just gone swimming.....I had also eaten too much ice cream at said pool. Don't judge. I'm in mourning, remember??
Anyway, I thought I would do a simple festive tutorial for the fourth.
Here's what your going to need:
-a star cutter (with which you should cut and bake a star shaped cookie)
-a small round cutter
-red icing (pipe and flood)
-white icing (pipe and flood)
-blue icing (flood)
-an edible food marker
-a star royal icing transfer.
Ok let me tell you real quick how to make a star royal icing transfer. And I'll have to just tell you because like a fool, I forgot to take pics of that.....mourning.....
First you want to print off or draw a picture of a star the size you want to use (in this case, a star that fits just inside your circle). Place said drawing under parchment paper. Tape the paper down to it doesn't curl or slide. Now, just trace pipe and fill. Let it dry, and it should slide right off the paper. Simple. Done.
Now back to the cookie. First take your star cookie and your round cutter. Draw a circle on your cookie with your edible marker. I used an Americolor marker in red....because it's what I blindly grabbed out of my drawer.
Pipe and fill.
Then, while it's wet, pipe on your partriotic white stripes. You can use a toothpick to clean up the center. Or if your incredibly lazy like me, leave 'em.
Let it dry a little (or don't, ya know....whatev). Then fill it with blue.
While the blue is still wet, add your star. It should sink right down into your icing.
And your done!
Just in case I can't procure another computer before the 4th, Happy Independence Day!!
While your in the festive mood make sure you check out these other perfectly patriotic posts from a plethora of perfect pipers...
.....Go check out my friend's sweet stars
- Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick, The Decorated Cookie
- Patriotic Lace Cookies , My Little Bakery
- Independence Day Parade Cookies, Jill FCS
- Old Fashioned 4th of July, Vicki’s Sweet Treats
- Light up the Fourth Cookies, The Partiologist
- Declaration of Independence Cookie, Vanilla Bean Baker
- Badge of Liberty Cookies, Lila Loa
- Red, White & Blue Star Cookie Towers, Bake at 350
- 4th of July Firecracker Cookies, Klickitat Street
- Star Cut-out Cookies, Glorious Treats
- Cookie "Pledge", Lizy B Bakes
- Star-Shaped Krispie Treats, Cookies and Cups
- Easy Star Cupcake Toppers, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
- Rustic 4th of July Galletes, Haniela's
- Patriotic Cookie Wreath, Sweetopia
- Patriotic River Rafter, Ali-Bee's Bake Shop
- Funny Fox Cookies, The Bearfoot Baker
- Quilted Cookie Stars, Cookie Crazie
- Gimme Your John Hancock Stars, Life's a Batch
- Patriotic Cookie Stir Sticks, The Cookie Artisan
- Patriotic Floral Stars, SweetSugarBelle