This week I made 30th Birthday Sugar Cookies decorated with Royal Icing and pink & purple colored sugar sprinkles. Simple design, girlie colors... I think they came out just adorable!
First I made the Sugar Cookie dough & rolled out to 1/4 inch thickness. Then, I followed these steps to make the '30' shape:
|Use a large round cookie cutter to make circles.|
|Use a small sharp knife to cut a small triangle at the top|
and bottom of the circle and a long rectangle at the left side.
|Lay out cookies on the prepared cookie sheet. I use either |
parchment paper or silicone mats (shown here) to line the cookie
sheets so that the bottom of the cookies stay perfectly smooth.
Once the cookies are all rolled out, cut, and baked, it's time to decorate with Royal Icing! Ice a white base onto each cookie & let it dry for at least an hour or overnight. Then pipe on the outline of the numbers and the decorative patterns. The icing should be thick enough to hold soft peaks-- if it's too thin, the outline and patterns will spread and will look messy.
|Use a #2 decorator tip to pipe the black outline for the numbers.|
|Use a #2 or #3 decorator tip to add geometric patterns in |
different colors. I made some with pink stripes on the
3 and others with pink dots on the 0.
|Then use same size tip to add opposite designs in another |
color. On the cookies with pink stripes on the 3, I piped
purple dots on the 0, and vice versa.
|After the black outline and geometric patterns have dried |
completely, pipe an outline around the whole shape.
Immediately pour colored sugar over the outline & shake off excess.
Shake into a clean bowl to reuse the sugar!