CUPCAKE COOKIES/ Who Wants Cupcakes?

The cupcake cookies are one of my favorites. They are a great cookie for beginners and the cupcake is a large cutter with easy curves. There does not have to be an occasion to make these but they certainly make a sweet birthday cookie. After all, who doesn’t like cupcakes? Depending on the icing colors, these cupcakes can look very masculine or feminine. For these I chose one of my favorite color combinations, pink and gray.

These cookies were made for a very dear friend who is an angel on earth … a real life Florence Nightingale. Everyone loves Laura! She spreads sunshine everywhere she goes and enriches the lives of those around her. Along with a large circle of friends, she is also a wife, mother and grandmother to her three young grandchildren. For her birthday, I thought what better way to tell a friend how much she is appreciated than with a sweet treat! So, when the next birthday in your crowd of friends rolls around, bake up a batch.

Birthday Cupcake Cookies
Cupcake Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Light Pink with AmeriColor Deep Pink and AmeriColor Fuchsia
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Gray with AmeriColor Super Black
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Hint: Just a smidge of Super Black on a toothpick will create Gray.

Outline bottom half of cookie with #2 tip in gray icing.

Flood bottom half of cookie with gray icing.

Add dots with light pink flood icing.

Pull dots with toothpick to create heart designs. Let sit 30 minutes.

Turn cookie and outline with #2 tip in pink icing.

Flood with pink icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Add 4 swirly lines with #2 tip in pink outline icing. Let dry overnight.




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