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DAISY COOKIES/ Please Eat the Daisies



The daisy cutter is one of the most versatile for use in decorated cookies. Using various decorating techniques, icing colors and sanding sugars, unique designs are created...all with just one cutter. I use the daisy cutter often yet it always seems like a new cutter as no two designs are the same. Some of my recent posts are daisies with a sugary center and dotty center and even a snowflake.  Some future designs include gerber daisies, poinsettias, sunflowers and the sun.

For this cookie design, to accentuate the petals in the flower each one is outlined in a contrasting color. The petals are flooded with icing slightly thicker than the usual consistency of flood icing, to create a puffy look. Thick icing in a small area tends to sink after drying due to an excessive amount of icing in a small space. This can ruin the effect of a design. Although, in this case the sinking created a dimple in the middle of the petals giving a nice effect.


Daisy Cookies
Daisy Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Medium Blue with AmeriColor Sky Blue and AmeriColor Royal Blue
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Medium Green with AmeriColor Leaf Green and AmeriColor Sky Blue
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Yellow with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow and Wilton Ivory
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tips #2, #3
Meringue Powder
Paintbrush
CK Yellow Sanding Sugar
Roll out dough and cut shapes with daisy cutter. 
Imprint a circle in middle of cookie with the wide part of an icing tip. Bake cookies.

Outline petals of cookie with #2 tip in blue icing. Let sit 15 minutes.

Flood petals of cookie with green icing.

Pipe large dot in center of cookie with #3 tip in yellow icing. Let dry overnight.

Mix 1 tsp. Meringue Powder and 1½ Tsp. Water. Stir until smooth.

Using a paintbrush apply to center of cookie.

Sprinkle with yellow sanding sugar. Gently shake off excess.

Let dry 30 minutes.

 
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12 comments:

  1. These are very pretty. Love your colour combination.

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    1. Paula, Thank you! This was the first time I piped individual petals and I love the look.

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  2. Perfection! They look really good, too good to eat....but I bet I could manage!!

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    1. Paula, Thank you! They taste pretty good too! Have a nice weekend.

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  3. Beautiful! I would love to make these but I'm so not a steady decorating hand! Pretty!

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    1. Andrea, Thank you! Even the best cookie decorators can get a little shaky. It just takes practice.

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  4. I love these Joan! Do you sell them? You should! I'm getting pretty tired but I have some thoughts and I'm going to try and shoot an email to you tomorrow at lunch! I just think your work is AMAZING! : )

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    1. Hi Anne, Thank you. I appreciate your visits, comments, support and encouragement. I occasionally take local orders for cookies.

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  5. Those cookies are too pretty to eat but id take one. I'm stopping by from the SITS and I'm a new follower through Pinterest & Twitter.

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    1. Leslie, Thank you! They taste good too. Glad you dropped in for a visit and thanks for the follows.

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  6. Joan just one word you are kooll.. lips zipped! :)

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    1. Monu, Thank you! I'm glad you liked these daisies. They were fun to decorate.

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