TIARA COOKIES/ The Little Prince

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, have done their royal duty and produced an heir to the British throne….a boy….Prince of Cambridge. Like any other parents I assume they are happy to be blessed with a healthy baby. Ever since Buckingham Palace announced the upcoming birth last winter, the press has been on baby watch. For royal watchers this has been an exciting time. I admit, I follow the royal family a bit but I’m not obsessed with them. William & Kate are very attractive and seem likable and down to earth. Oh, let’s just say it…they are one cool royal couple! They had me when they drove Prince Charles’ Aston Martin out of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day…like any ordinary couple…kinda!

I wonder what our Founding Fathers would think about America’s obsession with British royalty. After all, we fought a revolution to gain independence from Great Britain. I wonder too about my ancestors from Ireland and Scotland who swore to renounce Great Britain and the monarchy in the oath to become an American citizen. I don’t think our ancestors would get it, but I doubt they would understand 24/7 news coverage, blogs, social media, slurpees, Starbucks. I could go on and on but you get the picture.

Now back to the little prince. Just imagine, this infant will be king someday in the very distant future. For now, he will do what every baby does….eat, burp, spit up, cry and you know what. He will keep Mom & Dad up all night too. Well, maybe not that one….he’ll keep the governess up all night. The first few years of his young life will seem ordinary to him until he reaches an age where he realizes his worldwide fame. Maybe he already has a sense of it. At his first public appearance he seemed to wave to the media as his tiny hand protruded from underneath his baby blanket. This little one surely has a fascinating life ahead. For now, best wishes to the young royal family.

In honor of the future King George… oh, I was so hoping for James… I made cookies in the form of a crown for the little prince. They had to be glittery so some cookies are decorated with luster dust and some with sanding sugar. Come see!

Tiara Cookies
Tiara Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Bright Blue with AmeriColor Electric Blue and AmeriColor Sky Blue
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Gray with AmeriColor Black
Disposable piping bag & coupler
Squeeze bottle
Wilton Decorating Tip #3
Meringue Powder
Silver Luster Dust
CK Silver Sanding Sugar
Hint: Just a smidge of Super Black on a toothpick will create light gray.

[The Maple Leaf cutter doubles as a tiara. Just trim off the bottom]

Outline cookie with #3 tip in blue icing. (No Photo). Let sit 30 minutes.
Flood cookie with gray icing. Let dry overnight.

Using a paintbrush apply silver luster dust to gray icing. Let dry 30 minutes.

Mix 1 tsp. Meringue Powder and 1½ Tsp. Water. Stir until smooth.
Using a paintbrush apply to gray icing

Sprinkle with silver sanding sugar. Gently shake off excess. 

Let dry 30 minutes.



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  1. So clever, Joan. I can never see anything than what they designed to be. Thanks for joining us at GYB today, I shared your blog on fb and twitter.

    1. Paula, Thank you. It's always nice when the cookie design turns out the way I pictured in my mind. Thanks for your support too.

  2. These cookies are gorgeous. So perfect for the occasion. :) You are so clever to use the Maple leaf cookie cutter for this. genius!

    1. Amy, Thanks! I had the cookies baked and then waited to see if the new HRH was a boy or girl. I used the maple leaf instead of adding another cutter to my ever-expanding cookie cutter collection. Thanks for dropping in!


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