Wow, My Cookie Clinic has reached 100 blog posts in just 20 months. Writing is not something that comes easily to me so I find it amazing that I have written 100 posts, as I sometimes struggle with writer’s block. No doubt, there will be no novels in my future. Creative writing was a fascinating class in high school and luckily my blog writings are not getting a grade. As for my photography, it's still a work in progress. To those of you who have followed my blog from the beginning, I truly appreciate your loyalty. To new followers, thank you for subscribing and I invite you to visit the index page and take a tour of older posts. We love to meet new people at the Clinic and invite your friends to drop by sometime.
I discovered cookie decorating three years ago when I was searching YouTube for a video on decorating cupcakes. See, I wanted to pipe frosting onto cupcakes with a fancy swirl like those seen in a bakery. I stumbled upon a video demonstrating how to pipe dots onto a cookie. It looked like fun and gave it a try. Suddenly, I was bitten by the cookie decorating bug. Much to the delight of family and friends they enjoy the goodies from my cookie passion.
What I like about blogging is that I am the boss. I can choose to write about anything I’d like. The anecdotes on the posts vary but I’m often drawn to write about childhood memories and my family. The blog is a way of telling my nephews about their fathers’ childhood. They refer to me as the family investigator from my years of researching our family history. The guys are fascinated by facts I’ve discovered about our ancestors and I thought there were probably things they would find interesting about our current family. Isn’t that what sisters are for to spill the beans about brothers? My family stories are similar to everyone else’s so I hope they rekindle your own childhood memories. Stay tuned for the next 100 posts.
These cookies are a simple square cookie upon which I traced a design. This is the first time I’ve used this decorating technique. It takes a little more time but I like the effect of the raised design on the cookie.
Snow Cone Cookies
Square Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Cream with Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Bluegreen with AmeriColor Turquoise, AmeriColor Sky Blue and AmeriColor Leaf Green
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Purple with AmeriColor Royal Purple
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Hot Pink with AmeriColor Electric Pink
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Light Gray with AmeriColor Super Black
Disposable piping bags & couplers
AmeriColor Food Decorating Pen
Silver Luster Dust
White Sanding Sugar
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Hint: Just a smidge of Super Black creates Light Gray
Outline cookie with #2 tip in cream icing.
Flood cookie with cream icing. Let dry overnight.
Trace image of snow cone onto cookie with decorating pen.
Outline cone with #2 tip in gray icing.
Flood cone with gray icing. Let sit 30 minutes.
Pipe arc for reflection with #2 tip in gray icing. Let dry overnight.
Mix 1 tsp Meringue Powder and 1½ Tsp Water. Stir until smooth.
Sprinkle with white sanding sugar. Gently shake off excess.
Apply silver luster dust with paintbrush onto cone. Let dry 30 minutes.