My sister is in town from Charlotte and she wanted to make some sugar cookies. How can a big sister say no? So, I told her to bring my mom over so she could watch the baby (I know, I’m cruel) and we could bake and decorate cookies. I bought a purse and cupcake cookie cutter a couple of months ago and couldn’t wait to try them out. It had to be the perfect occasion to use these very girly cutters, and sister bonding time is definitely an occasion for that. We started out by tracing our cutters on a sheet of paper and then coloring the designs that we wanted to pipe. It makes decorating a lot easier, so you aren’t always asking how am I going to decorate this one?
What takes the most time, in my opinion, is all the prep work. You have to lay out your cookies, line out your squeeze bottles, and put your tips in the pastry bags. And I am slow, so it takes me a really long time. I doubled my cookie recipe batch, which comes from the book Cookie Craft. By the way, if you are planning on making sugar cookies, this is a must read. It is chock full of ideas and tips to help you navigate the world of sugar cookies.
Twistie ties are super helpful. And having extra #2 tips. I only had 4 #2 tips and had to use two #1 tips, and let me tell you, it was hard squeezing the frosting out of that tip!
Have glasses with damp paper towels inside. It allows you to frost for a while without the frosting drying out.
Okay, NOW we’re officially ready to begin. Hi Noelle! So glad you could come from so far away to decorate with me. (And hi Mom in the background. She was watching Matthew play on the floor.)
Here are some of the cupcake cookies drying after being flooded. You have to wait at least two hours if you’re going to pipe on top of the flooding. These babies are finicky, and if you don’t allow the proper drying time, then you’ll end up with a mess on your hands. (At least they’ll still taste good!)
Our cookies after they are all done, piping and all.
They are so dang cute, I could just gobble them up! (Well, I did. One. Okay, that’s a lie. Two. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)
My inspiration for some of the cupcake designs came from one of my Christmas presents. My mom made me a cupcake apron. She calls it a sexy cupcake apron because it has a halter top.
Our cupcakes, modeled from the material pattern.
Some of the purses. Our inspiration for these purses came from our own (and my sister has a ton!) and from on-line pictures.
I hope that this posting inspires you to make and decorate some sugar cookies. They are more addicting than you might think!