Hey there Mommy Head Adventures readers! I have a special treat for you today in the form of a new contributor. Brittany from SweeTack Shack will be joining us to share some sweet treats and tips with you! I am so excited for you to get to know her an learn much of what she knows!
Without further adieu, here is her cute Pumpkin Sugar Cookies!
Hello Everyone! I am so thrilled to be able to share with you some fun cookie decorating ideas today! My name is Brittany and I began this journey of baking and decorating last year. I love to be able to create something fun that people will enjoy eating and puts a smile on their face.
I mostly decorate cakes and I am still very new to the cookie decorating world. There are amazing decorators out there and they really inspire me. So today, I decided to share some fun tips and maybe save you all some time with the things I have learned along the way.
And to stick with the season, we will make some Pumpkin Sugar cookies.
This is my kitchen.. notice that I literally line things up line a factory. Cookies out and ready to go, bottles prepared and my handy recipe binder.
Bottles lined up..
And.. two mixers. Yes, this might seem odd but I do my Royal Icing in my lovely, “hand-me-down” 1980’s mixer. This was my parent’s wedding gift and my mom has upgraded. I use my Kitchen Aide for everything! But not royal icing. If there are any oils in the bowl or on the paddles, then the royal icing doesn’t cooperate.
A lot of the cookie deco rators have this amazing thing to trace cookies and their designs perfectly. It’s called the KopyKake Projector. However, I am frugal and do not like to spend a lot of money. So I read on the internet how to do tracing but without using one of those expensive machines. The answer: wax paper I printed my picture of what I wanted to trace to put on my cookies and put wax paper over it.
Notice how it gradually gets completed with all your different colors?
And once it dries, Carefully!! take it off of the wax paper..
Neat, huh?! ) Okay, back to cookies. While the faces dry on the wax paper (parchment paper would do fine too), you first need to ice your cookies. You can first outline them, and then flood them with a thinner icing but too thin would make it flow over the cookie. I wanted to save some time and did a medium consistency for outlining and flooding.
That usually dries in a couples hours. But I waited about 30 minutes to an hour before transferring my copied images from the wax paper to the cookies.
Are you ready to see the final product? Now, reminder- this is my 4th time decorating sugar cookies so they aren’t perfect, but I think they are kind of cute.
And you can flip the pumpkin cookie cutter upside down and do some cute owls.
And one last one. If you have a “tulip” cookie cutter, you can also turn them into cute little owls.
I hope you enjoyed viewing some of the cookies I recently did and I’d love to show you more of my journey of decorating on facebook at SweeTack Shack.
Have a Beautiful Day!!