If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I spent a few days last week decorating cookies for a bridal shower for my future sister-in-law. In fact, you may have even seen a few of my quick photos (taken with my iPhone) along the way.
I had hoped to have more photos of the decorating process, but we had some rather dreary weather, and my photos didn’t really turn out all that well. Plus, it can be difficult to remember to stop and take pictures when I get deep into cookie decorating. I really need to work on that!
I was happy with how the cookies turned out, though, so I thought I’d at least take the time to share a few pictures. I know it’s not a new recipe, but I hope you’ll bear with me!
I had a tough time coming up wtih a design for the cookies this time around. The bridal shower theme was “fall for love,” so I originally intended to try to come up with a design that incorporate both fall (pumpkins, leaves…) and wedding. I found a bunch of cute wedding themed cookie cutters (dresses, cakes, and double hearts) and I intended to draw little pumpkins or leaves into the designs on each cookie. The thing is, the more I decorated the cookies in an all-white wedding theme, the less interested I was in adding touches of fall. I just loved the white-on-white look of the cookies!
I’ve decorated wedding cake cookies before, but I thought I’d give them another try. My favorite design was the cake with the strings/roping. Thought it’s not my greatest strength, I really love to do some old school piping… It’s how I got started with cakes and cookies, and it’s still my favorite part of the process! I do have to tell you, though… I think it’s actually easier to do the strings/roping on the side of a cake than on a cookie. Sometimes gravity works in your favor!
As much as I loved all of the white-on-white decorations, I did end up adding a touch of color to the heart cookies. I didn’t think the lettering was standing out quite enough, so I ended up painting the letters with some gold luster dust. I think I would have actually perferred silver, but I had already purchased gold ribbon to package the cookies (again, thinking fall theme), so I stuck with the gold. It’s a bit hard to see in the picture, but I the double heart shape with some white sanding sugar on some of the cookies.
Though the cakes and hearts were fun, my favorite cookies were definitely the wedding dresses. I got a bit carried away while I was decorating, but I think they turned out pretty well. I dusted them with luster dust (more about that soon…) so that they were shimmery and lovely. I’m contemplating making nothing but wedding dress cookies from now on. Ok, not really… But, I really did enjoy the all white decorating!
Once the cookies were all done, I wrapped them up and tied the bags with white and gold curling ribbon (I have a curling ribbon problem). I think everyone at the bridal shower enjoyed them… And now I’m looking for a good excuse to decorate some more wedding cookies!