Is it wedding season yet? Coming up soon I think?
Weddings, brides, grooms, flowers, etc... hmm… I decided to do a little wedding-themed post because it seems that a lot of C’s friends are either already married or are getting married very soon…. I think he has about 4 weddings between now and next summer… yupp, it’s a lot.
I googled ‘bride groom cookies’ and these cute heart-shaped cookies came up. Whoever came up with this wedding + heart cookie idea was genius.
Project cookie: 1 big batch of sugar cookies split into three different themes: wedding cookies, Super Mario inspired birthday cookies, and love bug cookies.
I used my go-to sugar cookie recipe for these. The only thing I usually tweak in the original recipe is doubling the vanilla and using margarine over butter. The royal icing recipe can also be found here. Added about 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice to the icing, to give it some flavor.
Lots of details to this project, so here it goes:
1) Icing: you’ll want a slightly runny icing consistency in order to pipe and flood the cookie. If you’re planning to do both bride and groom cookies, you’ll also need to color a small batch of icing black (I used wilton gel colors and it took a lot of color to obtain a dark icing)
2) Once you have a slightly runny icing consistency (20 second rule), pipe the outline to the dress bodice (basically just a smaller heart) and the necklace. Pipe the outline for the tux at this point as well (if making groom cookies). Allow cookies to dry for about 10 minutes.
3) Flood cookies with icing. Set the cookies aside for at least a couple of hours or overnight. (*Tip – load the wet cookies onto a baking sheet and let them dry in an empty oven. Helps minimize the chances of somebody poking the wet cookies too)
4) Bride cookies: pipe a line of icing outlining just the very top part of the bodice (between the dress and ‘skin’). While the icing is still wet, sprinkle sanding sugar over top, then carefully remove the cookie and shake off excess sugar.
At this point, you’re pretty much done, but if you’d like, you can also add some piped embroidery detail onto the bodice. I piped embroidered details on half of the cookies, because I actually prefer the ‘simple’ bride look w/o embroidery.
Groom cookies: for the remaining area that was not flooded with black icing, flood this area in with white. Allow it to dry for a couple of hours. Once the cookie is completely dry, pipe the collar, button, and bow-tie details. Doneeezos.
Notice the mini tux on the top left. Ain’t it cuteeeee? Had some extra cookie dough left and it wasn’t enough to squeeze in a full-sized heart cookie, but I managed to squeeze out 3 mini heart cookies.
Adorbs as jess always says.
Notice the color difference in some of these pictures? Some were taken with my regular camera but most were taken with the SLR… I borrowed the SLR while jer was at school and I clearly had no idea how to work that thing, so the color was a bit off/ didn’t know how to fix it (he did end up fixing the white balance with photoshop tho!).
This is probably the most pictures I’ve ever posted in one entry, but I just love the look of these cookies. Too cute.
Congratulations to all the brides & grooms to be =]