Today I’m going to show you how to decorate seashell cookies that look amazing and are perfect for summer. You’ll also see how I packaged up my treats with some amazing supplies, and then you can enter to win a $250 Visa gift card and a custom stamp!
I have always been in awe of perfectly decorated sugar cookies, and wished that I had the skills to make them for my parties. I recently took an online sugar cookie course and am SO excited with everything that I learned!
It’s definitely not as tough as I thought it would be to beautifully decorate sugar cookies with royal icing. All the cookies I’m sharing with you today were from my first try, and I am seeing LOTS of batches of pretty sugar cookies in my future.
First you’ll need to bake some seashell cookies using your favorite sugar cookie recipe. Let the cookies cool for a few hours, and then make a batch of royal icing. I can’t share the recipe I used since I paid for it as part of my course, but just use Google to find one that you like. The consistency of the frosting is everything when decorating with royal icing.
First outline the shell with royal icing very close to the edge, then fill in (flood) the cookie with more icing. Use a toothpick to remove any air bubbles and fill in any holes or gaps in the icing.
Next you will pipe a tall rainbow or horseshoe shape starting from one edge of the cookie to the next in another color of icing. Repeat to make another smaller rainbow under the first one, and then make a third small rainbow at the bottom.
Now for the fun part! Using a toothpick, start at the top end of the rainbow and drag the icing down at an angle so that it touches all of the ends of the rainbows. Stop towards the bottom. Wipe off the end of the toothpick, then repeat for the other side of the rainbow, and then for the middle.
Now repeat a few more times for the middles of the cookies.
Wasn’t that easy?
These seashell sugar cookies look MUCH harder to make than they really are. It will be our little secret! 😉
My friend Laura Kelly designed some fun baking stamps for Expressionery that I love. It’s the prefect way to add a personalized touch to your baking creations. I had ours personalized with our last name, so the kids can even use it for the treats they bake for friends, teachers, etc.
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The Bakers Party Shop wowed me with a colorful package filled with all sorts of fun baking supplies- sprinkles, gel food coloring, candy flavoring, clear plastic bags, kraft bags, tags, ice cream cups, Baker’s twine, a cookie cutter, gel frosting, and a chocolate-covered OREO mold. SO much fun!
I used the teal gel frosting they sent to color my icing. To package up my individual cookies, I used the small plastic bags, which were the perfect size for my cookies! I stamped one of the paper tags with my new Expressionery stamp designed by my friend Laura Kelly, and then tied them up with the Baker’s twine. Now they’re ready to give away!
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