Christmas Card Tutorial

November 28, 2012

I will briefly outline the steps I took to make the (2) Let It Snow cookies. The one with the words Let it Snow and the one with the snowflakes. Since at the time I decorated the cookie it was just me and my camera and I don’t have a tripod , it was hard to do any other picture taking. I will try to sharpen my tutorial skills in the future. I hope this will be a somewhat helpful tutorial even with the absence of video and more step by step photos. After talking with some other cookie decorators, I thought using a star tip would give me the chunky texture I was looking for.

Supplies:
Fancy Plaque Cookie Cutter (Copper Gifts)
Tulip red + a bit of brown flood icing
Dark and Light gray flood icing
Dark gray outline icing + #2 tip
Light gray outline icing + # 2 and #1.5 tips
White outline icing + 1.5 Tip
14 or 16 star tip Wilton
(All tips used in making this cookie were PME tips except the star tips were Wilton)

1. First I outlined the Snowflake cookie in dark gray outline icing with a #2 tip. I then used an edible marker to section off a smaller rectangle shape in the middle of the cookie where I put the snowflakes – I outlined the rectangle using the red flood icing which was thick – about 20 count – with a 1.5 tip and a bottle – then quickly filled it in. I then went back to the top of the red outline and created some scalloped edges. I let that dry for a bit – about 20 minutes – until it was starting to set.

2. Then using, a #14 star tip and dark dray outline icing, piped a zigzag pattern going across the length of the cookie, horizontally. I left about 1/2 inch to an inch between lines until I got just almost to the red rectangular border in the middle of the cookie.

3. Immediately after I piped the lines with the star tip, I used light gray flood icing and a #1.5 tip on a bottle – the smaller tip will help you get in between the thicker lines which is what you want – to flood in between the dark gray lines. I did it this way because I wanted it to meld a bit with the thicker lines and help flatten out the thickness just a bit – but just enough to still have the contrast – if this makes sense. Right after I flooded with the light gray icing, I used a #1.5 tip and the dark gray outline icing to pipe small v shapes in the light gray area to mimic more of the texture of knit. After this step I let the cookie dry for almost 5 hours or so and then when the red border seemed dry enough, I begin to pipe the snowflakes.

4. Using my kopykake, I lightly outlined the main snowflake I wanted in the middle of the cookie. Then with white outline icing and a #1.5 tip, I outlined the snowflake and added the smaller ones.

* the Let it Snow cookie, uses the same technique, except I used the same color – light gray for the thicker star lines and the flood icing – there is no contrast between colors. However, I used a 1.5 tip and the outline white icing and make small v’s the length of the letters to get the stitched effect of Let it Snow. I hope this makes sense.

I would love to see your creations if you try this technique – thank you so much for stopping by!!!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Paula November 29, 2012 at 9:17 am

This was a great informative tutorial. I really love the knit effect you achieved with these cookies. One day I get brave enough to try it :)

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admin November 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Thank you so much Paula and for your kind words – I know if you try it you will make it incredible – your cookies are always so amazing!!!!

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Nancy Paine November 30, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I LOVE these! SO gorgeous! I found you from our upcoming cookie project for Pam of CookieCrazie! Nice to meet you! I don’t spend any time on my blog, but you can mesage me on FB, or my Etsy shop. Are you on Flickr? I am Snowflakelady on there.

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admin November 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Thank you so much Nancy. I am going to look for you – I am on Flickr but do not really keep up with posting my photos so often.

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The Partiologist November 30, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I have to say it again, these are just beautiful!

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admin December 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thank you so much @The Partiologist!!! You are so sweet!!! Your work always blows me away!!!!

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