Piping a basket weave pattern with royal icing is really a pretty simple way to decorate with a little bit of practice and how-to tips. Here’s a video tutorial on the technique with these baby carriage cookies:
If you’d like to make these too, all the recipes and tools you’ll need are below.
Cut-Out Cookie Recipe and Cookie Cutter
I used sugar cookies as the base. You can find the recipe for the dough here. If you’d like to try a different cookie base, other recipes can be found here. The baby carriage cookie cutter can be found here.
Royal Icing Recipe for Flooding / Decorating
What You’ll Need for Decorating
For flooding basics, you’ll need:
- Piping Tips #1 & #2
- Piping Bags
- Food Gel Coloring
- Toothpick or Scribe Tool
- Mini Bows or Ribbons
For the fondant buttons, here’s a video on how to make simple fondant shapes. To make them, you’ll need:
- fondant or gumpaste
- cornstarch or icing sugar
- small rolling pin
- #2 piping tip
- circle cutters
This video on outlining and flooding is a good place to start if you’re new to decorating cookies with royal icing.
The complete step-by-step decorating process for the carriage cookies can be seen in the video.
The blue themed carriages can also be found in an earlier post on how to thaw frozen cut-out cookies, which can be found here.
Many thanks to Shiori of Fiocco Cookies! The baby shower cookies in this post are based on her cookies – Thank you to for being such an inspiration! You will surely fall in love with all her pretty cookies too – check out her website here.
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