I’m back to baking (especially cookies) and so looking forward to sharing some new recipes I’ve been working on. Summer is here (unofficially) and I thought I’d kick things off with these tennis racket cookies.
One look at these adorable Sugarpova tennis ball gumballs, and I knew I had to make a racket cookie to match.
If you’d like to make the decorated tennis racket cookies, here’s how to make them:
How to Decorate Tennis Racket Cookies
Sugar Cookie Dough
You can find the recipe for the dough here.
Tennis Racket Cookie Cutter
Thanks to Sherry of How Sweet is That for making the custom tennis racket cookie cutter happen. You can find the cutter in her shop, here. For tips on helping your cookies keep their shape, click here.
What you’ll need:
- Piping Tips #1, 1.5
- Piping Bags
- Gel paste colors
- Sugarpova tennis ball gumballs
Using a tip #1.5, outline the top section of the tennis racket with 10 second consistency black royal icing. For detailed decorating tips, this tutorial may be helpful for you. Let the black icing dry before you do the next step.
Using a tip #1 and thick, white royal icing, pipe the strings of the racket. The icing should be thick enough that if you dipped a spoon into it and lifted, a stiff peak would be created. For tips on piping lines, see this video here.
Pipe the handle of the racket using 10 second consistency icing and a tip #1.5.
Add a dollop of icing to the tennis racket and attach your gumball.
Note that in the photo above I did the gumball first, but I came to prefer adding the gumball last, in case I needed to shake the cookie a little to help settle the icing on the handle. Shaking the cookie once the gumball was added could break the icing strings.
These cookies are best packaged in little favour boxes instead of cellophane bags, for better support.
Hope you have fun making them too!
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