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Bridal Shower Cookies

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Have you ever seen over 50 brides in the same room?


Me neither, (until now).   😉

I was asked to make 50 bride cookies and 50 apple cookies for a bridal shower.   There are actually more than 50 here though; I always make extra in case some break or don’t turn out the way I like them to.


The general bridal shower decorating theme was green apples, if you’re wondering what Granny Smith decorated cookies are doing on these cake tiers.  I mixed  Ateco Avocado Gel Color and Ateco Electric Green Gel Color together to try and get the right shade of green.


They are sugar cookies decorated with royal icing.  As usual, I used Peggy Porschen’s sugar cookie recipe as well as her recipe for royal icing.

Thanks to Susan, flickr user Andovercookiemama for the idea of the white line to indicate light reflection on the cookie.  It added a bit more to just a green apple (I think!)


The bride-to-be has brown hair and some jewelled details around the empire waist of her wedding dress, so I tried to replicate some of the details using Non-Toxic Disco Dust.  Thank you to Wedding DNA for inspiration with the bride design.


Here they are packaged up and ready to go.


 I hope the bride-to-be is happy with them!!


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  1. May 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Dani1101,
    I used Americolor copper (flesh tone).

  2. October 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    May I ask what colour or mix of colours you used for the bride’s skin tone?

    • marian
      October 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

      I used a little tiny bit of copper and pink.

  3. Kathy
    April 29, 2011 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Wow! I am so inspired by your beautiful creations. I would like to try and make these bridal cookies for the shower we are giving my niece. She would love them! Do you have any suggestions of how I might be able to create the brides shoulder lengh hair that is blonde and very curly. Is there a technique and/or colors you might suggest. Thanks for your help.

    • marian
      April 29, 2011 at 7:18 am | Permalink

      Thanks Kathy!
      I would suggest doing a flat base (like the ones here), and then use a thicker icing of the same color on top of that base, to either pipe squiggles or little curls (open circles or spirals – you might have to play with that a little and see which look you like best).

  4. Kathy
    May 1, 2011 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    @ marian:
    Thank you, Marian for your help. One more question, do you remember what size cookie cutter you used for your bride cookies?

    • marian
      May 1, 2011 at 5:55 am | Permalink

      Hi Kathy, the cookie cutter was about 6.5 inches or 16.5 cm.

  5. May 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Ohhhhhhhhmy I havent seen those before. Dang it.. THESE ARE SOOOO DOPE!! Or no…dope does not fit here haha…just so so lovely..I want to get married now 😀 See what happens when you get your art going, Marian? 🙂
    really great job AS USUAL.
    niner 🙂

  6. Kathy
    June 14, 2011 at 5:15 am | Permalink

    Hi Marian,
    I am just about ready to start decorating my “bride” cookies. I am excited! Do you remember the steps you did when decorating the cookie? Any help would be appreciated.

  7. marian
    June 14, 2011 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    @ Kathy: Why yes I do…
    1) Skin-colour icing – Piped the head, neck, arms, and bust
    2) When that was dry, I piped the white dress and the facial features.
    3) Once the dress was dry, I added the details and the brown hair.
    4) Once the hair was dry, I piped the ‘hair accessories’ and feet.

    There you go!
    Have fun with and please share your pics on my facebook page when you’re done. Would love to see them!

  8. Carol McNamara
    January 25, 2013 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Where can i find the sugar cookie recipe

  9. marian
    January 25, 2013 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    @ Carol McNamara: You can find it and others in the recipe section at the top of the blog.

  10. April 22, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    How did I miss these cookies!!! They are so beautiful, and you’re right very Springy & fresh!

  11. July 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marian,
    I wanted to make these apple cookies for a teacher welcome back to school party. I was wondering in order to pipe the leaf, mdoes it have to be a stiff consistency?
    The white line on the apple , do i apply it after the green color has dried or is it wet on wet technique and what icing tip did u use for it?
    And last, most important question is what is the speed you use to mix your royal icing in the kitchen aid? Stir or speed 2?

    Please help!

    • July 12, 2013 at 7:55 am | Permalink

      Hi Asmita,
      That’s so funny – I thought i had answered this question, but maybe I didn’t wait for the page to load or something.

      The little leaf has to be a stiff consistency, yes, in order to hold its shape.

      I used the same consistency of icing (10 second) for my apple and for the white line on the apple. I piped the apple first, and then the white line on top right away.

      I always stir my royal icing on the lowest possible speed (stir).

      HOpe that helps!

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  13. kim
    April 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I love these green apple royal icing cookies! They look amazing! By any chance do you ship? I’m not that crafty and fear mine would show it.

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