Hello, hello and happy Monday!
Pastel sweetness and baked with love – these baby shower cookies are super simple to decorate with a few key tips. If you’ve seen other tutorials here you’ll recognize the basics which I’ll share below, and, for all of you, new decorators or seasoned, I’m excited to share that I’ll be doing a giveaway for Peggy Porschen’s book, Cookies, in a few days. The onesie cookies here are based on Peggy’s cookies on the cover of the book. I fell in love with all her cookie designs and can’t wait to share the book with you!
Sugar Cookie Recipe
I used a fondant cutter to make the little bunnies, which I bought at How Sweet Is That and can be found here.
What you’ll need:
- Piping Tip #1.5 & #2, for each pastel color
- Piping Bags
- Small Fondant Rolling Pin
- Fondant and Bunny Cutter (*Optional – Bunny can be piped with icing)
- Food Gel Coloring
Step One: Using a #2 tip, outline the onesie shape with royal icing. For detailed decorating tips, this tutorial may be helpful for you.
Step Two: With the same icing, flood, or fill in your shape.
Step Three: Using a piping tip #1.5, pipe white lines on the wet icing base. Let the base dry for at least 6-12 hours.
Step Four: Using a piping tip #1.5, add the finishing line details to the onesie.
Step Five: Roll out your fondant to about 2mm thick, and punch out a bunny shape. Let them dry for a few hours and then adhere to cookie with small dabs of white royal icing. Add the finishing details such as eyes, noses and 3 little white dots of icing for buttons. If you’ve never rolled out fondant before, here’s a basic how-to video for you.
Let the cookies dry and you’re done! If you need a how-to on drying cookies, here’s a video for you.
This Cookie Decorating Schedule free printable may also be helpful for you if you’re new to cookie decorating. Spreading the steps out makes the decorating process easier.
Once the cookies are dry, serve as is or package them in cellophane bags. Enjoy!
The same recipes and basic decorating steps as the onesies also apply to these elephant cookies.
You can find a similar pictorial here; Elephant Baby Shower Cookies.
The small elephant cutter is from How Sweet Is That.
A question I’m often asked is how to keep the royal icing from drying to a matte finish. I’ve discussed the issue at the bottom of this post here, and would love your input if you’ve got more ideas!