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{Video} Basket Weave Baby Carriage Cookie Tutorial

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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

You can find my favorite royal icing recipe here. The consistency of icing is key for easy decorating. Click here to see a YouTube video on finding the right icing thickness.

What You’ll Need for Decorating

For flooding basics, you’ll need:

Fondant Buttons

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

Decorating Steps

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.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop me a line below in the comment section or on social media. You can find me on FacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterestTwitter and YouTube.

Happy decorating!



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  1. Marilyn
    August 6, 2015 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Marian, these cookies are precious! Perfection as always. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Barb
    August 6, 2015 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Your videos are always so beautiful to watch. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  3. Marguerite
    August 6, 2015 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Incredibly adorable! What great skill and patience you have!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. August 7, 2015 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    Happy Friday 🙂

    Like Marguerite said: What great skill and PATIENCE, wow!
    These lines….perfectly straight as usual. Simply amazing.

    Anyone with babies would love love love to get these cookies <3
    So adorable 🙂

    Love, hugs and blessings,


  5. Kimmie
    August 7, 2015 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! Again, I can never say enough about how incredibly talented you are!

  6. Roshini
    August 8, 2015 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Adorable cookies as always Marian… and I can’t take my eyes off your beautiful cookie stands!! Every things so perfect in your home 🙂

  7. August 8, 2015 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marian,
    Oh my.. oh amazing are your carriage cookies!
    I love them. Excellent video! Your work is always so perfect and beautiful. I wish I had such a steady hand like you.
    Thank you for all you share with us.

  8. Jean
    August 9, 2015 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    I love the mini-cake stands! There are so elegant and cute at the same time! Where did you find them?

    • August 21, 2015 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jean,
      I bought them at a store in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, called the Saturday Afternoons store.
      Thanks for the comment!

  9. August 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for posting the video! These little carriages are absolutely precious. 😉

  10. Kathy
    August 18, 2015 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful! Thanks for posting video tutorial.

  11. August 21, 2015 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the comments everyone! xo

  12. August 21, 2015 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Wow Marian. Once again, you’ve outdone yourself. I love how you combine all these tiny details in one cookie.

  13. Barbara
    August 25, 2015 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Thank you SO much for posting this! I get tired of doing prams the same ol’ way and this is simple and elegant. Can’t wait to try it out. Happy Decorating!

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