Hello, hello! Happy (almost) February! These are a little early for Valentine’s day but really are versatile in that they can be made for so many occasions. What set of cookies couldn’t use a floral wreath? 🙂 The swan and dress might be stretching it a bit more, and aren’t even necessarily Valentiney (A made-up word there I think?), but I honestly just loved decorating those shapes, as well as the wreath, and wanted to make them again. This time, I’ve made a video, which I hope you find helpful, especially if you’re new(er) to decorating.
Video – How to Decorate Simple Valentine Cookies with Royal Icing
Click here if you can’t see the video.
I’m including all the tutorials I refer to in video, as well as the tools and recipes, below.
Many thanks to Rosey of Rosey Confectionery Sugar Art, whose work I’ve admired a for quite some time now, for the adorable dress cutter and design. She created such a pretty dress, I didn’t want to change a thing! Also want to share my thanks to Anna of The Sweetest Tiers for her beautiful swan design (cutter bought at How Sweet is That?), Delarose of Sword’s Sugars, for the bow cookie inspiration, and to LilaLoa for sharing Delarose’s tutorial on her site! So pretty!
Find the cookie cutters I used here by clicking on each individual cutter below (Any links to Amazon in this post are affiliate links. There is no extra cost to you).
- Circle Cookie Cutters
- Dress Cutter
- Swan with Crown Cutter
- Heart Cutter
- Ann Clark Bow Cutter
- Tea Pot Cutter
- Dress Cookie Cutter (Also similar ones are here).
Sugar Cookie Recipe
The sugar cookie recipe can be found here.
Royal Icing Recipe
The royal icing recipe can be found here.
Tools you’ll need:
- Piping Tips – PME #1.5, PME #1, #2, #3, PME #43, #59s, star #14
- Piping Bags
- Gel paste colors
- Scribe Tool or Toothpicks
- Rose Silicon Molds
- Dahlia Mold (only one left). Here are some other flower molds
- Edible Ink Marker
- Paintbrushes (only used for food purposes)
- Gold Luster Dust (sold out at the link here, but that is the product I use)
Royal Icing Consistency
The consistency of icing is key for easy decorating. Click here to see a YouTube video on finding the right icing thickness for basic flooding and decorating.
Cookie Decorating Basics
This video on outlining and flooding is a good place to start if you’re new to decorating cookies with royal icing. These cookie decorating basics YouTube videos may also be helpful to get you started.
Let me also mention that the beautiful thing about cookies, is that they freeze really well. If you’d like to start baking and decorating early for any event, click on the links to find posts on freezing cookies, thawing cookies and the shelf life of cookies.
Have fun playing around with your cookie designs!
p.s. Below are also few videos/posts on different techniques and commonly asked questions, especially for new cookie decorators, in case you’d like to check them out. Click on each link to find the post and video:
More Royal Icing Tips – Top 10
Detailed Cookie Decorating Tutorial
And here is the FAQ section in case I haven’t covered a question you have. Please feel free to leave a comment below as well!
Wendy Moreno says
I love these! Do you have a link for the small bird cookie cutter?
I haven’t been able to find it in North America anymore, but I’ve sent Yukiko of Rosey Confectionery Sugar Art an email asking if she knows of a place in North America selling it. It’s from a set with a bird cage cutter. I will be let you know as soon as I know!
Maria Lennartz says
So pretty, all of the designs. Love how you show us, how to do a beautiful decorating cookie! Great video!
Thank you so much Maria! xo
Such beautiful cookies! I can’t wait to try the heart. Thank you so much for all the work you put into your videos. They bring such joy. I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve watched your Christmas cookie video. Makes me so happy! ❤️
I hope this is ok. Here are some links to tiny bird cutters. I’ve not purchased from this shop before, but so many other cookiers have and they all rave. Her gingerbread houses are gorgeous.
Thank you so so much for your kind comments! And thank you for the bird cutter links!
niner @ ninerbakes.com says
These are so so valentiney (exactly my kind of word haha), Marian
They look so stunning..my favorite ones are the two little love birdies. Absolutely adorable.
Thank you for creating such beauty including the video.
I see Gods hand in your work. Glory to Him
And blessings to you my dearest.
Awww thank you Niner! Blessings to you as well! xo