Hello, hello and hope you are keeping well! Baking and decorating has been therapeutic for me, and I hope can be for you too. I decided to go with some mainly simple Easter designs this year, something easy and and fun for beginners and experienced decorators alike.
These shapes don’t represent the true meaning of Easter, but many people love them, and I hope to point others to the real significance of Easter, when the risen Christ is celebrated. To point towards a message of hope and love, salvation and truth, for me, and for all of mankind. Easter hasn’t always been meaningful to me, as I only became a believer in Jesus of Nazareth in my thirties, but when I finally realized that if it were true that Jesus is who he claimed to be, it would be the most important thing I could ever consider. If you’re interested in learning more, you can click on last year’s Easter post here.
Video – How to Decorate Simple Easter Cookies with Royal Icing
If you can’t see the video, click here.
The Recipe – Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
Cut Out Cookies
For this Easter set, find the cookie cutters by clicking on each individual cutter below (Any links to Amazon in this post are affiliate links. There is no extra cost to you):
Complete Guide to Royal Icing PDF
You can also find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency here.
What you’ll need (These are affiliate links):
- Piping Tips – PME #1.5, PME #2, PME tip 2.5, Tip #14, Tip 233
- Piping Bags
- Gel Colors; Wilton Brown, Wilton Pink, Wilton Black etc. (Colors of your choice)
- Scribe Tool or Toothpicks
- Long Tweezers
- Rainbow Dust Edible-Black Pen
- Wilton Candy Egg Sprinkles (Comes in a set)
- White Mini Non-pareils
- White Sanding Sugar (Another option for bunny tails)
- Coffee Filter
- Bow Silicon Mold (Option for fondant bow)
- Fondant (Option for fondant bow)
- Mini Bows
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.
Most of these cookie designs are beginner level but please let me know if you have any questions. I’ll share a few notes below.
- Click here to find a tutorial on how to decorate these lamb cookies.
- You can use buttercream for the “lambs wool” if you prefer it to royal icing. Here is a recipe for American Buttercream and here is a recipe for Frosting.
- Click here to find a tutorial on how to decorate the bunny cookies below.
- Click here to find a video on marbling icing.
- Here are some free printables that you might want to use for your cookie and icing preparation.
- Here is an in-depth video on how to pipe royal icing lines.
- Here is a post on thawing frozen cookies, if you chose to make and freeze your cookies for a later date.
- Click here to find another tutorial on piping basket weave cookies.
- Besides the video tutorial on YouTube which I’ve shared above, I’ve also shared a few how-to videos on Instagram, which you can see here.
- Note that it’s best not too keep your cookies in the dehydrator too long, if you’re drying the icing that way. The chocolate hazelnut cookies can become very soft.
- I also had to pull a shelf out to lay the lamb cookies on. The icing of the “lambs wool” was high enough to touch the shelf above if I didn’t.
- You can find alternatives or options as to how to dry your cookies here. I don’t always use a dehydrator.
The video included in this post is in fast forward for the sake of time, but if you have any questions about the decorating process, please feel free to ask below!
Happy baking and decorating!