Hope you are well! Just jumping right in and sharing these girly and whimsical princess and unicorn decorated cookies. If you can’t share these with your recipients yet, you can definitely make and freeze them if you like! Here are posts on freezing cookies, thawing cookies and the shelf life of cookies. Have fun with these! xo
(Video) How to Decorate Princess Cookies with Royal Icing
If you can’t see the video, click here.
Cut Out Cookie Recipes
For these cookies, I used my Sugar Cookie Recipe, a new recipe coming soon; Flourless Almond Cut Out Cookies, and a few from this Chocolate Hazelnut Cut Out Cookie Recipe, but if you’d like to decorate a different cut out cookie recipe, you can find a selection of ideas here.
Complete Guide to Cut Out Cookies
You can also find my Complete Guide to Cut Out or Roll Out Cookies here.
You can find some of 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). The princess, unicorn and castle cookies were cut by hand, and the whimsical heart cutter I made with my Silhouette Alta 3D Printer. Thank you to Big Stickers Unicorn and Mermaid Sticker Book for the unicorn, princess and castle designs!
Complete Guide to Royal Icing PDF
You can also find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency here.
What you’ll need:
- Piping Tips – PME #1.5, PME #2, PME #2.5 or PME #3
- 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
- Sugarflair Edible Gold Dust
- Ticings Colored Sprinkles
- Chocolate Sprinkles as an option
- Coffee Filter
About the sprinkles I used, I love my from Ticings! Ticings makes premium quality, dye-free cake sprinkles, made with authentic dark chocolate and white chocolate. They’re even hand blended with sustainably sourced plant-based color. (Not a sponsored post, love their sprinkles!).
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.
- There are a few tricks to help make your icing look puffy, which I didn’t share in the video for these cookies. I’ve shared all my tips in this pdf and video here, for sale in my shop.
- For the fine lines, you might want to use a tipless piping bag with a tiny hole to get an even finer look.
- I mainly use a Pico Projector to help me trace the lines for cookie designs, as I’m not great at drawing. You can find a full video tutorial on it here.
- For these cookies, I tried a Magnasonic Mini Projector to help me trace the lines for the princess, unicorn and castle. You can find a post on it here.
- 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.
- 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.
- You can find a how-to video on drying cookies here.
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!