Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! I’m cutting it close with one day to go, but, if you’d like to make these too, the designs are really very versatile. It’s probably never a bad time to tell someone they’re “beary cute.”
You can find the video, recipes, tools used, tips and tricks and all the design resources below. Happy decorating!
Video – How to Decorate Floral Cookies with Royal Icing – Valentine Version
If you enjoy watching the video on a different platform, I’ve listed the various places on social media you can find it:
Cookie Design Ideas and Cutter Sources
Thanks to the following sources for the cookie cutters and design inspiration!
- Koala Bear Cutter from the Cookiery, design by the Millers Wife Custom Cookies
- Spring Heart Flower Cookie Cutter by SweetleighPrinted
- Heart Cutter by Wilton
- You Are Beary Cute Template – My friend drew this for me. Template within tutorial below.
Projector for Tracing on Cookies
The decorating techniques might be easy for those talented at drawing, but since I’m not the best at it, I like using a projector to help with the design. If you’d like to try the projector for this or other projects, my tutorial is HERE.
Royal Icing Recipe and Icing Consistencies
Complete Guide to Royal Icing PDF
You can find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency here.
Cookie Designs Icing Consistencies
All the icing consistencies are medium, unless mentioned otherwise. You can find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency here.
Cookie Decorating Basics
Here are some posts which take you through cookie decorating basics. If you’re a beginner, you can use these videos as a guide to basic decorating. I’ll mention details unique to each cookie in each cookie section below:
What you’ll need (The Amazon links are affiliate links):
- Piping Tips 1.5
- Piping Tips 4-6
- Leaf Tip 352
- Piping Bags
- Tipless Piping Bags
- Americolor Gel Colors; Avocado, Super Black, Forest Green
- Wilton Gel Colors; Pink, Brown, White
- Rainbow Dust ProGel Colors; Pink, Cream, Caramel, Strawberry
- Scribe Tool or Toothpicks
- Rainbow Dust Edible Ink Food Coloring Pens
- Pico Projector or Magnasonic Projector
- Arkon Remarkable Creators Phone and Tablet Stand (20% off with coupon code sweetopia)
Puffy Royal Icing
If you’d like some tips and tricks on how to get that puffy royal icing look, I have a Digital Download Tutorial in my shop.
Floral Cookie Notes
Besides the basics to decorating which I’ve shared above, here are a few notes about the the floral cookies:
- For all of them, if I piped fine lines, the icing was a medium-thick consistency.
- For the most part, I like the tipless piping bag for very fine lines.
Striped Heart Cookie Notes
- For a thicker line, on some of the cookies, I used PME tip #1 to pipe the lines.
- For the thinner lines, I used a tipless piping bag with a tiny opening
- You can find a detailed video tutorial on piping lines, HERE.
You Are Beary Cute Lettered Cookie Notes
- A friend of mine created the lettering for the You are beary cute template. Here is the printable finished template if you’d like to use it too:
- I debated adding lines to the rose cookies (thanks for your feedback on Instagram!), but ended up preferring without. You can always add them if you want a little more interest and visual dimension.
Leaf Cookie Notes
- The same went for the leaf cookies… I did add lines to one of them, but ended up preferring the leaves without the extra lines.
- Make sure to wait for the icing of one section to set, before piping the next section beside, otherwise the icing will meld together.
- You can find a detailed video tutorial on piping lines HERE.
Koala Bear Cookie Notes
- Thanks to The Millers Wife Custom Cookies for the Koala Bear design, I thought it was adorable!
- I changed up the flower a bit and used a leaf tip #352 to pipe the flower.
- The eyelashes were added using an edible ink pen. (Rainbow Dust Edible Ink Food Coloring Pens )
Spring Foliage Heart Cookie Notes
- The tiny hearts are royal icing transfers which I piped ahead. To make the hearts, simply pipe royal icing onto a transparency sheet (or parchment paper), lightly greased with shortening, and let the icing dry for 6-24 hours. Peel away carefully and you have a royal icing decoration.
p.s. As usual, I hope you don’t mind the plethora of photos! I enjoyed playing around with different backgrounds etc.
p.s.s. If you’d like to print some tags to go along with the “you are beary cute” cookies, below is the printable link:
Printable Valentine Tags
HERE is the link to the beary cute PRINTABLE tags.