My sister-in-law is due with her first little one in a few weeks so, of course, we had to celebrate and have a baby shower!
I took a cue from the decor and made some cookies.
As usual, I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe. If you’re looking for some really helpful tutorials about basics of royal icing, The Sweet Adventures of Sugar Belle has some awesome tips and video to get you going. LOVE her blog.
I kept the design pretty simple. I’m still learning and my hand control with a piping bag is just o.k.
The last thing I needed was to get the cookies outlined, filled and dried AND THEN mess up on the decoration.
So I traced hearts onto a piece of parchment paper, turned it over, taped it to my table and piped out a bunch of hearts.
Once I let them dry, those little hearts peeled off from the parchment perfectly and then secured to the cookie with a little royal icing. A MUCH better strategy than piping hearts free-hand and ending up with a white blob that I can’t do anything about.