How to Decorate a Birthday Cake Cookie

Posted by Anne Yorks on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Today is my birthday! Celebrate with me! I'm giving away a free cake on pedestal cookie cutter with every $10 purchase from www.flourboxbakery.com! No coupon necessary. Offer only good today, March 1st! Cutter will automatically be added to all orders $10 or more! No need to add it to your cart!

Here is how it looks decorated three ways!

Would you like to see the birthday cake video? It's a sweet, simple design and is one that I teach in my decorating beginner class. Check it out!


There are two consistencies of Royal Icing used on this cookie, pipe and flood. (For more information on making royal icing, check out this video tutorial.)

  1. First, pipe the cake outlines. I am using a #2 tip for the outlines and details on this cookie.
  2. Then, using a squeeze bottle add the icing, or flood, the cookie base. While that icing is still wet, the polka dots are added with more flood icing (that is why it is called wet-on-wet!) Since it hasn't set up yet, the polka dots just melt into that base icing creating a cute design!
  3. Allow the pink section to dry before adding the white to avoid color bleed. I like to let my cookies dry for an hour or two. Then add the white cake layer.
  4. Once that base dries (an hour or two in front of a fan), add a bead border on each cake layer. I like to add some quick and cute loops too. Don't forget the candles!



I hope you enjoyed this quick look at the birthday cake! I'm off to work and then to celebrate!

Don't forget. Every $10 purchase from www.flourboxbakery.com will automatically get the cake on pedestal cookie cutter!

Happy Decorating!



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  • Michelle

    Nov 21, 2020

    Did you use a number 2 tip for all the details on your cake? ❤

  • Kathy

    Mar 02, 2016

    Happy Birthday a day late! I loved the birthday cake video—you’re amazing!

  • Shanna C

    Mar 01, 2016

    Hope you enjoyed your birthday! Thank you for sharing the video…your cookie designs are always so cute :)

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