I love multi cutters (one press cuts multiple cookies). And, I think cookie SETS are super fun! So I'm so excited to share this NEW Cake and Balloons 3-in-1 multi-cutter. It makes a really cute 3-piece cookie set that fits perfectly in the 7" window box from BRP Box Shop. It's sort of like a cookie puzzle!!
*If you're a member of the Flour Box Club, we just sent you a special mailing with this cutter!! Surprise! I hope this kicks off your cookie year with a sweet start!
Learn how to decorate these three cookies: the Cake Base, the Cake Banner, and the Balloons. With a simplified color palette, this cookie project is easy and fun! Check out the step-by-step video tutorial!
CLICK HERE to Download the FREE Happy Birthday graphic that I used with Kodak Luma 150 cookie projector:
The multi-cutter is cool because one press makes all three cookies. Plus, since the cutter is 3-1, you don't have to worry about misplacing one of the shapes from the set. The size of the cutter is just over 6".
Prepping the Royal Icing
For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).
This cookie set has 4 icing colors using 4 gels.
l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE (THIS IS BASED ON MAKING 6 OF EACH OF THESE 3 COOKIE DESIGNS - 18 COOKIES or 6 cookie sets)
White - 9 oz (pipe and flood)
Sky Blue - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Rose Pink - 5 oz (pipe and flood)
Lemon Yellow - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
A few Extra Decorating Tips
Plan ahead to enjoy the most success with your cookie project! I break up the decorating process. It works better with my life to do a little each day. Here is the schedule for this cookie project and estimated times on how long each phase takes.
Mix Dough (30 mins), Chill Dough (2 hours inactive time), Roll and Bake (1 hour), Mix Royal Icing and Prep Icing Colors - it is helpful to make the colors the day before you decorate because the color will deepen overnight (1 hour).
Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies). Piping details (1.5-2 hours)
**ALLOW COOKIES TO FULLY DRY 18-24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING. STORE IN A COOL OVEN OVER NIGHT.**
For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.
One cookie set fits perfectly in the 7" window box.
But you can fit 4 sets (or 12 cookies) in the 14" window box from BRP box shop!
I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies!
Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!
Common Tools in this Tutorial:
- 4 Food Gels: Rose Pink, Sky Blue, Lemon Yellow, and Bright White
- 8 Icing Bags
- 4 Tip #2 (PME or Wilton brand)
- 1 Tip #1 (PME or Wilton) for piping the text
- 1 Tip #13 for the shell border on the cake
- 4 Couplers
- Rainbow Nonpareils
- Stencil Genie (optional)
- Airbrush System (optional)
- Pink and White Airbrush Color (optional)
- Small Bowl (optional)
- Craft Brush (optional to mix airbrush color)
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I love making birthday cookies! Get inspired by these designs. A lot of these icing colors and piping techniques could be use with the new Cake and Balloons Multi-Cutter.
A fun colorful birthday cake with candles:
Primary colors are great for all birthdays:
Dripping with pink and green icing and dripping with fun:
Tons of shimmer with gold accents and a soft touch with a watercolor technique:
Can this new set have a wedding theme? I think so!
You can never go wrong with a NEON rainbow birthday theme!