A few weeks ago my husband and I went to wedding in Long Island, NY. If anyone knows how to throw a great wedding party, it's a Long Islander! We had a blast getting dressed up, eating amazing food, and dancing the night away!
(here we are dressed up and ready to celebrate my cousin and his new bride!)
I soaked up all the magical details of the wedding vibes for this NEW wedding cookie decorating tutorial and kit! I truly love making wedding cookies! Whether it's a bridal shower, bachelorette party, or even the big day itself, cookies are always a sweet way to add to the celebration!
Our newest cookie decorating kit has the essentials to make 5 different wedding designs that work well together, but are so special that they could be a stand-alone cookie favor at a wedding/bridal event.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a Wedding Gown with piped details that look like beautiful folds of fabric, a Diamond Ring embellished with gold accents and a cluster of roses, a beautiful Flower Bouquet (using an apple tree cookie cutter!), a Bride and Groom cookie, and a stenciled Just Married cookie - both using the double heart cookie cutter! Take a look at the video and then check below for additional tips on how to make these cookies!
PREPPING THE COOKIES and YIELD:
COOKIE YIELD: For a single batch of dough I was able to make 15 of these cookies, 3 each of the bouquet, ring, dress and 5 double hearts (2 Just Married and 3 Bride and Groom). I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.
TEMPLATES: In the video, you might have noticed that I traced yellow guidelines on my cookies (like on the ring and the bride and groom heart) to guide the piping of the text. It took me less than 5 minutes to trace these lines on the cookies and it really helped my cookies look similar to each other. I also just felt more confident when I was decorating. It's not cheating - it's decorating smart ;)
Download the zip file for the templates - CLICK HERE
They are also available as a set with the stencils in the Wedding Cookie Decorating Kit - Click here to view in shop!
There are so many cutters, stencils and tools in this box! This kit includes: FOUR cutters (wedding dress, apple tree/bouquet, diamond ring and double heart), Just Married Stencil, 1/4 oz Antique Gold Crystal Color, Ultra Thin 5/0 Silverwhite brush, Wilton Flower, Tip #101, Boo Boo Stick, 10 Tipless Bags (5 10" and 5 13")! (**kit does not include standard decorating supplies like ingredients, standard tips like #1 or #2, airbrush system, or food gels. These need to be purchased separately.)
This set features the Just Married Stencil. A few of the other cookies in this set can be time consuming so it's great to have a quick design in the mix.
I also used an ultra thin Silverwhite brush for this tutorial and I'm using the 5/0, but they also come in size 0 and size 00...the 5/0 is the smallest of the three and is my favorite. I use the Silverwhite to add metallic accents with the antique gold crystal color. I mix the dust with everclear (the alcohol evaporates quickly and leaves behind the shine). This painting process is a little time consuming, but I notice a big difference! There is a small jar of the antique gold in the Wedding Kit :)
PREPPING THE ROYAL ICING:
ICING PREP: 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 (about 36 oz of icing) and split it in half (reserving half for another project).
I used mostly white and bakers rose for this project. I portioned 6 oz of white and 4 oz of bakers rose. Then I used 3 oz of black, 3 oz of gold, 1 oz of avocado, and 1 oz of burgundy. A total of 18 oz of icing. I don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
ICING COLORS: On this project I used ChefMaster food gels: Bright White, Diamond Black, Avocado, Gold, Burgundy, Bakers Rose, and Black Diamond. It is VERY helpful to make colors like black the day before you decorate (see my schedule below). You will add less gel and the color will deepen over night. CLICK HERE to check out all the food gel options in our shop.
PLANNING YOUR PROJECT TIMELINE:
(Cookie decorating is a labor of love. I might sound like a broken record, but I like to break up the decorating process as follows. It fits better in my life than tackling everything in one day. Times based on a single batch of cookies, increase as needed):
Day 1 PREP COOKIES AND ICING: 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 (especially black and navy) the day before you decorate because the color will deepen overnight (1 hour)
** Make Roses - (optional) on Day 1 (45-60 minutes for 75 roses). After you make your icing, make the roses so they can dry overnight. Store extras in a small tupperware. I used the bakers rose icing and the burgundy in a light and dark shade.
Day 2 DECORATE: Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies, but allow 6 hours of dry time on the cookie stenciled with royal icing), Piping details, painting gold accents, and stenciling (1.5-2.5 hours)
**ALLOW COOKIES TO FULLY DRY 18-24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING. STORE IN A COOL OVEN OVER NIGHT.**
Day 3 PACKING COOKIES: For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.
- Cutters (see above)
- Just Married Stencil (see above)
- Food Gel Colors (white, black, gold, bakers rose, burgundy, and avocado)
- PME Scribe
- Tipless Decorating Bags
- #2 PME Tip (for outlines and details)
- #65s Wilton Tip (for bowtie on groom on double heart)
- #101 Wilton Tip (for roses)
- #1.5 PME tip (for details on gown and stems on bouquet)
- #1 PME Tip (for piping small lace detail on bride)
- Flower Nail
- Silverwhite Brush - 00000
- Crystal Color Antique Gold
I want to see what you make! So be sure to tag @Flourboxbakery on Instagram and Facebook and use #flourboxbakery so I can see what you create!