Making Hot Air Balloon Cookies

Posted by Anne Yorks on Friday, February 22, 2019

Guys, the wet-on-wet icing technique is MAGICAL (and deceptively easy). See how it elevates these balloon to the WOW-zone!

Wondering about the 200K? I made these balloons for my friends at Bluprint to celebrate that they reached 200,000 followers on Instagram! But that pennant banner could be personalized in many different ways. 

[Side Note: curious about Bluprint. It's an online subscription to literally HUNDREDS of creative, crafting, baking, and decorating classes - including three of my online cookie decorating classes! CLICK HERE to check it out with my affiliate link!]


This is a larger cookie size at 4 1/4" tall and 3 1/4" wide. You can plan to get 18 cookies (or 9 balloons and 9 clouds) from a single batch of dough. CLICK HERE to get our cookie recipe and to get rolling and baking tips.



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 and split it in half (reserving half for another project). I divided the icing evenly between the colors (reserving just a small 1oz amount for the black and white). For more tips on planning icing amounts CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.

ROYAL ICING RECIPE: For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.

ICING COLORS: On this project I used ChefMaster food gels: Bright White, Super Black, Navy, for the Slate Blue - a very small dot  of navy for the light shade, Fuchsia (a very small dot for the light pink ), and Teal. CLICK HERE to check out all the food gel options in our shop.


We now have TWO sizes of our tipless bags: 10" (medium) and 13" (large). Find them here!!


In this video I'm using my Hot Air Balloon cookie cutter - click here to find in shop!

Up up and away!!!

Happy Decorating!