Let's face it, Mermaid cookies are always in season, but they are especially fun during the summer months! Check out this new post for Flour Box Club Members to provide bonus details on how to make FIVE mermaid themed cookies.
These cutters are a FLOUR BOX CLUB EXCLUSIVE CUTTER SET that are included in the Summer Club Box! You can find the FREE templates for the cookies on the new Club Dashboard (available to all active members).
Check out the step-by-step video tutorial! The main teaching point of this new tutorial is cookie PAINTING!
Check out the FREE templates for decorating these cookies in your Club email and on the Club Dashboard.
For a single batch of dough, you can make about 18-20 of the full sized cookies. 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. Before I bake my cookies, I like to sketch them out and come up with a decorating and icing color plan!
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 8 icing colors.
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 4 OF EACH OF THESE 5 COOKIE DESIGNS - 20 COOKIES)
To keep the mermaid vibes, I created PASTEL icing colors. You won't need much color, a drop or two, to create these pretty icing colors!
White - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Black - 1 oz (pipe and flood)
Buckeye Brown - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Bakers Rose - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Sienna - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Turquoise - 5 oz (pipe and flood)
Royal Blue - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Purple - 4 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 or 5-6 hours for stenciled cookies). PAINTING details and stenciling (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.
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:
- 8 Food Gels: Bakers Rose, Sienna, Royal Blue, Turquoise, Purple, Buckeye Brown, Black Diamond, and Bright White
- 16 Icing Bags
- 7 Tip #2 (PME or Wilton brand)
- 1 Tip #1 (PME) for the black eyes and mouths
- 2 Tip #1.5
- 8 Couplers
- Royal Icing Scraper for stenciling
- Mermaid Paint Palette
- Mixing Dish for Water
- Color Solution
- Gold Pearl
- Flat brush
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