How to Decorate Five Birthday Cookies
Birthday Cookie Decorating Kit
Here's a list of everything that's part of the kit - all with a 10% savings when purchased together!
- Cake with Candles Cookie Cutter by The Flour Box
- Present with Bow Cookie Cutter by The Flour Box
- Birthday Candle Cookie Cutter
- Balloon Cookie Cutter
- Fluted Circle Cookie Cutter
- Happy Birthday Script Stencil
- Bubble Dots Stencil
- Ateco Icing 2pc Blue Scraper Tools
- FooDoodler Pink Fine Line Marker
- 2-1 Tool
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
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Nothing makes a birthday sweeter than cute decorated cookies! Our newest kit has the essentials for making five birthday cookies: Cake, Present, Balloon, Candle, and Happy Birthday cookie!
For a single batch of dough, you can make about 23 of these cookies (5 cakes, 4 presents, 6 candles, 4 fluted circles, and 4 balloons). 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.
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).
The birthday cookie set has 6 icing colors - using 5 gels (I used the pink in both pastel and dark tone).
ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE
Turquiose - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Bright White - 5 oz (pipe and flood)
Deep Pink - 1 oz (pipe only)
Pastel Pink - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Lemon Yellow - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Purple - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
These amounts are ESTIMATES. When it comes to how much icing to make, l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
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 6 hours before stenciling with royal icing - like the Happy Birthday cookies). Piping 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.
Pick up the Kit! It's got the essential cutters and stencils and a few bonus tools!
Common Tools Needed Not Included in the Kit:
- 5 Food Gels: Deep Pink, Turquoise, Lemon Yellow, Purple, and Bright White
- 11 Icing Bags
- 6 Tip #2 (PME or Wilton brand)
- 1 Tip #1.5 PME
- 6 Couplers
- Royal Icing Scraper
- Airbrush + color (I used pink and Hawaiian Blue)
- Stencil Genie
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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!