How to Decorate Easter Candy Cookies
Easter Candy Cookie Decorating Kit
Here's a list of everything that's part of the kit - all with a 10% savings when purchased together!
- Blue Sanding Sugar SMALL Sprinkle Jar
- Bumblebee Yellow Sanding Sugar SMALL Sprinkle Jar
- Perfectly Pink SANDING SUGAR Small Sprinkle Jar
- Happy Easter 2 Ways Stencil
- Bunny Peep Cookie Cutter
- Jelly Bean Cookie Cutter
- Large 5" Bunny Cookie Cutter
- Long Fancy Plaque Cookie Cutter
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
- 2-1 Tool
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A basket full of colorful candy ... or cookies ... is always so fun on Easter morning!
What's in YOUR Easter basket? This tutorial features Easter candy classics like Chocolate Bunnies, Jelly Beans, and Sugary Peep Bunnies! And a few 'Happy Easter' cookies fill out the platter!
This kit and tutorial is great for beginners, especially that peep bunny cookie! You can do this! Get my tips in the full step-by-step YouTube tutorial!
For a single batch of dough, you can make about 18-22 of these 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!
COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
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 9 icing colors (using 6 chefmaster 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 3 OF EACH OF THESE 7 COOKIE DESIGNS - 21 COOKIES)
Dark Sky Blue - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Light Sky Blue - 1 oz (flood only)
Dark Deep Pink - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Light Deep Pink - 1 oz (flood only)
Dark Lemon Yellow - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Light Lemon Yellow - 1 oz (pipe and flood)
Dark Buckeye Brown - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Light Buckeye Brown - 1 oz (flood only)
Bright White - 1/2 oz (flood only)
Black Diamond- 1 oz (1/2 oz of pipe and 1/2 oz of flood)
**This seems like a lot of colors, but making the light shades of the colors went quickly because I only needed flood AND I just added some of the darker color to white icing and it whipped up quick. For example, I made the dark sky blue icing first and then added some of that darker color to white icing to make the light sky blue flood.
This photo shows all of my icing bags, expect for the black piping icing. I added that in when decorating because I wanted it for the peep eyes and the jelly bean smile.
ROYAL ICING RECIPE
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 Easter cookie). 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 stencil and the sanding sugar!
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 Needed Not Included in the Kit:
- 6 Food Gels: Deep Pink, Sky Blue, Lemon Yellow, Buckeye Brown, Bright White, Black Diamond
- 15 Icing Bags
- 4 Tip #2 (PME or Wilton brand)
- 1 Tip #3 (Wilton) for the bow on the chocolate bunny
- 1 Tip #1 (PME or Witlon brand) for the black piping icing
- 5 Couplers
- Royal Icing Scraper
- Coffee Filter (optional)
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