How to Decorate SIX Sweet Treats Cookies
Sweet Treats Cookie Decorating Kit
Items included in this kit:
Already have some of these items in your cookie decorating toolbox? You can always add the individual items you need below - so easy!
- 2-1 Tool
- 3" Heart Cookie Cutter
- Cake Stand TALL Cookie Cutter by Arty McGoo
- Candy, Wrapped Cookie Cutter
- Cupcake Cookie Cutter
- Heart Scalloped Cookie Cutter
- Hearts and Dots Stencil
- Pink Heart SMALL Sprinkle Pouch
- Strawberry Cookie Cutter
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
- Wilton Tip #67 Leaf
Sweet Treats are the best way to spoil your Valentine! And when the sweet treats are decorated like cakes, candy and cookies - it's a win win!
Make just one or make all six! In this tutorial, I show you step-by-step how to make a chocolate box, cute tall cake, chocolate covered strawberry, cupcake with tall pink icing stacks, the classic conversation heart, and a super cute Valentine's Day Candy Cracker!
The essential cutters and stencils can be found in the new Sweet Treats Cookie Kit! The kit not only has the 6 essential cutters and a stencil, but it also has a few bonus tools and a pouch of those super cute heart sprinkles!
Four of these cookies are in the 3" range and two are in the 4” size range, with the scalloped heart and cupcake on the larger size. With a single batch of dough I made 24 cookies: 5 candy, 4 cupcakes, 4 of the 3" hearts, 4 Arty Mcgoo Tall Cakes, 4 Scalloped Hearts, and 3 Strawberries. 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.
If you're looking to keep your project simple, just pick one or two designs and streamline your color plan. You might enjoy decorating more with a simple plan!
For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
Prepping Royal Icing
I find it so much easier to make my icing colors using the gel straight from the bottle, no mixing required. Here's the guide ...
The light pink and dark pink are both Bakers Rose - just a few extra dots of color in the deeper tone. I love how they work together and it's easier mixing shades of colors.
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) and split it in half (reserving half, or 18 oz, for another project).
I don't measure exactly...I estimate. Here's what worked for me on this Winter project:
ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE
Bakers Rose (light) - 5 oz (pipe and flood)
Bakers Rose (dark) - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
White - 5 oz (pipe and flood)
Mint - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Christmas Red - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Buckeye Brown - 2 oz (20-second icing)
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). Make chocolate royal icing transfers (so they can dry over night)
Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies). Piping details and stenciling (1.5-2.5 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.
The strawberry can be detailed with several designs! Have fun with sprinkles, swizzles, and drizzles!
This isn't my first chocolate box! I have also done a more detailed version with the double heart cookie cutter. The mini Sugarbelle set makes great accents cookies! This option is a bit more challenging because there are more icing areas and the chocolates come in white, dark, and milk. The version in today's tutorial is just as cute, but will come together easier!
Another take on the scalloped heart and cupcake using LilaLoa's chocolate cookie recipe.
Want to find these again later? Pin it!
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!