How to Decorate a Chubby Christmas Cactus
Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
Merry Cactus to you! Check out these Christmas Cactus cookies I designed for my best friend in Arizona!
The cactus is a large cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make 15 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.
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 has 5 icing colors. I used Leaf Green (light and dark), Christmas Red, Coal Black, and Bright White. 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.