How to Decorate and Apple Basket
Cupcake with Swirl Cookie Cutter
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
A tisket. A tasket. There are apples in my basket! Can you guess the cookie cutter I used for this project? Yes! You guessed it! It's the cupcake, again!
This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18-20 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).
These cookies feature only 5 icing colors - yay! I used 4 oz of the buckeye brown, green, yellow, and red (I added ivory food gel to the colors to get those fall tones). I used 2 oz of the ivory, a total of about 18 oz of icing. I 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.