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Birthday Cookie Decorating Kit

Birthday Cookie Decorating Kit

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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!

Cookie Yield

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.

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

ICING PREP 

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).

ICING GUIDE

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.

ROYAL ICING RECIPE

For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.

Project Timeline

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.

DAY 1 

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). 

DAY 2 

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.**

DAY 3

For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.

 

Recreate these!

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: 

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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!

Happy Decorating!

Anne