Tropical Decorating Kit
Tropical Decorating Kit
Here's a list of everything that's part of the kit - all with a 10% savings when purchased together!
- Hibiscus Flower Cookie Cutter
- Toucan Cookie Cutter
- Palm Tree Cookie Cutter
- Flamingo Cookie Cutter
- Monstera Leaf Cookie Cutter
- Aloha Summer 2pc Stencil
- Wilton Tip #67 Leaf
- 2-1 Tool
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
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Happy First Day of Summer! I'm celebrating by dropping this NEW Tropical cookie decorating kit!
They are so colorful and fun to make. This set is a nice mix of feature and accent cookies, keeping the decorating time manageable.
Layering stencils always makes an impressive cookie, but with minimal work! I did this with our last kit (Patriotic) and I'm doing it again with the Hibiscus cookie. But, definitely watch the video tutorial to see the big mistake I made the first time I decorated this cookie!
This tutorial includes a step-by-step look at all FIVE Tropical cookies perfect for birthday and summer parties.
For a single batch of dough, you can make about 20 of the 4 regular sized cookies (about 5 of each). 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
This is a very colorful cookie set!
This set features 7 gels to make the 8 needed icing colors. I used the Sugar Art Hot Pink in a dark and light shades.
Check out the icing guide below for tips on making the right colors and an estimate of how much of each color you'll need.
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).
The Tropical cookie set has 7 gels/8 icing colors.
ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE
Here is what I suggest making for a single batch.
Tuxedo Black (Cookie Countess) - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Glowing Green (Cookie Countess) - 5-6 oz (pipe and flood)
Bright White (Chefmaster) - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Sapphire Blue (The Sugar Art) - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Hot Pink (The Sugar Art) - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Pastel Hot Pink (The Sugar Art) - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Totally Brown (Cookie Countess) - 2oz (pipe and flood)
Golden Yellow (Chefmaster) - 2 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. You can see in this photo, I did have some leftover icing. But I used most of the glowing green, white, and brown!
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 the day before you decorate (1 hour)
Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies and 4-6 hours for stenciled cookies). Piping details (1-2 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 stencils and a few bonus tools!
Common Tools Needed Not Included in the Kit:
- 7 Food Gels: Tuxedo Black (Cookie Countess), Glowing Green (Cookie Countess), Bright White (Chefmaster), Sapphire Blue (The Sugar Art),
Hot Pink (The Sugar Art), Pastel Hot Pink (The Sugar Art), Totally Brown (Cookie Countess), and Golden Yellow (Chefmaster)
- 8 Tip #2 (PME or Wilton brand)
- 8 Couplers
- Stencil Genie (optional)
- Airbrush Machine and Color
- Icing Scraper
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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!