How to Make the Best Decorated Rose Sugar Cookies | LilaLoa: How to Make the Best Decorated Rose Sugar Cookies

How to Make the Best Decorated Rose Sugar Cookies

 
Decorated Rose sugar cookies

Tell me if I'm wrong, but I thought that at some point...children were supposed to SLEEP. Isn't there some kind of law of physics that says - What wakes up, must sleep at some point in their little life?!  People allllllllways tell new moms to "sleep when they sleep." But what happens if they DON'T EVER sleep? What then? I mean, besides the obvious zombie-like movements as I move through life putting my soda on top of the fridge, but not discovering it until weeks later and suddenly getting VERY nervous about where I put the scissors if the soda is in the scissors spot. And you guys... I can't even REACH the top of the fridge. Forget trying to wear clothing out of the house that *doesn't* have icing on it. Or remembering my own phone number when the new neighbor asks. (I PROMISE I'm not trying to avoid being friends!)

I don't even have a newborn anymore. In fact my "baby" is nearly four years old. (HOW did that happen??!!) She actually slept pretty good for a couple of years but recently is on a sleep strike. She goes to sleep like she's getting paid for it. I mean, if we're busy finishing homework and pinewood derby cars and cleaning up dinner and sorting laundry (Ha! Strike the last one.)...and we haven't put her to bed by 8pm - the girl LETS US KNOW. She LOVES to go to sleep. She just doesn't so much love staying asleep. She gets up between 3am and 5am almost every day. And wants to read books. Don't get me wrong - I'm ALL for early literacy goals, but I kind of think that maybe sleep should trump that, you know?

Fun Valentine's Day sugar cookies! Hearts, roses, "love" cookies.

So basically what I'm saying here is -- I hope you don't mind a tutorial for a classic today because she's singing "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" ever so sweetly in the other room and I've got about 7 minutes to just....rest my eyes... before she discovers that her favorite stuffed llama is currently in the washer because as it turns out...llamas do NOT drink kool-aid like she thought. Who knew?!

Tutorial for making decorated rose sugar cookies

1. Outline and fill in the flower area of the cookie with a medium consistency red icing. Let it dry for at least 15 minutes.
2. Outline and fill in the leaf area of the cookie. Let it dry for an hour.
3. Pipe the petal details with the same red icing. (See below - I have an image if you want to make the details "just right".) THEN... go back over the petal lines and make them a little wonky and wiggly and fatter and all sorts of "real life happening here". Pipe the leaf details with the green icing and a #2 tip. Let the cookie dry for at least 6 hours or overnight.
4. (OPTIONAL STEP) Paint watered down food coloring into the corners where the piped details meet the background icing. Do the same with watered down green food coloring on the leaf details.


Use this image with a projector like a KopyKake or a pico. You know...if you want to. 



Rose gold Valentine's Day sugar cookies
 Change the colors to get a different look!




See it in action here.


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Get the cutters: ROSE, TALL HEART, CHUBBY HEART, "LOVE" LETTERS, LIPS, PLAQUE, BANNER HEART, HEART PADLOCK, KEY, CHUBBY BOW and CHEVRON ARROW.

Get the stencils: SCRIBBLE ROSE, SCATTERED HEARTS, CHEVRON, and STRIPES.

See the Blyss tutorial for the PLAID HEARTS.

See how I made the HEART PADLOCK.

You can use the same cutter to make a DIMENSIONAL SCRIBBLE STYLE ROSE or a HIBISCUS too!!


Key to my Heart Valentine's Day sugar cookies