How to Make Decorated Hibiscus Cookies Using a Rose Cutter

Decorated Luau cookies -- tutorial

You guys. I wish you could all be right here in my living room THIS VERY SECOND!!!!! I **NEED** someone else to be hearing this!!! My little very-nearly-three-but-totally-the-boss-thank-you-very-much Little P is playing the piano and singing for me. I'm not sure if you've heard the song before, but it goes a little something like this --

"It's MY FART!!! Don't take MY FART!!" 

It repeats over and over again with lots of heavy-handed keys sprinkled throughout. There's a bit about being a turkey somewhere in the middle and it ends with her getting softer and softer as she fades out into a slow whisper -- "Don'"

How IN THE WORLD am I supposed to accomplish ANYTHING after that??!! It's probably totally inappropriate that I share this song on a cookie decorating blog...but we're friends, right? You're supposed to share life's best moments with friends. And this little concert? Totally made my day.

In general, parenting is random. I find myself constantly saying things that should never really be said. Like, "We do NOT lick each other's tongues." "Where are your clothes??!!" "Toes are NOT toys!" "We do NOT stab people." "Why are there socks in the fridge?" "I am NOT a garbage can." "Please stop shaking your booty at people." or "I am NOT for human consumption!!"

There's never a dull moment here. Or a clean spot in my house. But there are delicious cookies. And crazy children. And cookies. Did I mention that already? My kids won't eat them anymore. Lick their own shoes? Sure. But they will not eat cookies. So the next time you're in the neighborhood, stop by and raid the cookie jar. And maybe Little P can be persuaded to give an impromptu concert for you.

PS -- Did you see that these hibiscus cookies were made with my new rose cutter from Ann Clark Cookie Cutters? (I'm just saying -- I think you need that cutter.)

Luau cookie decorating tutorial

1. Before you bake the cookies, smooth out the smallest leaf so you can use it like another petal. I also flipped my cookie over before baking because in my head...the stamen points to the right. It doesn't really matter...but I just couldn't see it the other way.
2. Outline and flood the entire cookie with a medium consistency white icing. Let it dry for a few hours.
3. Grab some medium consistency pink icing and a #1.5 tip. Pipe one petal at a time. Pipe the outside edge, making sure it has a bump in the center. Then pipe some squiggly lines for the inside edge and fill the space in the middle with icing.
4. Continue until you've piped all 5 petals. Let it dry for 30 minutes.
5. Pipe the stamen with medium consistency yellow icing and a #2 tip.

 You can use this image in a KK or a pico. You case you can't see the stamen going the other way either and you NEED to have it pointed toward the left to save the world as we know it.

See it in action here. (Sorry about the weird coloring. I have GOT to stop making videos on cloudy days!)

Hibiscus and bow decorated cookies

Did you catch these fun bow cookies? I designed this bow cutter for Whisked Away Cutters and I can't wait to add it to every set ever this spring!


Grab the cutters -- Hibiscus (Rose), Bow, Wide Heart, Tall Heart

See how Delorse from Sword's Sugars makes the most amazing bow cookies ever HERE

Want to use the rose cutter for an actual rose cookie? See how I do that HERE.

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