One of the reasons this mini flower is among my favorite go-to cutters is that I can make some pretty flowers, pretty quickly. If I have a lot of
So, you've made the dough and icing, & cut and baked your cookies. You will need 2 colors in Royal Glaze consistency (somewhere between flood and piping, where it will settle on its own, without any help) - I really like white and yellow for these. This flower cutter has 6 petals on it which makes things easy. You are going to flood every other petal, and let those set for 5-10 minutes, more for glazers. (I know, at this point they look really weird, but not for long...) I did a few dozen here, so by the time I was done with the last, the first was set enough for the next step. Now, flood the last 3 petals on each cookie. Since the first petals aren't really dry yet, make sure you don't dig the tip into them when moving your icing around. (yes, I know they still look weird...stay with me...) Let them set for 5-10 again, or if you did a lot, the first one should be ready. Take your second color and holding the tip straight over the center about 1/8" above the cookie, squeeze straight down until the center is big enough to "separate" the petals. The tip will eventually be "in" the icing as you are squeezing - that's fine, don't move the tip and it will build a nice big puffy circle. That's it - you're done! Let 'em dry, then pack 'em up for someone special!
*You may notice on the dried cookies that the centers of the petals are slightly recessed - I actually do that on purpose because real petals are actually like that. The way I flood to get this is to outline the petals with a little more pressure than I flood the centers - if I leave the icing to settle on its own, they just dry that way.*
Some of these are going to a a very special friend of mine who recently lost Cupid, her best buddy in the whole wide world of almost 15 years, and I wanted to cheer her up. And because she made me the sweet platter I have the cookies on at the beginning of the post...
I hope she doesn't see this post before she gets the cookies, but if she does... Hey, Jodi - watch for these, they should be there by Monday. And don't worry, you don't have to eat Cupid - I won't mind : ) Love you girl!