Image: Tea Party Cakes
While obviously not a professional cookie decorator, I'm still really pleased with how these cookies turned out! I think they look at least a little bit like Curious George and when Little Bit saw them, she immediately started pointing at saying "George!"
To make the cookie dough, I used this butter cookie cutouts recipe from Betty Crocker. I love it because it's not too sweet and is reminiscent of my grandma's Christmas cookies. For the frosting I picked up a Wilton royal icing kit so I didn't have to mess with buying meringue powder. I also bought a tube of decorating icing in black and chocolate so I wouldn't have to buy as much food coloring. Though I did end up getting Wilton icing colors in golden yellow for the bananas, pink for the balloons and ivory for George's face. (If you're wondering, the banana cookie cutter and balloon cookie cutter are from Amazon.)
Lessons I learned along the way: it's easy to over cook the outer edges of the hand-cut cookies and if you make the royal icing too thin, the black outlines will bleed. But that was operator error. I think Naomi's instructions were super easy to follow and now that I know the process, it would be so easy to make a paper cookie cutter templates for just about anything my heart desires.
If you enjoyed this post, all the party details, as well as my outfit for the blogging tour Wear to Where, will be published this Saturday!
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