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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentine's Cookie Bouquets

Need more valentine ideas? Here are a couple of pictures I took at a cake club meeting. Note that I did not baked or created these cookie bouquets - Kelle did. The cookies shown below are iced with buttercream!! I was impressed, since we try not to use buttercream on cookies due to its soft consistency. However, these turned out just great. I want to bring to your attention, that buttercream won't have that shiny finish as color flow (see color flow recipe here). The buttercream recipe is Colette Peter’s.

Kelle’s mom’s cookie recipe:

  • 1c butter

  • 1 1/4 c granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon of milk

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 1/2 c flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

    Tip: you can add about 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg for 1 batch

    I had posted instructions for creating cookies on a stick HERE. It should apply to this recipe. Bake at 400 degrees Farenheits for 8 - 10 mins.

Colette Peter’s Buttercream recipe:

  • 2 cups butter (unsalted - room temperature)

  • 1 cup milk (room temperature)

  • 4 pounds of powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)

  • 3 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Add all ingredients to bowl and mix them until all are incorporated and the icing is smooth. Fill a piping bag with buttercream. Pipe buttercream icing onto cookies (for outline). Pipe more icing to fill the outline.

I had posted color flow / royal icing recipes and “How to Decorate your Cookies” previously HERE. These might be helpful.

Heart cookie cutters recommended


Lisa E said...

I just discovered your blog googling the San Diego Cake Show. I'm enjoying looking around! I have you on my favorites now. I live in MS but will be in So Cal in a week. *Might* get to go to the cake show. Hope so, anyway.

The Cake Stylist said...

Hi Lisa, I hope you got to visit us and join the show. Please let us know how you liked it. Also, note that I have posted a picture video in this site :). Hope you enjoy them.

Josilyn said...

These cookies bouquets are looking very cute... Best for Valentines Day...

lilieyz said...

hi..just found ur blog while google for teddy bear fondant..Nice..and i'm quit interested in baking cup cakes and cookies just for fun..and hey..its realy fun..make me out of the daily busy day..

i'm having a question here: for the cookies, how long it will be stay without put it in cookie jar?

why my icing takes long time to hardening...i have to dry it in the oven..hmm...

The Cake Stylist said...

Hi Lilieyz,

To answer your first question regarding the cookies, well, it depends what cookie recipe you used. If the cookie is sugar cookie made with butter they might last up to 5 days in an air-tight container. If they are made with buttercream, then a little longer if you wrap them in little plastic bags. It all depends on the recipe, the type of cookie, the room temperature, the weather in the place you leave AND if these cookies are exposed to sunlight or store in a dark place.

As for your second question, I can't really help you because I dont know what type of icing you are using and how thick your icing is. For example, since color flow if pretty fluid, it might take an overnight for them to dry. Royal icing might take a few hours less. If you are using buttercream, it will just harden but not really dry. I hope this information was useful somehow.

Anonymous said...

hi, just came across the rose bouquets nd was wondering what cutter was used for it?
thanks for sharing