Did you ever want to make pretty Decorated Sugar Cookies but didn’t have the right tools? Well, look no further! I’m not only giving you a recipe for sugar cookies and royal icing, but I’m also hosting a GIVEAWAY of 2, count ’em 2, Natizo 43 piece cake decorating sets! The raffle is now closed.
Disclosure: I was financially compensated to create the recipe for this post and I received a product sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
I’m really excited about this post because I got to use my decorating skills again. For 10 years I made and decorated custom cakes and spent many an hour with a piping bag in my hand in front of a multi-tier cake. Since I mostly bake for the blog these days, it was fun to get into detailed piping work again. You can see some of my cake creations on this Facebook page.
I truly think that it is a very nice starter kit. I like that the tips are seamless so the flow of the icing doesn’t get distorted on a seam. All the essential tips are included; small and large round tips, star tips, rose and leaf tips. There are even a couple of tips I’d never seen before. The set comes with an instruction booklet. Also in the set are two couplers (you can’t have too many couplers), several disposable piping bags, a tip cleaning brush and a flower nail. The set is arranged in a sturdy plastic case and comes nicely boxed. I think this set would make a lovely gift for the baker in your life (even if that baker is you!!).
Decorated cookies are a great place to start practicing, or to perfect, your piping skills. You can make the cookies as simple or elaborate as you like. If you google “decorated cookies” you’ll see some spectacular cookies that are truly little works of art.
Click through the slideshow to see the process for making Decorated Sugar Cookies:
I made Easter egg cookies using a simple oval cookie cutter. Of course you can use the same recipe to make cookies for any occasion, using whichever cookie cutter you’d like. The exact number of cookies will vary based on the shape and size of the cookie cutter you use. You can also use this dough to make sandwich cookies or even to line a tart shell.
Whichever shape and design you’re making, the process for decorating is the same. Use a slightly thicker royal icing (the proportions in the recipe) for outlining the design. You’ll need to thin out the icing (I added just a few drops of water) for “flooding” the cookie. I also used the thicker icing for piping the design details.
Would you like to win a Natizo Cake Decorating Kit? Yes? I thought so!
Two winners will be selected randomly from all the entries received! One winner per household, email address, or home address. Winner must have a U.S.-based address to receive the prize. The Raffle ends on Friday 3/24 at noon and the winners will be announced on my Facebook page by 5pm.
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