This post has been a long time coming. We just have ongoing computer problems and I lost a whole bunch of pictures. Fortunately I never erase my camera card (I’m a hoarder like that) and I have at least three posts (with tutorials!!!) coming up.
These guitar cookies, which I made for my nephew’s third birthday, look complicated, but they are really not. I felt I had to take pictures along the way to prove it. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of steps. But when you break them down they are so easy.
- your cookie
- edible ink marker
- piping icing in black and white and 2 PME 1.5 tips for piping
- flood icing (I like a 5 second consistency) in white and three other colors
- bags, bottles, and tooth picks.
- Trace your cutter (I splurged on this awesome guitar from Copper Gifts) onto a piece of paper and sketch out where you want the center to go. I printed out an image of a guitar to use as a guideline.
- Cut out your template and cut out the center. Line it up on the cookie.
- Trace the center with an edible ink marker.
- Pipe your outline.
Flood the center and let dry for a while.
- Working quickly with no more than 2-3 cookies at a time, pipe your first color along the edge of the design (I like a 5 second consistency for this method).
- Pipe your second color.
- Fill in the rest of the space with your third color.
- Swirl gently with a toothpick.
Fill in the neck of the guitar and, at this point let everything dry overnight.
The next day:
Using black piping icing, add your details. Let this dry for a little while then….
Add strings. After the fact, I thought I should have used a black edible ink marker to make the frets. I thought the uneven surface under the strings would cause them to fall apart into a mess of white jimmies on the bottom of the cellophane bags. I was wrong, though. They stayed intact. But I still think I’d use the marker in the future.
So, my nephew, who likes to play the “gee-tar” got some cute party favors for his birthday party, and I got to show you that they are really not as difficult as they look! We all win 🙂