Monday, September 26, 2016

Emoji Themed Party ... Emoji Cookies / Cupcake Toppers

Back on Emoji party items made. I love to make cookies with royal icing, this has become me new obsession. I also have found sugar cookies make for GREAT cupcake toppers. I make enough cookies to be on a cookie tray and then some to go on top of cupcakes for a double sugar dose of goodness!



What you Need:
Sugar Cookies cut into circles (see my fav sugar cookie recipe below)
Royal Icing in Yellow, Red, Blue & Black (recipe below)
AmeriColor Gel Food Coloring Yellow, Red, Blue & Black (to dye Icing)
Pipping Bag
Red Heart Sprinkles (large size - For eyes and Kisses)
Candy Eye's 
Red Edible Marker 

Tint your Royal Icing to the perfect shade of yellow. I use the dipping method with my royal icing. I started to do this about 6 months ago to speed up my decorating time. You can pipe each cookie which is a little cleaner but I find the dipping method to be the best. You get your royal icing to the outline consistency and put into a pie dish (I find this is not too deep). Once you dip the top of the cookie you tap off the extra icing and then you let dry! Once dry you can add your details. I like to do my cookies the night before to give plenty of time for the icing to harden. I took a plastic piping bag and added the details with Red, Blue and Black royal icing. I have found in the past making this a little thicker than your outlining consistency is best if not they run together and you get a cyclops (which kids think are cool but not the look I was going for). 

I googled Emoji images and then copied the different faces onto the cookies. With a piping bag I drew on the faces (on the dried yellow). I added hearts for some eyes, hearts for a kiss, the red marker was used for tongues and rosy cheeks and candy eyes to others. Some of the cookies went on a cookie tray the others I placed on top of a frosted cupcake.

 


Don't forget to see the parties I link up to HERE.

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.


Julie Usher, she has a GREAT YouTube video on how to make, color and make consistency adjustments

Royal Icing what you need:
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
5 Large Egg Whites (or equivalent) 
Flavor to Taste
Gel Icing Color

Mix powder sugar and cream of tartar in your mixer, just to make sure it is incorporated in. Slowly add egg whites, then whip start of slow then go to very high speed. She says around 2 minutes, my friend had an older mixer so it took almost 10 minutes. You want stiff peaks that hold on and won't fall off the spoon. Add in your flavor, I would suggest you use a clear flavoring.  This would be the glue texture great for ginger bread houses etc.

Take 1 cup of royal icing in a smaller bowl then add your coloring, lightly mix so you don't get air into the the icing. I'm like her and like the gel coloring. 

For Top Coating - Add 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp Water (This is if you don't want to outline and flood)
For Outlining - Add 1/2 to 3/4 tsp Water
For Flooding  - Add 2 to 3 tsp Water

WATCH her video on How to Top-Coat, Outline, and Flood Cookies. YES it is around 7 minutes BUT if you have never done this technique it's a MUST she explains it perfectly.
 

4 comments:

  1. OH my - too cute!
    You will be featured at Thursday's Idea box party :)

    xx
    Mila
    http://milaslittlethings.com/

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  2. Those are unbelievably awesome! Thank you for joining the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday linky party. I can’t wait to see what you create next week!

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  3. Those are so adorable! Thanks for joining the DI & DI Link Party.

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