Click on this post for my favourite sugar cookie recipe. Choose the royal icing recipe that you like best. I am still learning how to make the perfect royal icing. I still have difficulty avoiding all those air bubbles!
Select icing colors to tint the royal icing. I chose black for the border, and Wilton velvet, teal and red for flooding.
Next, add the icing colors into small bowls of royal icing and mix. Black requires a very generous amount of color before it reaches its darkest shade. Repeat for other desired colors.
Pour the colours for flooding into squeeze bottles.
It makes it easy to flood the cookies and get into the curvy areas.
Pipe the border of the cookies. Let dry.
Creating feathered stripes on wet flood...
Flood cookie with desired color.
Immediately, squeeze lines in contrasting color on each wing.
Drag a toothpick through both lines toward the middle of the butterfly. This will create a feathered effect that that will blend into the original flooded color of the butterfly.
Or, just add some simple details.
They look so bright!
Then personalize for loot bags!
The kids just love them!
Since I had so much space on these cookies, I tried a different type of lettering this time. I think it looks pretty cute!
Happy Second Birthday Addison!