When my girlfriend Julia asked me to make some cookies for Hayden's loot bags, I began to search for ideas.
Thanks to Bridget at Bake at 350, I found this idea! Bake at 350 is also the same blog that inspired me to make Scrabble Cookies!
My neighbour Janet works at Redpath Sugar. If you live in Toronto, you may have seen her driving around in the Acts of Sweetness Truck! She knows how much I love to bake, and gave me a new kind of icing sugar to experiment with. This icing sugar is 10 times as fine as regular icing sugars. That's what the DS 10X means on the bag of icing sugar pictured above.
First, I piped the border of the cakes as well the number two above. This needed to dry for about an hour.
Next, I flooded the inside of the cake with baby yellow icing.
I then immediately added the dots to the wet yellow flood. By using different sized tips, I was able to create larger and smaller dots.
I began with the purple dots.
Followed by turquoise dots...the same color as the piped border.
And finally, I added the pink ones.
And that was it...the cookies needed a good 24 hours to dry and then I packaged them for the kiddies!
Happy Second Birthday Hayden!