So, I had some cookies and I had some buttercream frosting. We here at SANE just introduced new additions to our cake/cookie/cupcake decorating line in the form of some snazzy CK Products decorations and tools so I thought I should have some sugar-fueled experimental fun.
After dividing my buttercream and coloring it with some lovely bright pink, turquoise, blue, and purple I loaded up my decorating bags. Have I mentioned this was the first time I’d decorated cookies? It’s harder than it looks. I ended up plopping the bag into a tall glass to steady it and felt extremely self-congratulatory about my ingenuity. Then, I wanted to chill the frosting without it leaking all over my fridge.
Gripstics to the rescue! I sealed the bags and after they chilled, I trimmed off the tip of each bag and then loaded all four bags into single bag a la my YouTube hero Rosanna over at Nerdy Nummies.
I then proceeded to pipe frosting. I should say rather, that I attempted to pipe frosting. Again, way harder than it looks. I agree with my colleague Amanda that frosting-related injuries are a potential hazard. If your frosting is too firm or, (in my case) your decorating tip is too small, you will get carpal tunnel for sure. Anyhow, I persisted and piped out a crazy collection of rosettes and squiggles that did end up looking oddly cute if not exactly photo-shoot ready.
But did that stop me? No! I have taken loads of pictures (including the moment where melting purple buttercream started lava-ing all over my hands) to share with you.
For my final flourish, I dusted our new Edible Luster Dust in Shiny Silver over the whole thing and viola! Unicorn Cookies!
Why “unicorn”? Other than the fact that I have a low-key unicorn obsession, I thought the color selection was very unicorn and also, well, luster dust. Need I say more?
Stay tuned as I get a different decorating tip, work on my piping technique and try again soon!