Despite the fact that I own upwards of 500 cookie cutters, when I decided to make wedding-themed cookies for an engagement party I decided to forgo the wedding cake and dress cutters and opt for the simple heart shape. I had initially wanted to use my tuxedo and wedding dress stencils, but the cutter made a cookie larger than I would have liked. I opted instead to pipe the design myself.
While the shape is simple, the possibilities for designs are endless.
View the entire edible collection, with some step-by-step instructions, below.
For the party, I decided to make 4 dozen cookies–2 dozen tuxedos and 2 dozen white wedding dresses. I initially planned to do 4 or 5 different wedding dress designs and repeat them 4 or 5 times for 2 dozen dress cookies. However, once I got ready to do the dress designs, I got carried away and ended up making more than 2 dozen different cookies. Whoops!
Once I got started, I couldn’t stop! I just did these freehand, but if you wanted to make cookies to match a bride’s dress, it wouldn’t be hard.
To create these cookies, I used my KopyKake projector to trace the bust line onto the uniced cookie with an edible marker.
When making cookies with different color icings, I like to add the color that would logically be on the bottom first. So, since a dress goes on over skin, I piped the flesh first.
After the skin color is set, fill the remaining cookie with the white icing. After the white icing is set, let your imagination take you away on your blank canvas cookies!
For the tuxedo cookies, I used a chocolate cookie base. Using the standard cookie base, I would have used black royal icing for the tuxedo jacket and bow tie. For the chocolate cookies, I made a partially iced cookie with white icing for the shirt. After the white icing was dry and set, I added black icing for the lapels, bow tie, and buttons. I only made one type of tuxedo.
Tuxedos? Yawn. Just like a real wedding, the focus is never the tuxedo–it’s all about the dress. And like a real wedding dress, it’s all about the details–including accessories! So after the dresses were dried, I added pearl necklaces and some dress straps.
I sorted the cookies into “collections” to give a better idea of the different designs that can be done with a steady hand and some royal icing.