April 2, 2012

Cake it Pretty: DIY Easter Bunny Decorated Cookies





Hello, its  Hani from Haniela's - For those of you who don’t know me let me introduce myself, I’m an editor of a Haniela’s, my sweet and crafty refuge. I love to bake, decorate, and make pretty edible things from scratch and today, I will be sharing a really cute and cookielicious Easter project with you all!

With Easter in less than 2 weeks how about we make some adorable and super easy Easter Bunny Cookies - best part about these is that they inspired by  Bird's Party Easter Printable Collection and designs and you can make them as special as you like!


Striped and Polka Dot Easter Bunny Cookies:

I made Easter Bunny cut outs but you can use any other shapes you like, eggs, chicks, different bunny shapes.

BAKING: Bake the cookies using your favorite recipe for cut out cookies, or you can use recipes I use the most - Collection of Roll Out Cookie Recipes. My favorite is Chocolate, Sugar and Honey Cookies.


ICING: To ice the cookies I use my Fresh Lemon Royal Icing, I use a real lemon to flavor my icing. It gives the icing fresh taste and your a get an extra dose of vitamin C too, that is always a good thing, especially when eating cookies. 

Trick to making this design is to use what is called wet on wet technique.

1. First you need to outline and flood the cookie with white icing, you can learn more about flooding consistency of you icing in my tutorial here.
2. Once you finish flooding the cookie you need start making striped using desired colors right away (this is the wet on wet technique), best when icing  you‘ll be using to make the stripes is thinned down to flood consistency as well. 
3. To decorate I use either parchment cones or sandwich bags. I know it sounds a little weird but I really use sandwich bags, like the one you see in the picture above - Just fill the bag with icing (tip how to fill a sandwich bag with icing), snip of a small piece of a corner and you are ready to decorate, if you are not confident with sandwich bag, use regular piping bag fitted with a coupler and a piping tip. 

I recommend PME tips, if those are not available to you or you don't want to invest in those (they can be pricey) use Wilton, they a cheaper and wildly available and they will work as well. Use #2 or 3 for outline, and # 1 for stripes.


DRYING TIME: Once you've piped the stripes onto your cookies, let them dry completely.

Try not to lift the cookies while they are drying, best to leave them on a flat surface undisturbed for several hours prior handling.




PACKAGING: Packaging  is a great way to present your cookies when you are giving them away as a gift or party favors!

For these cookies I used:


1. Place the cookie into the bag, fold the ends few times, using a stapler, secure the ends in place, using a stapler at each end.
2. Put the label over the stapled end and secure the label in place with one staple in the upper middle section
3.Thread a ribbon through the staple and make a bow


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