Monday, March 23, 2015

What's In Your Easter Basket?

If these adorable bunnies and eggs are all
that make it into my Easter basket this year,
I will be one happy person!!

These are some of the prettiest cookies I have
baked up.  I still consider myself quite the
beginner on flooded cookies even though I
went to Cookie Con last year, so I am
pleased with these beauties.

My friend Kathy has been asking me for some time
to show her how to make flooded sugar cookies 
so the other day I invited her and Pam over for a
lesson on making and frosting the cookies.  Of course 
I was a little nervous setting myself up as a teacher
when I don't feel like an expert, but I decided to
show them several options for decorating the cookies.

They loved how easy the rolled fondant was and
were surprised at how delicious it
tasted.  We put a little fondant in a tiny rose mold for
his little tail.

I demonstrated wet on wet, writing on dry, sugared
and piping on dry.  One trick I learned at Cookie Con
was using a food dehydrator to dry your cookies so I 
could demo those things that needed dry icing.
Just a few minutes in the food dehydrator after
flooding the icing and you can pipe on details.
Another while and you can write on it with
edible writing pens.  Some of these are
cookies they helped decorate.  I would say
they were great students!

They each left with several varieties
of cookies.

After they left I kept playing with the 
bunnies and eggs trying some scroll work.

The scrolls are piped with slightly thicker
frosting onto frosting that has set up.  (I took out
a small bowl of the frosting and covered it and set 
it aside before I thinned the frosting down for
the flooding.  This is what you pipe with.  It needs 
to pipe out easily.)

The trick to smooth lines is to lift your tip and
let the line of frosting fall onto the cookie
rather than dragging the tip along the
edge of the cookie.  Don't get discouraged.  It
all takes a little practice.  I had them practice
on parchment paper first.

Soon my Easter Basket was full of
pretty and delicious cookies.

I will be posting with

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Wow, these cookies are incredibly beautiful! So elegant! My granddaughter and I like to bake together, and I will definitely show her your masterpieces!

  2. You are an expert at these!
    I am tellng you.;)

  3. They look amazing and tasty! I would love to really learn all about decorating cookies like these...great job!


  4. I would love to go to Cookie Con! They are delightful!

  5. I would love to be one of your students, Jacqueline! The cookies are absolutely gorgeous! I'd be happy if they were in my Easter basket, too.

  6. They all look great Jacqueline! Lovin' the rolled fondant with the rose tail:@)

  7. Wow, they are gorgeous! You must have had a great teacher :-)

  8. The decorated cookies look awesome and I'd love to have someone teach me how to do this.
    I like the idea of rolled fondant on the cookies too.

  9. I usually find decorated cookies are too pretty to eat! Yours are definitely in that category! Love the scroll work on the bunnies. I'm going to pin your cookies to my Easter Inspiration Board in hopes that I might actually try this sometime.
    Happy Easter!

  10. So gorgeous Jacqueline! I wish I had your patience! They look like vintage enameled box lids~ I know they taste divine too!

  11. I have been so frustrated by cookie decorating but I have to keep trying! Your cookies are absolutely gorgeous and I love the different styles of bunny cutters you have!

  12. These are entirely too pretty to eat Jacqueline! I'm not sure I would make a good student, I'm too impatient but your tray of bunnies is beautiful! Love your pink rolled fondant with the rose tail. ♥

  13. Pretty AND delicious, indeed! Simply charming, in every line and expression.

    Speaking of P and D, our first batch of fancy cupcakes was absolutely wonderful. German Chocolate cupcakes, with Cream Cheese frosting, a generous hand with the pastel sprinkles, and then a nice showing of pink sugar crystals. Quite the hit at dinner the other night.

    We texted pictures to Mommies and Aunts, with progress from bowl to finished platter, and got MANY Ohhs and Ahhs. I'll be using our handiwork on Beverly's PINK SATURDAY blog this week.

    We owe all that fun and compliments to YOU, and thank you AGAIN for such a lovely gift!


  14. These are just gorgeous! I'd love to find these in my Easter basket. :)

  15. These look quite expert to me! And so beautiful. Wish I could come over for a lesson.


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