I love this skeleton bride and groom! I thought a bride & groom needed a scalloped edge cookie. :)
Isn't this blue bird so sweet?!? I love the little orange beak and feet! (Hey...that rhymes!)
For both of the cookies, I scanned notecards that Maura made (her etsy store is closed now, but if/when (?) she re-opens it, I'll let you know...you'll want some of your own). To make photo or art cookies:
- Make sure you have a really talented cousin! :)
- Scan the image to be used (make sure you have permission!) and use a photo editing program to crop to fit the cookie. I use the crop tool and image size and view on 100% to see the actual size of the picture. Hold your cookie cutter up to the screen to check.
- If you are lucky enough to have an icing printer, print on icing sheets. Otherwise, burn the images onto a CD (my techno-speak is not great, hope I said that right!) and take to a bakery supply store to have printed with edible ink.
- Cut the images from the icing sheet, but leave the backing intact.
- Outline and fill cookies in white icing.
- While the icing is wet, remove the backing from the image and lightly place onto the cookie.
- Let dry at least 24 hours...not just overnight...24 hours! These take a while to dry, I think the moisture gets trapped under the image.
- Mix a little meringue powder with water.
- Using a small paintbrush, apply this mixture around the edges.
- Sprinkle with non-pareils; shake off excess.
- Let dry.