Monday, August 4, 2008

For the hostess with the mostest . . .

Texas hospitality is nowhere more evident than in my dad's neighborhood in Amarillo. When my son and I visited recently, a "come on over and use our pool" invitation by dad's friends, Kim & Vance, turned into an impromptu 5-hour pool party! Kim forced me (ok...not really) to have a few (3, 4, 10?...I lost count) of her poolside cocktails. I wanted to make cookies for her inspired by her drink. (It is a perfect summer/poolside drink: cherry 7-up, lime juice and vodka over beats the Texas heat, let me tell ya!)

I used my candy corn cookie cutter for these cookies. Here's a peek at just some of my drawings. I threw about half of the pages away before thinking to snap a picture. Sometimes, what is in my head just won't translate to the paper!
  • With a #2 tip, pipe the outline of the lime in one corner. (AmeriColor Leaf Green)
  • With a #3 tip, pipe the outline of the cherry in red, meeting up with the lime outline. (AmeriColor Super Red)
  • Using the lime as a guide for the corner of the glass, pipe the outline of the glass in black using a #2 or 3 tip. (Spectrum Super Black)
  • Thin white and light pink icing with water to a syrup-like consistency and cover both with a damp dishtowel. Let sit several minutes. (AmeriColor Soft pink with a smidge of Spectrum Peach)
  • Gently stir the white icing with a rubber spatula to pop any air bubbles that have risen to the surface and transfer to a squeeze bottle.
  • Fill in the top of the glass with the white flood icing.
  • Stir and transfer pink icing to a squeeze bottle.
  • Working with 6 to 8 cookies at a time, flood just below the glass "rim" with an uneven line of white icing.
  • Go back through your 6 to 8 cookies and flood with the pink icing butting up against the wet white icing.
  • While this is drying, add light green to the lime wedges using a #1 tip (or thin to flood). (AmeriColor Leaf Green)
  • Using a #3 tip, fill in the cherry outline (or thin to flood).
  • With a #46 basket weave tip, pipe the straw in white (un-thinned icing). Smooth side of the tip facing up.
  • If the flood icing has come up over the glass rims, like mine did, go back over the glass rim in black outline icing.
  • Switch the tip on the black icing to a #1 and pipe on the cherry stem.
  • Using a #1 tip, pipe stripes on the straws in red icing.


  1. FUN!!!!

    That drink sounds delish. I love the cookies. LOVE them.


  2. How sweet!! Bridget you are so creative :) I want one of those cocktails too :)

  3. I want the cocktail with a cookie!
    YUM! Very cute

  4. Oh those drinks sound heavenly and the cookies are cute too! I will be heading back to TX on Sunday after my summer here in Mississippi. Try to have the weather a little cooler for me please. Ha, ha.

  5. I like seeing the whole process of designing them... they are lovely!

  6. wow, those are soo cute! cookies at a pool party are fun.

  7. Oh sure, Montee! Come on home...we have it a cool 96 degrees for you! :)

  8. cute bridget!!! what a great idea!!

  9. ey this look easy to do and perfect for children party, in fact my son birthday is in two week, and my wife and I we're looking for something different to decorate the room, this fall from the heaven!!!

  10. yummy. it so goood. thanks for sharing. voucher uk


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Happy baking! :)
(Comments, especially on busy giveaways, may take a minute to show...thank you for your patience.)

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Pin It button on image hover