Friday, September 25, 2009

Everything's Coming Up Roses

{Update: I'm guest posting (my first ever) over at the darling Muthering Heights today! Come on over!}


When my neighbor (yep, THAT one) asked me to come over for a girls' night out, I was really excited.

Kristen also ordered cookies (yay!). She mentioned that she was going to give the girls a little something from the adorable Pleated Poppy and I thought I knew just the cookies to go with them.


I used the template that I made for the Yellow Rose sugar cookies.

To make a template for a specific shape, draw it on a file folder or something sturdy and cut it out. After rolling the dough, go around the shape with a paring knife. It takes a little more time and the edges aren't quite as clean as a cutter, but that's ok.


To make the red & pink roses:
  • Using a #2 tip, pipe the outline of the rose in a pinky-red (AmeriColor Super Red mixed with Deep Pink).
  • Using a #2 tip, pipe the outline of the leaf in green (AmeriColor Leaf Green).
  • Thin pink (AmeriColor Deep Pink) and green icing, with water until they reach the consistency of syrup, cover with a damp dishtowel and let sit several minutes.
  • Stir the pink icing gently with a rubber spatula to break any bubbles on the surface and transfer to a squeeze bottle. Fill in the rose with the thinned, flood icing.
  • Repeat with the green icing, filling in the leaf.
  • Let dry at least one hour.
  • Using the same #2 tips, pipe the details in red and green on the rose.
  • Let dry completely before packaging

In case you're wondering, it was such fun! Lots of laughs, great conversation... Did I mention the chocolate fountain? Yeah...it was a good time!

Thank you, Kristen, for inviting me!

24 comments:

  1. It was SO fun, wasn't it?

    Let's do it again, soon!

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  2. Wow! That's a lot of work! They're sure pretty though!

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  3. Gorgeous! I want to come, too, next time! Although it might be a bit of a commute. I love the way you accented her gifts with the cookies! AND they look delicious, too!

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  4. Adorable cookies. I love them! Blessings!

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  5. Those are really pretty...when I make a template I make it on wax paper and it sticks to the cookie a little better while I am cutting it with the paring knife...i agree the edges don't come out quite as perfect, but honestly no one would ever know!
    Your piping is perfect..jealous;)

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  6. such a delight to really meet you. You are so talented and the cookies were marvelous.

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  7. Sounds like such a fun time!!
    gorgeous cookies too!

    ~TidyMom

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  8. I'm adding you to my blog list..too cute to pass up! I'm going to dare to try pie crust dough...cross your fingers! Come say hi :D

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  9. These are AWESOME!! I'm so tweeting thus post! :D

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  10. i just love your ideas. these kind of remind me of mary engelbreit! I used to have everything mary engelbreit and seeing these just took me back! you also make me wanna take a stab at some floral cookies :) so cute!

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  11. Very sweet and colorful! Isn't cookie decorating fun?!

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  12. Bake Me To The Moon...so funny that you said that! I used to work for Mary Engelbreit!!! Maybe it rubbed off on me! She is so amazing! Looking at the leaves...those are definitely "Mary leaves." :)

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  13. very beautiful~ i am glad you had a fun girls night :)

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  14. They are beautiful! Great job!

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  15. What a fun girls night! These cookies rock!!!!

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  16. I looooove these! I posted a link on my edible crafts column (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com).

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  17. Can you share the icing recipe for the rose cookies please?

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  18. My favorite cookie design would have to be the roses.

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