Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pearly Girly

Giving cookies a pearl finish is simple. Just brush on a little Super Pearl luster dust. (I got mine here.)

{It's a little hard to see in the pictures, but the cookie on the left has the pearl finish and the other doesn't.}

Using a child's paintbrush, simply brush the dry luster dust on the cookies once the royal icing has dried overnight. If you want a more opaque finish, follow the instructions here.

I timed myself (I do love a stopwatch, not sure why), and it took me a little less than 1 minute per cookie to add the dry luster dust, so plan accordingly.

As I was coating them, I kept thinking "pretty, pretty princess." Is this a saying? I have a boy...why am I repeating this phrase? Maybe I am crazy?!? Anyhoo...the pearl sheen does make them look very, well, pretty pretty princess.

My customer wanted pale pink and white cupcakes with a pearlized finish and pale green dots on the top. These were given out with a little girl's 1st birthday party invitations. How cute is that idea?!? An invitation with a cookie...yes, please!

Custom orders are always welcome through the shop and I'm still accepting Halloween orders.


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31 comments:

  1. THESE LOOK 1 MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!!

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  2. So cute and girly! Love that light pink!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, can you send me that ladies address so I can CRASH the party? I love that idea!

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  4. OOOOhhh I love that glittery look!

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  5. that is a really cute ideas..I mean if they are giving out cookies with the invite, what could they be giving for the favor ;)
    Very cute...question...did you ship these, reason I am asking, how do you ship the cookies with the little candle and not be so stressed about it breaking? I haven't figured this out yet!!

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  6. cookies and cups...they were a local order. These are on my "no ship" list, too. :)

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  7. Love these! Pretty Pretty Princess is a board game of sorts for young girls. It comes with all kinds of jewelry :) The commercials were all over the place a few years ago.

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  8. they are lovely and girly~ having 3 boys i find myself needing more and more girly things in my life :)

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  9. Just adorable Bridget!! I love using the luster dust!! Hope you are doing well in TX!!

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  10. Those are absolutely adorable! I bet they loved them! Who wouldnt want a cookie with an invitation!!

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  11. These are just gorgeous. Can you ship these cookies? I mean not now cuz it is still hot here during the day and everything would melt. But just curious for later in the fall. Might save me a lot of work for Thanksgiving favors.

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  12. Hi Jenny...yes, I ship, but not this design because of the candle. The cookies won't melt, I promise. :) Click the link at the bottom of this post to go to my etsy shop. Thanks!

    bashtree...yay, I'm not crazy! That must have just seeped into my subconscious. :)

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  13. Beautiful cookies...so cute!!! You are very talented!!!

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  14. Such lovely cookies. Perfect for girls of all ages.
    Mimi

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  15. Beautiful! The pink is such a delicate shade, and I'm sure the luster dust just put it over the top. Your clients must be thrilled :)

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  16. I'd be pearlizing EVERYTHING! :)
    ~ingrid

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  17. Adorable cookies - they are SO CUTE and NEAT!! :o)

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  18. Too cute!! so is the glitter wet? or do you wet it to add it?

    ~TidyMom

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  19. TidyMom...sorry that wasn't clear. I just updated it. It's dry and for the shimmery look here where you can still see the color underneath, brush it on dry.

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  20. Dreamy cookies, so pretty!
    I've just saw your spiderweb cookies on Martha's website! Cool!
    And wanted to thank you: I shipped my first decorated cookie order, and used all the tips your shared here - they arrived safe and sound.
    Love
    Paula

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  21. Love the new header looks so FANCY :) Oh and girly :)

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  22. These cookies are so cute! They would be so much fun at a girls birthday party. So glad I found your cute blog.

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  23. Thank you so much for the Bake It Pretty mention! :)
    I do love those luster dusts, they are shamefully easy to use! I do wish that they photographed better, I feel like they look so amazing in person and it's just impossible to capture in a photo!

    Also, your cookies are AMAZING, as usual!

    ~Amanda

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  24. These are so pretty! I go away for a few days and you go on a huge blog roll posting like crazy (or I've just fallen very far behind!)

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  25. Oh my! My daughter is in Kindergarten and will be sharing her birthday with her class for the first time. I am SO making these cookies for them! Where did you find the cookie cutter? Did you make it? :)

    Ally @ High Heels & Aprons

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  26. High Heels & Aprons...I've had that cutter for ages and can't remember where I got it. I've seen it around a lot, though. I'd check your local craft store, like Michaels and online. :)

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  27. These Are Adorable! My Daughters 1st Birthday Is Coming Up In October & We Are Doing A Cupcake Theme, Would You Mind Giving Me Some Ideas On How To Make These? Super Cute!
    Thanks!

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  28. oh my! My daughter is in 4 years old and she want to share her birthday with her class for the first time. I am SO making these cookies for them! Where did you find the cookie cutter? Did you make it? :)

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  29. oh my! My daughter is in 4 years old and she want to share her birthday with her class for the first time. I am SO making these cookies for them! Where did you find the cookie cutter? Did you make it? :)

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  30. These are so pretty! Did you use white food coloring for the white part?

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