Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It was an . . .

...itsy bitsy, teenie weenie, yellow polka dot bikini!

I thought we'd finish off Desserts for Dudes month by giving the guys a little eye candy cookie.

As Mr. E probably has guessed, this is as close to a bikini as I'm getting in this lifetime (or the next).  Enjoy, honey.

The bikini cookies are really simple  I outlined and filled in yellow royal icing; I used a combination of AmeriColor Lemon Yellow & Egg Yellow for this color.  The dots were dropped on while the yellow icing was still wet.  (A video of this technique is available here.)

To make the palm trees:

  • Using #2 tips, outline the branches in green and the trunk in brown royal icing (AmeriColor Avocado and Leaf Green mixed, AmeriColor Chocolate Brown). 
  • Thin the royal icing with water to the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dish towel and let sit several minutes.
  • Stir gently with a rubber spatula to break any air bubbles that have risen to the surface.  Transfer to squeeze bottles.
  • Fill in the trunk of the tree in brown.
  • Fill in the leaves in green.
  • After 1 hour or so, add the details to the truck in piping consistency royal icing, using a #2 tip.
  • Let dry overnight.
  • Prepare a "sanding sugar station."  You'll need:
  1. meringue powder mixed with an equal amount water
  2. sanding sugar
  3. small paint brush
  4. coffee filter
  • Paint the meringue powder/water mixture over the edge of the cookie.
  • Holding the cookie over the coffee filter, sprinkle on the sanding sugar. Shake off excess onto the filter.  
  • Use the filter as a funnel to refill container of sanding sugar.


    So, what did you guys think of Desserts for Dudes month?  I'll tell you our favorites:
    Alrighty...Desserts for Dudes month is officially over.  Bring on the pink and sprinkles!

    59 comments:

    1. Love these -- I made some that were similar a couple of weeks back...though, I think I like yours more :)

      Pic of my bikini and palm tree cookies:
      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=40512444&l=53d5820d80&id=37500404

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    2. Too cute! I have enjoyed all of the desserts for dudes... Very fun! I'd much rather eat those bikini cookies than wear a bikini, too. :)

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    3. This was such a fun month of posts Bridget and to end it with these *eye candy* cookies for the guys...fantastic! Your bikinis are so cute and I love how you did the palm trees.
      Looking forward to getting into the *pink* next month.
      Thanks :)

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    4. These are amazing!!!! You are incredible talented & creative! I would never have the patience- I would eat them too fast! ;)

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    5. I loved all of the treats you made for the dudes! :)

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    6. LOL I love that... "bring on the pink and sprinkles!" Yay!!!

      ANd I LOVE the ruffles. And. Well. Everything. You really did an amazing job girl!

      Blessings-
      Amanda

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    7. These are so stinkin' cute! I made the zucchini spice cupcakes and they were delicious. I'd say Desserts for Dudes month was a hit! :)

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    8. I love all the little additions you had, like the bows and sprinkles on the palm trees. Gorgeous.

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    9. Could they get any cuter?! I think not! And thank you sooo much for sharing your sanding technique...I've been trying to figure out how you guys do that. Yay!

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    10. I love ALL the desserts for Dudes! Especially the beer and hot dogs!! Can't wait for the pink and sprinkles!

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    11. CUTE! And that's a great idea using a coffee filter to catch the sugar. Probably less messy than a folded piece of paper

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    12. Adorable! Love the coffee filter tip. Thanks!

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    13. So, like, where are the DUDES?!? :-))

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    14. Absolutely adorable. Those would be so great for a bridal or lingerie shower, too.

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    15. ahhhh, to cute!! and I love that you wrapped up the desserts for dudes with yellow bikini cookies! haha!!!!

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    16. My favourite of the month was definitely the Beer and Hot Dog cookies!
      Love these bikini cookies too - so cute!

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    17. Oh my gosh! These are so awesome! I have loved this month's theme and I hope we get more theme months out of you! Great job and thanks for sharing all your talent with us!

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    18. great ending to your clever month of desserts for dudes!

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    19. Hey I just stumbled upon your blog. Your recipes all looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

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    20. Love that tune and your sweet cookies! Summer wouldn't be the same without singing that song.
      You'd think with all the craze on polka-dots that there would be tons of yellow polka dot bikinis in the stores, but they seem to have all other colors :) I love these bikini cookies they are so wonderful!

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    21. PS. I hope you will take a moment to check out my newest blog post. I left something there for you. You can find it here:

      http://mannadonn.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-cup-runneth-over-with-substance.html

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    22. Those are the cutest things I've ever seen! You've done an amazing job with Desserts for Dudes month, they've all been fantastic!

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    23. I just got these cutters! I can't wait to use them ~ going to Austin next week to bake more cookies for Dell and they want beach themed cookies...so I bought these cutters and some board shorts. Can't wait to make them...yours turned out adorable!

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    24. The irony. Eating too many cookies is exactly WHY I do not wear a bikini. :-)

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    25. I have really enjoyed your dude cookies this month. Great ideas!

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    26. Just adorable! You are so creative!

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    27. So cute! I have REALLY enjoyed your Desert for Dudes during this Father's Day month - what a Super idea!

      Your cookies are always so fantastic! You inspire me with every crumb, every motion of your pastry bag and decorating tips! What a pro you are! I am so thankful for finding you last year - it's been so much fun baking and decorating cookies and just in one year I've earned just over $900 doing something I'd gladly do for friends for FREE!

      So thank you, Bridget! I'll forever be your biggest fan! Next to your dudes, of course!

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    28. Bridget, I love love these! Yellow is such a gorgeous color! And those little bikinis, and palm trees, so cute. ::Kristin::
      kuppykakesbykristin.blogspot.com

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    29. Love your 'eye cookies'! I made my dude Orange Pistachio Cake(http://www.heidisfullplate.com/2010/06/orange-pistachio-cake-recipe.html) that he requested and Pecan Pie Muffins (http://www.heidisfullplate.com/2010/06/pecan-pie-mini-muffins-recipe.html that remind us of a fun weekend get a way we took together. Love cooking for my dude. Thanks!

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    30. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE these! How perfect for summer! They are so stinkin cute.

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    31. So cute. I just love all your ideas. That was a fun month and I really looked forward to see what was next. Can't wait to see whats in store for July.

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    32. Fun project and instruction and very appropriate for the summer.

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    33. Hahaha! Those are adorable. I've really enjoyed all your desserts for dudes posts!

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    34. Adorable! The palm trees made me want to be in Hawaii, but in a yellow polka dot one piece, with a skirt!

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    35. Fantastic looking cookies - I love the little palm trees!

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    36. Too fabulous! I'll be sure to post a link to your tutorial, too over at edible crafts :)

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    37. I love the palm tree cookies! Do you have a cookie cutter for those or do hand cut them? Thanks!

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    38. Allyson....yes, I do have a cutter, but I've had it so long, I can't remember where it came from! ;)

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    39. Love the polka dots! Super fun posts this months, now bring on the girlie! :)

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    41. I loved the D for D, but bring on the sprinkles!! These look adorable!

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    42. So many great ideas and super looking desserts!

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    43. What an adorable bikini!
      Just so cute!
      Like everything you do Bridget!
      You are the Queen of CUTE my dear!
      You never ever ever cease to AMAZE me!
      I just can't WAIT til THE BOOK!
      The BRIDGET COOKIE book!
      It's just gonna be a dream!
      xoxoxoxo
      Happy Fourth of July Bridget and Family!
      Can't wait to see what you and Kiddo whip up sweet in the kitchen!

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    44. So cute! Great theme for the month!

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    45. Oh my...these are awesome! I was kind of laughing to myself and thinking "I wish my real bathing suit looked like that!" LOVE THEM!

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    46. beautiful

      http://www.bakingwithfrench.blogspot.com

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    47. LOVE THEM! Thanks for the palm tree tutorial! I got a set of Fl. cookie cutters on vaycay-one is a palm tree! (yay!) I will be making them when life returns to normal-still on vaycay mode now. :)

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    48. Gah! How ridiculously adorable are those? Amazing job on the detail... These would be perfect for a beach-themed party, or a party on an actual beach! You and your family have a very happy 4th of July weekend!

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    49. These are beyond adorable...such a talent you have:)

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    50. these are by far the most adorable cookies i have seen in a long time! i keep singing that song in my head....she wore an itsy bitsy teeny weenie...yellow polka dot bikini! too cute!

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    51. hola buenas noches me encanto lo de la azucar ,pero mi pregunta conoce de algun producto para darle brillo a las flores ,lazos de fondan, y a la misma tarta cuando se hace de algun color se ve opaca y quisiera algo para darle brillo, para que los colores se vean brillantes,gracias un saludo desde la humedad de palma de mallorca que es mortal para el fondant jajajaun beso a todos chao

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