Saturday, October 23, 2010

Posie Cakes . . . cookies for a sip and see

I had a request for my "signature cookie" this month.  The funny thing is, I didn't know I HAD a signature cookie, but I knew exactly which cookies she was referring to.  The pink cookies in my header, on my blog button, my twitter avatar....I must really like that cookie! ;)

And because those original cookies were for my girlfriend Terri, it makes me happy to call them my "signature."

This version of the cookie was for a sip and see for a baby girl.
 
I love sip and sees!  Sip and Sees are like baby showers given AFTER the baby is born. There's ooo-ing and ahhh-ing over the baby, presents in pink or blue, lots of food....and oh, yeah...maybe the new mommy can have a mimosa! ;)

To make the cookies, you'll need:
First, outline the cookies with royal icing using a #3 tip.  Let the outline dry 20 minutes or more.

Reserve some of the pink royal icing used for outlining and thin the rest with water for flooding.  Adding just a bit of water at a time, stir the water into the icing until it is the consistency of thick syrup or glue. Cover with a damp towel and let sit several minutes.

Stir the icing gently with a rubber spatula to pop and air bubbles that have risen to the surface.  Transfer to squeeze bottles.

Working 6-8 cookies at a time, fill in the outline in the contrasting pink thinned icing.  Use a toothpick to spread into edges and corners.

Come back over the 6-8 cookies just flooded and drop on dots of the contrasting color.

Let the cookies sit for more than an hour since the detail flowers are large.  You don't wanted dented icing! :)

If you have made your royal icing the day you are decorating, add just a few drops of water to the outline consistency icing.  This will help prevent stiff peaks on your flowers.  If the icing was made the day before, it loses some of it's stiffness in the fridge. 

With a #7 tip, add large dots for the flowers.

With #1 tips, add swirly detail to the center of the flowers.

With the green icing and a #1 tip, add leaves.

Let dry overnight.

Voila! 

So, if these pink posie cookies are my "signature" cookies....what's YOUR signature dish? 

69 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your tips! Your cookies are amazing! Kerri

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  2. They are so pretty! I am terrible at icing but I can bake. My signature dish is a never-fail sponge cake recipe, which adapts well to seasonal changes - so at the moment it's a chocolate and blackberry version: http://homemademummy.net/chocolate-blackberry-cake

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  3. So pretty!

    I've made so many Tiffany Box cakes this month, I'm changing my name to Tiffany! It's now being called my signature cake...not by my choice though! :o)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. These are so cute, Bridget! I'm not sure I have a signature dish... yet!

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  5. These cookies look so pretty! They look so easy yet so hard. I'm not sure what my signature dish is yet.. I'm still learning!

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  6. I'm afraid my signature thing is the beetis ball - a roughly fist sized version of those cute little cake balls Bakearella started, sometimes with Reese's cup centers.

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  7. I have always adored your signature cookie. Thanks so much for sharing all of your tips in making it. Too funny but the post I have up now would be my signature dish...Feta Stuffed Mushrooms. The other would be my cheesecakes.

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  8. Gorgeous cookies--thanks for the step-by-step tutorial. Much appreciated.

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  9. These are beautiful and look so delicious! Your step by step instructions make me feel like it's something I could actually do.

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  10. my husband getting enchiladas. One day I will put it on my site; maybe for an anniversary post....maybe. ;)

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  11. my husband getting enchiladas. One day I will put it on my site; maybe for an anniversary post....maybe. ;)

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  12. Beautiful! My SIL and I made decorated cookies for the first time for my grandmother's 90th Birthday party along with a cake! I've been dabbling in cakes for awhile, but I am definitely hooked on cookies too now!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  13. These little darlings just make me happy. I needed a little happy today, thank you!

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  14. I do love these cookies. So delicate and pretty. :)

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  15. I ♥ your signature COOKIES, Bridget!!

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  16. Your signature cookies are so happy & very pretty. Something to be very proud of. Gosh, I have not a clue what my signature recipe is. Now I will obsess on that for sure ;)

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  17. As always, such a wonderful job! I love your photos!

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  18. These cookies are so cute. I desperately need more baking pans and counter space. ;)

    I would have to say that my signature item would be eclairs. I'm the only one in the family who makes them, and there are never any left to take home even if I make a triple batch, because others will nab "leftovers" to take home for later.

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  19. So cute! PINK! Hopefully this will continue to be Mac's fav color so I can have pink around the house! :)

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  20. My signature is this delicious, decadent cinnamon and chocolate ice box cake. I usually make it only once a year in the summer because it's so incredibly bad for you, but it's so rich that all you need is a little piece.

    I also make at least 15 kinds of cookies every Christmas however I like to switch those around so there's no "one" that I'm known for.

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  21. I never tire of looking at your beautiful signature cookie! I've never heard of a "sip and see," but what a cute name for a gathering:) I guess my signature cookie would be gingerbread men, just because I decorate with them every Christmas.

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  22. All of your cookies are so pretty, even the beer and hot-dog ones! These are definitely no exception and it's no surprise that they are in demand. I've never heard of a baby shower after the baby is born being called a *Sip and See* until your post. Love it...love your pretty cookies.

    P.S. Your new camera captures pink frosting very well :)

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  23. These are gorgeous, Bridget! I was actually thinking of these cookies today. :)

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  24. I think my signature dish are the sugar cookies I frost with royal icing at Xmas time. Always the first to go! You can see a pic of my Xmas goodies right here: http://novelleckstrom.blogspot.com/2009/12/baked-goods.html

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  25. So=so pretty. Maybe too pretty to eat. ;)

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  26. Thanks for the decorating lesson. I was looking for a great royal icing recipe, finally I found it, many thanks

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  27. OMG, you are my cookie goddess!!! ;o)
    I'm baking/decorating Halloween cookies for the first time and was searching the internet for days and nights now for a recipe to make the icing and do the decorating. Here in Germany the cookies and icing are different, but I wanted it to be the same as the cookies we got for our wedding (Hubby's American, I am German, we ordered wedding cake cookies in the States with the names of our guests on them as place cards). I love these cookies, never ate the bride and groom place cards ;o) So now I was searching for a recipe for this icing and ... taadaaaaaaaaaa, finally found your page. I guess I will have to read a lot - not tonight, it's already 4:45 am here - but I've been so fascinated by your page, I just couldn't stop reading tonight. Thanks for all the advice, hope my cookies turn out at least a tiny little bit like yours ;o).

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  28. Love how pretty in pink they are, such great details!
    My signature is my red heart cookie :)

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  29. Very cute. I never heard of a sip and see before. I got to mention this to one of my friends.

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  30. Hey wait a minute! No fair... I never had a Sip and See?!?! Do these come in blue?

    Do you think it's too late for my Sip and See if my babies are 17, 14, & 12? Probably huh? They would all leave the house running as soon as they heard the theme of the party.

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  31. Very beautiful cookies!!! Loved them!
    Visiting you from www.lifewiththechambs.blogspot.com
    I'll be making cookies for Halloween so your tips will come in very handy. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  32. These are so beautiful and thanks for the tips..I'm decorating Halloween cookies today!

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  33. Signature cookies- I love that idea. And these look positively dangerous as in I would likely eat the entire batch in one sitting...

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  34. Bridget my friend I would love to visit and give you camera lessons if you give me cooking decorating lessons!

    Laura

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  35. I love seeing these cookies on your twitter avatar- they make me happy

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  36. Make that cookie lessons. My brain isn't all here this morning evidently.

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  37. i've never heard of a sip & see but that sounds fun. :) i'd say my signature dish is chocolate chip cookie bars.... they are INTENSE!

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  38. Oh my goodness!! I have no idea what my signature dish is. If you figure it out let me know!

    I love these cookies down to every last detail. They are perfection!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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  39. What a perfect signature cookie! They are gorgeous!

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  40. Made my first cookies of this kind today - spider webs! So fun! Where might I find to purchase the fun cookie cutter for the 3-layer cake?

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  41. Well, I made my Halloween cookies..delicious but not cute:-(
    Do you have any idea what I could do for royal icing as I can't use meringue powder, my son is allergic to eggs.

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  42. The cookie I think of when I think of you is the state of Texas cookie and the soldier cookies you did when I first discovered wonderful you!

    However... these sweet, pink, happy cookies define you as well!

    I'm afraid I don't have a signature cookie or dish, but maybe one day! :)

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  43. beautifully done! these cake cookies are beautiful! as are all your cookies! glorious!

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  44. Ooh... I love those cookies! They are absolutely beautiful... A perfect signature cookie for you :)

    For a while, my "signature", or at least most requested, dessert was chocolate espresso cupcakes/cakes. Everyone always wants espresso buttercream if I offer to make them a cake!

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  45. BEAUTIFUL~ what a good signature cookie :)

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  46. These are soooo sweet!!!! I love that you are always so willing to share step by step how you make your beautiful creations!!!!

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  47. I think my signature dessert would either be my pink champagne cupcakes or my pumpkin spice cupcakes. Love your cookies btw!

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  48. This is one of my many fav cookies of yours Bridget!! Just simply adorable!! I am not sure what my signature would be??hmm..you got me thinking!! Hugs and Cookies my friend!!

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  49. These are so pretty. I actually bought this cookie cutter but still haven't used it. My signature is what I call "Goofy Cake". I sometimes sell them on my Etsy shop - cream cheese, crushed pecans and coconut.

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  50. its so delicately done and my fav pinky which makes the cookies so pretty to devour !!!

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  51. Oh, I just so impressed! Your cookies are beautiful - you are very patient.

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  52. Just beautiful! You are SO talented!

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  53. So happy to know I am a part of your "signature" cookies!!! I haven't had them in a while....hmmm....maybe I need to order some from you!♥

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  54. Oh you SWEET~GIRL you!
    I just know that signature cookie completely represents YOU...in all your SWEET~GLORY!
    Makes me beyond happy just to see that HAPPY cookie!
    Thanks for all the SWEET~ness you give my Friend!
    You are a treasure!
    And I just LOVE the idea of a SIP and SEE Shower!
    How very very cute is that!
    Love it!!!!
    xoxoxoxoxoxooxxooxox

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  55. These cookies are so beautiful. i love the detail work.

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  56. I love all your tips. Beautiful cookies and I'll try your techniques.

    Plan B

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  57. If there was ever any cookie to make your signature, it's this one! Gorgeous :D

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  58. The little 3D flowers are ingenious! I'm off to see for of your cookie creations. Wonderful blog!!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  59. Hello,
    I’m very happy because I found your blog and I’m loving it, so clssy, fresh, excellent photography, very good taste. Congratulations!

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  60. My daughter love your cookies so much!

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  61. My signature dish changes every couple of years. It was tomato pie, then Venezuelan food, then Moussaka, then chicken pot pie, then chocolate meringue pie, now it's Thai soup (Tom Kha Gai) and Massaman curry.

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