Friday, September 23, 2011

Hey There, Cupcake

 
You know what's weird?  I was shopping at Crate & Barrel recently and these cookie cutters popped in my shopping basket.  Strange how things like that happen.

I can already tell that this is going to be one of those cookie cutters that I use over and over again.  They'd look cute in any color and would be darling for a birthday party or just as an "everyday" cookie.

This version is so, so simple.  Two colors (I used brown and a light pink), some sprinkles and a few red sixlets.  (I'm starting to love sixlets...remember those cherry cookies?)



For the cupcake cookies, you will need:
  • cupcake sugar cookies
  • royal icing, tinted with AmeriColor Chocolate Brown and Soft Pink
  • disposable icing bag
  • coupler and tips (#3 & #1)
  • squeeze bottles
  • toothpicks
  • chocolate jimmies
  • red sixlets (or a bit of red icing)


Using a #3 tip, outline the cookie in brown. (I like a larger tip here so the outline stands out.)  Reserve some of this piping consistency for later.

Thin the brown and pink icings with water, a little at a time, until it is the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dishtowel and let sit several minutes.

Stir gently with a rubber spatula to pop any large air bubbles that have formed. Transfer to squeeze bottles.


Fill in the bottoms of the cupcakes in brown.  Use a toothpick to guide to edges or pop and large air bubbles.


Flood the tops of the cupcakes with the pink icing, working about 6 at a time.


Leave the bottoms solid, or come back over the wet icing with a squiggle of pink icing going across.


After flooding, sprinkle chocolate jimmies on the tops....don't worry, the icing won't dry before you get back to it.


Add a bit of piping consistency royal icing to the top of the cookie to attach the sixlet.  (If you don't have sixlets, just add a dot of red icing.)

Switch the tip on the brown icing to a #1 or #2 and pipe lines on the "wrappers" that don't have the pink squiggle.

Let dry 6-8 hours, or overnight.

That's it!  Easy as pie cupcake!

55 comments:

  1. These are adorable, Bridget! And you are right - they would be perfect for a birthday party -- and for everyday!!!

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  2. Oh my, these cookies are just too cute! Love them!

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  3. I make these same ones all the time for birthdays and add the birthday number to the bottom of the cupcake. I'm so sad though, just took my cutter out and found that is came apart. Maybe I should see if C&B will replace it?

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  4. For serious... you make the best looking cookies EVER!

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  5. At $2.95 for a set of 2 they would have probably jumped in my cart too! It's for the best that I don't live near a Crate and Barrel. On vacation this summer I spent all of my "fun ME money" at Crate and Barrel. I didn't regret a single penny :) Oh- super uber cute Bridget!!

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  6. I need these cutters!!! I love it when you cookie, B!

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  7. these are so sweet!! I need to look for those cutters

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  8. Isn't it strange when things jump into your cart like that? Happens to me all the time, funny isn't it. ;-)

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  9. Adorable!! Love the sprinkles and "cherries"

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  10. I love the little pop of red!! So very cute. Guess we all will be heading over to C&R for a new cookie cutter!!

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  11. I bought the same cookie cutters at Crate and Barrel during my Summer vacations..... Thanks for the tutolrial...have a great weekend, hugs, Flavia

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  12. I had the same experience with those cutters finding their way into my basket at C&B. I hope my cookies come out just like yours!

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  13. These are JUST ADORABLE!!! I mean really!!

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  14. Simple and oh so sweet. Been looking around here for sixlets ever since your cherry cookies!

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  15. such cute cookies! Things hop into my cart all the time too, I don't know how that happens!

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  16. Lindos demais! amei!
    obrigado por nos ensinar como se faz, estou começando e adoro tuas dicas.
    beijos

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  17. Love! I'm going to have to glean as much as possible from your website about how to decorate cookies. I was going to take a cookie decorating class, but it was cancelled due to lack of interest. :( How there could ever be a lack of interest in cookie decorating, I'll never know!

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  18. These are super cute! Thanks for showing us how to make them.

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  19. How adorable! I just love cupcakes. Pictures of them, cookie renditions, and of course real cupcakes!!! :D Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh my God these are SUPER cute!!!! They look almost too cute to eat!!!

    I really love how you share step by step instructions on how to recreate the cookies at home. I've still not attempted decorating cookies, but when I do I know to turn to your blog for instructions.

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  21. They look really cute!! and it is kinda funny to eat a cupcake cookie

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  22. not much better than a cupcake cookie! these are so cute.

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  23. These are so adorable, Bridget! I might need to head to Crate and Barrel and see if any cookie cutters jump into my basket. :)

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  24. Oh my goodness... these are the cutest cupcake cookies ever!

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  25. Yes Bridget, I do remember the cherry cookies, and the "cherry" looks just as cute on the cupcake cookies:) I love the colors you chose and the ric-rac detail is darling!

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  26. I love when great finds jump into my cart like that! Super-cute cookies.

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  27. Oh these are the cutest cookies ever! I love them!

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  28. a cupcake cookie!! so ironically adorable :D love it!

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  29. I am impressed - I can only imagine what my 'cupcake' cookies would look like... certainly not as perfectly cute as yours!

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  30. Bridget can i just say that i love your creations on your blog! I also love the stories that go along with it! Of course the cupcake cookies are yet another amazing creation!

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  31. Love your creations. Making cupcake cookies are one of my favorites. They are perfect for all events and holidays. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  32. I would take these cookies over cupcakes for a party, in a flash. Very cute design and I know they are delicious. Thanks for sharing.
    -Molly

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  33. Those look amazing!!

    I just have one question, how do you stop your cookies from going soft when you are waiting for the flood work to dry?

    That is the one problem I am having at the moment.

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  34. You always know how to make cookies look amazing!! I have seen a few cupcake cookies before, but these are my favorite by far! You rocked it girl!

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  35. What the what?! How could these cookie cutters simply end up in your cart. Those kind of things never happen over here....OK maybe all the time. Little gems these cookies are. Love.
    Would you please add the link to my Project Lunch Box post. These would be the ultimate little surprise for someones lunch :)
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  36. Hey There right back~atcha you cute cupcake you!
    These are adorable...just like YOU!
    It would be my dream to take a nibble! ;)
    xoxoxoxo

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  37. How do you and your perfect cookies even exist?! lol These really do look approachable for royal icing ones--fantastic recipe/decorating idea!!

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  38. And silly me...I missed a "sample"... woe is me. How could THAT happen?

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  39. Super cute cupcakes Bridget! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. You never cease to amaze me with your cookies Bridget! These cupcakes are too stinkin' cute.

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  41. They are so nice to look at! Great for birthday parties! I'm sure they will love to bring them home...They are too pretty to be eaten ;)

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