Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Little Non-Stamping St. Patty's Day Fun!

Hi Stampers!

Happy St. Patty's Day!  Today I do not have any stamping projects to share but I do have a little something that I have been working on to share with you.  My first try at decorating sugar cookies with Royal Icing!

 I have been wanting to try this for a long time and I finally got the courage to go ahead with it!  Be gentle, this is only my first time so they are not perfect!  

I decided to go with a shamrock because it is a simple shape and I only needed to use one color of icing to decorate the cookies.  I used both the sugar cookie and royal icing recipes from The Sweet Adventures of Sugar Belle blog.  Check out her blog because it's awesome!  

First I made thicker consistency royal icing and I piped the outline of the shamrock.  I really need to practice this, but all in all, not too bad for my first time.  Then I thinned out the icing to a "flood" consistency and filled in the outline on the cookies.

Of course I had to package up each cookie in a special way!  I found the printables on the Amanda's Parties to Go blog.  I just printed them out on Whisper White card stock and then punched the designs out with my 1-3/4" circle punch.  Then I used my 2-3/8" scallop circle punch to make the Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green Layers.  Each cookie was put in a cello bag and I tied the tag on.

Here's a picture of the whole batch!

I hope you enjoyed my little non-stamping post.  Don't worry...I'll be back tomorrow with another fun stamping project!

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