A few weeks ago I made some baptism cookies for my cousin’s baby. I got to try a technique I saw a while ago from Sweet Sugarbelle called quilting.
Well, I don’t have a projector, but I do have candy markers and a nice straight edge spatula. Between the two I was able to draw out the lines for the quilting. I can’t say that it came out perfect, since there were some definite hiccups, but I was still pleased with the results. I may still get a projector sometime for more complicated designs.After I drew the lines I started filling in the squares with icing. I used regular flood icing since I was flooding other cookies with plain white at the same time. This, as it turns out, was a mistake and it alerted me to another problem. The red candy marker was peeking through the white! Not good friends, not good. Pro tip: don’t use dark marker under light colors. Next time I’ll use the yellow. Also the flood icing is much more difficult to control in small spaces like this.So lesson learned, I let the squares dry completely and whipped together some 20 second icing for the rest of the quilt squares. The colors are a little different between squares, but actually I think it kinda gives it a bit more visual interest.Once everything was completely dry I added the dots and roses. Still working on my rose making, but these came out pretty good. Leaves are easy and super fun, I’ll talk about those next week when I show you the rest of the baptism cookies.
Love and cookies,