Post # 1
I will be getting married in Brooklyn, so I wanted to give out Brooklyn Bridge cookie favors.
Unfortunately the woman who’s cookies I saw online is closed 🙁 so I cant order it from her.
So I bought my own Cookie cutter and I am going to attempt to mimic the cookie as close as I can.
HOWEVER I am not a baker! so I need help on what I need as far as decorating it.
I bought a simple cookie mix, but I have no idea how to decorate it.
Can any Bees tell me what I need buy just by looking at the pic?
Post # 3
The icing is royal icing and the edible gold pearls. To get the lines in the frosting, you will need a fine tip piping bag.
Post # 4
Ok so Royal Icing, Pearls, and another frosting w a fine tip.
Seems easy enough…I hope 😐
Post # 5
Please, please do yourself a favour and go read this tutorial on cookies with glace icing. It is all I will do on decorated cookies now that I’ve finally found this recipe. SOOO much easier and tastier than royal icing. The tutorial gives such confidence-inspiring instructions too. Your cookies will be wonderful and memorable!
Post # 6
Awwwwwwwwwww will do!! TY
Post # 7
To be honest, I wouldn’t recommend tackling this with your wedding date so close and lacking experience.
Post # 8
@Ugoob: You need to tackle royal icing in steps otherwise the colours will bleed together after a day or two. So you do the base colour (the light blue). Let it dry at least 24 hours. Then you do the darker blue lines. Let it dry at least 24 hours. Then do the hearts. Again, dry 24 hours. Then package them up. You could skip the last step by using heart shaped edible confettis/sprinkles. Apply those and the balls while the dark blue lines are still wet. I have to agree with Jules, this is a big project to take on last minute, especially if you’ve never done cookies before! If you’ve done them already I hope they turned out great!
Post # 9
This does seem like a lot of work to tackle right before your wedding. I have a good friend from college who started a bakery business that specializes in cookie decorating. She’s amazing. I know she ships orders, so maybe it’s worth giving her a shot if you decide it’s a bit too much work.
Post # 10
@julies1949: I agree. Find yourself a good baker and give them the cookie cutter. If you are not comfy in the kitchen you will cause yourself more stress than good. The money spent on cookies will be worth it!
Post # 11
What an adorable idea with the cookie cutter idea! I am a true baker at heart and have even made a special recipe for my FH when we first met. There is a story behind it and they are now called “Kiss Me Cookies”! I plan on baking them, putting them in clear baggies that have a stick with our names and wedding date, tied with a color cordinating bow with a tag displaying the cookie’s title and an short story about how it came to be. It adds a personal touch about both of us and our early relationship. I don’t mind baking for large groups as I do it all the time, but it is a lot of work. If you have your heart set on making them from home, ask some bridesmaids, friends or family members to come over for a “baking party” where you guys can get the job done together and have a few “tester cookies” over tea/coffee. Best of luck!
Post # 12
Try this bakery http://bakednyc.com/
See if they will use your cookie cutter and make the cookies for you.
Post # 14
They look really good and close to the originals !!! maybe put a sign saying something about the brooklyn bridge – just in case 🙂
*i wouldnt have guessed the first ones are the brooklyn bridge either ..but i live in Toronto
Post # 15
awesome!! i’m super impressed! i woudl have told you to use fondant (store bought to save yourself the headache) and just use the royal icing as “glue” to bond the fondant to the cookie and then decorate the lines with royal icing. either way those look fantastic!! great job girl!