Unicorn sugar cookies

Updated: Jul 14, 2019

Unicorn sugar cookies with royal icing



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Making cookies have become a pastime for me, and I like to experiment during the process to see what looks good for the camera, makes the process easier, or what makes them taste better.





When making these cookies, I used special piping bags for royal icing. I use different size bags for different consistencies- I used a thicker icing for borders, and a thinner icing for flooding these borders to ensure a smooth flooded surface. For this, I had to make two bags of each color I used.


After flooding, I use a heating gun for half a minute on the cookie for it to dry faster. This heating gun is pretty low heat, and I try to keep it around 6 inches away from the cookie to dry a perfect icing crust, preventing it from caving in and ruining the cookie. This technique is good for larger surfaces, as it usually would take quite a while for the thinner icing to dry. After letting the icing dry, I use a black food marker for eyes.


After finishing the icing, I applied a layer of glitter for a sparkly effect on the cookies. The glitter is in a powder, but I mixed it with a clear vanilla to make it more watery to make it easily paintable on the cookies. I applied this mixture to the horns, manes, hooves and on clouds, which turned out quite well and added some extra depth to the cookies.








Cookie baking tools

3-Tier Cooling Rack for Cookies

Rolling pin

Unicorn cookie cutters

Wilton Meringue Powder

Silicone Baking Mat

Baking Sheet

Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla extract

Squeeze gel color

Kitchen Aid professional mixer

Cookie decorating tools

Needle Modelling Tool

Aluminum Foil Pizza Pan

Heat gun

Food pen, black

Brushes

Palette

Food glitter, gold and white

Clear vanilla extract

Piping bags

Food coloring







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