Friday, February 22, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Hi guys so for those of you that don't know I will be guest blogging over on Spaceships and Laser beams and could not be more excited! Spaceships and Laser beams is a blog all about the boys, so they feature only boy related parties. They also sell items to create your own party which, is awesome. So I am going to be giving ideas about how to throw themed parties. My first party was a detective/ secret agent party and, I gave a ton of great ideas for games, food and decor so be sure to go over there and check it out. For each post I will be showing a tutorial on how to create one themed item for the party. So I wanted to share just the tutorial part here on my blog. Hope you enjoy!
So, I am going to be showing you how to make the crime scene cookies for the party. First off you will need to bake some round and oval sugar cookies. You will need more round cookies than oval so keep that in mind. I don’t like to outline my cookies so my royal icing is a little bit thinner. I use a “flood” consistency for all of my cookies. Getting the right consistency for your cookies can be a bit tricky however, once you play with it a little bit you should be able to get a good icing consistency. If you realize your icing is too thick then you can thin it a bit with water. If it is to thin then you can thicken it a bit with powdered sugar.
Here is a little tip I like to put all of my decorating bags in a glass with a moisten paper towel at the bottom to hold all my decorating bags. This makes for easy access when decorating and also keeps the tips of my icing bags moist so that my royal icing doesn’t crust.
Next up is the body outline cookie. It is important to make sure your black icing is dry so that the black icing does not bleed into your freshly piped white icing. Again, this is a simple body outline so it does not have to be perfect.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it helped to plan your future secret agent party! Be sure to go check out Spaceships and Laser beams to get all the details for the party! If you have any questions about how to make these or icing consistency feel free to ask!