There is nothing better than baking on a cold winter day, so today we're going to chat about how to ROCK Valentine's Day cookie decorating.
Before you move forward with the three Valentine's Day cookie decorating techniques below, take a moment to check out this collection of tutorials to ensure you've got all the basics down...
1. ICING 101
2. How to Use a Decorating Bag & Tip
3. How to Color Icing
A quick FYI, the video about how to color icing talks a bit about some of the products Wilton offers. We love the Wilton Icing Colors too. We picked up the set of twelve at Michaels and it lasts forever.
You can also find the set on Amazon with free shipping if you are a Prime member. I love the color variety.
If you're new to all of this and nervous about getting started, consider taking an online class. I've been thinking about taking this Decorating Essentials: Designer Cookies class over at Craftsy with my two daughters.
You might consider baking your sugar-cookies the day before you decorate. When we've tried baking and decorating on the same day, it just started to feel overwhelming. By the way, this is our absolute favorite cutout cookie recipe.
We opted for all hearts, but there are a lot of cute Wilton cookie options:
- Wilton Valentine 9 Piece Color Anodized Cookie Cutter Set
- Wilton Nesting Heart Cutter Set
- Wilton 4-Piece Kisses and Hugs Heart Cookie Cutters
Psssst. By the way, you can also make the cookies from store-bough dough if your schedule is too hectic. Sometimes it is fun to just practice the decorating part and not worry about the baking. Plus, your cookies will be so beautiful, no one will think you used pre-made dough.
Here are a few other beginner tools you might want to pick-up if this is your first time experimenting with cookie icing.
ICING BAGS, TIPS & TOOLS
If you just want to play, another frugal option is to put your icing into a Ziplock bag. Simply snip the corner and squeeze. You won't have as much control, but it is still fun.
Now that we've got icing basics covered, let's talk Valentine's Day cookie decorating!
3 Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating Techniques
Here are three playful ways to ROCK your Valentine's Day cookie decorating this year.
1. Royal Icing Conversation Heart Cookies For Valentine's Day
Get creative with this classic Valentine's Day candy; make it into a delicious cookie.
2. Wet on Wet Icing Cookies for Valentine's Day
You'll be using flood consistency royal icing for this super cool technique.
3. Grumpy Cat Cookies for Valentine's Day Cookies
If you're not feeling lovey this February, this is a wonderful alternative to the traditional heart cookies.
Here are a few other fun Valentine's Day treats from our favorite YouTube baking channel, Nerdy Nummies!
P.S. Be sure to follow our Love & Hearts board on Pinterest for ongoing inspiration!
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