Wednesday, February 27, 2013

gluten-free firetruck cookies & a happy 3rd birthday

I don't bake a lot of gluten-free baked goods, but when I do I use Cup 4 Cup's gluten-free flour. This flour's awesome because you basically switch out all-purpose flour for their gluten-free flour in your recipe. I found this gf flour incredibly successful when I made this tropical banana bread and I can now add sugar cookies to my gluten-free baking achievements.

Today is a 3rd birthday of a very special someone and I just had to make gluten-free cookies for him.

Like many little boys, Tyce LOVES trains, tractors and firetrucks. The birthday invitation had a firetruck on it so it wasn't hard for me to find inspiration. 

If I bought a new cookie cutter for every cookie order, I'd be able to open up my own cookie cutter shop. I had this cutter which in my eyes looked like a "food truck" so I just got creative with my royal icing and started piping out the body of the firetruck.

The outline began to speak to me instantaneously. Once the outline dried, I continued to fill it in and add a few details.

I was pressed for time and had to get these made, decorated, dried, bagged and shipped. So please don't judge my piping skills here.....

Gluten-free no. 3 firetruck cookies and a monkey Birthday Buddy for Tyce!!!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

owl cookies

I don't own an owl cookie cutter, but I was able to cut an owl out of theses.....

Once your cookies have cooled completely and you've made some royal icing, you can pipe a flood line.

The flood line needs at least an hour to dry and then you can fill it in. Pipe a few lines and drag a toothpick up and down to create a pattern.

I cut out small circles of dough to shape the owl's eyes.

I gave some of them girly eyelashes and filled in their wings with brown-tinted royal icing.

The owls were finished with an orange beak and some got to be perched on a tree branch.