Hi, Friends! This has been a long weekend of play costumes and cookie making. I wanted to get some cookies made for the cast of the musical at the middle school. They are performing Beauty and the Beast Jr. Those kids put in so much hard work! Anyway, I thought I'd post them here so you can use them for ideas. The rose under glass is made using the Wilton tombstone cookie cutter (link below).
I used the Wilton recipe for Royal Icing for the roses themselves. It has to be a very stiff icing or the roses just turn into a pile of mush. If that happens while you are trying to make them, squish the icing back out into the bowl, and add about one extra tsp of meringue powder to it until it is hard enough to pipe the roses. I did that twice! It is a trial and error kind of thing. The link will take you to both the recipe and the technique for making roses. The roses are all dusted with a sprinkling of edible glitter as well. The link for the glitter dust is below.
The roses are surrounded by dragees. I love these little silver balls! They make every cookie look festive. If you would like to know how I made the icing and the cookies, please follow this link. It will take you to the recipes. Go to the link!