Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Piano Silhouette Cookie Creation

Hi, thanks for stopping by.

Here is my very first tutorial on making and decorating a sugar cookie.

Hope you enjoy it!

Sugar cookie decorated with a piano silhouette and musical notes

You will need:

- Sugar cookie in your choice of size and shape. I'm using a 5 1/2 inch heart. See recipe below.

- White flood consistency Royal Icing

- White stiff consistency Royal Icing for border

- White stiffer then piping consistency Royal Icing. (Sorry, I'm new to this so I don't have the exact terminology)

- Disposable decorating bags (I also use Ziploc bags)

- Decorating tips Wilton #2 for the border and Wilton #1 for the grid

- Scriber Needle Modeling Tool or tooth pick to remove air bubble if needed. (this is what it looks like http://www.walmart.com/ip/PME-Scriber... )

- Piano silhouette printed on a sheet (size is your choice)

-Tissue paper for transferring the image

-Black Wilton Food Writer Fine tip - Edible color marker ( this is what it looks like and can be purchased here http://www.webstaurantstore.com/wilto... )

Sugar Cookie Recipe I use (It's been adopted, changed and tried)
- 1 cup room temperature butter ( 1 stick salted and 1 stick unsalted)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
- 3 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. No need to sift. I use a whisk to mix the two together.
In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar till evenly blended. Add one egg at the time after each egg is well mixed. Add vanilla extract then blend till thoroughly mixed and make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
Add the flour blend to the butter mixture in 2 batches. Mix till combined. If mixture is sticky, add a little more flour. I usually don't have to add extra flour.
Dived batter and half and wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hrs.
After is cold enough and not sticky, I roll it out between the plastic wraps to 1/4 inch thickness and bake them at 350 degrees F from 8-10 minutes depending on the size of the cookies.