So as you know, a friend of mine asked me to make bicycle cookies. A LOT of bicycle cookies. I love baking and decorating cookies. It is such an honor to be a part of bringing joy to family and friends with baked goods. Think about it... we bakers make cookies for birthday parties, graduation, holidays, baby showers, wedding and even a recent celebration of life. Truly an honor.
I've had a lot of questions about cookie decorating, so this week I've used the bicycles as a learning tool and showed you a couple videos on cookie decorating. Well my friend, Bob Corman, picked up his bicycle cookies this morning, so now you can see the final product. As a cyclist, these were really fun for me! Contact Bob at Infinity Press for all your printing needs!
And since Bob insisted they must be RED and I personally feel EVERY bike should be PINK, I rebelled (as usual) and made one of my very own ;-)
Does it look familiar? ;-)
So I started by making 6 batches of cookie dough and rolled out and baked 108 cookies. Since this particular cookie is fragile, I made a few extras just in case. Two broke fresh out of the oven, three are left for the human garbage disposal teenage son ;-) and 103 went to my friend Bob.
Then I iced the bottom layer of the bicycle all white. I've never done that before on bicycles as most just detail the frame and wheels and leave the rest without icing, but I decided I wanted the whole cookie iced and none of it "naked". This took A LONG time to do (two days), but I was happy with how the came out.
I then used my Kopykake projector to make perfect circles for the tires. This was unnecessary, but if you're inside my little brain, then it's required ;-)
Next I added the spokes on the wheels. I used a small #1 tip to make the thin spokes. Yes #1 tips are a pain because they clog up, but it worked. I also added small pearl candies to the center wheel for an added touch. Then I waited about 8 hours (overnight) so that the next color (red) wouldn't bleed with the black.
Next I used a thicker #3 tip to draw the red frame of each bicycle:
Again I waited at least 8 hours so that the next color wouldn't bleed with the red. And then I added the saddle and the handlebars:
Then I made personalized tags for my friend and bagged all 100 cookies. Thanks Bob for letting me be a part of your project!
Tomorrow I will show you S'mores cookies that I made for my son's Eagle Scout project that he FINISHED on Saturday! YAY!!!!