Eggstraordinary Easter Cookies

Easter is all about yummy foods that look and taste sensational. So, we’ve created  beautiful bunny and flower cookies to delight you. They’re almost too lovely to eat – but we’re sure you’ll manage!

Eggciting Easter bunny cookies

Firstly, use a recipe that you know is great for making cookies that need cutting out. Check out the cookie recipe in one of our previous blogs – it’s perfect for Easter cookies. To get a bunny shape use our wonderful Floral Bunny Cutter Set.

Once the cookies are baked, and cool, it’s time to decorate them. Here’s how, with tips from Anna Tyler, ANNA Cake Couture, who made the cookies pictured here.

  • Cover the bunnies in fondant (also known as sugar paste). Buy white ready-to-roll fondant and roll this out to around 4-5 mm thick. Let it dry for 30 minutes, then paint the back with water and gently drape over the bunny cookies.
  • Now make the icing flowers to decorate the bunny with. Mix gum paste (also known as flower or floral paste) with food coloring to get the colors you want. Gels tend to give better colors, a good one to try is AmeriColor. Dip the tip of a cocktail stick into the food coloring, you only need a little bit at a time. Add to the gum paste, and roll it to get the color to blend in. Now, roll out the paste until it is 1mm thick, and cut the flowers out using the flower cutters in the set. These are very small, so the best way to get the flowers out of the cutters is to gently use the bristles of a thin paint brush. Use a blob of royal icing, or wet them slightly, to stick them onto the bunny cookie.
  • To paint in the gold detail, mix an edible gold lustre with rejuvenator spirit (this is a clear food grade 99.9% proof edible alcohol, widely available from cake websites) and simply paint on with a small paintbrush. The rejuvenator spirit will evaporate very quickly leaving you with a shimmering gold color.
  • To paint in the gold detail, mix an edible gold lustre with rejuvenator spirit (this is a clear food grade 99.9% proof edible alcohol, widely available from cake websites) and simply paint on with a small paintbrush. The rejuvenator spirit will evaporate very quickly leaving you with a shimmering gold color.

Fabulous flower cookies

Cut your cookie dough out with our Flower Cookie Cutters, bake then decorate. Here are Anna’s tips on how to get the same icing effects she created.

  • To get the textured petal effect you'll need a flower petal piping decorating tip on the end of your piping bag. (Anna used the Wilton Flower Petal Piping Decorating tip 103).
  • Fill the piping bag with stiff royal icing, and place the 'fat' end of the piping tip onto the flower and pipe a petal shape. Start on the outside of the flower and go around the whole of the outside. Now, layer petals over the whole of the flower, working inwards. Place each petal slightly on top of the one before so as not to leave any gaps.
  • Place the cookies on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, in an oven on 86F, to dry the icing and give it a lovely shine.
  • Paint the gold details on and stick on the edible gold balls, like you did with the bunny cookies.

 Wishing you a wonderful Easter!