4 easy ways to decorate butterfly cookies (Bronnie vs Lily Round 1)

One of my best friends recently had a baby and after baking her some treats, she ended up giving me some gorgeous cookie cutters. (I know what you’re thinking… she has a baby and ends up giving YOU something??! Me too ๐Ÿ™‚ )

We all got in on the act making the cookie dough and then took it in turns to stamp out the cookies

Not everyone understood the concept ofย ‘taking it in turns’ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Next we baked the cookies in the oven for about 12 minutes (on 180C) while pretending to ignore any death stares that were coming our way

We let the cookies cool overnight and then the next afternoon Lily and I set about decorating them. As mentioned earlier…these are very easy ways to decorate cookies – if a 4 yr old can do it, then so can anyone!!

We set to work colouring our fondant a few shades of pink and a green colour.

We then rolled out the fondant thinly and used the same butterfly cutter to cut the fondant into shape

We then made a ‘glue’ from apricot jam and hot water, brushed the cookie and carefully placed the fondant on top.

Decorating Idea #1

For our first decorating idea, we rolled out some pink fondant and used a small blossom cutter to cut our mini flowers

We then glued some sugar pearls into the middle of the flowers and stuck them on the cookie. Easy!

Decorating Idea #2

An easy one – we simply used the green covered cookies and stuck 3 silver balls down the centre

Decorating Idea #3

We dabbed some edible glue onto the wings and sprinkled some edible disco dust (cool name, huh ๐Ÿ™‚ ) over the glue

Lily then gave a gentle blow on the cookies to remove any excess disco dust before rolling up a thin sausage of light pink fondant and attaching itย to the centre.

Decorating Idea #4

For our final cookie, we rolled out some lighter coloured fondant and used a small heart shaped cutter to cut out some hearts.

We then stuck them on randomly using some edible glue and that was it!

So – there you have it… 4 easy ways to decorate butterfly cookies, and the start of a little healthy competition between Lily and I, as halfway through making them she declared that she loved me, but she didn’t need any help and wanted to do her own ones ๐Ÿ™‚

So here are my cookies

And here are Lily’s

What do you think?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

, , , , ,

5 Responses to 4 easy ways to decorate butterfly cookies (Bronnie vs Lily Round 1)

  1. Sheridan May 4, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    I think Lily’s are better! ha!!

    They look scrummy…yum yum. I love reading the blog Bron – especially seeing how involved the little girls are….lucky little munchkins to have such a patient clever mumma..xx

  2. nell May 4, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    You’re obviously training her well, Bron, because Lily’s look pretty darned good!!

    Molly cracks me up – such a cutie.

  3. Jac May 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Just gorgeous…love the pics of Molly moo!!! Good work Lily.

  4. Geoff Pound May 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    I’d give Lily the gold medal.

  5. Paula May 5, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    I think that Lily’s is following very, very closing in her mother’s baking and decorating shoes! Her cookies are wonderful (as are Mom’s)

    I love that you have your kids involved with you in the kitchen, not only do they gain confidence in their abilities but you are teaching them skills that will last them a lifetime. It’s such a wonderful way to spend time together (competitive or not LOL)

    Both your girls are so pretty!

Leave a Reply

Designed by Wordpress Blog Designer