I've been looking for a reason to try royal icing transfers. Today is my step-sister's birthday and I thought that would be a perfect occasion for some monogram cookies!
I wanted to do her initial as well as flowers.
I started by going into Word and picking out a font I liked and typing a bunch of “N”s. I did a couple different sized fonts (wish I’d have gone even bigger) and printed it out.
Then I taped the printed sheet to my table and taped a piece of wax paper over it.
Then I just colored in the lines.
When these dried I found they were still pretty brittle so I went over them with a second layer of icing while they were still on the wax paper. A thicker consistency royal icing probably would have helped with this.
In the meantime I also made some flowers on another piece of wax paper.
Several hours later, when the letters and flowers were dry, I started outlining and flooding my cookies. For these cookies I didn’t let the outline dry before flooding, I just used 10-second flood icing to outline and immediately flood the cookies.
To create the polka dots I just piped small drops of icing onto the wet cookie. They blend in for a smooth look.
I added the royal icing transfers directly onto the wet icing - I didn’t wait for it to dry. I wanted them to nestle in a bit rather than adhering them after onto a slightly rounded dome of icing.
These were really fun to make!
Happy Birthday, Nicole!