How to Make Apron Cookies
Years ago, before I started making cookie cutters, I hand-cut a lot of my ideas I wanted to cookie-fy. One of my favorite sets during this hand-cutting phase were these Mother's Day baking-themed cookies. It's been seven years since I made that set and I think it's probably time for a redo.
While I did love the pairing of a big "mom" with a smaller "kid" design of original set, some of the designs weren't that easy to decorate. The cookie silhouette shapes were odd and some of the design aspects were crowded too close together. For this redo, I wanted to simplify it all with easy but still lovable and cute designs any mother (or baking fan) would love.
This new set of baking designs includes eight baking-related kitchen tools and one baking plaque for a Happy Mother's Day message. For this tutorial, I'll show you how I decorated one of my favorites in this set, the apron cookie!
Apron Cookie Cutter
Just added to the shop is this new collection of baking-themed cookie cutters.
For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the apron cookies in the SMALL size. For reference, each of the eight baking tool cookies are in the SMALL size. However, the baking plaque is in a REGULAR size in the example photos.
Template for the Apron Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new baking themed designs, including this apron cookie.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
For the colors used for these apron cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Light Blue royal icing (I mixed Americolor Sky Blue with Turquoise.)
- Pink icing (I used one small drop of Rainbow Dust Pink. A little goes a long way.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
For those without a projector, mark the guideline where the outer dress line should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a scribe tool to etch the guideline the cookie.
I used a scribe instead of a marker because there was going be to naked cookie surface exposed at the end and I didn't want any marker ink to show.
Begin by filling in the dress area with blue icing. Let this icing set for about 15 minutes.
With pink icing, add the waist band and the top loop, as shown. Let this icing dry (about an hour).
Add the pink side straps and the center white apron. While the white icing is still wet, place two black pearl beads for the eyes.
Once the icing is fully dry, outline the dress, as shown. Draw on the remaining facial details, like the smile and eyebrows, with a black food pen.
This is optional, but I thought rosy cheeks would be a nice touch to this cookie. I used pink petal dust from this petal dust palette and applied it with a food only paintbrush.
The decorating steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.
As mentioned above, these apron cookies are just one of eight new baking-themed cookie designs. Here are the completed cookies together as a set.
Just a reminder, these cookies are the SMALL size option in my shop.
With Mother's Day coming up, I thought it would be a nice touch if I included a plaque that was baking-themed as well. Here's the baking plaque with the cookies. It has a rolling pin detail that ties in the baking theme. It would also work for father's that love to bake, as well.
Just to note again this baking plaque is in the REGULAR size, while the others are the SMALL size.