How to Make Mexican Dress Cookies
Cinco de Mayo is less than a month away. And to prepare, I created cookies for the occasion.
Side note, after 13 years of decorating cookies, I can't believe this is the first time I've made Cinco de Mayo cookies. The first week of May has always be packed full of other holidays (Teacher Appreciation, Nurses Week, May the 4th Be with You, etc.) and I guess Cinco de Mayo has never made the cut. Well, it's time I change that.
If you're looking for a super simple cookie idea for Cinco de Mayo, you have to try your hand at these Mexican dress cookies. This design doesn't require many decorating steps or icing colors to complete. Just follow along to the simple steps below to see how I made them.
Mexican Dress Cookie Cutter
They are available in a few sizes, but for this tutorial I'll be decorating the SMALL size.
Templates for the Cinco de Mayo Cookie Set
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for all the new Cinco de Mayo cookie cutter designs, including this Mexican dress cutter.
You can download these cookie templates HERE.
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 tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
For the colors used for this Cinco de Mayo set, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Pink royal icing (I mixed Wilton Rose (a little goes a long way) with Americolor Electric Purple.)
- Green icing (I mixed Americolor Laurel with Americolor Egg Yellow.)
- Teal icing (I mixed equal parts Americolor Teal and Americolor Sky Blue with a dollop of green icing from above.)
- Brown Icing (I used Rainbow Dust Chestnut.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Gold icing (I mixed Americolor Egg Yellow with a touch of Rainbow Dust Chestnut.)
Begin by first filling in the middle torso area. I didn't go all the way to the edge so the waist would look more narrow.
Once that middle section is set, add the top and skirt sections of the dress. For the top section, I went over the middle icing section a little for more dimension.
Once the base layer of icing had time to set, add the green belt band and the wavy detail for the top and skirt sections.
Then add the pink wavy details right below the green wavy lines. I also decided to outline the dress edges in white, but that's optional.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
Super simple, right?
Here's the completed dress cookie along side its 5 other Cinco de Mayo designs.
As the temperature outside is gets warmer, I'm gearing up for more summer-related cookie designs. Stay tuned for additional fun and festive cookies in the coming weeks!